Happy Friday the 13th! To Celebrate, Great Songs from Horror Movies!

Happy Friday the 13th!  And happy “yet another updated and reposted post”.  But a really good one!  All the best songs from horror movies.

I did finally watch Pizza, so now I have seen that, and The Innocents.  Both are terrifying, but more on the psychological level, not the mass murderer killing innocent teenagers kind of thing.

One of my all time favorite guilty pleasure movies is Taarzan: The Wonder Car.  Which is partly inspired by Herbie: The Love Bug.  But also by Christine, the classic 70s horror movie about a murderous car.

It’s sort of amazing that these two very different sensibilities are able to come together!  On the one hand, Ajay Devgn, reborn as a car, is traveling the night alone, confronting and killing his murderers.  On the other hand, Ajay’s son Vatsal Sheth, is having campus hijinks and falling in love with Ayesha Thakia with the support of his car/father/wingman.

But more importantly, awesome songs!  So light and silly and happy, in the middle of this crazed revenge saga!

Thank goodness they are making out inside of his car/father, so his car/father can watch the road and keep them out of trouble!

Look at them having fun in a club!  While his Father/car goes on a killing spree!

The perfect daughter-in-law!  Willing to suit up and help you rebuild yourself, when the car your ghost-spirit is inhabiting gets a little beat up:

My favorite song!  And the only thing supernatural about this part of the film is how one sip of alcohol makes him into an expert dancer:

And then there is the other teenage horror movie, Sssssshhhh, which I have never actually watched straight through (because it is terrible), but I loooooooooove all the songs!  Like, the soundtrack is one of my “most played” on my ipod.

Look how cute Kajol’s little sister was, back in the day!  And Dino Morea, back when he was still dating Bipasha!  And how incredibly clever the direction is with the little notes everywhere!

Okay, the overalls are a bit weird, but I find it really sweet that cute confident popular boy Dino Morea is trying so desperately to get Tanisha to look at him:

My absolute favorite song from this movie, and one of my favorites of all time.  I play it on a loop when I am on roadtrips.

There’s another Indian horror movie I know about!  The Fog, with Irrfan Khan!  Possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.  Not “worst” like Bombay Velvet where you just wish you were dead, but “worst” like Plan 9 From Outer Space where nothing makes sense and it is all so cheap and badly done that it’s funny.

(The whole thing is on youtube!  I’m so happy!  No subtitles, but you don’t really need them)

That movie is from the Ramsey Brothers studio, which cranked out all this D-grade stuff with no budgets and made modest profits.  And then after Bhoot, suddenly Bhatt films is getting into it, and there’s all this high concept films like “What if Bipasha Basu is a witch AND a movie star?!?!?”  They are definitely less bright and happy then my beloved Taarzan, but at least they still have some good songs.

And then there’s Talaash.  Which doesn’t really fit in any genre, but works for horror as much as anything else.  And, again, great songs!

Oh!  And I almost forgot!  Kaal!  Which, like everyone else in the world, I did not bother to see.  But, also like everyone else in the world, I quite enjoyed Shahrukh’s Item Number!

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4 thoughts on “Happy Friday the 13th! To Celebrate, Great Songs from Horror Movies!

  1. Best song from Talaash – jiya laage na! You’re literally the first person that ever named muskaan as their favorite song from that film. Which made me wonder- how exactly do you rank the appeal of a song since you obviously don’t speak the languages.

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    • I can get some minimal meaning of the words. But mostly it’s just like anyone else, I like the way it sounds. Muskaan has this bitter sound to it that I find refreshing, “Jiya Laage” sounds more familiar to me. Also, I really love the opening of the movie with “Muskaan”, which unfortunately is not the song version available anywhere, but the visuals of just driving through the red light district at night are unique and perfectly match the sound of the song.

      On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 8:01 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Urdu words really are so versatile it’s nauseating! 😂 mostly because they have specific words for things (like muskaan which means a half smile) but it can mean sad half smile, good half smile, shy half smile, formal half smile or any other kind and you know exactly what kind it is by the tone of the song. Not even a specific word in the lyrics. Just the tone! 😂

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  2. `
    When you cover Taarzan: The Wonder Car, you didn’t mention the classic 60’s TV one-series disaster My Mother the Car (starring Jerry Van Dyke).

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