Saturday, March 31, 2007


These pictures feature friends and family from the 1970's. Top row: Tom as skull bum, me as hobo, my brother Scott as Steve Austin, Joyce as her mom, Kelly as the cat. Second row: Scott as Superman, me as Batman, my parents clowning around and me as Gene Simmons.

Here's almost 80 minutes of "Random Songs Of Horror". These tracks come from many different sources. Some were in my collection, some from the library or I downloaded them from someones blog. Please visit the "Nifty Links" section to the right, these are blogs or websites that I visit frequently. Some of these songs may have originally came from one of them.

Track Listing

1. The Haunted Mansion Welcome - Disney
2. Addams Family Movie Main Theme - Marc Shaiman
3. Ben - Crispin Glover
4. Edward Scissorhands Introduction (Titles) - Danny Elfman
5. Fay Wray Come Out and Play - Type O Negative
6. Frightening Frankie, Dangerous Drac & Weirdo Wolfie - Groovie Goolies
7. Ghosts In White Linen - Bob Rivers
8. Halloween - Bob Hope
9. The Haunted Strangler (commercial) - Boris Karloff
10. The Halloween Song - Bing Crosby, Boris Karloff & Victor Moore
11. Hallowe'en, Hallowe'en - Oscar Brand & His Young Friends
12. Heartbeat - Van Helsing
13. Hilarious House Of Frightenstein - Vincent Price
14. House Of Horrors - Merv Griffin
15. "I Got A Rock" - The Peanuts
16. I'm No Scaredy Cat - Lou Rawls
17. In The Beginning - Motley Crue
18. Jaws 2 (commercial)
19."Innnnnteresting Monster" - Bugs Bunny & Gossimer
20. (It's A) Monsters' Holiday - Buck Owens
21. "It's Alive!" - Colin Clive
22. The Legend Of Wooley Swamp - The Charlie Daniels Band
23. The Monster Mash - Vincent Price
24. Mysterious Mose - Ted Weems & His Orch.
25. Overture to The Phantom of the Opera - Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops Orch.
26. Please Mr. Gravedigger - David Bowie
27. KISS Your Face Make-up (commercial)
28. The Pumpkin Tells - Wade Denning & Kay Lande
29. "Pure of Heart" - Power Records
30. Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Vaughn Monroe
31. Skin And Bones - Dean Gitter
32. Spider-Man On Halloween Night - Spider-Man & Friends
33. Spooky Movies - Roy Clark
34. That Annoying Hanging Spider Sound
35. That Little Old Graverobber Me - Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians
36. Monster Cereals - Count Chocula, Frankenberry & Boo Berry
37. This Is Halloween - Danny Elfman
38. Toccata And Fugues In D-Minor - Hallmark
39. Transylvania Polka - The Count (from Sesame Street)
40. Trick Or Treat - Karen & Cubby
41. Twilight Zone - Neil Norman & His Cosmic Orch.
42. Witch Laugh - Sounds To Make You Shiver!
43. Spooktacular Finale - Spike Jones

Note: Fixed expired link on May 20, 2007

Click below to download--

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Herman Stein RIP

Herman Stein, a little-known craftsman who, unseen but very much heard, helped terrify the audiences of a spate of classic horror and science-fiction films, died on March 15 at his home in Los Angeles. Mr. Stein, a former staff composer at the Universal studio in Hollywood, was 91. Read the full story here.

Here's a file with six themes that were written or co-written by Mr. Stein --

1. Creature From The Black Lagoon
2. The Incredible Shrinking Man
3. It Came From Outer Space
4. The Mole People
5. Tarantula
6. This Island Earth

Herman Stein (13.41 MB)

Saturday, March 24, 2007


After you're done looking through my blog, head on over to the Secret Fun Blog and watch his short film FLiP. It's about a monster kid in the 1960's. I highly recommend it.

Halloween In March!!!

Harvey's Midnight Hour suggested that we should have a 'Halloween In March' over at Scar Stuff's blog. I think it's a good idea. Some people celebrate Christmas 1/2 on June 25 or Christmas in July, so why not Halloween In March?

Mostly Ghostly Music Sharing Blaaahhhggg, Distinctly Jamaican Sounds and The Drunken Severed Head are also participating. Check out these blogs for some great Halloween music.

To start things off, click here to download a CD called Halloween Stomp. It has 27 tracks of great old spooky tunes from the 1930's and 1940's.

You can also go through the archives from last October to find more Halloweenie goodness. I'm working on a new compilation of Halloween songs to post on March 31.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

RIP Calvert DeForest

Calvert DeForest, better known as Larry "Bud" Melman, has died. He was 85. Read about it here.

Here is a clip from The very first Late Night With David Letterman Show (1982) featuring a very familiar introduction by Mr. DeForest.


I collect autographs, among many other things. Some of them I get at comic book or monster conventions and I occasionally write to a star and ask them for an autograph. My favorite way to get them is to send an email. Not all celebrities respond to an email, but some do. One of the best places to get addresses for 'through the mail' or 'email' autographs is Star Collector.

I got these two autographs (Judge Judy and Doris Day) in less than a week after emailing them. Check out Star Collector and have fun.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Oh Danny Boy...

Everybody sing along.

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

Track Listing

1. Danny Boy - Johnny Cash
2. Danny Boy - Celtic Woman
3. Danny Boy - The Chieftains w/ Diana Krall
4. Danny Boy (outtake from 'Little Nellie Kelly' 1940) - Judy Garland
5. Danny Boy - Glenn Hughes (Village People)
6. Danny Boy (1999) - The Irish Tenors
7. Danny Boy (reprise)(1999) - The Irish Tenors
8. Danny Boy (2001) - The Irish Tenors
9. Danny Boy - Erich Kunzel-Cincinnati Pops Orch. w/ John McDermott
10. Danny Boy - John McDermott
11. Danny Boy - Frank Parker
12. Danny Boy - Daniel Rodriguez

Click on the link below to download.

Danny Boy (56.06 MB)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Music For St. Patrick's Day

Need some music for St. Patrick's Day? Check out The Brobdingnagian Bards. The Bards are Andrew McKee and Marc Gunn. Click here to buy their music or get some great FREE MP3's. Or here for Marc's solo stuff.

From their website--

"Scottish and Irish folk songs combined with the Lord of the Rings music and a wee bit o'Celtic fun. The Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brob-din-nahg-EE-en) are The Original Celtic Renaissance music duo from Austin, Texas. Their unique brand of folk music on the autoharp, recorder, and mandolin has made them one of the most-popular Celtic music groups online where they give away thousands of free Celtic MP3 downloads daily.

The Brobdingnagian Bards perform coast-to-coast, and in a given month might be at a Lord of the Rings Oscar Party, a Celtic festival, or a Science Fiction Convention. However, they are an absolute favorite at Renaissance Faires where they add high-energy and wit to make every show a memorable experience."

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

RIP Betty Hutton

Actress and singer Betty Hutton has died, she was 86. Here are three tracks from the Irving Berlin musical Annie Get Your Gun starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel.

1. Doin' What Comes Natur'lly (2:40)
2. There's No Business Like Show Business (Reprise) (1:03)
3. Anything You Can Do (3:08)

Betty Hutton zip (9.35 MB)

Monday, March 12, 2007

And The Rondo Goes To...


Basil Gogos retrospective is named Best Book; Dracula picked as Best Restoration;

Sci-Fi Boys takes Indie crown; Ray Castile is Monster Kid of the Year

March 11, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA -- The wartime fantasy of PAN'S LABYRINTH took top honors Sunday in the Fifth Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, voted best film in a year dominated by nostalgia for monsters past.

The online survey of nearly 1,500 classic horror enthusiasts named GOJIRA, the original 1954 Japanese version of Godzilla, as the Best DVD of 2006, and Universal's brightening of the 1931 DRACULA with Bela Lugosi as the Best Restoration of the year.

In a showdown of TV monster comedies, the first season of THE ADDAMS FAMILY beat out THE MUNSTERS as Best Classic TV DVD of 2006. An episode of the British revival of DR. WHO was named Best TV Presentation, besting favorites such as HEROES and LOST.

Book of the Year went to FAMOUS MONSTER ART OF BASIL GOGOS by Kerry Gammill and J. David Spurlock, a color-splashed celebration of the artist who illustrated the covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland during the "horror boom" of the 1960s.

And toy collector Ray Castile was named "Monster Kid of the Year" for helping to create a museum-quality monster toy exhibit which toured horror conventions in the summer of 2006.

The Rondo award program, named after 1940s character actor Rondo Hatton, is an email survey of the classic horror fan community sponsored by the Classic Horror Film Board. Now in its fifth year, it is the biggest survey of its kind. By the final weekend, 1,480 classic horror fans and pros had emailed choices in 25 categories.

"The strength of this year's vote shows the classic horror community remains alive and well, and quite discerning when it comes to deciding which projects best capture the spirit of the black-and-white and Technicolor thrills we all grew up with,'' said David Colton, organizer of the event.

Click here for the full results.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Best Movies Based On Comic Books

Last week Moviefone did a story on the 20 best movies based on comics. Here's their list --
20. Dick Tracy (1990)
19. Mystery Men (1999)
18. American Splendor (2003)
17. Hulk (2003)
16. V For Vendetta (2005)
15. 300 (2007)
14. Road To Perdition (2002)
13. Blade II (2002)
12. Ghost World (2001)
11. Hellboy (2004)
10. Batman (1989)
9. Tie: Superman II (1980) & Superman Returns (2006)
8. X-Men (2000)7. Spider-Man (2002)
6. A History Of Violence (2005)
5. Superman: The Movie (1978)
4. X2: X-Men United (2003)
3. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
2. Batman Begins (2005)1. Sin City (2005)

What, no Howard The Duck?

I think this would make a great music compilation, using the theme from each movie. I know I have a bunch of them, I'll have to search through my CD collection. The ones I know I DON'T have are -- 300, Hellboy, Superman II, X-Men, A History Of Violence and X2. If I ever find them all, I will post the comp on my blog.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Remember, voting ends March 10 for the 5th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Tell all of your friends to vote NOW!

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Heroes is one of my favorite shows.
Here's the original trailer for the show--

Here's the theme music-- Heroes Intro (191.47 kB)