Named after the gritty 1961 John Huston film that proved to be the final screen appearance for Marilyn Monroe, these godfathers of horror punk have been blending together slash and cinema since 1977. Currently composed of original member Jerry Only, former Black Flag guitarist Dez Cadena and drummer Eric “Chupacabra” Arce, the modern Misfits’ 2011 release, The Devil’s Rain, features their legendary filmic references, including nods to The Ghost of Frankenstein and The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, among other, sometimes literary, targets. As one of their most melody-heavy albums in years, it’s a nice breather-brake from your manic moshing to “Astro Zombies,” so slip into your skeleton suit and thrash.

Sun., Nov. 11, 8 p.m., 2012

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