Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Bell Tolls

As another Halloween comes to a close I want to say thanks to everyone who visited. I was working on making a new mix for this year but just didn't have time. So I thought I would repost my old one just in case you need an hour of something to play while you hand out candy, dance or cruise around in costume.  Have a Happy Halloween!

House on Haunted Hill Starring Vincent Price

He's not in this song. At all. But he is in the movie Hause on Haunted Hill. And I did justify that enough to post a picture of cartoon Vincent Price from the 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. What I'm really saying though is that I loved that cartoon and here is also some music that vaguely ties into it. Wait a minute, why am I not posting the 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo theme...I'll be right back, in the mean time, enjoy this track.

Kenny and the Friends - House on Haunted HIll

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nightmare Hop

I feel bad sometimes writing about these songs. Especially here. I thought this was a fun little song but its quite possibly the most boring Monster Mash Rockabilly Ripoff possible. It posits the sons and daughters of famous Monsters at an incredibly well behaved sockhop. They're all just nice, and dance and are monsters and that's about it. It's what would be playing on a jukebox on Halloween in the middle of Tennesee in about 1958. So basically its perfect.

Earl Patterson - Nightmare Hop

Children of the Night - Dinner with Drac

Dinner with Drac

There's a whole album by the Children of the Night. It sounds like its going to be good...but its not. The music is pretty good but then the lyrics and the singing is pretty brutal and that's by Halloween gimmicky standards. But still, a rocking blues groove and lots of odd food and vampire puns? Perfect.

Children of the Night - Dinner with Drac

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Madmen - Haunted

Haunted Love Marvel Tales

Does a song still count as an instrumental if it only contains laughing? What if the laughing is clearly evil and malevolent? These are thoughts to consider on The Madmen's Haunted. This song is the spooky equivalent of the Reservoir Dogs Stuck in the Middle with you scene. You can totally imagine the vocalist hopping around while his band plays this smoky jangly instrumental behind him. Tying his patient to the table, pulling out his tools of torture and unleashing his evil laughs while his assistant squels in delight. 

The Madmen - Haunted

Monday, October 26, 2015

Jem and the Holograms - Fun to be Scared

You might think, wow Jem and the Holograms. You even cover weird 80's cartoon music?

Yes, yes I do. This isn't even the first time. If you've been reading since way back or just got bored and scrolled through the past history of this blog you may have already seen a post from the Real Ghostbusters soundtrack.

I wasn't a big Jem fan but when I heard there was a very specific Halloween episode with its own music I knew I had to feature it on the blog. This video is equal parts creepy, confusing and awesome. Theres flying Pumpkin spaceships, cardboard Frnakenstein's and witches. You're welcome.

Jem and the Holograms - Fun to Be Scared

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween (She's Coming)

DC Halloween Special

Something I learned writing this psot: Holidays like Boats are apparently female. The Dead Elvi, who have one of my favorite covers of the Monster Mash wrote this dedication to Halloween. I figure its appropriate given we have one week left until it is upon us.

 The Dead Elvi - Halloween (She's Coming)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Dance Or Else

Dance or Else Freddy Vs Jason

I was originally going to start off this post by saying that this is a strange song, but that goes for at least 50% of what ends up here. But still, this is the type of thing you have to just wonder how it got made. 

It's a song featuring Freddy Krueger threatening you to "Dance or Else" and apparently its about a party hosted by Freddy Krueger who isn't trying to really kill people anymore, well, as long as they dance. He does have a special dance floor according to the song, so maybe its cover with...razors or something. I don't know. Its pretty similar to the music on The Lost Boys and Teen Wolf so its pretty much perfect. 

Freddy Krueger - Dance or Else

Friday, October 23, 2015

Ghosts by the Comateens

Ghosts DC Comics

In addition to digging up music, one of my other favorite things is coming up with images to use for all my posts. This was was pretty exciting. Apparently there was a long running DC comic called Ghosts that published at least 150 issues. This is one of the better covers I found. I like how one of hte Ghosts is terrorizing the boy but the other Ghosts are apparently just calmly riding a ghost train.

The Track is one I've never posted, by the Comateens the Vibe is more scary then the lyrics are. The song is mostly focused on a relationship or something, but he says the word Ghosts and I think you'll agree if you listen to it, it wouldn't feel out of place in any Halloween playlist.

The Comateens - Ghosts

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fright Fest II Part II Maybe Part 3

Creature Commandos Fright Night

What do you get when you take Vincent Price multiply it by Nine Inch Nails and toss in a little Night of the Living Dead? Why one of my favorite Halloween Season mashups. This isn't the first, and might even be the third appearance on this blog. I try not to repost anything but this song gives me chills every year I listen to it. It slowly builds, getting more and more tense before dissipating into a quite unanswered ringing of a phone. Its a 3 and a half minute auditory horror movie and I love it.

Fettdog - Fright Fest II

Sunday, October 18, 2015



 There's an Elvis Version. Its not nearly as good.

 The Spiders - Witchcraft

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fright Night

Fright Night J Geils Band

Sometimes I wonder if I can keep this going. I'm always looking for new stuff and I have far more than I've ever posted but if I wasn't able to track down new stuff...well, it would be a horrifying day.

Its been almost a decade since I first saw the movie Fright Night. I have to admit, it is not my favorite movie. In fact its one of the rare 80s movies I genuinely didn't like at all. Even though its part comedy, has vampires and was filmed in the 80s. This should be the perfect combination of things I enjoy and yet it didn't do it for me. Maybe that's why I never knew it had a great theme. Well, great as in ridiculously silly. But that's the backbone of this blog.

J. Geils Band - Fright Night

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monster Motion

Monster Motion Monster Masterworks

Being into Halloween I would have to love the Monster Mash. And I do. Anyone who doesn't enjoy it has a heart of Stone. In fact it was so popular it got its own album full of Monster related songs. Most of which sound nearly identical to the Monster Mash. This one even has the same aliteration. But it also has a great little piano line and its about zombies, ghouls, mummies...What more could you ask for?

Bobby Boris Pickett - Monster Motion

Being into Halloween I would have to love the Monster Mash. And I do. Anyone who doesn't enjoy it has a heart of Stone. In fact it was so popular it got its own album full of Monster related songs. Most of which sound nearly identical to the Monster Mash. This one even has the same aliteration. But it also has a great little piano line and its about zombies, ghouls, mummies...What more could you ask for?

 Bobby Boris Pickett - Monster Motion

Highway Reaper

The Highway Reaper

So I've been doing this so long sometimes I forget what I have and haven't posted and have to dig in the search to see what has been up before. Now this has been up, only appeared in an hourlong mix I made way back years ago. So maybe you heard it before and thought damn I wish it wasn't in that mix, or maybe you're thinking "I don't pay that much attention to this blog, in fact I don't know how I got here.

BUT before you leave, check out Highway Reaper. Its a mashup of Don't Fear the Reaper and a cover of AC/DC's Highway to Hell. And its pretty excellent. One of my favorite Mashups from the Son of Monster Mashup album that came out over a decade ago now.

Divide and Kreate - Highway Reaper

Monday, October 12, 2015

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Jeff Alexander
Wow! I can't believe I've been doing this almost 10 years now and I haven't posted the theme to Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Its a great theme, one I first heard as a kid on Nick at Night.

I was only 4-5 so most of that show went over my head but I could tell it was scary. The stories were always more of a thriller type then something gruesome like Tales of the Crypt but that didn't make them any less haunting. In fact as I've gotten older the things that are more within the realm of reality are what scares me more than monsters and demons. No disrespect to Monsters and Demons.

Alfred Hitchcock and Jeff Alexander Orchestra - The Alfred Hitchcock Presents Theme

Monday, October 05, 2015

Night of the Phantom

Night of the Phantom Stranger

I remember a few years back I first heard Larry and the Blue Notes Night of the Sadist or as its sometimes titled the Night of the Phantom for radio stations that found Sadist to be a little too dark.

The original is a scuzzy garage rock classic. So what's this one? A Scuzzy Post Punk classic by the Last Drive Off of their album Underworld Shakedown (Great title right?) It's pretty similar but the vocals are a little more whiskey worn and the guitar carries a little more buzz but its just as much the classic as the original. In fact it might even go better if thrown into a little Halloween Mix.

Hope you enjoy the first track of this years Sonic Spooky Soundtrack.

The Last Drive - The Night of the Phantom

Who You Gonna Call? I'm Back

Back for 2015. I've Risen from my Grave. I almost forgot about this place. The Voodoo must have worked a little too well...