80’s Blast (Halloween edition)::Trick or Treat 🤘

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There are music channels all over the place that play “Halloween” music during the month of October. Most of the tracks are the same-old-same-old, and many are favorites of mine like: “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash”, “Godzilla”, “The Purple People Eater”, “Witchy Woman”, with a special mention going to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. But NONE feature songs entirely from the 1980s.

I’m about to remedy that, but before we sink our fangs in there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Not only do the songs in my 80’s Blast (Halloween edition) have to be written/released in the 1980s, they also had to have a companion video BECAUSE although the lyrics may not convey “Halloween”, the video might. (Let’s face it, due to the rise of MTV the 80s was all about music videos.) So…let’s DO THIS!

Next to The Lost Boys, Trick or Treat (1986) is my favorite 80s horror movie. (Or is it the other way around?) I mean, what’s not to like? One gorgeous, long-haired mëtal dude: Sammi Curr. (Sigh…) OK, so he’s just a teensy bit torn-up (Having died in a mysterious hotel fire.) but…check out that ass. Oh, and let’s not forget an absolutely 80s-hair-mëtal-driven soundtrack by Fastway.

Suddenly everything’s alright
Everything is cool
Hey dudes I like your style
It’s the way it should

Maybe you’ll see
Someone’s put a spell on me

Rock and roll
Rockin’ on a midnight
Steal your soul
Rock and roll
Rockin’ on a midnight
Take control

Knock, knock, knockin’
For a sweet surprise
It’s a trick or treat

See my face true up in the skies
If ever we should meet

Maybe you’ll see
Someone’s put a spell on me

Rock and roll
Rockin’ on a midnight
Steal your soul
Rock and roll
Rockin’ on a midnight
Take control

So let’s rock
Rock, rock
Rock, rock

Rock and roll
Rockin’ on a midnight
Steal your soul
Rock and roll
Rockin’ on a midnight
Take control

Rock and roll
Rockin’ on a midnight
Steal your soul
Rock and roll
Rockin’ on a midnight
Take control

We’re gonna rock it on DOWN!

Fun Factoid: Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P.) was originally lined-up to play Sammi Curr. I ADORE Blackie but he just doesn’t have the moves – not to mention the ass – to have pulled it off as well as Tony Fields did.

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80’s Blast (Halloween edition)::Bela Lugosi’s Dead 🧛‍♂️

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There are music channels all over the place that play “Halloween” music during the month of October. Most of the tracks are the same-old-same-old, and many are favorites of mine like: “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash”, “Godzilla”, “The Purple People Eater”, “Witchy Woman”, with a special mention going to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. But NONE feature songs entirely from the 1980s.

I’m about to remedy that, but before we sink our fangs in there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Not only do the songs in my 80’s Blast (Halloween edition) have to be written/released in the 1980s, they also had to have a companion video BECAUSE although the lyrics may not convey “Halloween”, the video might. (Let’s face it, due to the rise of MTV the 80s was all about music videos.) So…let’s DO THIS!

‘Kayso, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus came out in 1979 BUT the video played during the opening credits of one of my favorite vampire films, The Hunger, which was released in 1983. So I’m counting it as being 80s. (My site, my Post, my Rulz.)

White on white translucent black capes
Back on the rack
Bela Lugosi’s dead
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box

Bela Lugosi’s dead
Bela Lugosi’s dead
Undead undead undead
Undead undead undead

The virginal brides file past his tomb
Strewn with time’s dead flowers
Bereft in deathly bloom
Alone in a darkened room
The count

Bela Lugosi’s dead
Bela Lugosi’s dead
Bela Lugosi’s dead
Undead undead undead
Undead undead undead
Undead

Oh Bela
Bela’s undead
Oh Bela
Bela’s undead
Bela’s undead
Oh Bela
Bela’s undead
Oh Bela

Undead

Horror::The Hunger (1983)
Countdown to Halloween:My Favorite Films (1980-1989)

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80’s Blast (Halloween edition)::Lost in the Shadows 🧛‍♂️

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There are music channels all over the place that play “Halloween” music during the month of October. Most of the tracks are the same-old-same-old, and many are favorites of mine like: “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash”, “Godzilla”, “The Purple People Eater”, “Witchy Woman”, with a special mention going to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. But NONE feature songs entirely from the 1980s.

I’m about to remedy that, but before we sink our fangs in there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Not only do the songs in my 80’s Blast (Halloween edition) have to be written/released in the 1980s, they also had to have a companion video BECAUSE although the lyrics may not convey “Halloween”, the video might. (Let’s face it, due to the rise of MTV the 80s was all about music videos.) So…let’s DO THIS!

Not only a favorite 80s flick BUT one of my most-loved VAMPIRE films. I mean, what’s not to like? Gorgeous long-haired rocker boyz, breathtaking aerial shots of the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, and a killer soundtrack!

All the cuts are top-notch, especially “Good Times” (Jimmy Barnes/INXS), Echo & The Bunnymen’s cover of “People Are Strange” (Almost as good as the Doors’ original and I’m a huge Jim Morrison fan.), “I Still Believe” (hunky Tim Cappello), Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” (Roger Daltry), the hauntingly beautiful “Cry Little Sister” (Gerard McMann), “Beauty Has Her Way” (Mummy Calls), – and this powerful piece: “Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys)” by Lou Gramm…

Say hello to the night
Lost in the shadows
Say hello to the night
Lost in the loneliness
Say hello to the night
Lost in the shadows
No one knows

I can’t wait, I can’t wait, no baby
When I see little lights in the shadows
One must hide when the sun gets higher
I don’t know what this madness means
Here comes the night
The bedroom in shadows
Candle lights
I don’t know where it’s coming from
But I, I keep moving on
Till the darkest thought makes me want to try these wings, yeah, yeah

Say hello to the night
Lost in the shadows
Say hello to the night
Lost in the loneliness
Say hello to the night
Lost in the shadows
No one knows

Loneliness pours over you
Emptiness can pull you through
Did you go to sleep with the light on?
I can’t wait for this feeling to free me, yeah, yeah
Wind blows hard, it doesn’t matter
‘Cause when the sun goes down
Nothing else matters
The line is where the night lies
I will wait outside her window tonight

Say hello to the night
Lost in the shadows
Say hello to the night
Lost in the loneliness
Say hello to the night
Lost in the shadows
No one knows

Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the shadows
Say hello to the night
Lost in the loneliness
Say hello to the night
Lost in the shadows
No one knows (The Lost Boys)

Huh huh huh Lost Boys
Huh huh huh huh huh huh huh Lost Boys

Loneliness pours over you
Emptiness can pull you through
Did you go to sleep with the light on?
I can’t wait for this feeling to free me

Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the shadows
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the loneliness
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the shadows
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the loneliness
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the shadows
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the loneliness
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the shadows
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the loneliness
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the shadows
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the loneliness

Lost Boys
Lost Boys
Lost Boys
Lost Boys
Lost Boys
Lost Boys

Fun Factoid: “Cry Little Sister” was covered by rockers L.A. Guns and Marilyn Manson.

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80’s Blast (Halloween edition)::Tonight (We’ll Make Love Until We Die) 🧟

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There are music channels all over the place that play “Halloween” music during the month of October. Most of the tracks are the same-old-same-old, and many are favorites of mine like: “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash”, “Godzilla”, “The Purple People Eater”, “Witchy Woman”, with a special mention going to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. But NONE feature songs entirely from the 1980s.

I’m about to remedy that, but before we sink our fangs in there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Not only do the songs in my 80’s Blast (Halloween edition) have to be written/released in the 1980s, they also had to have a companion video BECAUSE although the lyrics may not convey “Halloween”, the video might. (Let’s face it, due to the rise of MTV the 80s was all about music videos.) So…let’s DO THIS!

SSQ wrote one of two songs for the 1985 flick The Return of the Living Dead: “Trash’s Theme” and this one, which is playing on a boom box when Trash (played by Linnea Quigley) performs the film’s famous graveyard striptease.

In darkness you will find me
I dance among the dead
But very soon I’ll need to hunt
The scent of blood instead
Rising from your earthbed
It thickens in the air
A smell both sweet and rancid
I know that you are near

Tonight
We’ll make love till we die
Tonight
We’ll make love till we die

I know you think I’m nasty
But I am no common girl
I once slept with the devil
It was really no big thrill
The passion of the killers
Who lie in wait for me
Just show me my own meaning
Of death in ecstasy

Tonight
We’ll make love till we die
Tonight
We’ll make love till we die
Tonight
We’ll make love till we die
Tonight
We’ll make love till we die

I want you to seduce me
With your terror in the cold
Make love and let me bleed to death
Before I get too old
I am not your enemy
And surely not your friend
But share with me your morbid love
We are the living dead

Tonight
We’ll make love till we die
Tonight
We’ll make love till we die
Tonight
We’ll make love till we die
Tonight
We’ll make love till we die
Tonight
We’ll make love till we die
Tonight
We’ll make love till we die

Tonight
We’ll make love till we die

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I Confess

It should come as no surprise that I love horror movies. Not the slasher films that pass for “horror” these days, though. Nope. I love good old-fashioned horror movies. In fact, in 2017 I published a series of Posts on my favorites by decade, beginning with 2010-2017 and working backward to the 1950s. (With Diego contributing a PAWS-UP to those starring Fab Felines!)

Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (2010-2017)

However, my movie preferences tend to be broader than with music. (Where I admit to being more myopic.) Looking at my DVD collection I see everything from Action (Fathom, 1967) to “period pieces” (such as Marie Antoinette, 2006).

But what may come as a shocker to you, Dear Reader, is that I LOVE LOVE LOVE a good Romantic Comedy. Yep. Whether Coming-of-Age or Adult, I love Rom-Coms!!! (If they’re from the 80s, so much the better.)

10 Things I Hate About You
13 Going on 30
*40 Days and 40 Nights
About Last Night
*As Good As It Gets
Can’t Buy Me Love
*Chasing Amy
Clueless
Confessions of a Shopaholic
*Deliver Us from Eva
*Doc Hollywood
Easy A (Smartly written.)
*Fever Pitch
Flirting with Forty
Foul Play
Green Card (What I wouldn’t give for that greenhouse.)
Head Over Heels
Hitch
*Houseboat
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Just One of the Guys
Juwanna Mann
Kate & Leopold (Romantic comedy with a touch of Period piece.)
Mannequin
Modern Girls
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Overboard
Practical Magic (WITCHES!!!)
Pretty Woman
Pretty in Pink
*Sabrina (1995)
Shallow Hal (Another smartly done film.)
*She’s All That
Some Kind of Wonderful
Someone Like You
*Something’s Gotta Give
*Sydney White
*The Bishop’s Wife (Although I wrote a Post mentioning it.)
The Perfect Man
*The Proposal
*The Truth About Cats & Dogs
The Wedding Planner
*Three Can Play That Game
*Tootsie
*Two Can Play That Game
*Two Weeks Notice
Valley Girl (Like TOTALLY 80s.)
*What Women Want
*Working Girl
Worth Winning
*You’ve Got Mail

* means I don’t own a copy (yet).

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