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Jason Coffman’s Still

Published October 25, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Granted, I am blind to a lot of stuff – including criticism. (Although, I did get it, recently, when one online commentator called me a “dork” and another called me the “worst interviewer ever” re: my Danielle Harris video interview! Y–OUCH!!!)

But, the heroine of Jason Coffman’s latest thriller Still has got it really bad. After an attack, she discovers she is suffering from a rare condition called akinetopsia, or motion blindness. The complications from that are sure to be riskily adventurous as described in Coffman’s passionate Kickstarter campaign.

Coffman whom has already graced the independent cinematic landscape with such (shorter) offerings as Tape and The Gamma-Ray Man is sure to use every cent generated to create something truly unique and enjoyable.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan

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Red Clark’s Gray Matter!

Published October 15, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Oh, if I only had a brain! I’ve sung that to myself so many times that I’ve felt like a small town queer stuck caught in a community theater production of The Wizard of Oz, Sisyphus-style!

But who needs brains when they can experience the terror of Gray Matter?!? This stunning short film is an adaptation of a Stephen King story – and inventive filmmaker Red Clark tells me he only used practical effects (based on some amazing concept designs by Tom A. Denney)! Viva, au natural, baby!!

Check out the gooey, first look trailer, here!:

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Discovering Tom Graeff (Teenagers from Outer Space)!

Published October 4, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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The other day someone zapped me with a homemade ketchup gun at work and as my body, momentarily, turned skeletal, all I could think was “Tom Graeff”!

teenThankfully, Graeff, the gay mastermind behind cult 1959 science fiction epic Teenagers from Outer Space is, also, on the minds of the brilliant duo of Jim Tushinski and Elle Schneider. While, Graeff eventually descended into religious fanaticism and suicide, Tushinski (who is writing a book on Graeff) and Schneider (who is prepping a documentary on the man) are interested in his complex creative side, something he indulged in during a time when homosexuality was rarely spoken of.

To find more about Graeff, his shorts films and Teenagers (which many state to be a precursor to The Terminator), be sure to visit Tushinski at http://www.tomgraeff.com and Schneider at http://www.tomgraeff.org.

Big Gay Horror Fan, meanwhile, is always hiding handsome aliens at http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Talking “Scumbag” with Carolyn Baker!

Published September 6, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

Who is the luckiest of them all, mirror, mirror? Why, Big Gay Horror Fan, of course!

I got to talk with amazing writer-director Carolyn Baker (Screaming Like Banshees Films) about Scumbag, her segment in the upcoming Wisconsin produced horror anthology, Hole in the Wall.

Just remember – Don’t get too jealous when checking this one out!

Be sure to keep up with Baker at http://www.screaminglikebansheesfilm.blogspot.com!

Big Gay Horror Fan, meanwhile, is always worshipping the goddesses of horror at http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Feeling Dark ‘n’ Sexy? Then – Welcome to Matthew’s Doyle’s Hot Hook-Up!

Published August 2, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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My old friend Matthew Doyle used to embarrass me at movie theaters by claiming he was an executive from Pepsi and then proceed to harass the counter people for selling Coke products. He’d also force me to, begrudgingly, role play scenarios from Star Trek episodes with him as we ran down the streets of Boys Town in Chicago. Obviously, before I became Big Gay Horror Fan I was a total stick-in-the-mud! I would find all of that gloriously awesome, now.

Back then Mr. Doyle always claimed he was going to make films of his own, as well – and that he has! His second feature, Phantom Images, is currently streaming on the here! Network and he has just launched the campaign to finance his third feature, Hook-Up, featuring controversial porn actor Antonio Biaggi.

Hook-Up promises to expose the dark side of online dating and while not out and out horror, it is sure to feature the energetic capabilities of such Doyle influences as Rainier Werner Fassbinder and Peter Weir, auteurs beloved by film buffs and fright fiends, alike.

Check out the Indiegogo Hook-Up campaign at:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hook-up

And if you are presently penny pinched, be sure to like the film’s FB page, at the very least!:
https://www.facebook.com/HookUpMovie

Meanwhile, Big Gay Horror Fan is always looking for new playmates at http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan, as well.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Lindsay Denniberg’s Colorful World of Horror!

Published June 26, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Every once in awhile, Big Gay Horror Fan gets into a little trouble in the locker room by taking an extra peek at the hunky monsters undressing next to him. Thankfully, though, those embarrassing incidents have nothing on the sexual misadventures of the immortal Louise in the creative Lindsay Denniberg’s fun and acclaimed Video Diary of a Lost Girl.

You see, in order to survive, this long living lass must kill her sexual partners. Granted, not a way to get a firm commitment out of a guy, but Denniberg makes it all reliably quirky.

You can check out the colorful trailer for Video Diary of a Lost Girl here:

Denniberg’s love of fairy tales, childhood cartoons and old school horror, also, find their place in her mystical shorts like Wet Skin and Chances. Meanwhile, in the highly personal, often brilliant Playing Dead, Denniberg outlines the extreme emotional connection that fans have to their horror films. These quick, meaningful productions are available to view on her website: http://lindsaydenniberg.wix.com/lindsay-denniberg.

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Meanwhile, Big Gay Horror Fan is always searching for a mate who doesn’t want to kill him at http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE!!!

Damien Sage’s Aneurysm

Published May 23, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Big Gay Horror Fan thought his life was a headache!

But the hero of out filmmaker Damien Sage’s upcoming Aneurysm has it much worse. Prepping for the birth of his newborn child, our unlucky lad discovers he has only a few days to live. Perfect time to go on a killing spree, no?

Promising a killer cast and top notch musical collaborators to help his homicidal vision along, Sage is sure to have a (bloody) winner here.

You can check all out all the pounding fervor of Aneurysm out at:

Meanwhile, Big Gay Horror Fan is always throbbing with the love for horror at http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE!!!

Room 237 – An Appreciation.

Published April 20, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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At a recent dinner celebration at the piping hot Godzilla Café, Big Gay Horror Fan’s beloved Aunt Pamela (a vegan witch, naturally) made a charming and pertinent observation. She noted that the art of the appreciator was often neglected in social and cultural importance – IE that the act of appreciating is just as much of an art form as that of the person doing the creating.

Rodney Ascher’s truly engaging, frequently mindboggling documentary Room 237 takes this notion to grand heights. Highlighting the observations of a handful of devotees to Stanley Kubrick’s highly debated 1980 film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining, Room 237 revels in obsessive fan love and features highly detailed theories on Kubrick’s artistic intent.

Creatively, Ascher never shows the faces of his subjects, but uses clips from Kubrick’s oeuvre (including massive segments of The Shining) to illustrate the interviewee’s points. True horror fans are, also, sure to delight in his liberal use of crowd scenes from Italian gore fests Demons and Demons 2 to help augment the situations described, as well.

Some of the theories introduced are fairly ludicrous (making even the most rampaging nerd feel a bit more normal than he or she did before watching the documentary). One interested party is fully invested in the thought that Kubrick used this film to let the world know his part in helping the government fake the moon landing. (That he then goes on question the validity of this claim in the film’s wrap-up makes the concept even more noteworthy.)

ShelleyDuvall4Of course, anyone who has seen the subject film (and lusted after Shelley Duvall’s prairie-like yet seemingly eternal costumes) knows that Kubrick obviously ladled on the influences with this one. So the participants in Room 237 that suggest that he may have been working out his feelings on the Holocaust and the treatment of the American Indians may have some valid points. But, was that the entire extent of his focus (or something that he was even conscious of doing in the moment) – well, who the hell knows?!?

Other funny theories about subtle erections, media manipulation and disappearing Disney images – all seem purely accidental, mere mistakes that Kubrick missed with his over-the-top, highly stylistic directing of this glorious piece of cinema.

Ultimately, Room 237 illustrates how much a work takes on the spirit of the viewer once it is released into the world – giving all the detailed summaries an honest validity of sorts. Perhaps most importantly, for anyone whom has ever obsessed over a certain genre, filmmaker or film, Room 237 brings about a sense of kinship and, as my dear Aunt Pamela suggested, the thought that the audience is just as important as those behind the camera.

Further information about Room 237 can be gathered at www.room237movie.com.

Big Gay Horror Fan, meanwhile, is always throwing on his best wide-eyed Duvall shriek at http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan, as well!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Music to Make Horror (er-r-r – Fantasy) Films By: Kevin Hanna’s Rose’s Colored Glasses!

Published April 14, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Through the fog drenched parking lot of the noir style gym where Big Gay Horror Fan works out, a pack of the ravenously handsome men (that he had been cruising within) descended upon him. Well, actually it was a group of wilding dogs that smelled the barbeque on his sweatpants – but when you’re desperate, who’s complaining?!?

The delightful Rose in evocative director Kevin Hanna’s forthcoming musical short Rose’s Colored Glasses actually envisions fantasies of a brighter hue, however, whenever she dons her magical spectacles. The dramatic twists in this piece actually allow her to eventually confront her life, head on, as well. H-m-m… Imagination and truth in equal basis – sounds like a remedy for a successful life, Rose!

For more information on the delightful adventures of Rose and Hanna, feel free to visit
https://www.facebook.com/RosesColoredGlassesFilm

and

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1056506594/roses-colored-glasses-color-our-world

Big Gay Horror Fan is always kicking up his ruby heels at https://www.facebook.com/BigGayHorrorFan, as well.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Hitting the Mat with Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies!

Published April 13, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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For all those who thought the team-up of Danny Trejo and Mariel Hemingway in Rise of the Zombies was the ultimate in undead expression, inventive writer-director Cody Knotts has something even better planned for you: the awesome sounding Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies!

Headlined by Roddy (They Live) Piper, this body flipping bit of mayhem, also, features the saucy antics of aggressively sexy Adrienne Fischer (the lead of acclaimed low budget indie It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To) and oft viewed gay male porn star, Matthew Rush.

Check out the official trailer and website, below:

www.prowrestlersvszombies.com

Big Gay Horror Fan, meanwhile, is always in a head crunch at https://www.facebook.com/BigGayHorrorFan.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!