Study Guide

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer Allusions

By Lish McBride

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Vlad the Impaler (8.34)
  • Genghis Khan (8.34)
  • Vigo the Carpathian (8.34)
  • Jimmy Carter (8.102)
  • Adolf Hitler (8.109)
  • Hurricane Katrina (17.54)

Pop Culture References

  • Guys and Dolls, "Luck Be a Lady" (1.90)
  • The Beast Master (2.5)
  • Dragonslayer (2.5)
  • Conan the Barbarian (2.5, 2.7, 2.13)
  • The Sound of Music, "My Favorite Things" (3.37)
  • The Rolling Stones, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (4.61)
  • Paul Simon (4.63)
  • The Get-Up Kids (4.63)
  • West Side Story (4.99)
  • Mansquito (4.111, 4.112)
  • Hellboy (4.115)
  • Martha Stewart (4.136)
  • Star Wars (8.61)
  • The Rolling Stones (8.100, 8.101)
  • Elvis Presley (8.109)
  • Alkaline Trio (9.11)
  • The Sixth Sense (14.42)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (15.56)
  • The Beastie Boys, "Brass Monkey" (17.26)
  • Dungeons and Dragons (19.70)
  • MacGyver (19.70)
  • Peter Pan (19.77)
  • Michael Jackson, "Thriller" (19.151, 19.152)
  • Resident Evil (19.151, 19.154)
  • Monty Python (20.191)
  • Silence of the Lambs (21.34)
  • Practical Magic (22.134)
  • Rachael Ray (22.134)
  • Julia Child (22.134)
  • James Bond (25.80)
  • Austin Powers (25.80, 25.81)
  • Inspector Gadget (25.80)
  • The Six Million Dollar Man (26.5)
  • Calvin and Hobbes (30.5)
  • Mario Party (31.95)

Songs Referenced in the Chapter Titles

  • Oingo Boingo, "Dead Man's Party" (Chapter 1)
  • Dean Martin, "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" (Chapter 2)
  • Julie Andrews, "My Favorite Things" (Chapters 3 and 4)
  • Tom Jones, "She's a Lady" (Chapter 5)
  • The Eurhythmics, "Sweet Dreams" (Chapter 6)
  • Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, "Lil' Red Riding Hood" (Chapter 7)
  • Elton John, "Tiny Dancer" (Chapter 8)
  • Timbuk 3, "The Future's So Bright" (Chapter 9)
  • Foreigner, "Waiting for a Girl Like You" (Chapter 10)
  • Paul Simon, "Loves Me Like a Rock" (Chapter 11)
  • Guns N' Roses, "Sweet Child of Mine" (Chapter 12)
  • Screamin' Jay Hawkins, "I Put a Spell on You" (Chapter 13)
  • INXS, "The Devil Inside" (Chapter 14)
  • Fats Domino, "I Hear You Knockin'" (Chapter 15)
  • The Temptations, "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (Chapter 16)
  • Frank Sinatra, "Strangers in the Night" (Chapter 17)
  • Hues Corporation, "Don't Rock the Boat" (Chapter 18)
  • Motley Crue, "Kick Start My Heart" (Chapter 19)
  • Blue Oyster Cult, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (Chapter 20)
  • They Might Be Giants, "Birdhouse in Your Soul" (Chapter 21)
  • The Commodores, "Easy" (Chapter 22)
  • Alice Cooper, "School's Out" (Chapter 23)
  • The Beatles, "Come Together" (Chapter 24)
  • Soundgarden, "Rusty Cage" (Chapter 25)
  • Carl Douglas, "Kung Fu Fighting" (Chapter 26)
  • Ray Charles, "Unchain My Heart" (Chapter 27)
  • The Beatles, "Drive My Car" (Chapter 28)
  • The Sweet, "The Ballroom Blitz" (Chapter 29)
  • AC/DC, "Back in Black" (Chapter 30)
  • Paul McCartney, "Live and Let Die" (Chapter 31)

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