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Kelli Maroney in Gila!

Published July 21, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Leaping lizards! Known for her sassy portrayals in such cult classics as Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall and Zero Boys, genre goddess Kelli Maroney was, smartly, hired by director (and frequent collaborator) Jim Wynorski to appear in 2012’s low budget, truly fun Gila!, a film that chronicles the mass destruction that occurs when a green scaled monster goes on a rampage, during the holiday season, in a small town.

A revamp of the 1959 drive-in staple The Giant Gila Monster, Gila!, which recently screened at G-FEST 2015 in Chicago, is filmed with boundless enthusiasm by Wynorski, who, seemingly, adores the source material.

Thankfully, on what was surely a quick shoot, Wynorski is aided here by such performing veterans as Maroney, Don Sullivan (the original film’s lead), Julie McCullough and Terence Knox.

Maroney, naturally, shines the brightest, giving her Officer Wilma a charm and saucy outlook that radiates on-screen. Whether sweetly defying Knox’s Sherriff, flirting with the handsome male lead or (spoiler alert) meeting her demise in a very tongue and cheek way, Maroney is a scene stealer.

But, no surprise there, right?

Be sure to keep up with everything Kelli at https://www.facebook.com/ActressKelliMaroney and http://www.kellimaroney.com.

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

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Reunited: Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart!

Published May 27, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Reunited - and it feels so good!

Reunited – and it feels so good!


Lee and Cushing. Karloff and Lugosi. Price and Lorre.

There have been plenty of famous male partnerships in the history of horror. But the teaming of the divine Kelli Maroney and the exquisite Catherine Mary Stewart in 80s horror-dramedy Night of the Comet produced one of the only significant female duos in the universe of terror, making them both highly beloved by progressive audiences, everywhere.

This two beauties recently reunited, in late April, for an episode of the Maroney co-hosted podcast Rick’s Martini Bar – and the enthusiastic cries of those fan boys and girls, worldwide, was overwhelming.

You can download the episode (and others featuring such guests as Kristine DeBell, Barry Livingston and Tony Dow) at http://www.mccartymetro.com/podcast.html.

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

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Kelli Maroney Talks!

Published June 23, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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She’s overpowered tiny yet vicious rolling robots, post apocalyptic zombies and a murder happy madman or two – now eclectic genre actress Kelli Maroney is taking over the airwaves.

Along with Rick Farmiloe, Amanda Raymond and Jerry McCarty, Maroney (Chopping Mall, Zero Boys, Night of the Comet) is one of the co-hosts of the truly fun podcast, Rick’s Martini Bar. The show’s most recent guest is the (pictured) legendary Chuck McCann (Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Cameron’s Closet), but you can catch up with previous episodes featuring folks like Maroney’s CM co-star Tony O’Dell and former drive-in cutie Kristine DeBell (Meatballs, Cheerleaders Wild Weekend) at the link below, as well!

http://www.mccartymetro.com/podcast.html

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

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Pink Chainsaws: The Spring Cinema Wasteland (4/5 – 4/7/2013) Pictorial!

Published April 19, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan
The real (?!) Charlie's Angels: Kelli Maroney, Big Gay Horror Fan and Brinke Stevens being outwitted by a guy in short-shorts - AGAIN!

The real (?!) Charlie’s Angels: Kelli Maroney, Big Gay Horror Fan and Brinke Stevens being outwitted by a guy in short-shorts – AGAIN!

The weekend of April 5-7, 2013, Cinema Wasteland held their first event of the year in Strongsville, OH. Highlighted by a reunion of The Slumber Party Massacre cast, the presence of genre regular Kelli Maroney, the bold artwork of Chris Kuchta and many well informed, brightly costumed fans – this was a weekend not to be missed!

The Slumber Party Massacre Reunion Panel (with Debra DeLiso, Joseph Alan Johnson, Brinke Stevens and Michael Villella)!

The Slumber Party Massacre Reunion Panel (with Debra DeLiso, Joseph Alan Johnson, Brinke Stevens and Michael Villella)!

The best bloody loving around? You bet! Hugging on 'Incest Death Squad' auteur Cory Udler!

The best bloody loving around? You bet! Hugging on ‘Incest Death Squad’ auteur Cory Udler!

If you're going to work a chainsaw make sure it's pink - and that you're wearing high heels!

If you’re going to work a chainsaw make sure it’s pink – and that you’re wearing high heels!

Wisconsin film guru (editor/director/producer) Derrick Carey regrets his lunchtime choices. Chick-a-Fil, Carey?!? C'mon!!

Wisconsin film guru (editor/director/producer) Derrick Carey regrets his lunchtime choices. Chick-a-Fil, Carey?!? C’mon!!

End of the day hang-out! Smooching on amazing Debra DeLiso with Slumber Party/Iced co-star Joseph Alan Johnson and the best horror artist ever: Chris Kuchta!

End of the day hang-out! Smooching on amazing Debra DeLiso with Slumber Party/Iced co-star Joseph Alan Johnson and the best horror artist ever: Chris Kuchta!

Ending things on a bright note with an adorable shot of Maroney and (best horror artist ever) Chris Kuchta, 'backgrounded' by his work.

Ending things on a bright note with an adorable shot of Maroney and (best horror artist ever) Chris Kuchta, ‘backgrounded’ by his work.

Check out Cinema Wasteland at www.cinemawasteland.com // Kelli Maroney at www.classickellimaroney.com // Chris Kuchta at www.horrorartist.com // Cory J. Udler at www.incestdeathsquad.com.

Meanwhile, be sure to check back here and at https://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan for video interviews with the entire The Slumber Party Massacre reunion cast and a bevy of independent horror film maestros – all shot at Cinema Wasteland.

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

Horror, She Wrote: Kelli Maroney in Murder, She Wrote’s “Menace, Anyone?”

Published April 2, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Big Gay Horror Fan will never forget the humiliation of not hitting one tennis ball in-bounds when he played against that seven armed green monster in high school.

Maroney with Johnson, Hamilton and Russell.

Maroney with Johnson, Hamilton and Russell.

As Cissy Barnes in the giallo plot inspired episode of “Menace, Anyone?” (Season 2, Episode 20) on Murder, She Wrote (focusing on the adventures of mystery writing/accidental detective Jessica Fletcher), genre icon Kelli Maroney (Chopping Mall, Night of the Comet, Servants of Twilight, Gila!) definitely comes out winning, though. Putting her soap opera training (Ryan’s Hope, One Life to Live) to good use here, Maroney plays the manipulative, flirtatious Barnes for all she is worth. A star tennis player, Barnes is always threatening to walk out on her benefactors while dressing outrageous and engaging in sharp banter with her rivals – whom include beloved fellow horror notables like Linda Hamilton (Children of the Corn, King Kong Lives, Terminator) and Betsy Russell (the Saw series, Cheerleader Camp, Camp Fear, Avenging Angel).

A bit more intricately plotted than Jessica Fletcher’s adventures as the series wore on, this prime episode has a very Italian feel (a twisted subplot involving insanity, forced suicide, mixed identity and a missing sister whom may or may not exist) and some moments of Hitchcock inspired suspense (a trespassing detective’s murder features some almost Psycho-like camera work).014

This episode is also a cinema lovers delight with television stalwart Dennis Cole (Zombie Death House, Irwin Allen’s Cave-In), golden age idol Van Johnson (Sergio Martino’s Scorpion With Two Tails, Killer Crocodile), 80’s teen sensation Doug McKeon (On Golden Pond, Mischief) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) all making appearances, as well. Even Kerrie Sherman (who played the vicious Patti in Greydon Clark’s Satan’s Cheerleaders) shows up as a secretary whom believes she is from Mars! Delicious!

012Perhaps, most fun here, though, is watching Maroney enjoying devilishly interacting with Johnson in her opening scene. The two worked together previously on Ryan’s Hope and are obviously have a ball in their comical strategizing.

Maroney who will be appearing April 5- 7th, 2013 at the amazing Cinema Wasteland in Ohio (www.cinemawasteland.com) can always be reached at www.kellimaroney.com.

Meanwhile, Big Gay Horror Fan is always worshipping the treasured vixens of terror at https://www.facebook.com/BigGayHorrorFan!

Be sure to check back often as BGHF, frequently, explores the fright stars that populated Murder, She Wrote with “Horror, She Wrote”!

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

Genre Legends in Other Mediums: Kelli Maroney in Celebrity!

Published February 23, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Oh, how many days did Big Gay Horror Fan lounge around, wearing nothing but a loose fitting dress shirt, in his boyfriend’s college dorm room? Well – NONE!

Therefore, it’s wonderful that I can live vicariously through Kelli Maroney’s Joanne as seen in the 1984 blockbuster mini-series Celebrity.

celebrityMaroney, of course, is beloved by countless terror titans from her roles in such genre flicks as Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall, Not of this Earth and Zero Boys. But her eclectic talent has landed her in a variety projects over the years and Celebrity was a 3 part NBC must see event in the mid-80’s.

005Her role as the first girlfriend of leading character Klebar Cantrall, enacted by soap favorite Ben Masters, is brief – encompassing one scene in the first episode, but she fills it with her characteristic spunk and sense of humor.

Celebrity, meanwhile, is noteworthy for its focus on one of national television’s most fully realized gay characters. As portrayed by breathtaking Joseph Bottoms (The Black Hole, Blind Date, Open House, The Intruder Within), Mack Crawford is an athlete-film star in the Rock Hudson mold. Tortured by his natural tendencies due to the story’s era (1950’s – 1970’s), Bottoms also brings a sense of proud defiance and self respect to the role.josephbottoms

Of course, all confident horror fiends can keep up with Maroney’s interesting activities at www.kellimaroney.com.

Big Gay Horror Fan is always on the look-out for proud queers and their ultra-fabulous allies at http://www.facebook.com/#!/BigGayHorrorFan, as well.

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