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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Diana Ross

Published January 25, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

H. G. Wells probably never planned on this! But, that old pervert probably would have liked it! Trying to reinvent herself after years of Motown servitude, Diana Ross’ musical career on RCA records included an eclectic mix of operatic pop ballads (All of You), covers (Why Do Fools Fall in Love?) and sassy odes to sexuality (Muscles).

Astute horror freaks, though, know she got maximum mileage out of terror classic The Island of Dr. Moreau with Eaten Alive, the title track of her 1985 release.

…and while Joseph Gian, Ross’ co-star in the video, is probably best known for his work as Det. Tom Ryan on Knots Landing, he, also, has a couple horror credits on his resume with roles in The Night Stalker (1987) and Godzilla: The Series. He is, also, rumored to have joined the cast of the upcoming But Deliver Us From Evil, a film that details what happens when a demon succubus begins wiping out the male population of New York. Hmm…I bet he’s now glad that the divine Miss Ross gave him a little practice, all those years ago!

Vinyl layout coolness!

Vinyl layout coolness!

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Pat Benatar

Published January 18, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Capitalizing on Alice Cooper’s 1978 From the Inside, a madhouse based concept LP and 1979 Marvel comic book; boundary leaping pop star Pat Benatar unleashed Get Nervous, her fourth offering, upon the world in 1982. While not containing the cinematic through line of Cooper’s work, the cover imagery does contain an undeniably straitjacketed vibe and the tone of many of the rock offerings contained within is decidedly dark. Indeed, songs such as Looking for a Stranger, Fight it Out, The Victim and I Want Out are almost jittery with angst.

The title offering, Anxiety (Get Nervous) , propelled by agitated guitars, provides skittery aural delights, as well. The video, meanwhile, captures a delightful, horror filled take on one of life’s unpleasant realities, a trip to the dentist, and allows Benatar to show off some of the best Bride of Frankenstein hair this side of Elsa Lanchester!

You can keep up with all of Benatar’s monstrous activities as, as well.

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Got A Girl

Published January 11, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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She’s a little bit Nancy Sinatra (or, perhaps, more accurately Francoise Hardy)…and a little bit sequel queen. Indeed, with roles in The Ring 2, Final Destination 3 and re-imaginings of Black Christmas and The Thing, the lovely Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been one of the most visible actresses in the terror genre since the millennium struck red.

Always engaging, Winstead, whose other genre credits include Wolf Lake and Death Proof, has recently formed Got A Girl with Dan the Automator. Focused on their love of 60s beats and French pop, their collaboration is a swirling delight.

Filled with odd strokes of tension and a John Barry-like flair, did we live too fast, the first track off their full length offering i love you but i must drive off this cliff now is, truly, one of their best moments.

Now, be sure to slink over to, as well.

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

Music to Make Horror Films By: the Mountain Goats

Published December 28, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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With song titles like Damn These Vampires and The Autopsy Garland, brilliantly quirky the Mountain Goats (led by twisty wordsmith John Darnielle) should already be on every freaky terror fan’s playlist.

Linda Blair was Born Innocent, while seemingly having little to do with the 70s television film that genre icon Blair starred in, is one of their more fun, propulsive numbers. Besides, who can resist a title like that?!?

More on the Mountain Goats can be discovered at

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

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!


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