One of the most iconic horror film songs that screams Halloween is “Cry Little Sister” by Gerard McMann which was featured in the vampire horror film, “The Lost Boys.”
Last month, Chvrches released their new album Screen Violence. The group got the Cure’s Robert Smith to guest on lead single “How Not To Drown,” and they remained in a gothed-out ’80s zone all through the album’s rollout, covering Echo & The Bunnymen and trading remixes with John Carpenter. It seems like they’re not out of the zone yet. Today, Chvrches have shared their take on “Cry Little Sister.”
The film and the song are both featured in Netflix’s new horror comedy, “Nightbooks.”
Chvrches’ take on the song is considerably more restrained than the maximalist original. They’ve stripped it back, turning it into a tingly little nursery rhyme. Below, check out the Chvrches version of the song, the Gerard McMann original, and the trailer for Nightbooks.
In a press release, Chvrches say:
We were so excited to work on this project as we are big fans of everyone involved. Cinema — horror in particular — has always been a big part of Chvrches behind the scenes. We have talked about covering “Cry Little Sister” for years, and this seemed like the perfect moment to do it.
Nightbooks is a 2021 American dark fantasy film directed by David Yarovesky and written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. The film stars Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, and Krysten Ritter. Based on the 2018 horror-fantasy children’s book of the same name by J. A. White, it was released September 15, 2021, on Netflix.
A young boy named Alex becomes the prisoner of a witch (Krysten Ritter); to avoid certain death, he convinces her to let him tell her a scary story every night. Upon meeting the witch’s servant, Yazmin, the two must use their wits to escape her apartment, a magical labyrinth filled with various dangers, before the witch kills them both.