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Review: Tales of Poe

Published March 4, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Maverick in its accomplishments, the anthology Tales of Poe is the perfect example of independent terror filmmaking at its most inventive.

Collaborators Alan Rowe Kelly and Bart Mastronardi have mixed old school 50s Gothicism with a distinctively modern spin on two of Poe’s best known tales and one poem here, with intense visuals and some truly superb performances highlighting the affair, as a whole.

In particular, Kelly’s imperial Gogo in The Cask, the second installment, is a marvel of femme majesty. Channeling such vixens as Faith Domergue, Angela Lansbury (who played a couple of wicked noir style villainesses in the 40s) and Joan Bennett, Kelly also adds his own ticks and quirks to this stunning creation, one of the most enjoyable antagonists in recent history.

Kelly is well supported by the surprisingly good Randy Jones (of Village People fame). Playing Gogo’s wealthy, newlywed husband Fortunato, Jones is entirely convincing and completely sympathetic as he discovers that his new spouse has some very poisonous remodeling plans, on their wedding night, no less.Gogo

Just like The Tell Tale Heart, the film’s fine, bloody first segment (, The Cask doesn’t skimp on the gruesomeness. If there is one minor flaw it’s that, unlike Tell Tale’s uniformly excellent minor and supporting performances, including David Marancik’s believably unstable Fritz, not all of the performances of Fortunato’s rich acquaintances are quite believable here, with a couple of the performers either delivering too little or too much.

The final piece truly reveals the ingenuity of Mastronardi and Kelly, though. Full of stunning images and fun performances by such genre goddesses as Adrienne King and Caroline Williams, Dreams, a take on a Poe verse, seemingly follows a young woman on her adventures as she hovers between life and death.

Taking up almost a full third of the film’s running time, this (mostly) dialogue-less, stream of conscious segment, may be a bit too much for folks longing for the linear delights of the first two pieces. But illuminated by Amy Steel’s truly wondrous voiceover work and performance as a grieving mother, this portion of the film truly illustrates the risk taking delights of this project, as a whole.

Keep up with Tales of Poe as it engrains itself further into the terror consciousness at and

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

Smooth as the Finest Wine: Interviewing Adrienne King

Published September 13, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Good things are worth waiting for. Four years ago, I was hired to interview Adrienne King for (website) Chateau Grrr. Soon after, Grrr morphed into a YouTube channel and the videos with King have been hard to find. Now, Grrr’s magnificent founder Chad Hawks has made them available on the page, at last!

Here, the open and friendly King talks about the entirety of her career (up until that point) with natural emphasis on Friday the 13th but we, also, chat about her experiences on the set of the legendary television production of Inherit the Wind (with Ed Begley and Diane Baker) and so much more.

Indulge yourself!

On Inherit the Wind and the connection that the queer community and minorities have with her due to her stalking experiences and playing one of filmdom’s honored final girls:

On looping and fighting Betsy Palmer:

On working with Mel House and adventures in wine making:

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

Tales of Poe (Official Trailer)

Published July 31, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

TOP's Donaldson (Curtains, Funeral Home)

TOP’s Donaldson (Curtains, Funeral Home)

Dine at the Scream Queen Buffet?!? With appearances by (femme horror film regulars) Debbie Rochon, Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Caroline Williams, Lesleh Donaldson, Susan Adrienson, Amy Lynn Best and Zoe Daelman Chlanda that is exactly what Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly’s upcoming Tales of Poe invites you to do!

…and the official trailer makes the whole shrieking affair look like bloody awesome fun, as well!

Now that you’re heeding the raven’s call, be sure to entomb yourself with all this awesome (literary based) project has to offer at the following sites: and

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

The Perfect Holiday Gift: Friday the 13th’s Adrienne King!

Published September 13, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

What better way to celebrate the bloody holiday to end all holidays than by spending some time with one of the original final girls, Friday the 13th‘s amazing Adrienne King?

This interview truly reveals this grand queen of horror’s amazing artistry and soul!:

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