For all of you guys who have spent a good deal of your lives loving horror movies as much as I have? You will DEFINITELY get a kick out of The Merkins!!! And for those of you who aren’t big fans of horror flicks, and are more for the brighter, ‘boyband sunshine’, side of life? Hehehe…you will DEFINITELY get a kick out of The Merkins! LOL!
See? It’s all win/win this year for Halloween fun! Might as well enjoy it! It’s video candy for your trick or treat bags!
Based in Cleveland, Ohio…this group actually started off as joke on Facebook. Just something for those that were close to them, making a few parodies here and there…first with Marvel superheroes, and then donning the masks and outfits of horror’s biggest icons ever. Freddy Krueger (“Nightmare On Elm St”), Jason Vorhees (“Friday The 13th”), Michael Myers (“Halloween”), Leatherface (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”), and Ghostface (“Scream”). Now all together on the same screen…to ummmm…SING?
Hahaha! Ok? I’ll take it! It’s whatever!
A funny ‘fun fact’…the term ‘Merkin’ actually refers to a ‘wig’ that is used to cover your pubic area! Hehehe! It’s TRUE! In the old days, many women would shave their pubes to prevent disease and pubic lice. And then they would put on a ‘merkin’ wig to look like they still had pubic hair. (Or, in some unfortunate cases…to cover up the signs of sexually transmitted diseases like Herpes and Syphilis. So…yeah. Keep an eye out for something like that on your next Grindr date! 😛
Due to the fact that they’re technically using licensed studio characters, some truly DARK humor, and a few curse words sprinkled on top for good measure…The Merkins have some trouble monetizing their videos to receive any payment for their absolute brilliant takes on some of your favorite songs! The music is just as iconic as the characters themselves! And I really love how the lyrics have been altered to actually ‘fit’ the character who’s singing at that moment. It’s crazy! Like, yeah…Jason loves his mom. Hahaha! Ghostface makes perverse phone calls, and Leatherface is a good ol’ country boy. Why not? But they do have their own merchandise that you can find online as well as a personal Patreon site if you want to support them. I think it would totally be worth it. I love this whole squad! They crack me up! And it’s perfect for the holiday season!
The thing is…they really CAN sing and rap! I’m hearing all kinds of crazy high notes and vocal runs and metaphorical lyrics and it’s blowing my mind. Because they’re staying character the whole time. I would definitely go to see them live if I could.
So, for all of you Imagine readers out there who enjoy some good music, need a flurry of ‘feel good’ laughs, or have a dark enough sense of humor to appreciate seeing your favorite serial killing slashers enjoying their craft to the fullest…check out The Merkins!
Happy Halloween, you guys! And stay safe out there….if you can!