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Halloween Fashion with Art of Ruff!

Published September 6, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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That chill is quickly sneaking into the air again. As we file for temporary separation from the summer breezes and marry ourselves to the fall season, a new wardrobe consisting of Art of Ruff designs, featuring the cutely spooky imaginings of artist Bryan Ruff, seems essential.

My favorite image, of course, is Ruff’s cutely domestic take on the Frankenstein Monster and his Bride- now celebrating their 201st anniversary, I hear – but there are plenty of other delightfully spooky options to pick from at, as well!

So make those choices count (and no I don’t have that cute model’s number, so stop asking!!!)…and…

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Kitty Wells

Published June 3, 2018 by biggayhorrorfan


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She, rightfully, became one of the queens of country music due to her feministic response song It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. This majestic call to arms has been featured in such diverse horror projects as Needful Things, The Devil’s Rejects and Wicked Lake.

But the divine Kitty Wells knew what the true terror was to many a game of romance – a younger woman.

Wisely, Wells also seemed to know just what to do when confronted by a supernaturally inclined, unstoppable killer — Step Aside!

A favorite of Rob Zombie, who also used a track of hers in 31, this iconic performer received many lifetime achievement awards before her death at the age of 92. She continues to be honored, daily, at

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

Review: Printsploitation 3

Published February 24, 2018 by biggayhorrorfan


If one needs evidence of the diversity of the horror fan, they have to look no further than the latest issue of Printsploitation magazine. A combination of a comic book, fine art publication and a more traditional genre magazine, this brain child of artist Scott Miller, features drawings from a number of influential indie genre artists devoted to various decades of terror cinema.

Nicely, in the third volume, the glorious black and white artwork is balanced out by a terrific article on the posters of ‘80s sexploitation flicks (and fun reviews of the films themselves) by Heavy Metal Movies author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden and a celebration of acclaimed yet obscure VHS box artist CW Taylor by Dr. Jose.

The art, itself, is an amazing display of eclectic interests and themes. From Don England’s take on Peter Cushing to Putrid’s detailed reimagining of the (much maligned) 1979 monster film Prophecy, this volume has surprises on every page. Favorites here include Corrine Halbert’s darkly innocent take on Michael from the epically trashy Euro horror Burial Ground and the beautiful rendered power profiles of such icons as Susan Tyrell, Debbie Rochon and William Girdler by Klon J. Waldrip.

Capped off by Halbert’s hypnotically quirky take on 1962 indie masterpiece Carnival of Souls on the cover, this beautiful tribute is a must have in the collection of any serious fan of the scare scene.

Printsploitation Issue No. 3 is available for purchase from and

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

Bucket O’ Blood Recovery Sale

Published September 21, 2017 by biggayhorrorfan


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In 1975, Jaws proved it wasn’t safe in the water. In 2017, the water did a 180 and decided that Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records’ stock wasn’t safe from it. Yes, unfortunately, Chicago’s premium spot for horror books and used vinyl suffered from some flood damage last week. 

Rallying, as independent businesses must, the store is hosting a Flood Sale and Party this Friday from 12 pm to 9 pm. They will have some of their damaged product on sale at slashed prices. Other independent artists and businesses are offering exclusive merchandise and cut rate vinyl for sale, as well, with all of the proceeds going to the recovery effort.bucket 2

More information is available on the exclusive page for the event:

As always, it is awesome when philanthropy and shopping go hand in hand. So, I hope to see you there…and until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE,

Big Gay Horror Fan

What Do You Fear for Christmas!

Published December 12, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

what do you fearThere’s nothing that we can do about the holidays. They exist whether we want to celebrate them or not. We can choose, however, the way in which we celebrate them. So, to make sure that your Christmas is a bit more macabre than merry, take a look at some of the products offered by artist Jeffrey Flaster.

He’s got everything from key chains to pillows to shirts – all featuring rebellious queers with a dash of pride…and more than a hint of horror!

Have fun exploring…

…and until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Punk Stuff!

Published March 20, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Forget that Night of the Demons tux! You need Punk Stuff!!

Punk Stuff at Fan Fest, Chicago

Punk Stuff at Fan Fest, Chicago

Established in 1999, this progressively cool company has been, excitedly, offering off-center tees, hoodies, patches and buttons for the outsider in us all.

A new addition to fan cons, these artsy maniacs have recently produced a line of horror and science fictions tees including everything from Motel Hell to Videodrome to House to Megaforce.

Be sure to check out their awesome output at: and

Polly from Punk Stuff!

Polly from Punk Stuff!

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

Getting Pretty with the Strychnine Sisters!

Published April 11, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

The divine Scarlet Strychnine proves she has The Stuff!

The divine Scarlet Strychnine proves she has The Stuff!

The lesbian prostitute nuns who raised me have a tendency to revive the dead creatures, found on their midnight walks, in their basement laboratory. Thus, the peculiar odor that emerges from their dwelling. Well, that was until I introduced my menacing matriarchs to the glories of (brand new) Strychnine Sisters soap. Now, all their “pets” smell fine and dandy.

Of course, this glorious duo of spooky craft makers is already well known for their fabulously creepy jewelry (as shown, below) and gothic household accessories. skull

Therefore, anyone looking to get themselves a bony treat or dress a favored corpse should be sure to check out all their death defying products at: and!

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

Pretty Spooky Trunk Show

Published November 29, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

I am definitely more Barbara Steele than Judy Garland – but whenever I hear the phrase trunk show, I always think big production numbers and A Star is Born.

Thankfully, amazing horror entrepreneur Pretty Spooky is definitely more on the Italian terror side with an awesome upcoming event featuring her awesome t-skirts (made from genre film and rock t-shirts). Yes, Chicago’s historic punk clothing store, The Alley, and Pretty Spooky have joined forces for an amazing evening of shopping, fun and prizes!

So, if you are near 3228 N. Clark Street on November 30th (2013) be sure to stop in for the most perfect Black Saturday event of all time!

Find further details, at the link, below:

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

Grand Unveiling at Chicago’s Bucket O’ Blood!

Published October 26, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan


After spending time as one of the whipped and chained at Father Lou’s Cathedral of Catholic Cranks, I have, generally, come to dread the mention of an unveiling of any sort.

Granted, there are always exceptions to the rules – one, in particular, being the fact that the amazing Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records at 2307 N. Milwaukee in Chicago, is unveiling something huge, today (and into infinity)!

graveyard-trampsLucky celluloid hunters can get first the first peek at the store’s Halloween Happy Hour, beginning at 4 PM. BTW – I have heard rumors that it may involve a bevy of Graveyard Tramps floating around, as well!

If you can’t make it this afternoon, be sure to like their page at – and then head on (or off, depending on your mood) in at a later date!

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

Phil Good’s Equality Inspired SLASHirts!

Published June 14, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan


It doesn’t take a talking Matchbox Freddy Krueger doll to let you know that the slash hurts! Thankfully, awesome designer Phil Good’s SLASHirts is offering up another kind of horror based helpfulness by featuring fright based t-shirts supporting the Marriage Equality Act!

And while tolling wedding bells may be the only thing that could truly send shivers down Big Gay Horror Fan’s spine, discrimination (of any kind) is one of the worse things in the world so —

Be sure to check out Good’s amazing, proactive offerings at

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