I love classic monster & horror movies, which could be a contributing factor to my love for Halloween in general. And this time of year makes me want to watch them even more than usual. I at least partially blame AMC’s MonsterFest (now called FearFest) for solidifying that tradition back in the 90’s, and my brother Willie who keeps buying the collections for me from my Amazon Wish List for perpetuating it.
This week’s five (or seven actually) is one song for each of some of my favorite classic horror movies.
Dracula (Bela Lugosi’s 1931 masterpiece):
Blood & Roses – The Smithereens
Frankenstein (Boris Karloff, 1931 – not the first Frankenstein film, but certainly the best in my opinion):
So Alive – Love & Rockets
The Mummy (1932, more Boris Karloff):
Wrap It Up – The Fabulous Thunderbirds
White Zombie (1932, Bela Lugosi in what is considered to be the very first “Zombie” movie ever):
Wake Up Dead Man – U2
The Invisible Man (1933, Claude Rains- based on classic H.G. Wells novel):
Have You Seen Me Lately – Counting Crows
The Wolfman (1941, Lon Chaney Jr. – much better than Universal’s first film on the subject, Werewolf of London, in 1924):
Bark At The Moon – Ozzie Osborne
Creature From The Black Lagoon: (1954, starring Ben Chapman on land and Ricou Browning in underwater scenes):
Swamp – Talking Heads