Thursday, December 18, 2008

Inadvertently Creepy Old Tunes

Fans of the 2001 film Jeepers Creepers will remember the song below by Henry Hall, a British band leader from the 1920's to the 1950's. It was even scarier than the title track, a real bright spot in that movie.

His tunes sound like they were directed at kids... but kids he wanted to terrify. And he performed another tune, just as utterly satanic. It was about a teddy bear picnic. Really.


  1. The "Teddy Bear's Picnic" (which Roald Dahl once said was the only song he really liked) was used to in wonderfully creepy way in Greenaway's A Zed and Two Noughts. Thanks for these great tunes.

  2. "Teddy Bear Picnic" is a cool tune. The David Grisman & Jerry Garcia version (on Not Just for Kids) has a bit slower tempo and frankly is less scary. Still, it's a spooky melody. What are those bears snacking on anyway?


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