A purported director’s cut of Haunted surfaced online yesterday (March 3rd), Idolator reported:
The Jonas Åkerlund-helmed “Haunted” video is a real highlight of Beyonce‘s visual album, which makes the (purported) director’s cut so tantalizing. A new edit of the video surfaced online this morning (March 3) but, given Queen Bey’s media blackout, there’s no way of knowing if it’s official or an extraordinarily good fan effort.
There are, however, substantial differences. Particularly to the beginning and end. The introduction is even longer and features more credits and there’s an outro where Beyonce exits the spooky mansion. The scene where she dances/writhes around on the bed is also edited differently. Regardless of the video’s authenticity, watching “Haunted” is always a great way to spend five and half minutes. Check it out up top before it’s pulled down.