—for Tod Browning
No one knows the darkness—like I do. There is only one darkness—the darkness of the NIGHT.
It creeps up on you—in the Night. Like tonight here on Monica Beach—hear the waves?
The waves—children of the Night. Hissing and curling—up onto the lonely beach.
Hear them? Don’t be afraid—
It’s only a late TV night horror show
Perhaps you’ve seen my work?—
Forgotten by Hollywood Babylon
There was a time when I created—
DRACULA with Bela Lugosi
We set the standard for horror—
Universal Films born because of us
Boris Karloff just a fucking hack—
I was the Transylvania Queen Bee
Evil Incarnate through Browning—
I took over Hollywood just like that
Ever since then they’ve been singing—
Marlene Dietrich cabaret swan songs