Hidden Horror (Anthology)

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Help Out a Fellow Horror Kid!

Published April 14, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

If you’ve read the (award winning) film criticism anthologies Horror 101 or Hidden Horror, you are probably familiar with the concise, beautifully articulated words of transgendered writer Christianne Benedict. This woman’s love of genre film is strong and it shows in her passionate pieces.

Christianne is, also, one of the transgendered community’s strongest advocates. Therefore, being in a position to ask for help as opposed to giving it, is probably very strange for her. In fact, it isn’t Christianne who is doing the asking in her time of need. Her best friend has put together a Go Fund Me campaign for her. This, surely, has to say something about how powerful Christianne’s actions have been in her rural Missouri community.

But, carless (as pictured above) and on the brink of losing her house, Christianne could definitely use your support now. I bet even a dollar or two could go along way to putting a halt to certain disaster.

… and as a fellow writer friend (and the editor of the previously mentioned Horror 101 and Hidden Horror), Aaron Christensen, pointed out, if a bigoted pizza establishment in Indiana can raise untold funds, then an advocate, who is truly worthy of such an outpouring, should be able to, as well.

To take a more in-depth look at Benedict’s story or to (hopefully) donate, please visit the link, below:


Thanks for your consideration!

SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!


BJ Colangelo’s Day of the Woman

Published May 9, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Granted, the spills and thrills of horror attract many to the genre. Those, though, who find a psychic and emotional link with everything terror strewn, from the sarcastic majesty of Freddy to quieter masterpieces like Lucky McKee’s May, will find much to enjoy with BJ Colangelo’s excellent Day of the Woman blog.

Colangelo, who recently wrote an emotionally revealing review of I Spit on Your Grave for (anthology book) Hidden Horror, often takes a psychological view on horror. But whether she is describing how scary movies helped her beat cancer or championing some obscure film or female filmmaker, she is always exciting and original, a voice that you definitely need to experience.

BGHF basking in the Colangelo glow!

BGHF basking in the Colangelo glow!

Be sure to keep up with the Colangelo and Day of the Woman at:


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


Hidden Horror Takes the Cake!

Published February 7, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

Yep, Hidden Horror, the book anthology that celebrates over 100 overlooked terror masterpieces, has spread its delicious hideousness out into the world, just like blood specked frosting!

Luckily, I was on hand at this macabre collection’s recent release party to interview a few of the book’s amazing authors.

Indie horror darling Michelle Courvais (Dead Weight, The Landlord) details her love for Brimstone and Treacle, here:

Meanwhile, the glorious Shelley and the fabulous Steve highlight such queer related films as Carnival of Souls and Lemora, as well:

Be sure to pick up Hidden Horror on Amazon:


And if you like, follow its wacky, limb strewn progression at http://www.facebook.com/hiddenhorrorthebook, too.

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


The Spine Trembling Launch of Hidden Horror!

Published January 3, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

Big Gay Horror Fan gives some Hag Horror loving to underrated slasher Night Warning in "Hidden Horror"

Big Gay Horror Fan gives some Hag Horror loving to underrated slasher Night Warning in “Hidden Horror”

This is your official Night Warning!

Hidden Horror, the massively exciting volume celebrating 100’s of underrated terror flicks, is now available for purchase!

From the freaky (Brimstone and Treacle, May) to the excessively exploitive (I Spit on Your Grave) to some golden horrors, this fine tome brings new light to plenty of gothic gems!

hiddenhorrorTo celebrate its publication, there will be a physical book launch party on Sunday, January 19 at Spyner’s Pub in Chicago. (4623 N. Western Ave, SE corner of Western and Eastwood, right across the street from the Western Brown Line stop) The festivities will take place from 3pm to 7pm, with food, drink (cash bar), trivia, games, prizes, and, of course, copies of Hidden Horror available at a discounted rate. (Several of the book’s 101 contributors, including myself, will also be on hand to sign copies.)

If you aren’t Midwest bound, feel free to take a look at this cobwebbed beauty of literary significance at http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Horror-Celebration-Underrated-Overlooked/dp/0991127900!

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


Introducing — Hidden Horror!

Published September 24, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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“There’s a new girl/boy in town and he’s/she’s looking good!
There’s a fresh freckled face in the neighborhood!”

No, I am not singing about Linda Lavin’s monstrous alter-ego, here, folks – but I am warbling about the bloody wonders of upcoming terror film anthology Hidden Horror.

This grue stained volume features essays on some of the overlooked gems o’ scare including Evilspeak, Night Warning, The Fly II, May and way too many others to name. But, with pieces written by Fangoria’s Chris Alexander, filmmakers like David Schmidt, Dan Kiggins, John Pata, Jason Coffman and such esteemed voices as Denise LoRusso, Kristy Jett, Kristin Wicks and (gulp) yours truly, this collection is guaranteed to expose you to frights that you never even knew you were missing!

To keep up with all the surprises (including release dates) of this literary marvel, be sure to check out:

Meanwhile, Big Gay Horror Fan always smells like old paperbacks at http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrrofan!

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