As the moon climbs high o’er the dead oak tree,
Spooks arrive for the midnight spree.
Creepy creeps with eerie eyes,
Start to shriek and harmonize.
Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize!
I can’t believe this FIRST aired in 2003 (according to this great Disney Wikia); it looks so old-school –AND SO COOL! “House Ghosts” was the 50th episode of House of Mouse, originally aired on Toon Disney‘s New For You! Show on October 10, 2003. Plot: It’s Halloween, and Pete unleashes some grim grinning ghosts onto the club to try to scare everyone away. This is definitely the highlight of the episode! OK, I haven’t seen the entire epiode, just this, but I find it hard to believe anything could top this show-stopper. Oh, and I forgot all about the Disney character “Pete” until I saw this. Among others, look for an appearance from Constance, AKA the Ghost Bride, who resides in the attic section of the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. She had a fun back story; a “black widow” who had chopped off, I think, her last six husband’s heads!
I don’t know who did the vocals used on this re-recording of the “Grim Grinning Ghosts” song (© Original music by Buddy Baker and lyrics by F. Xavier Atencio), but it’s one swinging wake. Expect more special Halloween treats to pop up here soon.I’ve got five of them, and will post the final one on Halloween. I’ll toss in as many extras as I can along the treat countdown, too; we horror fans know that Halloween is the real “most wonderful time of the year” Enjoy!
-Mrs. Horror Boom
OK, I actually stumbled on the whole 8-minute “House Ghosts” episode, and it had so many great references, including appearances by
James Woods Hades (and his demo reel), the Devil in Night on Bald Mountain, and …more than I can count. Worth watching just to see the cameo by Mr. T alone! Nope, I am not making that up. Check it out below!
- The Creepy Merryville Brothers (on SNL) Wish You a Happy Halloween! (horrorboom.com)
- 18 More Days Till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween… October Update! (horrorboom.com)
- How Cool is THIS? Copy of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion for sale – The Orange County Register (horrorboom.com)
- Seven Graveyard Smashes (humorinamerica.wordpress.com)
- ABC Family 13 Nights Of Halloween Starts Tonight – Check Out What’s On The Way (areyouscreening.com)