Welcome to an all hallows eve posting. That’s right it’s that day that the dead can come to life and wreak havoc upon the living. Here is what I consider to be one of the ultimate themes to scary…
I was extremely little when I first saw a Halloween movie. I stayed up extremely late one October night with my best friend. My parents had HBO and Halloween was on. My parents were out somewhere and the babysitter allowed us to watch this flick. We acted tough as we watched it. What young boy wanting to seem like a grownup doesn’t act tough?
Hell, just listening to this theme song conjures up that evening. Obviously dark out on a New York night. Mind you, the movie was filmed in a much more rural setting. Knowing that doesn’t prevent a kid from thinking that a killer can come get them. You see, after the movie was over and the babysitter had us going to bed, that’s when my fear kicked in. I had a makeshift loft in my room which where my bed was. That night I got no sleep.
Why did I get no sleep? Mike Myers of course. I had it in my mind that I had to fake like I was sleeping just in the off hand case that Michael Myers would show up ready to kill me and my best friend. So I spent all night attempting to breath as shallow as possible to make it look like I was already dead. Then I had my eyes essentially closed except for little slits so I could still see. While I was doing all that I was running escape routes from my loft and where I’d run to.
I figured that if I was ready I could be up and away from him in short time. Enough time for me to get away from that madman. Do you remember your first night of shear fear and terror from a horror movie? What was it? What killer gave you the creeps? Do tell.
I don’t expect you to purchase this song, but I’ve got it in my collection just because I like to relive some memories sometimes. Plus it doesn’t hurt to have a soundtrack for fear.
(** Disclaimer: If the label decides to put the fear of Michael Myers into me for real, I’ll have been one step ahead by trashing the audio in less time it takes to take a breath. The post will remain to relive that fear. **)