so, can you really go a october without diggin monster mash?
i can’t. neither can my kids, who demand to listen to it over and over again. i love that they even try to get the vocals just like bobby “boris” pickett’s.
random song trivia for you:
pickett was an aspiring actor, so it only makes sense that his song had some low-budget hollywood sound effects in it. the sound of a coffin opening was imitated by a rusty nail being pulled out of a board, the cauldron bubbling was actually water being bubbled through a straw, and the rattling chains were simply chains being dropped on a tile floor.
and, there have been at least 19 covers done of this song. it’s pretty much the gold standard for halloween!
a cartoon version:
and one a fan did for a disney contest, featuring disney villains. super clever!