The Song Stuck In My Head: “HE’LL HAVE TO GO” by JIM REEVES (1959)

…You Can’t Say The Words I Want To Hear…

…While You’re With Another Man. …

…Do You Want Me…

…Answer Yes Or No…

…Darling I Will Understand. …

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Jim Reeves

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…Put Your Sweet Lips…

…A Little Closer…

…To The Phone. …

…Let’s Pretend…

…That We’re Together…

…All Alone. …

…I’ll Tell The Man…

…To Turn The Jukebox…

…Way Down Low. …

…And You Can Tell…

…Your Friend There With You…

…HE’LL HAVE TO GO.

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Of All The Songs I Know…

…Why On Earth Is THIS SONG…

HE’LL HAVE TO GO

by JIM REEVES

…The Tune That’s Playing On Repeat In My Twisted Brain???

I Haven’t The Foggiest, My Peeps.

Yes…

…I Have Heard It Recently…

…So I’m Sure That’s The Beginning Of It…

…But WHY Today???

I Keep Singing It To Myself…

…Over…

…And Over…

…And Over And Over And Over AGAIN!!!

I’ve Known The Song…

…WORD For WORD…

…Since About The Age Of 9-Years-Old.

My Grandparents LOVED Them Some JIM REEVES

…And They Used To Play His Greatest Hits…

(on cassette of course)

…When We’d Go Out-And-About On A Drive.

Every Time We’d Go See My Aunts And Uncles…

…Maw Would Break-Out The JIM REEVES Tape…

…And We’d Just SING SING SING!!!

Thing Is…

…I Stopped Listening To It When I Found Out It Was Technically A Country Song.

I Hate Most Country Music, So It Only Seemed Right To Ditch The JIM REEVES, Ya Know???

However…

…Years Later…

…I Ended Up Owning A Copy Of…

JIM REEVES GREATEST HITS

…On CD.

And NOW…

HE’LL HAVE TO GO

…Is On My MP3Player.

WHY???

Well…

…As It Turns Out…

…My Hatred For Country Music Only Goes So Far.

The Song…

HE’LL HAVE TO GO

…Has Become A Part Of My Life.

It Brings To The Surface So So SO Many Fond Memories That It’s Impossible For Me To Ditch It Ever Again.

Like I Said, Though…

…I Haven’t The Foggiest As To WHY It’s Hitting Me So Hard Today.

But I Won’t Shy Away From It.

Even Though It’s Annoying To Have A Song On Perpetual-Repeat In My Brain…

…It Still Makes Me Smile When I Hear It.

And I Sincerely Love Love LOVE To Sing Along With It!!!

Go Figure.

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Hope You’re Enjoying Your FRIDAY EVE, My Peeps.

I’m Doin’ My Best To Do That Very Thing.

Results Are Mixed Thus Far…

…But That’s Acceptable.

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The Ole Double Feature: “HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL” (1959 and 1999)

So…

…What Can I Tell You About This Double Feature?

Hmm.

Well…

…I Can Tell You The Best Part Of BOTH Flicks.

The Best Part About…

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

(The 1959 Version)

…Is…

VINCENT PRICE

…Being…

VINCENT PRICE

!!! !!! !!!

The Best Part About…

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

(The 1999 Version)

…Is…

GEOFFREY RUSH

…Doing His Best At Being…

VINCENT PRICE

!!! !!! !!!

Honestly, That’s It, My Peeps.

They’re Both Cheesy-Fun Flicks.

Neither Of Them Are What I Would Call A True-Blue-Classics…

…But They’re Cheesy-Fun, Nevertheless.

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The Plot To Both Films Is Basically The Same.

An Eccentric Millionaire Invites People To Spend The Night In A So-Called “Haunted Place” With The Promise Of A Payday For All Whom Can Stay The Entire Night AND Survive.

The Only Real Difference Is The Monetary Value.

In 1959, They Get $10,000.00

In 1999, They Get $1,000,000.00

Okay Okay, And There’s One More HUGE Difference…

…The SPECIAL EFFECTS.

In 1959…

…Well…

…Sheesh People, It Was 1959.

In 1999, However, They Go Balls-In To Make It As Graphic As Possible.

Needless To Say, It’s The Effects That Sell The 1999 Version.

For The 1959 Version, It’s The Suspense AND The Mood.

Well…

…And 1959 Had…

VINCENT PRICE

…While 1999 Had…

GEOFFREY RUSH

…Both Of Whom Have So Much Fun Playing Their Parts.

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Since I Didn’t Own Either Of Them At The Time…

…Though I’d Seen Them Both Many Times…

…I Decided To Drop My $5 On This Little Double Feature DVD.

Honestly…

…I Consider It $5 VERY WELL SPENT, My Peeps.

Cheesy-Fun Can Be Almost Priceless, Itself.

Wouldn’t You Agree???

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

So, Please, Trust Me When I Say…

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

…Both The 1959 AND 1999 Versions…

…Are At Least Worth A Look If Cheesy-Fun Horror Is Your Thing.

You Already KNOW It’s MY Thing!

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Keep Your Friday Rollin’, My Peeps.

Here’s To Hoping The Day Treats Y’all Well.

If It Doesn’t???

Well…

…Hmm…

…At Least Tomorrow Is SATURDAY!

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(NOT) Random (BIRTHDAY) Movie Mention: “THE TINGLER” (1959)

What A Better Way To Celebrate Than With A Classic-Fright-Flick, Eh!?!

VINCENT PRICE

…In…

WILLIAM CASTLE‘s

THE TINGLER

!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

!!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

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I KNOW, RIGHT!!!

Nothin’ But The Best ’round Here!!!

Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

My Younger Brother Got Me This One On The DVD For My Birthday…

…Being That It’s About The Only GREAT Flick Starring…

VINCENT PRICE

…I Had Yet To Purchase Myself.

Yeah…

…I Know…

…You Just GOTTA Love The Guy.

My BROTHER, I Mean.

Though, You Should Love Dear VINCENT, Also.

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Alright…

…So…

…In This One…

VINCENT PRICE = A SCIENTIST COMMITTED TO HIS WORK

THE TINGLER (Itself) = THE WORK

…And Dear VINCENT Has Discovered Something Amazing:

FEAR CAN KILL YOU
!!! !!!

But, It’s Not What You’re Thinking.

THE TINGLER

…Is A Part Of Us.

ALL OF US.

It’s A Creature of Sorts…

…And It Lives IN/ON/ALONG OUR SPINAL-CORD.

If You Cry Aloud And SCREAM…

…You MIGHT Survive.

If You Lock-Up…

…And HOLD-IN That Fear/Fright…

THE TINGLER

…Can CRUSH…

…And SEVER…

…Your SPINE!!!

The MORE Scared You Become…

…The MORE And MORE It GROWS…

…And The Pain-Level RISES…

…And RISES…

…AND RISES…

…Until YOU Are DEAD!!!

!!! !!! !!!

And YES, My Peeps…

THE TINGLER

…Lives Within US ALL…

…And…

VINCENT PRICE

…Wants A LIVINGย SPECIMEN!!!

!!! !!! !!!

Sooo…

…Whom Better To Experiment With Than A Woman Who Is BOTH…

DEAF And MUTE.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

VINCENT PRICE

…Isn’t Your “A”-TYPICAL Mad-Scientist.

I Mean…

…Really…

…What’s The Difference Between…

“AN INSANE MAN”

…And…

“A MAN COMMITTED TO HIS ART/WORK”

…Whatever His ART/WORK May Be???

Kinda Hard To Tell Sometimes, Ain’t It!?!

EXACTLY, My Peeps, EXACTLY INDEED!!!

!!! !!! !!!

I Sincerely Don’t Wanna Give This Flick Away…

…BUT…

…Let’s Just Say…

THE TINGLER

…Is NOT The CHEESE-FEST You’re Currently Picturing Within Your Mind’s Eye.

No.

It’s Actually A Pretty SERIOUS Flick.

It’s A SMART…

…UNIQUE…

…GENUINELY ENTERTAINING Little SHOCKER!!!

It’s Honestly An EXCEPTIONAL “Fright-Flick”…

…And One Of THE BEST HORROR FLICKS Of It’s Time…

…Or ANY TIME, For That Matter.

The Idea Snags You.

VINCENT PRICE

…Keeps You Engaged.

And The Film Itself Lulls You In…

…GRABS HOLD…

…And DOESN’T LET GO!!!

It’s Simply A Near-Perfect Little Film.

Sooo…

…Next Time You’re Looking For Something…

FUN

…Or…

UNIQUE

…Or…

UNEXPECTEDLY ENTERTAINING

…You Should Totally Give…

THE TINGLER

...The TIME/EFFORT/CREDIT It’s Due.

I’ve Loved This Film For Over 20-Years, Now.

And NOW…

…Thanks To My Brother…

…I FINALLY HAVE MY OWN COPY AGAIN!!!

WOOT!!!
!!! !!! !!!

Enjoy Your Day, My Peeps, If It’s Possible.

If It’s NOT Possible…

Then MAKE IT THAT WAY, DAMMIT!!!

(teehehehehehe)

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