HEY! THE BATTY HALLOWEEN HALL OF FAME IS FINALLY LEGAL NOW THAT WE'RE AT 21! This time we have another song featured in a cult horror movie; but this time it's sung by an iconic horror actor! The 21st inductee into my Batty Halloween Hall of Fame is . . .
SONG FROM SPIDER BABY by LON CHANEY JR. & RONALD STEIN
Stein demented instrumental main title theme to Jack Hill's equally demented film SPIDER BABY would have lyrics added and the movie's star Lon Chaney Jr. (who plays Bruno in the film) would sing/croak his way through an incredibly fun tune. If you get the chance to hear the studio outtakes of the recording session, they are probably even more hilarious! SPIDER BABY, of course, concerns the mental Merrye family who have a thing for homicide! Surely you've seen it. If not, you'd better watch it quick . . . before I send Virginia Merrye to sting you! By the way, that masterful artwork of Lon is by the talented artist Steve Ring whose blog SPOOKY LABORATORY is participating in this very Countdown to Halloween. Check him out. He does absolutely stunning work!