Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous business – no two ways about it. And riding hard and fast, on and around the the legendary Mulholland Highway can be riskier still. Especially, as is evident from this exceptionally creepy video, if one happens to be hot-dogging it for on-lookers and cameras.

Of course, motorcycle crash videos are a dime a dozen in this era of YouTube. That's why one enterprising filmmaker has taken a collection of some spectacular lay-downs, and played the tape backwards. What ensues then, in gritty slow-motion detail, is a series of otherworldly looking flops that seem almost gentle thanks to two generic special effects.

Kids, don't do anything you see below of this at home, in either direction. Thanks.