An Analysis of Symbolism in Katy Perry's Dark Horse [2016]

In the music video, Dark Horse, by Katy Perry there appears to be overt symbolism toward black magic, vampirism, and, the Book of Revelation. This analysis is designed to provide information as to how such themes seem to be represented, without claiming that it is necessarily the case and while hopefully allowing  "the necessary breathing room" for the reader, to discern objectively, if the interpretations herein be deemed balanced, accessible and worth processing. 


First off, for the sake of understanding the relevance of this analysis in 2016, it is worthy of note, that to date, this video has been viewed over 1.5 billion times