Howard the Duck, if nothing else, had some massive musical talent behind the scenes as Thomas Dolby created all the songs for the movie’s band, The Cherry Bombs, and co-wrote the title track with George Clinton.
We close out this month of spooky Musical Montage picks with the perfect song to celebrate the holiday with today, the Misfits’ Halloween and Halloween II.
Obviously when you have Bette Midler starring in your Disney movie, there has to be at least one big musical number and there is when the evil Sanderson sisters invade the Salem Halloween party and perform their own version of Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” in the cult classic Hocus Pocus.
Rob Zombie’s love of horror comes through clearly in the music video for Dragula, which takes it’s name from Grandpa Munsters’ hot rod but also features clips and scenes from classics of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
As part of her domination of all forms of media since the 80’s, Elvira aka Cassandra Peterson put out a number of albums, including 1994’s Monster Hits that included the song Monster Rap.
At the height of Freddy Kruger mania in the late 80’s, perhaps the most ridiculous piece of merchandise released was Freddy’s Greatest Hits, an album full of cheesy 60’s inspired songs like dance song “Do the Freddy”
With access to every song ever uploaded to the internet, rogue AI stealth plane EDI inexplicably prefers early to mid 2000’s nu-metal like Incubus, who had four songs on the Stealth movie soundtrack.
The biggest hit for supergroup The Power Station, “Some Like It Hot” was featured in European Vacation, when Rusty fantasizes about visiting a European nightclub during the trip.
1994’s soundtrack to The Crow was a massive hit when it was released along with the movie and a seminal album for 90’s teens who were into goth/punk with bands like The Cure, Helmet, Violent Femmes, Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine contributing songs.
The Hulkster’s first starring role, No Holds Barred starred Hogan as Rip, the world’s greatest wrestler, facing off against a new, sadistic rival Zeus and the theme song, also called No Holds Barred, was written by the WWE’s go to theme creator, Jim Johnston, and sung by the completely unknown John Joyce.