‘Night of the Living Dead’ – Horror Movies That Inspired Songs
Another classic of the horror genre, 'Night of the Living Dead' was released in 1968 and has since managed to gross more than $12 million domestically and another $18 million internationally. Its explicit content caused a backlash against the flick when it first was released, but it has since garnered plenty of critical acclaim and even was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
The Misfits, the original horror punk band, meanwhile, recorded and released a tune titled 'Night of the Living Dead' about a decade later on Halloween day, Oct. 31, 1979. The band also played a concert in New York City on the same day, selling copies of the song at a merch table the night of the show. The tune's lyrics, meanwhile, address the zombies that are featured in the flick: "You think you're a zombie, you think it's a scene / From some monster magazine / Open your eyes too late / This ain't no fantasy boy," frontman Glenn Danzig sings.
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Listen to 'Night of the Living Dead' by the Misfits