This was supposed to be last weekend’s B-Sides, but I accidentally sent in the wrong file so you got another song from the Shocker soundtrack instead. Like that Wes Craven slasher, the soundtrack from which this weekend’s installment is taken is also a treasure trove of future B-Sides. So a belated New Year’s Evil rockin’ eve it is.
Ah, the soundtrack to Wes Craven’s Shocker - truly the B-Sides gift that keeps on giving. It wouldn’t be the most metal 80’s horror movie soundtrack without a hard rockin’ hair band power ballad. Every rose has its thorn; just like every sword had its stone; or something like that.
So now that 2013 is upon us and all the Mayan doomsday nonsense of 2012 can be tossed into the same landfill with the bygone Y2K doomsday conspiracies, Roland Emmerich’s magnum opus 2012 can officially be labeled a comedy. I consider that reason enough to sing.
It was the horror movie that led to parental protests and so outraged Siskel & Ebert they devoted an entire segment of their show to shaming the film’s producer. Now Silent Night, Deadly Night provides us with a special Yuletide B-Sides. Santa’s watching! You listening?
A sci-fi space adventure about a rocket crew journeying to the seventh planet, where they confront a mind-reading alien that forces them to contend with their innermost nightmares; this lounge lizard love song is certainly not the sort of theme song you would expect to kick off such a flick.
Show a lot of things happening at once. Remind everyone what’s going on. And with every shot you show a little improvement. To show it all would take too long. That’s called a montage. Even The Monster Squad needed a montage. And as we all know, every montage needs a peppy song.
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundren first enlisted as Universal Soldiers in 1992. The Roland Emmerich flick even came complete with a theme song that best summed up the two words the violent sci-fi action movie was all about: body count.
Turkey Day has come and gone once again. This weekend’s B-Sides stems from a real turkey that’s really more of a duck. The theme song to Howard the Duck is sort of like the turducken of B-Sides.
Bill Rebane’s The Capture of Bigfoot makes a highly unlikely second appearance in the B-Sides with its folk rock opening number that serves as a stern reminder that every living creature has its place in this world – including Sasquatch. Let your spirit run free, Bigfoot. Run free, I said!
Once touted as “the next Mary Lou Retton”, world-class gymnast Kristie Phillips may not have ever achieved that level of Olympic fame, but can Mary Lou Retton claim to have ever starred in a spy flick from the director of Cyborg and Brain Smasher… A Love Story?
Fifty-eight years ago today, on November 3, 1954, the King of the Monsters first rose up from the depths many stories high breathing fire into the sky on movie screens across Japan. Probably should have come up with a better way to honor Godzilla’s anniversary than with this embarrassing B-Sides.
This weekend’s B-Sides is kind of a cheat since it isn’t a song at all – it’s a jingle. Perhaps the most famous commercial jingle in all of horror cinema. You know the one I’m talking about, and you know why it’s so highly appropriate just a few days out from Halloween.
And now for a special Halloween treat. Not so much the song or the movie it’s from but the truly horrifying venues from which you will see it performed in the double dip video clips included. Why a double dip? For the hell of it!
Everyone remembers Twisted Sister, right? Do you remember White Sister? This other Eighties hair metal band never hit it as big as their sisterly counterparts, but much like Dee Snyder they did make contributions to the horror genre, specifically to the Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers soundtrack.
You kids can keep your Hotel Transylvania; most horrorphiles would rather hang out in a nightclub with Vincent Price, John Carradine, and Donald Pleasence telling ghoulish tales and listening to kooky music. Welcome to The Monster Club where monsters rule, ok.