Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dance to Your Horror Movies

This is one of the lighter entries today. In one of those serendipitous movements I often have, I was watching a horror movie with the sound off while I did part of my workout dancing instead of the usual routine. It gave me something to look at while I danced, but I found out that combined, songs and horror movies kind of go together… It had me wondering, just how many good horror movies could I match up with song lyrics?

Task: I’m leaving one movie open for ya’all to come up with lyrics that seem to suit it:
“Halloween” Please submit the lyrics that match “Halloween” in the comments. I can’t wait to see what ya’all come up with.

Here's some match-ups below:

MOVIE: “The Changeling”
SONG: ”When The Children Cry” by White Lion
little child
dry your crying eyes
how can I explain
the fear you feel inside
cause you were born
into this evil world
where man is killing man
but no one knows just why
what have we become
just look what we have done
all that we destroyed
you must build again

when the children cry
let them know we tried
cause when the children sing
then the new world begins

MOVIE: “The Haunting” (1963)
SONG: “All by myself” by Eric Carmen
Don’t wanna be
All by myself anymore
All by myself
Don’t wanna live
All by myself anymore

Hard to be sure
Some times I feel so insecure
And love so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

All by myself
Don’t wanna be
All by myself anymore
All by myself
Don’t wanna live
All by myself anymore

Movie: “1408”
SONG: “Hotel California” by Eagles
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
They livin? it up at the hotel california
What a nice surprise, bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said ?we are all just prisoners here, of our own device?
And in the master?s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
The stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can?t kill the beast

MOVIE: “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”
SONG: “If You Could Read my Mind” by Gordon Lightfoot
If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
bout a ghost from a wishin well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
You know that ghost is me
And I will never be set free
As long as Im a ghost that you cant see
If I could read your mind love
What a tale your thoughts could tell

MOVIE: “Stir of Echoes
SONG: “I can’t get you out of my head” by Incognito
Can't get you out of my head
I can't get you out of my head
Can't get you out of my head

MOVIE: “The House on Haunted Hill”
SONG: “Evil Woman" by Electric Light Orchestra
Rolled in from another town,
Hit some gold too hot to settle down,
But a fool and his money soon go separate ways,
And you found a fool lyin in a daze,
Ha ha woman what you gonna do,
You destroyed all the virtues that the lord gave you,
It’s so good that you’re feeling pain,
But you better get yourself on board the very next train.
E-evil Woman, e-evil woman, e-evil evil woman

MOVIE: "13 Ghosts”
SONG: “We Will Rock You” Queen
Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
Playin in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo face
You big disgrace
Kickin your can all over the place

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

MOVIE: “Poltergeist”
SONG: “Send in the Clowns” by Judy Collins
Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Send in the clowns.

Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move.
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.

MOVIE: “The Fog”
SONG: “Calypso” by John Denver
Like the dolphin who guides you
You bring us beside you
To light up the darkness and show us the way
For though we are strangers in your silent world
To live on the land we must learn from the sea
To be true as the tide
And free as the wind-swell
Joyful and loving in letting it be


  1. Glad you enjoyed it. It's really fun coming up with songs that match up with plot lines...

  2. Pamela;
    You might enjoy my June 2nd and June 5th posts--they're excerpts from my erotic horror manuscript, "The Thicket." Sounds like we're similar.

  3. Those are very good. If I can think of one, I will come back and add it to the comments.

  4. this is really neat...trouble is, the only movie besides halloween, that i remember seeing on here is 'stir of echoes'...i LOVE that one! i didnt see 1408, but i read the book, and bought the recorded book, read by stephen king...he's a great reader!

  5. I love this also Autumnforest!! really got a kick out of some of the entries so far like "stir of echoes" that is one movie that didnt get a lot of good press but i really enjoyed it -one of the few i watched at a theater-"Hotel California" was great and anything by Judy Collins is approved of for any reason by yours truly -she is one of me and my mom's favorite artists!! Judy's father is one of the first people my mom met when she and my dad left TX for Colorado-these are all great! For once i was in the majority-was going to go for Thriller and at last minute thought Ghostbusters would be more fitting! best to you as always!!

  6. Devin;
    I admit to liking Judy too. As a kid, when I heard her voice, I thought "I wanna be her!" I also liked the chick who did "to sir with love" Lulu

  7. I'll be sure to check it out. As Sapphire Phelan I do write erotic paranormals and even have an erotic Lovecraftian horror novella out too.