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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Shirley Jones

Published March 31, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan


Roles in Oklahoma, Carousel and The Music Man pegged the exquisite Shirley Jones as one of America’s true sweethearts. Glossy production numbers on variety specials, like the one below, only enhanced that image.

But every performer has a dual nature. Jones, who won an Academy Award for playing a lady of the evening in Elmer Gantry, has been nicely showing hers in such latter day horror productions as Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th and Zombie Night. If that isn’t proof of her full bounty of talent then I don’t know what is!


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




Published March 2, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


Move over Carol Kane! Annum Films, the demented forces behind horror comedy The Slashening, are at it again! This time they are taking the babysitters in peril motif and turning it on its…well, funny bone…with Startled!

This throwback short will be part of the upcoming anthology film Grindsploitation, but you can check the trailer out here:


Further information on this (sure to be) blood soaked laugh riot is available at www.facebook.com/annumfilms and www.annumfilms.com.

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


Gay Shit in Horror: Glenn Kenneth – “Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead”

Published May 22, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

And...it's Glenn to the right!

And…it’s Glenn to the right!

Surround me with a few bears and I’ll let you know, in my best Goldilocks voice, that while something may be sweet it doesn’t, necessarily, make it “just right“!

Case in point – the character of Glenn Kenneth in director Tommy Wirkola’s franticly bloody Dead Snow follow-up Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead. Kenneth, a gay outsider-type, winds up being both endearing and insulting. This interesting combination may result in rush of prickly yet begrudging love from many discerning viewers.

I'll hand it to ya! Glenn (left) in dismay!

I’ll hand it to ya! Glenn (left) in dismay!

Gamely (and often incisively) played by the film’s co-writer, Stig Frode Henriksen, Glenn is an employee at a small town Norwegian war memorabilia museum. When he encounters Martin, the original film’s sole survivor, as he rushes to abate the onslaught of this (unexpected) movie series’ truly spooky Nazi zombies, Glenn is reluctantly drawn into the cranium splattering madness.

Made up like a Rocky Horror wannabe when first introduced, Glen is stereotypically gay – effeminate and wary – essentially another blatant joke among the film’s many over the top pranks. And while this should fit in with rest of Wirkola’s over-exuberant tone, it doesn’t. It feels backward, like the flamboyant antique dealers victimized by the fanged prince in 1972’s Blacula. Granted, the piss is taken out of nerds and warmongers, alike, in this piece, but the true zaniness here lies in the excessive slaughter and deliriously inventive kills involving everyone from children to invalids. Unlike the closeted Glenn, a proud and out warrior would have fit much easier into such grotesquely fun proceedings.

One of DS:RVD's bloody moments!

One of DS:RVD’s bloody moments!

Still, Glenn does rise to the charge in the final third of the film, bravely taking enormous risks to save a group of foolish, self proclaimed American zombie hunters. Perhaps unknowingly, Wirkola and crew, also, manage to make a poignant statement with Glenn, as well. Just as he begins to acknowledge his true orientation, disaster strikes. In a seeming echo of everything from the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” debacle to the current, prevalent murders of transgendered women, it reminds one of all the queers cut down just as they begin to find their voices. It is unexpectedly powerful, bittersweet ending to a (frequently likable) character that never quite works.

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead was released in February 2014 in Norway and is currently playing a variety of American film festivals.

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