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.
Seduction can definitely be sticky. That is something that damp lothario Rick (sharply etched with dastardly charm by Thomas Blake Jr.) unexpectedly discovers in Cabin Fever 2.
As a popular stud using his status to take advantage of the lovely yet awkward Frederica (a sweetly nuanced Amanda Jelks), Rick soon finds his underhandedness rewarded with a smashing poolside death. With the attempted coitus interrupted by Frederica’s fleshy dissolution (due to drinking infected water), Rick does (eventually) show some heart.
Initially walking away from the desperate girl, he has a reluctant change in ass-e-r-r-r-attitude. But his attempt to pull her from her watery destruction lands him, unconscious, beside her, as both sink to their doom.
Both brave performers bare all here, proving that old cinematic adage that sex, horror films and high school never mix.
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
Showing that if you show some heart, you may as well be doomed, much like dear old Carrie’s prom night beau, Tommy.