With her dusky warble and effortless sense of restraint, jazz icon Chris Connors is the height of nighttime cool. Of course, as chill evening turns to desolate midnight, danger often lurks. Sometimes, that hazard even comes from within.
Connors’ take on Margo Guryan’s somber Lonely Woman truly embodies that notion. With a foreboding shriek, this number perfectly highlights the haunted reality of an all too solitary type with too many vanquished dreams.
Sharply atmospheric, this meeting between two femme wunderkinds* would fit perfectly in the background of a number of women-on-the-verge horror pieces – whether it be a modern take on Rosemary’s Baby or simply played on repeat while watching Let’s Scare Jessica to Death with that film’s sound pulled down to zero.
*Guryan is a highly regarded cult figure who wrote a number of successful ‘60s singles. Her oft reissued recording Take a Picture is loftily regarded by many music connoisseurs, as well.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
Her original goal to be an actress landed her background work in Roman Polanski’s classic Rosemary’s Baby and the Tony Curtis thriller The Boston Strangler. But Linda Clifford really hit her mark as the singer who introduced such popular dance singles as Red Light and If My Friends Could See Me Now.
My Heart’s On Fire, her last full length LP, contained the devilish You Bring Out the Heat in Me, proving that her renowned vocals truly contained a touch of authentic fire.
Prolific Ira Levin sure knew how to write about men who left a mark. His Rosemary’s Baby has haunted many a generation – damn kid! – and the subject of his song He Touched Mesure produced a trembling sensation within a young Barbra Streisand, whom covered the tune on her second LP, My Name is Barbra, Two.
Love is exhilarating, no? Especially when you throw those Boys From Brazilinto the mix!
Until the next time…SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
My closet may usually look like an explosion hit it, but you can’t blame Erica and Zack Kauffman, the super cool owners/designers of Atomic Cotton! Their awesome horror themed t-shirts make even the sloppiest terror fan look like they are headed to some truly exclusive terror themed prom night.
The femme beast in me, also, loves that one of their recent designs is a beautiful reenactment of The Craft (as seen above). Their glorious homage to Mia Farrow and Rosemary’s Baby is, also, a worthy present for any future Black Mass christenings that you might be attending.