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Review: Housesitters

Published February 10, 2017 by biggayhorrorfan

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I’m a little jealous. In my stints as a house and dog sitter I found some weird things – homemade porn, leopard print sheets scented with perfume. I even got shown around one apartment by an owner who made no effort to hide his early morning boner. But, I never sat at a place with a creepy pentagram strewn basement and its own personal demon!

Best friends and eternal wisecrackers Angie (Annie Watkins) and Izzy (Jamie Jirak) hit the jackpot in director-writer Jason Coffman’s truly fun horror-comedy Housesitters, though.  Left a credit card and enough 80s/90s fashions in one closet for an effective musical montage, all they need is a couple of hot, trouble making  dudes to make their first house sitting adventure a total success. That’s where Greg (James Timothy Peters), a pizza delivery guy, and Zach (Peter Ash), Izzy’s boyfriend, come in.  Zach, in a nonverbal apology for eating all of Angie’s brownies, also brings along her current crush, Mark (Ben Schlotfelt).

But soon Greg and Mark are attacked by a miniature green creature and disappear. The appearance of Zach’s friend Dan (Jay J. Bidwell) singles more mayhem. Unable to leave the house due to their benefactor’s devilish dealings, the group venture to the basement to try to resolve their problems. The wounded Dan, though, emerges as something a bit more demonic and life between the bosom companions will never be the same again.

Smartly utilizing one location, haunted by Dustin Wayde Mills’ ravenously adorable monster-puppet, Coffman wisely builds the relationships between his main characters here. In fact, Watkins and Jirak are so natural and spontaneously goofy that they become the highlight of this tight yet carefree production. As the closing credits roll, it is obvious that they were allowed to riff on and improvise a large part of their material, making “Broad City Meets Monster Movie” a hoped for trend in the near future.

The duo’s male co-stars, Ash, Schlotfelt, Peters and Bidwell, also key into their low-key, naturalistic vibe. They all deliver believable and slightly ironic performances, surely a product of their seeming theatrical groundedness. Their skill, coupled with the surprising twists that Coffman provides for their characters in the film’s final moments, ultimately make Housesitters a truly entertaining celluloid outing. That it is also one filled with femme powered horror amusements is probably its greatest strength and joy. Let’s hope this really is a trend!

Note: This review was done on a work-in-progress version of the movie as it gears up for festival submissions. To be sure to join Angie and Izzy as they party their way to different events, follow https://www.facebook.com/HousesittersMovie/.

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

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Housesitters

Published September 8, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

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I babysat for a couple of kids in a rainy rectory once.

Thankfully, director-writer Jason Coffman has imagined something even more unusual with Housesitters. In this upcoming horror comedy, party-hearty friends, Angie and Izzie, discover something very strange in the basement of the estate that they are watching over. Naturally, many supernatural hi-jinks ensue.

Coffman has recently released a fun teaser trailer, featuring a number of enjoyable Euro horror references, for the film:

…and if you eventually get bored dipping your fingers in that bloody bong water, you can follow the film’s progress at

https://www.facebook.com/HousesittersMovie

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Jason Coffman’s Still

Published October 25, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Granted, I am blind to a lot of stuff – including criticism. (Although, I did get it, recently, when one online commentator called me a “dork” and another called me the “worst interviewer ever” re: my Danielle Harris video interview! Y–OUCH!!!)

But, the heroine of Jason Coffman’s latest thriller Still has got it really bad. After an attack, she discovers she is suffering from a rare condition called akinetopsia, or motion blindness. The complications from that are sure to be riskily adventurous as described in Coffman’s passionate Kickstarter campaign.

Coffman whom has already graced the independent cinematic landscape with such (shorter) offerings as Tape and The Gamma-Ray Man is sure to use every cent generated to create something truly unique and enjoyable.

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Rabbit Room’s Una Chiave di Ghiaccio in un Campo di Lillà

Published December 13, 2012 by biggayhorrorfan

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Usually Big Gay Horror Fan is feeling fairly horizontal, but on those occasions when he is feeling upright and continental he heads over to the amazing Rabbit Room Productions (http://www.facebook.com/#!/RabbitRoomProductions)to engage in everything cinematic – especially things that are violently Italian in nature.

In fact, their fun, awesomely titled trailer to a giallo that never was (or has yet to be),Una Chiave di Ghiaccio in un Campo di Lillà (A Key of Ice in a Field of Lilacs), has just hit YouTube. Featuring appearances from such Midwest film regulars as Jason Coffman (Underground Multiplex productions), WildClaw Theatre’s Coye Vega, Chicago Cinema Society’s Neil Calderone and the always amazing, incredibly versatile Michelle Corvais (looking ALL hot mama here), Una Chiave features gorgeous scenes of mayhem amidst a constantly shifting Goblin-esque score. But, why am I still talking about it? You can check it out here:

Be sure to check out Big Gay Horror Fan, whom is always waiting like a frozen bird in a purple sea of fire, at http://www.facebook.com/#!/BigGayHorrorFan, as well.

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