Okay. I want to get one thing straight, right off the bat. When I say horror and rap together, it has absolutely nothing to do with a bunch of kids from the trailer park painting their faces and drinking Faygo. I mean Rev Run wasn’t out back in between recording the “Ghostbusters 2″ theme, smoking meth out of his jugelovers butt hole. Sure, Bobby Brown may have forcibly snorted some coke out of Whitney’s ass but that was love. I am getting sidetracked, what I am talking about is a trend that was very prevalent in the late eighties/early nineties. The most common form was after you were done watching a horror film the credits would start. Seems simple right? Well, they realized “hey, maybe they didn’t understand that some kids fought some monsters and loved Stephen King” so they would have a rap at the end that would explain the shit in like three minutes. It was brilliant. Win/Win. Even if you did figure it out, you got to hear a sweet rap song that usually included the cast. In some cases you were lucky enough to even get a music video to go along with it. Some films spent the extra money to get big names like “The Fat Boys” or ” MC Hammer” to help out with the duties. What lies ahead is some of my favorite of this eras offerings. Some are the aforementioned credit raps, while some are used merely as marketing tools. I even threw in a couple that aren’t specific to a certain film but still sum up the feel. Pull the clock off the wall and hang that shit around your neck and enjoy the lost art of horror movie raps.
Waxwork II: Lost in Time- L.A. Posse
This is one of the beautiful moments where a great films ends and then you get a music video right as the credits start to roll. The cast is on the steps of the courthouse dancing their asses off, surrounded by what I assume was all the extras from “Beverly Hills 90210″ set. I am pretty sure the fly girls from “In Living Color” also showed up.
Leprechaun in the Hood- Cast
At the end of possibly the worst in the franchise, Warwick Davis channels his co-star Ice-T to belt out two minutes of beats that basically teaches you he needs to get laid real bad. You also learn that he is a lep in the hood and he can do no good. You know? in case you missed that.
Addams Family Groove- Mc Hammer
When the big screen version of the beloved Addams Family hit, the producers took no chances so they hired Mc Hammer to write a new version of the theme to cash in. Hammer was huge at the time. Sure, now you can find him washing my windows on the street corner, but then millions flocked out to get that maxi single cassette.
Taking over the World(Spaced Invaders)- Cast
So I may be cheating a bit here. There is more singing than rapping here, but you do get the aliens rapping a bit and it owns. One of my favorite movies and this is the classic explanation song just in case you couldn’t figure out that this is a hip version of “War of the Worlds.”
The Monster Squad- The Monster Squad
On every Halloween playlist I have ever made, granted so are pretty much all of these. Hey did you fall asleep during the movie? Here is the whole fucking plot in awesome rap from.
Are You Ready for Freddy?(A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master)- The Fat Boys/Robert Englund
A year after the Fat Boys made the cinematic masterpiece “Disorderlies” they along with Freddy himself recorded a song and made a video for “Nightmare on Elm Street 4.” Turns out one of the Fat Boys is the nephew of good old Fred Krueger so they have to stay the night in the elm street house so they get the deed. They meet up with Uncle Fred and he lays down some sick beats.
The Crypt Jam- The Crypt Keeper
It’s like if Morris Day and the Time did the dinosaur with a massive cold and no cough drops. The Cryptkeeper gets freaky with the cast of “The Grind.” As far as I know this was not for one specific movie or season but just a promotional tool for the character overall. I do know it owns my balls.
Nightmare on my Street- DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
This was not made with permission from the studio so it kind of got lost due to threats of lawsuits. From what I have heard there was video but never surfaced. Still a classic.
Monster Rap- Elvira
Oh Elvira. What horror nerd wasn’t obsessed with her larger than life….Titties. Not even gonna try. Well, she made a song that is full of references and awesome. Catchy as shit and a must play at any party.
Bonus video from this century!!!
Land of a Million Drums- Outkast/Killer Mike
So this is the only entry that was made after the nineties. It doesn’t quite fit on this list but gives me hope that one day we can return to the wonderful world of movie raps. This song has caused a naked drunken dance from yours truly on several occasions.
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