The Misfits’ new EP, Friday the 13th, is inspired by 1980s horror movies, as befits a horror-punk band.
The band’s founding bassist and continued heartbeat, Jerry Only, tells Kerrang! magazine that he loved 80’s horror because of movies like John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” Even so, he pulls a bit of his 1960s childhood into the mix, too, on the closing track, “Mad Monster Party,” according to his Kerrang! interview. “The last track is a part of my soul! We covered the Monster Mash in many different line-ups, but the version we did on the Project 1950 album will continue to be known as the best version we’ve ever done. I’d wanted to blow that song away since I was a kid; I wanted to write something better. So I took the idea of the Rankin Bass stop motion animated classic, which I grew up on as a kid, filled it with Misfits, and raised Jerry Lee Lewis from the dead to create a futuristic ‘Monster Mash’ – the ‘Mad Monster Party.’”
Check out the EP’s title track:
Friday the 13th Track List:
- Friday the 13th
- Nightmare on Elm Street
- Laser Eye
- Mad Monster Party