Music to Make Horror Movies By: Ida Lupino

Published March 17, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

ida-lupino food of the gods

Fierce and independent, Ida Lupino was the only female director working in Hollywood for many years. She was just as memorable in front of the camera, establishing herself as a prime example of the tough hearted film noir broad.

As was typical of many women in that genre, she played nightclub singers in both The Man I Love, the inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s New York, New York, and the atmosphere soaked Roadhouse, which had absolutely nothing to do with the Patrick Swayze cheese-fest of later years. Although dubbed in the former, she was able to display her own smoky, mood soaked voice in the latter.

Not expectedly in her fading years, Lupino found herself battling off gigantic feathered foes in Food of the Gods and Ernest Borgnine’s horned cult leader in The Devil’s Rain. Her last role was of a magnificent Norma Desmond take-off in an early episode of Charlie’s Angels, a fitting finale for one of the grand queens of the cinema.


Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!


2 comments on “Music to Make Horror Movies By: Ida Lupino

  • Love this blog. Love Miss Lupino in any genre. Roadhouse is an all-time favorite, and if you’re a Lupino fan, On Dangerous Ground (1951) is another must see. She gives us the sweeter, more gentle Ida we suspected was a part of her all the time. Thanks for a funny, well-written entry. Catch my Queen of the Lot blog at:

    • I haven’t seen On Dangerous Ground yet. I will definitely check it out! I just followed your blog, as well! It’s gorgeous!!! I cant wait to dive into it! I don’t know much about Dolores Gray (so super excited to dive into that entry) and Joan Bennett is one of my all time faves. I just watched Woman in the Window and adored it! Thanks for finding me here! I’m so happy we connected! Brian

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