May 19, 2009

Episode 5: Dance of the Bogeymen

Episode 5, "Dance of the Bogeymen" (aired on May 8), is by far the weirdest of the ones we've had so far, indulging in every screwball track and musical number that would fit in Rocky Horror's Brad and Jannet's sleeves. The episode was partially devoted to the concept of the "bogeyman" and the different forms it takes around the globe, from the "small man" in the Bahamas to "bussemanden" in Denmark to "babaroga" in Croatia and Macedonia. In one way or another, most of the modern horror villains can be considered as bogeymen, and this holds particularly true for Michael Myers (well, duh, "Was that the boogieman?" quote at the end of Halloween pretty much spells it out).

The second part of the show was devoted entirely to musicals, including well-known tracks from Rocky Horror Picture Show and Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as more recent fare coming from the soundtrack for Repo! The Genetic Opera. This combination is a bit of a roller coaster ride, what with Nightmare's gorgeous rhymes, Rocky's bohemian party 'till you drop attitude, and Repo's industrial carny aggression. It was indeed a weird show, and I loved every second of it :)

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