31 October 2013

The Writing Dead: Party like you have to climb back into the grave at sunrise

IT'S ALIVE!

Okay, maybe not. It's probably still Mostly Dead. But Mostly Dead is Slightly Alive, right?

But, I did say that there was a possibility of reanimation, didn't I? And what better day than All Hallow's Eve  for a possibly-one-night-only rising from the dead? 

It's no secret Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. And even a slow-moving zombie wouldn't be able to shamble far through this blog without stumbling over my love of vampires and zombies and all things slightly sick and twisted, oh my.  

So, I couldn't let the day go by without reanimating ye olde blog for a little Dead Man's Party. And so, for your spooktacular enjoyment, I present:

Zen's Top Ten Halloween Songs

This is your mandatory October playlist people, write it down.

10) Odds Are

Okay, technically, this is not a "Halloween" song. But it IS my favorite band of all time AND it DOES have zombies. So, shut up. It counts.

9) I Put a Spell on You
This is one of those movies I just HAVE to watch every October.
Amuck, amuck, amuck!

8) Beetlejuice: Day-O and Shake Senora


A twofer from Beetlejuice: Yes, technically, neither of these songs are specifically "Halloween-y". But I defy you to find someone in my generation who doesn't immediately think of this movie when they hear them. 

7) Ghostbusters
  Trigger Warning: 80s Flashbacks may ensue.

Most people don't even know BOC even HAD other songs, do they?
Oh well. These guys still rock it.
And the guitar solo around 2:50 is almost worth including this one all by itself.

5) Time Warp
Is it even possible to make a Halloween song list without including at least one song from Rocky Horror? Or maybe two ... 

4) Science Fiction Double Feature


This one's a twofer, 'cause, sure, the classic from Rocky Horror is, well, The Classic. But I love this cover by Black Math Experiment, too (skip ahead to 1:09 for the good stuff).

3) This is Halloween! 
Another classic with a twist: "This is Halloween" from Tim Burton's iconic "Nightmare Before Christmas" - but this time performed by my favorite Las Vegans: Panic! at the Disco. Speaking of Danny Elfman .... 

Yeah, it's gonna be in your head all day now. You're welcome.

Oh, come on, like you didn't know this was going to be here.


Kiss Kiss, Bite Bite,
Zen

1 comment:

  1. WHAT? No Ministry, "Everyday is Halloween"?
    No Siouxsie & the Banshees?
    No Cure from "The Crow"?

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, "Red Right Hand" from the "Scream" quadrilogy?

    Marilyn Manson's cover of "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)" featured in half of the horror flicks of the 90's (or their trailers)?

    I don't think you met your wine quota before writing your list, Ms. Zen. Either that, or I have terrible taste in music.

    ~M

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