After a nearly a week in hospital I'm now recuperating at home. The UK Horror Channel is keeping me entertained whilst resting on the sofa. This afternoon I saw a TV mystery movie matinee called Nightscream from 1997. As cheesy as an old fondue set I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It concerned a young sleuthing girl called Drew [a la Nancy!] who is possessed by a dead girl who is identical to her. Drew sets out to solve the mystery of her doppelganger's killing. It stars a young Casper Van Dien who found fame as Rico in Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers a year later.
I actually tuned in as I thought it was the same flick I have in my VHS big box tape collection Night Screams from ten years earlier in 1987. I've never watched it and it was yet more mistaken identity.
The biggest mystery of Nightscream wasn't anything the young Drew stumbled across but this rather cool Chris Isaaks-style twangy song in the closing graveyard scene, which you can listen too here at the very end of this copy of the film on Popcorn:
As it's not listed on the film's credits I have searched for this song for ages today and all I could find where other people's search requests on various film forums. Like them I have searched for 'I am haunted by two loves' and similar lines from the song. Alas, nada.
Oddly enough the song with the closest title is Two Hearts by none other than Chris Isaaks but it sure ain't that. Just to make sure, I have searched Chris's back catalogue and he never made the 'I am haunted by two loves' song. I remain like everyone else who has searched for this tune well and truly stumped. It is without any identity whatsoever.
As a final twist of the identikit the chiseled male lead in Nightscream, Casper Van Dien, looks exactly like Chris Isaaks as you can see here!
Chris right Casper left
Its especially so in Chris's mega-hit Wicked Game as you can see in his official and very raunchy video on You Tube. Wicked Game has the same twangy harrowed sound as 'I'm haunted by two loves'!
If anyone can find the identity of the mystery song I would be really grateful to know as it is driving me bonkers. I may even start screaming during the night!