I absolutely love horror films. One of my favourites being the original Nightmare on Elm St. The film never scared me, even as I watched it as a kid. I know, I know; I’m a maverick. The part that always stuck with me after watching and made me sleep with the light on however was the following rhyme sung (usually by children) throughout the film and subsequently; the sequels:

One, two; Freddy’s coming for you.
Three, four; better lock your door.
Five, six; grab a crucifix.
Seven, eight; better stay up late.
Nine, ten; never sleep again.


How do you make this rhyme do the unthinkable and become even more scary? Simple, have Kasabian cover it.

As a Halloween treat (no tricks here), the band have covered this simple rhyme with an accompanying video of a small child dressed as a skeleton. It shouldn’t make it scarier but it does. Lots more. I can’t even really explain why. The vocals are droll, haunting and obviously lack the infamous guitar riffs and strong, passionate and loud vocals we’ve become accustomed to from the band. That being said, tis obviously isn’t a single but it’s a good sign that they’re back in the studio and merely took a break to produce this.

Anyhow, I’m off to lock my door.

Words by Robert Smith(@robertmsmith)


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