We don’t really do the Halloween thing here in Australia, which I actually think is a good thing. We here in Oz already seem to copy a ton of American ‘traditions’ and I like the fact that nobody has really hopped on board the Halloween bandwagon. Having said that though, there may be a few opportunistic kids who take their chances and ring the doorbell tonight.

They won’t be scoring any lollies though – I’ve a good mind to give them this week’s episode of the Contrast Podcast instead. It’s a horrifying collection of ghoulish grooves, spooky songs and fearsome forewords and you can check it out right here.

My contribution was truly horrifying – a German version of Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, rewritten especially for a 1997 musical called Tanz De Vampire (Dance Of The Vampires). It really has to be heard to be believed.

Totale Finsternis – Der Tanz der Vampire

The title of this post is a quote from the first chapter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Update: Ok people, you’re freakin me out. Some of you have been silly enough brave enough to actually download this thing. Truly spooky. And we did get a few doorbell ringers last night, and someone was also kind enough to rock the roof as well. Little rotters.