Day 03 – A song that makes you happy: Mickey Lee Lane – “The Zoo”
This song has little to nothing to do with Halloween, but they mention King Kong, so I’ll allow it.
First, just listen to the song here. And if you don’t have time, just skip to the 1:10.
This track was on a CD compilation called Horror Hop (along with the companion CD Monster Bop, these are two of my favorite CDs I own, Halloween themed or not). This song makes me happy for two reasons:
Actually, the only animals that are mentioned to specifically be in the zoo are all monkeys (monkeys, chimpanzees, and King Kong). It just reminds me of trends in horror that aren’t really around anymore. Gorillas (large or normal sized) use to me common themes in 30’s and 40’s horror movies and shows. The same goes for witch-doctors, and half-animals/half-men, cannibals (not zombies), and other “jungle” type horrors. Beside’s Cronenberg’s “The Fly” (which was a remake anyway), I can’t really think of any animal-human hybrids in horror for 60 years (excluding were-wolves). And the only witch-doctor I know of since they started filming in color is Papa Shango (and the dude with a brief cameo in Beetlejuice).