Category Archives: Music

Giant Monster Musical Horror Film? A Backbrain Exclusive

Has anyone made a giant monster horror film as a period musical before? Off-hand I can’t think of any. Japanese flicks such as Furankenshutain no kaiju-Sanda tai Gaira (1966; dir. Ishiro Honda) — otherwise known as War of the Gargantuas — … Continue reading

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Look! Up in the Sky…

Superman, right? No? Then maybe it’s Supergirl or Superboy. What about Superboy Prime, Bizarro Superman, Cyborg Superman, the Superman/Batman Composite Superman, Superman Red/Superman Blue, Super Mite, Krypto the Super Dog and (according to my Superman Encyclopedia) Supercat or Super Horse?  … Continue reading

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Music of the Deep

Among some interesting discussion by largely anonymous members of the Empires of the Deep production team that has appeared in the comments of the Undead Backbrain article “Building the Undersea Empire”, we were offered a link to demo music for … Continue reading

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Monstrous Musical Instruments

We’re used to catching sight of weird daikaiju monstrosities around here, but I thought this one was a beautie — a monstrous piano! It’s US singer Lady GaGa performing for the Queen last night at the Royal Variety Show in … Continue reading

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World on Fire

The end of the world used as the basis of a pop song: nuclear disaster, flying saucer attacks, giant monsters … you name it. Kaiju Search-Robot Avery sent me this video of “World on Fire” — a rockin’ piece of … Continue reading

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All Singin’, All Rockin’ Creature

I guess if it becomes iconic enough, anything will be turned into a musical. I have to admit, however, that it would never have occurred to me that The Creature From The Black Lagoon would be a likely candidate. This … Continue reading

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Memo of the Dead

Just for the hell of it, Jonathan Coulton’s great zombie office-worker song, “Re: Your Brains”, with narrative visuals by NahtonStudios. Thanks for introducing me to the song, Chuck.

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Weekend Report: Sunflowers vs Zombies

I’ve been a bit too busy to get my act together this week, so despite some great articles in the pipeline and some interesting news snippets, Undead Backbrain has been a little quiet. For those who might have been waiting, … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flick: Dead Girls, Carwash and Giant Tick

Weekend Fright Flick on Undead Backbrain is sending a triple feature your way this weekend. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, but if sexy zombie chicks and giant ticks tweak your interest (and seeing as you’re reading this blog … Continue reading

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Giant Ants Ate the Blues Player

Kaiju Search-Robot Avery has discovered that Bakersfield, California country blues player Hank Ray is making a movie about giant ants. Taking the classic truth-in-advertising approach to titles, it’s called Giant Ants Eat Bakersfield. It will be about 30 minutes long … Continue reading

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