|Posted by Anna H. on November 18, 2017 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Can you believe that Thanksgiving Day is in ONLY 5 more days?! It was JUST November 1st! Now, it is the 18th. As you already know, Christmas will be here, soon. No, this is not a Christmas-themed blog.
I want to refrain from the holiday and other holidays, until next month. Once it turned Halloween, my local CBS news showed Christmas Trees being chopped.
Like I said in the past, I LOVE Christmas. However, I am not in a rush to celebrate the holiday. Neither is any other average person, who celebrates Christmas. Advertisers already advertise Christmas Sales in both July and in December.
Why should Christmas Day constantly be exploited and advertised before and after Halloween, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving?
Let everyone enjoy all the other holidays before and after Christmas, for the LOVE of everything. We just celebrated Veterans Day last Saturday! Now, we are preparing for Thanksgiving.
Rather than relaxing, while reflecting on what they are truly thankful for in their lives, most families today will finish binge eating Thanksgiving Dinner to bum-rush each other on the streets for Gray Thursday and Black Friday Sales.
Otherwise, there are those divisive family members always instigating family feuds about politics, religion, in-laws, etc. Those are the types of family members, that generally make celebrating the holidays insufferable for others.
If I had it my way, I would have a PEACEFUL Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, eat desserts, drink sparkling cider, eggnog, turn on Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving Specials, and sleep.
Speaking of the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Specials, I am sharing the theme song from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Vince Guaraldi composed the theme song in 1973.
Yes, I know this is different from the usual Song Saturday blog. It is difficult trying to find songs with a Thanksgiving theme.
Then again, you already know that Thanksgiving is always shafted for Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas Day. If I had more time this November, I would've done another Thanksgiving Music Playlist for Song Saturday.
In case you missed the previous Thanksgiving blogs for Song Saturday, click on the following blog links.
Since Thanksgiving is only 5 days away and because I still enjoy watching Charlie Brown Specials as an adult, here is that classic theme song from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for this festive Song Saturday.
Vince Guaraldi Trio "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Theme Song" Peanuts Greatest Hits 
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|Posted by Anna H. on November 10, 2017 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? If you were on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns on February 18, 2017, you should remember that I published a Song Saturday blog featuring the '80s Metal band, Dokken.
I would've published this 2nd blog about Dokken last Thursday but like I already said, I was still recovering from barfing up my lungs 4 times on Halloween.
What was so significant about last Thursday?
November 2,1987 was the day that Dokken's 4th album, Back For The Attack released in stores; Last Thursday was the 30th anniversary of their Back For The Attack album. I cannot believe it has been 30 years!
The fact that I was only 4 years old, when Dokken's theme song for the 3rd A Nightmare On Elm Street film ("Dream Warriors") released, and that I was in kindergarten, when Back For The Attack released, makes me feel old.
3 decades?! Wow! Where has the time gone?! Shouldn't I be older than 35? Honestly, it feels that way. My love for music had influence over me wanting to host my own radio show and becoming a disk jockey. By 20 years old, it came to fruition.
Looking back, I really should've aired some of Dokken's songs on my radio show. Then again, I don't think their songs would've attracted many college students, during the early 21st Century. However, my audience was male-dominated,15 years ago.
Years later, it STILL is male-dominated. Therefore, I could've aired Dokken and other bands from the 1980's and '90s. Listeners would've listened to my show, regardless.
After digging up the previous Song Saturday blog about Dokken's Back For The Attack album, I made some minor changes. The music videos for "Dream Warriors," "Burning Like A Flame," and "Heaven Sent" are still in the previous blog.
Meanwhile, Dokken's "Mr. Scary" from Back For The Attack was featured as a bonus song for that particular Song Saturday blog. Last night, I transferred "Mr. Scary" for today's early Song Saturday blog.
It was mentioned earlier this year in my previous Song Saturday blog, that "Mr. Scary" was a guitar solo by George Lynch and Jeff Pilson. On the band's Back For The Attack album, "Mr. Scary" is the 6th song, which happens to be the song after "Heaven Sent."
You may be wondering, "Anna, why didn't you share 'Mr. Scary' in a Song Saturday blog last month?"
There are only so many Saturdays in a month. If I could've, I would've re-shared the song.
Although, re-sharing it today is more fitting, since Dokken's Back For The Attack recently turned 30. "Mr. Scary" has Classic '80s Guitar Solo written all over it.
Without a doubt, Dokken is by far 1 of the most highly UNDERRATED Metal bands from the 1980's.
Even though Dokken's Back For The Attack was heavily promoted 30 years ago for A Nightmare On Elm Street: Dream Warriors, it is sad that they NEVER received the same amount of praise as other '80s Metal bands.
In case you missed the last Song Saturday blog featuring Dokken earlier this year, click on the following link as a throwback.
In the meantime, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dokken's Back For The Attack, let's revisit "Mr. Scary" for not only an early Song Saturday, but also as a throwback!
Dokken "Mr. Scary" Back For The Attack (1987)
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|Posted by Anna H. on October 28, 2017 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Do you feel like you learned something from yesterday's blog in regards to trick-or-treating? I really hope so because there is a lot, that most of us didn't already know before I published that blog.
October will be over soon. Can you believe that Halloween is in ONLY 3 more days? This means the current background scenery will be gone until next September; The red floral scenery will return, next month.
At the beginning of this week, it was difficult trying to decide what to share for today. I could not choose between Siouxsie And The Banshees and Danzig's old Horror-Punk band, The Misfits. Both were Goth Rock bands with songs about the holiday, Halloween.
However, Glenn Danzig and The Misfits were more Horror-Punk. Because Siouxsie And The Banshees captures kooky and spookiness so much better, I decided to share more Siouxsie And The Banshees.
Songs from Siouxsie And The Banshees' 4th album, Juju work perfectly for Halloween. Juju was commercially successful in the United Kindgom, during 1981. The album has been viewed as a landmark album of the Post-Punk Rock genre.
According to The Guardian in 2007, Juju ranked on the "1000 Albums To Hear Before You Die" List. The British daily newspaper reported, "Perennial masters of brooding suspense, the Banshees honed their trademark aloof art rock to its hardest and darkest pitch on Juju."
I must say, the songs on Juju can be dark. This can most definitely be said about the song, "Voodoo Dolly." "Voodoo Dolly" should've been a hit single from Juju, if you ask me.
It is surprising that "Voodoo Dolly" was NEVER released on a soundtrack. "Spellbound" and "Halloween" are 2 other songs, that you should add to your Halloween or Horror Music Playlists.
Although, I am highly biased to say that "Voodoo Dolly" should be on your playlist, before any other song from Siouxsie And The Banshees' Juju album.
"Voodoo Dolly" has a haunting, spooky, and ominous tone. This is especially when you listen to Siouxsie Sioux's vocals on that track.
Whenever listening to "Voodoo Dolly," I automatically expect a ghost from the graveyard to suddenly jump out and frighten someone, if not a scornful witch performing a curse on an enemy.
Get ready to be spellbound before Halloween with a Vooodoo Dolly for today's Song Saturday Block. There is a triple dose of songs from Siouxsie And The Banshees' 4th album, Juju.
1) Siouxsie And The Banshees "Spellbound" Juju (1981)
2) Siouxsie And The Banshees "Halloween" Juju (1981)
3) Siouxsie And The Banshees "Voodoo Dolly" Juju (1981)
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|Posted by Anna H. on October 21, 2017 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Some of you may be wondering why I didn't share this much sooner. Over this summer, I managed to come across this lyrical video by the Gothic Horror band, Others. Others is mostly a Horror-Punk band.
Throughout these last 3 years, I have shared some of Others' songs. In addition, I have been sharing SOME of my previous October blogs around social media for those, who may have missed them within the last 1-3 years.
For Throwback Thursday, I re-shared a Song Saturday blog, which featured Others. However, I can't believe I overlooked the band's lyrical video, "Heart Of Darkness." "Heart Of Darkness" was recorded for the 2015 film, Tales Of Dracula.
Wolfbain Productions' Tales Of Dracula On DVD Trailer: (2015)
The producer of Tales Of Dracula shot the 2015 film in black and white, in order to give it that Classic Horror appearance and is in tribute to Universal Studios' Dracula.
What is Tales Of Dracula (2015) about?
Tales Of Dracula is about the king of vampires (that being Dracula) returning to his native soil and his castle in the Carpathian Mountains, which is in Romania. Dracula returns to regain his strength.
While being in the Carpathian Mountains, The Dark Prince hunts for a new bride to do his bidding. Dracula chooses a farmer's daughter to be his new bride.
Henry Frankenstein's granddaughter (Victoria) on the other hand, strategizes how she can use the infected blood of Dracula's new bride to rejuvenate the Monster by mixing the vampire's blood with the Monster's. After Dracula discovers he has been betrayed, he swears vengeance.
Tales Of Dracula is on DVD for ~$6.00, if memory serves me right.
Meanwhile, you may be wondering about Others' song, "Heart Of Darkness." Their song made me say to myself, "This would be great to share in October."
What is the song, "Heart Of Darkness" about?
As I was told by Lord Marquis DeBlood, earlier this week, "Heart Of Darkness" was inspired by Francis Ford Coppola's version of Dracula. After Dracula's wife dies, he begins to denounce God.
Who sang the lyrics for "Heart Of Darkness"?
Marquis DeBlood wrote the lyrics and composed "Heart Of Darkness" with the help of Jeff DaBella. Lord Marquis' wife, Mistress Jessica sang the lyrics. She most definitely has beauty and talent. I cannot help commending them for creating such an artistic piece.
If you have your own personal Halloween Music Playlist, you should most definitely add Others' song, "Heart Of Darkness" to it. It is definitely a song worth listening to for Halloween. "Heart Of Darkness" has a very calm yet dark mood.
Since today's blog is in tribute to Dracula, here is "Heart Of Darkness" by the band, Others for today's Song Saturday.
Others "Heart Of Darkness" Tales Of Dracula (2015)
|Posted by Anna H. on October 14, 2017 at 7:25 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops?
Hex: Azazeal Seduces Cassie Scene (2004)
Surely you're scratching your heads and wondering, "What show is this?" Have you ever heard of the Supernatural Horror Dramedy, Hex?
[BBC America Promo:] Hex (2012)
There was no luck of me finding the above scene in English. I spent the last 2 days hunting for that specific scene because it has relevance to today's blog.
What foreign language was the above scene dubbed in?
Honestly, I have no idea. Judging by the sounds of it, Hex was dubbed in a Slavic language like Russian or something similar to it.
What was Hex about?
Originally, Cassie Hughes was the protagonist of Hex. During the first 6 episodes, the TV series was about her being a shy school girl struggling to assimilate with her peers, while attending a remote English boarding school called Medenham Hall.
Medenham Hall occupied the former manor house and grounds of the McBain Estate. During the 18th Century, the estate was the sight of a witchcraft scandal. Much like The Salem Witch Trials, the scandal consisted of women from the Medenham Witch family line being tried and executed.
Cassie's telekinetic, pyrokinetic, and clairvoyant abilities were awakened, after she touched an antique vase, which had been used for Voodoo rituals by the Medenham Witches. To Thelma's (Cassie's best friend's) surprise, she learned that Cassie was a descendant of the Medenham Witches.
Meanwhile, a "dangerous looking" creep by the name of Azazeal stalked Cassie around the campus. Azazeal was a fallen angel and the leader of the Biblical, Nephilim.
Previously, the fallen angel seduced not only Cassie's schoolmistress, Jo Watkins, but also Cassie's mother. Her mother being seduced by Azazeal in the past contributed to her mother's mental disorders.
According to Azazeal (fallen angel), he was "in love" with Cassie. It was not until the fallen angel seduced her, that she became pregnant with his spawn, Malachi. Cassie tried aborting Malachi and failed at doing so.
In the process of Cassie discovering, that she was a witch, being a descendant of the Medenham Witches, being seduced, and impregnated by Azazeal, her boyfriend left the campus.
Troy (Cassie's boyfriend, who was played by The Vampire Diaries' Joseph Morgan) was convinced, that Cassie was pregnant with HIS son. Troy left Medenham Hall, at the end of the original series.
There were many twists and turns, throughout this Supernatural Horror Dramedy. If you never had the opportunity to watch Hex, I recommend it. A number of changes were made by the 2nd season, as far as the writing went.
This week, I have something different from the usual to share with you. As I stated earlier, I spent the last 2 days hunting for that scene with Azazeal seducing Cassie because it has relevance to today's blog.
In the background of that scene, Helicopter Girl's song, "Satan's Seventh Bride" can be heard. Who is Helicopter Girl? Helicopter Girl is the stage name of the Scottish singer, Jackie Joyce. She debuted with her album, How To Steal The World in 2000. On that same album, "Satan's Seventh Bride" can be heard.
Speaking of Azazeal seducing Cassie on Hex, while Helicopter Girl's song played in the background, here is "Satan's Seventh Bride" for today's Song Saturday.
Helicopter Girl "Satan's Seventh Bride" How To Steal The World (2000)
|Posted by Anna H. on October 7, 2017 at 7:35 AM||comments (2)|
The image above was taken, during the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, which was in tribute to George Harrison. Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and Prince, performed "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
At this risk of sounding "melodramatic," it makes my soul weep knowing that we have lost so many legendary vocalists between this year AND last year. It seems as if 2017 has turned out to be just as shitty as 2016, in general.
I know I am not the only person, who wants this year to be over SOON. This is especially, when it comes to turning on the TV everyday and having to watch domestic terrorists attack innocent people at events.
To make matters worse, having the media exploit tragedies and overshadow other news. There are other catastrophes and tragic events for the media to report than spending an ENTIRE week replaying the same reels of homicidal maniacs.
The media fails to grasp, that THEY themselves are inciting MORE division and copycat massacres because they constantly harp on the same overplayed story, while ignoring other reports.
On Monday, we barely heard any reports about Tom Petty from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers dying and other news. Reading someone's post on a forum about the legendary Heartland Rocker's death was the only reason why I learned about it.
Once I learned that Tom Petty died, I was in shock. Shortly after, a news reporter on my local CBS reported, that the LAPD retracted their statement on Twitter.
Supposedly, Tom was NOT yet dead. He was "clinging for his life," according to the LAPD. Eventually, Tom Petty died of cardiac arrest, after being pronounced brain dead and taken off life support.
Before anyone attempts to comment on today's Song Saturday Tribute Block, refrain from posting, "I was never a fan of Tom Petty's music." Posting THAT comment is like pissing on someone's grave.
Regardless if the singer was your favorite or not, it sounds very disrespectful and rude to whoever it was that died. You have no idea how annoying it is to read, watch, and listen to someone having the audacity to say, "I was never a fan of ___ music."
You may think I am acting bossy but there are people out there, who need to have a little more empathy and COUTH. Love or hate the icon, but that person had family, friends, fans, etc.
Tom Petty's music was a part of at least 4-5 GENERATIONS. With The Heartbreakers, Petty released 13 studio albums, 68 singles, and 9 video albums. He also released 3 solo albums, 5 guest singles, etc.
Tom Petty was a part of my childhood, during the 1980's and '90s. Now, he is another music icon to be added to the list of many other music icons, that are dead. This can especially be said about an icon, whose music videos were heavily played on MTV and VH1.
I cannot help reiterating how depressed I become sometimes watching MTV Classic. Having to look back at all the music icons, that are now dead in music video blocks breaks my heart.
Music was a major part of my life growing up. Therefore, watching a bunch a dead music icons can be depressing. This is definitely a fact about life.
Eventually, all good things must come to an end. Anyway, in memory of the legendary Heartland Rocker, here are 9 music videos by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers for today's Song Saturday Tribute Block.
1} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Refugee" Damn The Torpedoes (1980)
2} Stevie Nicks [Featuring Tom Petty] "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Bella Donna (1981)
3} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Make It Better" Southern Accents (1985)
4} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Free Fallin'" Full Moon Fever (1989)
5} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Runnin' Down A Dream" Full Moon Fever (1989)
6} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Mary Jane's Last Dance" Greatest Hits (1993)
7} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "The Last DJ" The Last DJ (2002)
8} Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, & Dhani Harrison "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" A Tribute To George Harrison (2004)
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Room At The Top" Echo (1999)
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|Posted by Anna H. on September 30, 2017 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? In case any or ALL of you took offense to yesterday's blog, you have to remember, that I have spent the last 4 YEARS putting my blood, sweat, tears, and PRIDE into building this website. Having to constantly deal with those, who only care about themselves rather than me, my content, and others is upsetting.
Like I said countless times, if you do NOT genuinely care about anything I share on my website and are only here to say that you KNOW somebody, who has her own website to further your personal agenda, then please unsubscribe.
A definite way to be ousted from this site is to ask or ASSUME, that I am "PMS'ing." Nobody wants or needs false supporters, social climbers, rude, and inconsiderate critics as subscribers.
There are times when I am highly tempted to erase this entire website I built because it can feel pointless having it. This is especially, when SO many people are indifferent to my short stories and blogs because they are not about inciting political division and HATRED.
I cannot speak for everyone. However, I feel this week has been a nightmare for many of us on AND offline. You already know this past week has been brutal for yours truly. The last 2 days have especially been nightmares.
Ever have any of your nightmares come true? I have at least several times. Speaking of nightmares, today's music video by Alice Cooper is a classic. I hunted for a better quality of his music video for "Welcome To My Nightmare," but this was the closest I could find.
Sometimes MTV Classic plays Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare." This song is actually older than both the music video and yours truly. In fact, the song is literally 7 years older than me.
That's not including Cooper himself performing his song on The Muppet Show, during the 1980's. I am sharing the original music video for "Welcome To My Nightmare." It is a rare gem, that the younger generations never had a chance to see for themselves.
If you do not have MTV Classic, you are not likely to see this music video by Alice Cooper. That's unless you voluntarily search for it online.
Chances are highly great that Generations Y and Z have never watched the original "Welcome To My Nightmare." That's unless they were forced to watch it on a music channel because it was already on TV. Anyway, here is the original music video for Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare" for today's Song Saturday.
Alice Cooper "Welcome To My Nightmare" Welcome To My Nightmare (1975)
|Posted by Anna H. on September 16, 2017 at 3:05 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? After signing back online yesterday, there was a message in my inbox supposedly from Webs. It was about a "billing statement" I needed to pay. Otherwise, this website would be "terminated" within 24 HOURS.
I could not help reacting to such an e-mail message. I built this website for free, while I was still helping my uncle with his own company, 4 years ago. This e-mail message led to me contacting Webs.
Webs replied back and said, that they will be investigating this suspicious message. The "billing statement" message has also been sent to other site owners.
Aside from the suspicious e-mail message supposedly from Webs, this weekend's blogs have an Edgar Allan Poe theme. If you have been friends with me for the last decade or so or have at least been a subscriber of mine within these last 4 years, you already know that I am an Edgar Allan Poe fan. A stereotypical Goth trait. Am I right?
Considering that there are a few songs written about legendary authors, I decided to search for songs written about Edgar Allan Poe. Lo and behold were at least several songs about him.
"My Lost Lenore" by the Symphonic Gothic Metal band, Tristania, really caught my ears. The name of this band sounds vaguely familiar. Tristania comes from Dalane, Norway.
If you have ever read ANY of Edgar Allan Poe's work, the name, Lenore should sound very familiar to you. This is especially if you loved reading his narrative poem, "The Raven."
In the 1845 poem, "The Raven," the character Lenore is assumed to be a deceased wife. Poe wrote a poem specifically titled, "Lenore," which was published 2 years before "The Raven," also.
After listening to Tristania's song, "My Lost Lenore," I instantly thought of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." The song was written by Morten Veland. If you would like to read the lyrics to "My Lost Lenore," click on the link right HERE.
"My Lost Lenore" was released on Tristania's debut album Widow's Weeds in 1998. Wow! This album will turn 20 next year and I just discovered this song 2 days ago. Had I known about Tristania years ago, I would've included the band on my music playlist, when I hosted my radio show.
To make up for it, I am sharing this Symphonic Gothic Metal band with you today. Besides, it has been a while, since I last shared any Gothic Metal bands in a Song Saturday blog. Better late than never, right? Anyway, here is Tristania's "My Lost Lenore" for today's Song Saturday.
Tristania "My Lost Lenore" Widow's Weeds 
|Posted by Anna H. on September 9, 2017 at 4:50 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? On Thursday night for Throwback Thursday, I re-shared 2 older blogs regarding clowns around social media. Let's just say I managed to "trigger" some people's coulrophobia.
First I re-shared my Song Saturday blog, which featured Trippy The Clown's music video, "Shut Up." The image of Trippy which appeared after sharing it on World of Anime, frightened some. On the Anime based social media site, I talked to a few about Trippy's image and coulrophobia.
Because those same coulrophobics seemed interested in my blog about coulrophobia, I shared that blog after the Trippy The Clown blog. In the coulrophobia blog, there is a gif of a cute and friendly-looking Auguste Clown waving. That image frightened the same people, also.
If any of you are interested in learning about the fear of clowns, click on the following link.
Now that the 2017 remake of Stephen King's IT has been released in theaters as of yesterday, it would not surprise me if more coulrophobics became "triggered."
IT Remake Extended Trailer (2017)
After watching the remake's extended trailer above yesterday morning, it seems as if the remake of Stephen King's IT has potential to actually be a decent remake. As you already know, I am opposed to remakes and reboots 97% of the time.
The remake for Stephen King's IT seems like it has more jump scares and Splatterpunk Horror than the original film. Because this 2017 remake is an R-rated movie meant for theater viewers, the filmmaker had more flexibility to show more grisly content from King's novel.
Have I ever read Stephen King's novel, IT? No, I have not. However, I did watch the original TV movie that aired on ABC in 1990.
IT Classic Trailer (1990)
Before IT aired on TV, I will never forget picking up the TV Guide in my cousins' house to check the TV schedule and seeing ABC's advertisement of Tim Curry as Pennywise The Clown. As a little girl, I remember feeling somewhat scared.
Stephen King's IT contributed to people's extreme fear of clowns. Pennywise The Clown is normally a source of most people's coulrophobia.
It was not until 3 years ago, that I began conducting research and learning about such a strange phobia. My youngest aunt has a fear of clowns. Although, her fear is NOT as extreme as some people's coulrophobia.
When it comes to Stephen King's Horror novel, IT is supposedly more of a Coming-Of-Age Story about 7 children being terrorized by shapeshifter, that exploits their fears and phobias. This is in order to disguise itself, while hunting its prey.
This creepy shapeshifter the 7 children refer to as "It" mostly appears in the form of a clown named Pennywise, in order to lure its preferred prey of young children. In the novel, "It" takes the form of bats, leeches, werewolves, and sharks.
Meanwhile, this shapeshifter takes the shape of a serial killer named Pennywise The Dancing Clown, Mr. Robert "Bob" Gray, and Mrs. Kersh. Its true form is a giant female spider in the novel and original movie from 1990.
By me not seeing the 2017 remake of King's IT, I have no idea if the shapeshifter's real appearance is also a giant female spider or not. Past readers and viewers like some of us know that Its actual appearance is a GIANT spider, that shapeshifts into any child's worst fears, that traumatizes him/her into adulthood.
The staple themes in Stephen King's Horror novel are the power of memory, childhood trauma that is carried into adulthood, the hidden ugliness lurking behind a small-town quaintness, and overcoming evil through mutual trust and friendship.
Aside from King's Horror novel IT and the movies based on it, Richard Bellis composed the score to the original 1990 film. If you have not noticed lately, I have been sharing more music from Horror movies.
I cannot help emphasizing how much music sets the tone for TV shows and movies. This is especially when it's in regards to Horror films. The song I'm sharing with you today by Bellis is called "George Dies."
The story begins with George Denbrough sailing his paper sail boat. The paper sail boat sails down the storm drain. Shortly after George's boat flows down the drain, Pennywise The Clown appears and entices him with balloons and circus food.
IT "George Meets Pennywise" Scene (1990)
As writen in the novel and shown in the original movie made for TV, George OR "Georgie" declines Pennywise's offer and reaches for his sail boat. While George reaches for his boat, Pennywise grabs him, rips off the boy's arm, and kills him.
Combining Tim Curry's voice with that creepy music is enough to scare anybody watching this classic. Anyway, here is Richard Bellis' "George Dies" from the IT Soundtrack for today's Song Saturday.
Richard Bellis "George Dies" IT Soundtrack (1990)
|Posted by Anna H. on September 2, 2017 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? It appears that some visitors and subscribers are really liking this festive background, now that Halloween is creeping around the corner. I got several oohs and ahs online yesterday. Thank you so much for liking the current scenery! After October, this scenery will return next September to usher in the fall, Halloween, and the 5th anniversary of It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
Aside from the latest scenery, it is Song Saturday. Originally, I meant to share this last April while house hunting last spring, but was side tracked with other issues at the time.
Last April, I went house hunting with my family and my grandmother wanted us to attend an open house for a house, that she and my mother found. After parking in front of that house, I instantly got creepy vibes from it. It was as if my whole body was humming The Amityville Horror Theme Song.
The Amityville Horror Trailer (1979)
Speaking of the 1979 Paranormal Horror film, it was based on Jay Anson's 1977 novel of the same name. If you have never watched the original movie, I recommend doing so. It should make you think twice about house hunting.
Like I said above, the house my family and I took a tour of last April instantly gave me creepy vibes to the extent that my entire body hummed The Amityville Horror Theme Song. Rather than it being painted white, it was a Lavender Blue color.
The overall exterior looked like an abandoned home on a cold and dreary-looking day with someone's ginormous, khaki shorts embedded into the backyard's grass. Who the hell flees a house leaving SHORTS behind and in the backyard? Come on! Was the house THAT haunted?
Regardless, that house creeped me out so much, I nicknamed it "The Amityville Horror House." It was already bad enough, that the house we've been living in for the last 17 years is currently haunted. Anytime someone left SHORTS behind in the backyard OF ALL places, there was no telling HOW haunted that Lavender Blue house was that we visited.
You may be in stitches from laughing at my description of that house, but the creepy vibes I got from it were INTENSE. There's no telling what happened in it. Somebody's corpse could've been buried in the backyard and the burier probably FORGOT to bury the shorts with the corpse.
To add to my unease, a mental institution was located literally 1 BLOCK AWAY from that creepy house. Call me "crazy" but there were too many red flags with that house and its location. Hypothetically speaking, if we were to live in "The Amityville Horror House," I would be getting less sleep than I have been over the last decade or so.
When it comes to the actual Amityville Horror House, Jay Anson's novel was based on the paranormal experiences that The Lutz Family endured in December 1975.
On November 13, 1974, which was 1 year EARLIER, Ronald DeFoe Jr. shot and killed 6 of his family members in a large, Dutch Colonial House, in the Amityville Village. This 5-bedroom house is situated on the south shore of Long Island, NY; It is in a suburban neighborhood in Amityville. The exact address of the murders is 112 Ocean Avenue.
In November 1975, which was literally 1 month before The Lutz Family moved into the house, Ronald DeFoe Jr. was convicted of 2nd degree murder. Meanwhile, The Lutz Family moved into the same house DeFoe killed his family in for $80,000.
That price was considered to be a so-called "bargain." The house was also still furnished, since the time of the murders.
The Lutz Family moved into the 5-bedroom Dutch Colonial House for 80 grand on December 19, 1975, then fled after 28 days of being terrorized by the paranormal activity stemming from the DeFoe murders.
While author Jay Anson documented The Amityville Horror, George and Kathy Lutz heavily supervised him. If ANYTHING, this real life story should make people think TWICE about house hunting on a bargain.
Anyway, since this blog heavily focuses on The Amityville Horror, here is the theme song for it composed by Lalo Schifirin for today's Song Saturday.
Lalo Schifrin "The Amityville Horror Main Title" The Amityville Horror Soundtrack (1979)