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Music To Make Horror Movies By: Allan Sherman

Published October 12, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Long before Weird Al dominated the airwaves, the congenial Allan Sherman rocked the charts with his parody songs and lyrics that twisted the popular songs of the day into comedy routines.

Best known for exploring every fearful tot’s summer camp nightmares with the classic Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!, he twisted the atomic age’s fretful examinations of space creatures into a romantic joke with Eight Foot Two, Solid Blue, a take on the joyful 5 Foot Two, Eyes of Blue.

Gone by the age of 48, Sherman still provides worlds of delightful exploration for those curious enough to discover him.

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Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Vikki Carr

Published October 5, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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While the glorious (and extremely classy) Vikki Carr’s exploitation credits are limited – she provided the singing voice for Cyd Charisse in the 60s spy caper Matt Helm and makes an appearance on the soundtrack for Point of No Return, the American remake of La Femme Nikita – she definitely nails the gritty essence of such anti-heroes as The Evil Dead’s Ash, Hardware’s Moses and Demon Knight’s Brayker with her take on Kris Kristofferson’s cigarette stained Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down.

Captured on her sophisticated Nashville By Carr, her version even earned the respect of the legendary Johnny Cash:

The perfect coda for a survivor’s despair, Carr’s subtly dramatic take would fit perfectly playing over the end titles of many a weary splatter fest.

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Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: The Panic Beats

Published September 28, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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You are probably not being paranoid. That guy slinking behind you does…want you to listen to The Panic Beats! Dale VanThomme’s awesome horror-punk solo project boasts titles scrubbed from such classics as I Drink Your Blood, Hatchet for the Honeymoon and Nightmare City, all delivered with aggressively fun Ramones style zaniness.

Heck, even when his songs are populated with evisceration of the female form, VanThomme’s energy is so joyously tongue-in-cheek that no one should be too offended. And if they are – well, isn’t that just part of the fun?!?

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Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Connie Smith, “Strange”

Published September 21, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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If there is one thing that strikes terror in the heart of certain big gay horror fans of every generation, it’s dating and… (b-r-r, shiver) romance! Just how DO you navigate that shit?

Even gorgeous, big voiced 60s country-pop siren Connie Smith, noted as one of Dolly Parton’s favorite vocalists, had multiple troubles traversing the corridors of heart, as evidenced by her haunting take on the White-Fox tune Strange. Beware!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Mater Suspiria Vision

Published September 14, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Whenever I feel the need to strap some Princess Leia dough rolls onto the side of my head (a la Argento favorite, the grand and striking Barbara Magnolfi), I always throw on some Mater Suspiria Vision. It always puts me in the right frame of mind, immediately

Inspired by ghost trance rhythms and Hansel and Gretel, this Euro collective adds dense layers of macabre fever to everyone’s favorite Italian terror soundtrack dreams – and is sure to put all wailing children to sleep…permanently.

Be sure to keep up with all of this spooky crew’s supernatural undertones at

http://matersuspiriavision.tumblr.com/ and

https://www.facebook.com/Matersuspiriavision.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Patti Page

Published September 7, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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“Into a lonely life…wearing the black dress of sorrow”

She should be known as the Queen of Everything! For while Patti Page is best known to old school terror lovers as the warbler of the theme song to Hush…Hush…Sweet Charlotte (although her version does not appear in the film itself), she mastered everything from country (Detour) to MOR pop (Tennessee Waltz)to mild rock-n-roll (Most People Get Married). She was, also, the high priestess of the novelty song with both schmaltzy sweetness (How Much is that Doggie in the Window?) and truly bizarre outings (The Mama Doll Song) littered among her offerings.

Interestingly, she was often noted for successfully multi-tracking her voice, as well. (Take that, Britney Spears!)This technique was put to especially good use in the gothic western story song, One of Us Will Weep Tonight:

So, drape yourself in dark lace and…Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Gale Garnett

Published August 31, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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She was the seductive Francesca in the classic, puppet driven Mad Monster Party and felt the fiery wraith of a bunch of (crispy) tots in 1980 cult cheese fest The Children. But to many, the divinely groovy Gale Garnett was a swinging 60s songstress, best known for that sweetly delivered ode to romantic freedom We’ll Sing in the Sunshine.

Here, the lovely, psychedelically tinged Where Do You Go To Go Away finds the dreamy voiced wonder exploring foreign lands – including the cool (and sexy) reaches of hell!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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