Friday, October 18, 2019

This Horror Business Is Funny Business

One of the blogs that I periodically check out is Too Much Horror Fiction, which reviews paperback horror novels, mainly from the 70s and 80s. The blog takes its title from the Misfits song Too Much Horror Business. To me, the Misfits are a silly band, they tried to be shocking, but their cartoon horror show manages to be simultaneously more offensive and less genuinely transgressive that their role models, the Ramones. Too Much Horror Business aims to be creepy, but it's just too damn corny... while it's supposed to evoke Psycho, the chorus more effectively evokes gastric distress on the part of lead singer Glen Danzig: "You, you don't go in the bathroom with me."

Now, why wouldn't you want to go into the bathroom with Glen Danzig? Rumors of his poor eating habits have been greatly exaggerated:

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