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Music to Make Horror Movies By: The Weather Girls

Published July 15, 2018 by biggayhorrorfan

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The sassy novelty of The Weather Girls’ huge hit It’s Raining Men has found it a placement in such disparate films as Easy Money, Eraser, Stuck on You and Vampires Suck.

But the unstoppable team of Izora Armstead and Martha Wash knew their way around songs of every distinction. For instance, Big Girls Don’t Cry, their second album, found them doing a variety of covers – one of the more anthemic being their powerful take on John Fogerty’s Down on the Corner.

 Currently, Wash still has a deserved place in the public eye, but the unfortunate passing of Armstead in 2004 means we will never see these two multi-talented performers reunite. Still, their work, from their early days backing up disco icon Sylvester to their own lauded output, will live on forever in the hearts of their fans and those who, thankfully, are still discovering them anew.

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Evelyn “Champagne” King

Published February 19, 2017 by biggayhorrorfan

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She was the Queen of Shame, due to her propulsive disco hit of the same name, but the glorious Evelyn “Champagne” King also deserves credit for being a seminal horror movie soundtrack diva. Her seductive Give It Up highlighted the dance floor seduction scene between Chris Sarandon’s commanding Jerry Dandridge and Amanda Bearse’s awkward Amy Peterson in 1985’s beloved Fright Night.

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Currently, King, who had multiple R&B and dance club hits throughout the prime of her career, is still showing the world that there will always be “love comedown” at https://www.facebook.com/evelynchampagnekingfanpage/.

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Leif Garrett

Published November 13, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

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He spent more time with a staple in his belly, as a teen centerfold pin-up, than your ever average Playboy bunny. More importantly here, Leif Garrett, that prime representative of androgynous, messy blonde boyhood, also graced such horror epics as Devil Times Five, Cheerleader Camp, Party Line and The Whispering, throughout his decade’s long acting career. deviltimesfive

He was also, as so many male idols before and after him, a pop star of questionable yet, temporarily successful, note. Although, his vocals were often more layered than a Patti Page novelty number, his recordings are so fun and indicative of a certain era that they are, perhaps, enjoyable for reasons beyond nostalgia.

Indeed, his biggest hit, I Was Made for Dancing, is propulsively catchy and the video below shows he can wear a pair of black stretch pants like nobody’s business, surprising no one, that he effectively enacted drag scenes, not only as a child in Devil Times Five, but as an adult in Party Line, as well.

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Killer Fish/Amii Stewart

Published April 11, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

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1979’s Killer Fish was part heist flick, part disaster epic and part nature gone wild horror flick. Perhaps fortunately, The Winner Takes it All, the film’s end credit theme song, performed by the glorious Amii Stewart, is all disco, though.

 

 

Stewart, best known for her outrageous costumes (as witnessed above) and a popular (late ’70s) cover of ‘60s hit Knock on Wood, has also released an album featuring composer Ennio Morricone’s best known songs, which should further endear her to Euro exploitation buffs.killer fish

The gloriously bad Killer Fish, meanwhile, was recently released on Blu-Ray by ITV Studios and Scorpion Releasing after years of VHS obscurity.

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Don’t Go in the House

Published January 24, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

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Chick-en on a stick!!! One of the most notorious horror shockers of the 70s, the grim Don’t Go in the House is best remembered for director Joseph Ellison’s execution of the (very real to life) barbequing of one of the disturbed lead’s victims.

Thankfully for viewers, during the thick of the proceedings, Dan Grimaldi’s sensitively portrayed Donny took a break from his fiery missionary work to attend a nightclub. Of course, as the film’s eagle eyed followers ascertained, that visit didn’t turn out so well for yet another female companion…but it did provide some relieved patrons with this delicious slice of disco fever and the movie with its very appropriate, unofficial theme song!

Yes, lovers of terror and hoarders of fright, it’s time to go L’Ectrique and get Struck by Boogie Lightning!

 

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