Here's a not-for-sale-anymore seasonal item from the Blockbuster chain. You decide how many of them actually are Halloween-ish.
1 Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf 9:49
2 Time Warp "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Cast 3:18
3 Werewolves Of London Warren Zevon 3:25
4 The Devil Went Down To Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band 3:36
5 Clap For The Wolfman The Guess Who 3:25
6 Ghost Riders In The Sky The Outlaws 7:03
7 (Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Oyster Cult 5:07
8 Season Of The Witch Donovan 4:56
9 Frankenstein The Edgar Winter Group 4:46
10 Evil Ways Santana 3:56
Her here's you chance to get rocked.
This past weekend Araya (just turned three) and I watched the first two-thirds of this wondrous movie. She was pretend-hiding as Talbot's legs started sprouting fuzz, and looked away when he sprang in for his close-up, in the forest a minute later.
I explained to her that it was just hair glued onto the man's face, that it was just pretend. I'm pretty sure she understands, since she is the one who likes to run down a darkened hallway with hands arched into claws, hollering, "Monsters comin' -- monsters comin'!"
As I said to somebody a few nights ago, "It's a full moon -- anybody feel hairy?"
Isn't it just loads of fun to throw your head back and let out a big ol' howl? With me it always sounds like Lon Chaney channeled through Count Floyd ....
A few days later, Araya was at her house, and I had to watch by myself when I finished the movie. Such a great synthesis of story, actors, music, and directing!
I wondered why the amulet Larry gave Gwen earlier didn't protect her at the very end. Maybe she left it at home...
It's a little interesting that the above illustration doesn't show the silver-headed cane that was the instrument of Father killing (transformed) Son. Maybe this was so that any casual viewer who doesn't know the story will think that Sir John Talbot is just trying to wake up his hairy little boy.
The way you walked was thorny, through no fault of your own...
Thanks to the wonders of changing file hosts, you too can take a trip down Memory Lane as I re-post my earlier Halloween music compilations.
We've made it up to the fine aulde yeare of 2011.
And here's the straight poop...
1Mr After Halloween Costume Shop SalesmanAl Lowe1:00
2"The Return of Dracula": The EndGerald Fried4:08 3Teenage FrankensteinAlice Cooper3:27 4Trick or TreatAndrew Gold3:23 5Everybody Loves You When You're DeadStranglers2:39 6Creature from the Black Leather LagoonThe Cramps3:12 7Count DraculaAll About Halloween1:09 8Halloween in HeavenType O Negative4:50 9The Nightmare Before ChristmasPharaoh Atem1:37 10Godzilla (Album Version)Blue Oyster Cult3:42 11Halloween ParadeDavid Berkeley3:16 12GigantorHelmet4:12 13Surfin' HalloweenBig Chopper1:27 14Count DraculaRobbie the Werewolf5:09 15Halloween Monster ManiastAllio!7:55 16Planet of the ApesFrankenstein Drag Queens3:00 17The Legend of Wooley SwampCharlie Daniels3:56 18Spooks of Halloween TownYoko Shimomura1:20 19Hand of BloodBullet for My Valentine3:37 20Casper, the Friendly GhostPeter Pan Singers0:53 21Scary SongFrankenstein Drag Queens2:37 22Zombie StompH. Zombie featuring Toño Pneumo4:14 23Halloween PartySue Schnitzer3:54 24Frankenstein RockEddie Thomas1:50 25I Want a MonsterPrairie Dawn2:12
I was born at a very early age, in a hospital to be near my mother. After appearing in productions of both GODSPELL and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in the 1970s, I found a wonderful wife and wrote many love songs to her, but not as many love songs as I write to God my Savior and Redeemer. We have three kids (one of each) -- wait for it -- blonde, brunette, and redhead.