Ozzy Osbourne’s Bark at the Moon!

Well here we go again Creeps and Ghouls, back into the mist enshrouded past to the dawn of MTV and the music video revolution to examine yet another example of the marriage of audio and visual and its profound effect on my admittedly easily corruptible young psyche. This time we look at the mini horror spooktacular, Ozzy Osbourne’s Bark at the Moon!

Playing like a lost trailer for the greatest Hammer film never made mixed with early 80’s rock n’ roll awesomeness, the video for Bark at the Moon has it all: a mysterious masked figure, a Victorian scientist transforming into a lycanthropic terror, an insane asylum, and some sweet mustaches…oh, and a dude playing keyboards while wearing another keyboard. Rad!

While Bark at the Moon didn’t create my love of all things horror, it certainly opened my eyes to the ways that rock and horror could be combined, which only increased as I watched such films as Trick or Treat and Rock n’ Roll Nightmare (both of which I’ve discussed in previous posts)!

Check out the video for yourself right here, and please feel free to mention some horror themed videos that you loved in the comments section!


Stay Spooky!

Daniel XIII

Daniel XIII: equally at home at a seance as he is behind the keyboard! Raised on a steady diet of Son of Satan comics, Kaiju flicks and Count Chocula, ol' XIII is a screenwriter, actor, and reviewer of fright flicks! What arcane knowledge lurks behind the preternatural eyes of the Ouija Board Kid?

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13 thoughts on “Ozzy Osbourne’s Bark at the Moon!

  1. MZA says:

    Man, the Jake E. Lee’s guitar work is phenomenal, and he even can pull off that solo wearing a puffy shirt — true talent.

    The only horror themed video that comes immediately to mind is Dio “Last in Line”. I remember seeing that as a kid and almost instantly going out to buy the album.

  2. I agree completely with your assessment of Jake E. Lee…guitar virtuoso and fashion plate.
    As for Ronnie James, this is the second mention he’s received in conjunction with this series…I wonder who the next article will spotlight?

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Randy Rhodes was a tough act to follow.
    Jake E Lee did a surprisingly good job of adding his touch while flowing with Rhodes’ style to keep Ozzy’s music intact.

    Great video.
    Takes me back to those crazy years of Crazy Train and the entertaining theatricality of Ozzy in his prime (after Black Sabbath’s epic run of course – which I consider more prime, pure solid rock than any Metal that came after).

    I dunno, so many videos from that era are so good.
    Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” isn’t goth, but Dee Snyder has *some* kinda extreme thing going.
    And what a vid.

    Good stuff.
    Keep em rollin’

  4. Here’s the list of what’s coming so far (the order may change):

    Dio – Holy Diver
    Greg Kihn – Jeopardy
    Billy Idol – White Wedding
    Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
    Gary Numan – Cars
    Kiss – Love It Loud
    Alice Cooper – either Man Behind the Mask, Teenage Frankenstein or Poison

  5. You can tell it’s a rough morning…I tried to hit “Like” for that comment…then realized that I wasn’t on Facebook…I understand Garfield’s disdain regarding Mondays fully.

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