While plenty of rock and metal musicians love horror movies, few pay as much tribute to them in their lyrics as Rob Zombie. The shock rocker’s songs are chock full of references to Frankenstein, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, and every other classic monster to ever shuffle into the spotlight and make the world gasp out loud. He’s even gone so far to incorporate the promotional language used on the posters of classic movies, as well as lines of in-world dialogue (“More Human Than Human,” for example, being the motto of the replicant-building corporation in Blade Runner).
This complete dedication to schlock cinema means that at times, it can be difficult to determine if a descriptive line is a Rob Zombie quote or the tagline for a horror flick. So since today marks the 22nd anniversary of Zombie’s solo debut Hellbilly Deluxe getting released, we decided to test your knowledge of Zombie’s lyrics by posing them next to actual horror movie taglines and seeing whether or not you can tell the difference.
Check out the taglines below, with answers at the end. Remember, there are no wrong answers, just rotting corpses.
- Tagline: The Lost Boys (1987)
- Tagline: Zombie (1979)
- Lyric: “Superbeast” (Hellbilly Deluxe, 1998)
- Tagline: Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)
- Lyric: “The Scorpion Sleeps” (Educated Horses, 2006)
- Lyric: “Return of the Phantom Stranger” (Hellbilly Deluxe, 1998)
- Tagline: Blacula (1972)
- Lyric: “Werewolf, Baby!” (Hellbilly Deluxe 2, 2010)
- Tagline: The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
- Tagline: Lady Frankenstein (1971)
- Lyric: White Zombie, “El Phantasmo and the Chicken-Run Blast-O-Rama” (Astro-Creep: 2000, 1995)
- Lyric: “In The Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High” (The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, 2016)
- Tagline: Frankenhooker (1990)
- Lyric: “Teenage Nosferatu Pussy” (Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, 2013)
- Lyric: White Zombie, “Thrust” (La Sexorcisto, 1992)
- Tagline: Squirm (1976)
- BOTH: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and “Real Solution #9” (Astro-Creep: 2000, 1995)
Words by Chris Krovatin