I have a lot of questions about the "Monster Mash." Do the monsters call it that, or is that just what the mad scientist narrator calls it? Did the Crypt Kicker 5 ever exist before this, or is this like a reunion show or something? The song is clearly referring to a dance called "The Monster Mash," a la the "Hand Jive," but it's never explicit to what this dance is done.
Rather than seek the answers to any of these haunted ponderings, I decided to have a little fun and try to re-write the song in the voice of HP Lovecraft. It takes more of a Herbert West, Reanimator riff, since the lyrics as they were don't really leave any room for the dreaded apathy of tentacles, but I think I did a pretty decent job capturing the true maddening horror of the song.
And they convulsed! I watched in awestruck trepidation as the indescribable horrors cavorted in sickeningly synchronized Euclidean rhythms!
You can read the rest of it over on Medium:
HP Lovecraft's Monster Mash [Thom Dunn / Medium]
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