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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Hildegard Knef

Published December 21, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Oh, to be vaguely disaffected and totally European. Oh, to be Hildegard Knef, conqueror of Bacharach and Ella Fitzgerald!

Best known to discerning scare fiends for playing the destructively soulless Alraune in Alraune (1952), for fighting back against man eating seaweed in Hammer’s The Lost Continent (1968) and for giving Linda Blair the chills in 1988 horror cheese-fest Witchery, German born Hildegard Knef (1925-2002) was also a fairly popular chanteuse of the Marlene Dietrich variety. In fact, jazz legend Fitzgerald claimed Knef was “the greatest singer without a voice”. Her legacy is such that music wunderkinds Whirlpool Productions reunited in 2012, devoting an entire CD to remixes of her best known work.

Here, we take it old school, though. But even while Knef is declaring her passion with This Girl’s In Love With You, doesn’t she just seem perfectly bored and above it all? Divine!

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

Lovely Witchery!

Lovely Witchery!

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Suzi Quatro

Published December 14, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

If rumors are to be believed – and why shouldn’t they be? – it seems that leather bound rock goddess Suzi Quatro was originally slated to play Sheryl Ann, Lori’s flirty acquaintance, in Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.

While her absence (despite Debora Weston’s exemplary work in the role) may definitely provide an ache for terror clad rock fans, at least Quatro, best known to American audiences for her stint as Leather Tuscadero on Happy Days, employed some fun and frightening imagery in her early 70s hit Devil Gate Drive.

Choreography to truly make one happy, no???

Be sure to keep up with the exceptionally cool Quatro and all her tight dance moves at

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Pseudo Echo

Published December 7, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Roses, carnations, blood red pansies. Do I smell a reunion in the air? Well, maybe not. But while 2015 promises a new take on Friday the 13th’s iconic Jason, 2014 saw the release of new music from Australian New Wave giants Pseudo Echo, as well.pseudo echo 2

Slasher freaks, of course, are familiar with the Pseudo crew due to their haunting 80s track His Eyes which found premium placement in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, the fourth sequel in the original series.

The new stuff, meanwhile, puts a bit more dance in your pants, but is compelling nonetheless.

Be sure to keep up with (lead singer) Brian Canham and crew at

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Elizabeth and the Catapult

Published November 30, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

Who says cute and quirky can’t have bite? Jangly indie musician Elizabeth Ziman of Elizabeth and the Catapult is known for her sweet keyboard driven pop songs.

Yet, the cut Salt of the Earth from Like it Never Happened, her latest release, features ominous and spooky textures and, ultimately, makes the art of romance seem like an obsessive and mysterious culture.

Cue those psychos for love!

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Tim Curry

Published November 16, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

This truly calls for some high heels and fishnets! Renowned for his lascivious portrayals in such cult classics as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and It, the versatile Tim Curry, also, released three solo albums in the late 70s and early 80s.

1981’s Simplicity, the last of the three, contains a truly spooky version of Squeeze’s Take Me I’m Yours. Menacing and sexual, this cut is only a little over three minutes, but it is truly one of Curry’s finest hours.

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

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: David Johansen

Published November 9, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Forever proving a connective energy between rock n roll and horror, the outrageous antics of such bands as KISS, Twisted Sister, The Runaways and New York Dolls have always found favor with fans of terror.

Yum! The Dolls!

Yum! The Dolls!

David Johansen, the eclectic lead singer of the glamorous, hyperactive New York Dolls, took the strand even further by essaying roles in such fright flicks as Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) and Campfire Stories (2001). His 1984 solo album Sweet Revenge (which directly preceded his popular stint as Buster Poindexter), also, featured such ominous creations as the title track, Too Many Midnights (is there such a thing?) and Big Trouble.

Johansen even gave a highly energetic performance of the album’s King of Babylon on the (then) mega-blockbuster television series Miami Vice:

Granted his rap, there, may have some shrieking in terror – but more forgiving souls will believe that, always a consummate professional, he delivers it with gutsy panache.

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Anne Bobby

Published November 2, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

Scream Factory’s recent release of the Director’s Cut of Nightbreed reinstates a musical number, featuring Anne Bobby’s devoted Lori, that has been practically invisible for over twenty years.

But Back to My Routes, Bobby’s latest cabaret show at the 54 Below Supper Club in New York City, showed that this well traveled performer hasn’t been hiding her eclectic musical gifts over the years. Indeed, as a cast member of the ahead-of-its-time Cop Rock and such acclaimed stage productions as The York Theatre Company’s revival of Merrily We Roll Along, Bobby has been indulging in the gift of song for decades.

But this current show, featuring selections by Bruce Springsteen, The Kinks, The Ronettes and other unusually great artists, is perhaps Bobby’s finest achievement to date. Crisp, sharp and passionate, this is a cabaret theater at its best, as this video featuring her dramatic take on Peter Gabriel’s Here Comes The Flood certainly proves.

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


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