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Review: Bride of the Killer Piñata

Published November 2, 2022 by biggayhorrorfan

At the end of the premiere screening of Bride of the Killer Piñata, Angry Mule Films’ latest homegrown horror movie sensation, I got stopped in the aisles by an acquaintance. When you’re gay, people assume you always want to talk about penis and, latching onto that thought spectrum, this fellow film buff was immediately chuckling about one of the film’s very outrageous, totally fun dick jokes. I’m almost 100% certain that his reasons for finding that sequence humorous were totally different than mine, though. I can almost guarantee you that, as a straight man, he was hooked by that presented hi-jink via the imagined embarrassment, if not outright humiliation, that would envelop him if he were to find himself being attacked by a very dangerous, evil-minded phallus. I, on the other hand, a veteran of the consequences of the mid-thrust, caught completely unawares gag reflex, know that a hard cock can do some serious damage to the body. Thus, that moment’s silliness rang out for me with a different sense of hilarity. I know the cock can kill!

Thankfully, the makers of Bride seem squarely, unintentionally or not, in the camp of making films for those of us in the killer cock crowd. Honoring both the past works of John Waters & modern society’s ever burgeoning fluidity, this fun sequel to 2015’s Killer Piñata, is not only highlighted by its a leading characters, a charismatically flawed lesbian couple, but by the introduction of puppet sex-body domination as a prime erotic expression and a possibly bi-sexual co-lead villain. (See that dick joke for that final thought.)

Plot line-wise, the film finds Lindsay (Eliza-Jane Morris), the first film’s plucky heroine, with a baby daughter and a very disinterested wife (Nat Younger). But when the killer piñata is not only roused from terror flick slumber, but also joined by a female counterpart, this duo, with the engagement of various members of their neighborhood, bands together to defeat them. With outrageous killings, nefarious subplots and the return of beloved characters, with a heartfelt shout-out to Joette Waters’ fabulously arch The Shopkeeper, screenwriters Megan Macmanus & Stephen Tremontana, gleefully, throw everything they can at the audience here. If it feels a bit too much at times, director Tremontana & his cast always amaze with a professionalism and sense of over-the-top style that is miles above and beyond most indie horror film productions. Thus, this whole outing, insightfully produced by Jennifer Kunkel, a proud member of the LGBTQIA community, is highly, highly recommended, guaranteeing audience members of every bent & inclination a truly enjoyable time.

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

Killer Pinata Premieres!

Published December 3, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Killer pinata 1Holy Boxer Shorts, Horror Lovers! The zany, bloody and totally fabulous Killer Pinata is having it’s premiere this Friday, 11/4/2015, at the Logan Theatre in Chicago.

Filmed as love letter to terror comedies and to the eclectic variety of the community of Logan Square, where it was produced, Killer Pinata not only sounds like loads of fun, but it is adding to the social order by featuring a strong and resourceful heroine – who just happens to be gay! Oh, and there is, also, handsome actor Nate Bryan (pictured above) fighting the titular monster in his skivvies. What more could you ask for?

Tickets are going fast, so if you are Midwest fabulous, be sure to reserve yours at KillerPinataMovie@gmail,com, as quick as you can.


….and be sure to keep the candy bursting at, as well!

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



Chicago Premieres: Another and Inferno Veneziano

Published October 9, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Evil twins, blind seers, scientists turning into zombies…No. This is not another look at my family tree. But, it is a brief description of all that awaits you at tonight’s showing of art house horrors Another and Inferno Veneziano.

Billed as Chicago premieres, these features are sure to titillate, confuse and broaden the general direction of horror in totally unusual ways. So, if you are dying to add a couple more films to those “31 Days Of” challenges, stop on by Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark, at 8 pm tonight!

More information is available at:

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

Scarewaves in Chicago!

Published August 28, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Got your bloody boogie board ready? Well, then you’re all set to take on a few Scarewaves!

Ohio based filmmaker Henrique Couto and screenwriter John Oak Dalton will be attending a special screening of their horror anthology Scarewaves at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark, in Chicago (naturally) on Saturday, September 12th.

Described as Talk Radio meets Creepshow, this seems like one movie event that Midwest terror freaks won’t want to miss.

And if you aren’t Illinois bound any time in the future, be sure to check out the fun official trailer at

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