The Horror Honeys: Hardcover Thursday Jam ~ 'In the Still of the Night'

Hardcover Thursday Jam ~ 'In the Still of the Night'



In the still of the night
I held you, held you tight
'Cause I love, love you so
Promise I'll never let you go
In the still of the night
So before the light
Hold me again with all of your might
In the still of the night


If you are even a passing Cronenberg obsessive, you know his ability to take the simplest moment and make it skin-crawling. So a romantic dance scene between identical twin brothers and their mutual love interest that gets... incesty? Yeah, the inherent creepiness of that moment in Dead Ringers is only upped by Cronenberg's brilliant style and skill. But what makes the scene even more ick-heavy is the delightfully romantic soundtrack choice. Used a hundred times in films before, "In the Still of the Night" by The Five Satins had never once seemed so frightening. But in David Cronenberg's hands? What doesn't? ~ RH