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Musical Montage: Trick or Treat

October 12, 2020

When his heavy metal hero Sammi Curr dies, a young fan is given a copy of his unreleased final album from a radio DJ friend but he soon finds out that Sammi’s soul has returned from hell and is trapped inside the record and looking to get out and cause mayhem.

Musical Montage: Ben E. King “Stand By Me”

August 3, 2020

When the 1986 classic Stand By Me came out, Ben E. King’s iconic song, which gives the movie its title, saw a massive resurgence, jumping back into the Billboard charts and the man himself even starred in a music video featuring cast members River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton.

Musical Montage: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blackeyed Blond”

July 27, 2020

One of the many cinematic appearances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (or at least one of the members) over the year, the band appeared and performed in the cult 80s skateboarding movie Thrashin, which starred a young Josh Brolin as an amateur skateboarder who dreams of becoming a professional downhill racer.

Musical Montage: Red 7 “Heartbeat”

July 13, 2020

Apparently a favorite song of director Michael Mann, “Heartbeat” by the short-lived band Red 7 was not only in an episode of Miami Vice but also as the end credits song for the first cinematic adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, Manhunter, in 1986.

Musical Montage: Little Shop of Horrors

May 18, 2020

Originally a 1960 Roger Corman movie, the most famous iteration of Little Shop of Horrors is the 1986 film version from Frank Oz starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene, which features songs from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.