Dedicated to all the great lost and little-heard Halloween songs that get swept under the "Monster Mash" tide every October. Crawl out of that radio man's dungeon and listen!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Today's song is The White Stripes' "Little Ghost" from 2005, which recently got a second life as a part of the excellent stop-motion horror comedy ParaNorman. Although I had some issues with the personification of the movie's zombies (isn't whole point of zombies that they are bodies without souls, not rotting versions of the people they always were?), the movie has a great story, a great look, and a great big, veiny, blood-red beating heart.
All in all, this is turning out to be a stellar season for animated horror comedies. In addition to ParaNorman, Hotel Transylvania was recently released, and the most exciting development is still to come -- the full-length version of Frankenweenie! I've loved Tim Burton's original Frankenweenie short for years, as well as most of Burton's other work, so this one should be spooktacular. Until it's released, though, enjoy this little ditty about the heart-sickness that comes from falling for a ghost. Ain't that always the way? Just when you think you've met that perfect someone, turns out they're incorporeal.