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The Ghouls

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The Ghouls were an in-studio-only creation of writer and producer Gary Usher, made to profit from two current crazes in 1964, hot rod tunes and campy monster films. Bobby “Boris” Pickett acquired just strike big with “Monster Mash,” therefore Usher — who acquired tremendous achievement stamping out Seaside Boys-like hot fishing rod tracks — made a decision to combine both genres in a single package, as well as the Ghouls had been blessed. Officially one record, Dracula’s Deuce, was released on Capitol in 1964. One of the veteran L.A. program players Usher applied to the project had been Rick Uses up, Chuck Girard, Joe Kelly and Richard Podolor, with Uses up providing a lot of the lead vocals. Goofy and offbeat, the record is really a traditional curio, but its cartoonish veneer, with music like “Small Old Female From Transylvania” and “End up being Accurate to Your Ghoul,” provides it a particular and loopy charm.

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Awards Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actress, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Director, Golden Horse Award for Best Visual Effects
Music Songs Ghoulunatics, Mutant Mutilator, Ghoul Hunter, As Your Casket Closes, Gutbucket Blues, Dungeon Bastards, Rise, Killbot, Rise!!!, Rot Gut, Psychoplasm, Word Is Law, Shred the Dead, Into the Catacombs, Ghetto Blasters, Brain Jerk, Metallicus Ex Mortis, Bringer of War, Life of the Living Dead, Abominox, Kreeg, Graveyard Mosh - Ghoul, The Lunatic Hour, What a Wonderful World, Sewer Chewer, Bury the Hatchet, Cult of the Hunter, Skull Beneath the Skin, Maggot Hatchery, Death Campaign, Mechanized Death, Tomb After Tomb, Humans Till Deth, Splatterthrash
Albums We Are the Dead, Whitechapel Murders, Stand Alone, It's Your Time to Die
Nominations British Independent Film Award for Discovery Award

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