The Backside of Horror: When A Stranger Calls; When A Stranger Calls Back

Published October 15, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

Let’s face it, half the fun of horror and exploitation is seeing some hot bodies frolicking around in the buff. And while I worship the female form, I believe exploitation definitely veers into the exploitive when only gorgeous women are on display while their male counterparts remain chastely buttoned up. Therefore, The Backside of Horror salutes the filmmakers and actors whom even up the score a bit by showing us instances of hot and juicy male flesh in their bloody celluloid fantasies.

Awesome genre auteur Fred Walton (April Fools Day) knows a thing or two about naked insanity.


In Walton’s 1979 horror masterpiece, When A Stranger Calls, lead psycho Curt Duncan (as passionately played by Tony Beckley) experiences a traumatic emotional breakdown in a men’s homeless shelter. Beckley’s nakedness, here, mirrors the raw agony that his character is experiencing.

Fourteen years later in his follow-up, When A Stranger Calls Back (1993), Walton executes a genius surprise scare. The murderous master in this one, William Landis (the chameleon-like Gene Lythgow) actually blends into the environment of the apartment of the film’s female lead for the final showdown. Stripped down and covered in paint, Lythgow flashes his muscular buttocks, several times, as his maniacal character meets his justified end.

Be sure to check back, often, for more The Backside of Horror.

Big Gay Horror Fan, meanwhile, is always giving you the naked truth at!

SWEET love and pink GRUE!!!

Believe it or not, this IS Lythgow's butt!

Believe it or not, this IS Lythgow’s butt!

Charles Durning - Going for the kill!

Charles Durning – Going for the kill!

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