Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from The Basement

The scariest night of the year is upon us, kids are out trick r treating, and the candy and beer are flowing freely.

But before us Basement Dwellers numb ourselves into a horror-movie coma, I thought I'd share some music from what I consider required viewing at Halloween.

A lot of people screen a horror film like John Carpenter's Halloween, The Exorcist or Trick r Treat, but I go with a season two episode from the TV series Millennium called The Curse of Frank Black. It's a Halloween-themed episode, with hero Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) facing some demons -- personal and otherwise -- on All Hallow's Eve.

This is spooky stuff, told almost without dialogue, and works as a stand alone episode AND within the series's continuity. It also evokes a real feeling for the holiday. It's awesome television thanks to writers Glen Morgan and James Wong.

Anyway, enough of my jibber jabber. Time to get back to the festivities. Thanks for spending a couple of minutes with me this night. Now enjoy the track and, if you can find the episode, check it out.


Millennium - The Curse Of Frank Black - Mark Snow's 'Jack O Lantern' from Mark Hayden on Vimeo.

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