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Review: Dark Vision

Published March 17, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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It’s funny. I have virtually no personal style, but I do find style to be a true virtue in my horror films.

While the 2015 (released) British feature Dark Vision hues closely to the cinematic rhythms already established by such films as (the original and the reimagining of) House on Haunted Hill, the Paranormal Activity series and even (my un-guilty pleasure) Halloween: Resurrection, it has plenty of assured performances, seemingly lifted from the West End theater district, and some truly arresting visuals, with a pentagram of beautifully lighted candles, chief among them.

Focusing on a paranormal investigation team, led by pompous host Spencer Knights, competing to be the victors in a reality show contest, Dark Vision’s primary activities occur in the mysterious Blaylock House. When Knights, accidentally, unleashes the evil forces within the building, no one is safe from the hooded threat of occult vengeance.

Not surprisingly, as it is the performances that truly engage here, actor Bernie Hodges brings a silly grandeur to Knights. Nicely, Hodges, also, adds a graceful bittersweet quality to Knights when he realizes the deadly error of his ways. Director and co-writer Darren Flaxstone eases plenty of graceful charm out of leading actresses Suzie Latham (Jo) and Alicia Ancel (Marva Clewes), as well. That the lesbian relationship between the two is affectionate and true, and not played for exploitation value, is among Dark Vision’s top pleasures. Ancel’s character, a faded soap actress, also allows some nice commentary on the extremely fickle, often desperate, world of show business.dark-vision-poster

But, it is Judith Haley, as the Blaylock House’s guardian Clem, who truly steals the show here. She plays the character’s ominous stranger aspects for all they are worth while adding terrific shades of humor and honor to boot!

Keep abreast of everything Dark Vision, which has its worldwide release on ITunes, Xbox Vudu and Playstation on March 24 and has recently gone live on Amazon at: and or or

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

Review: Paradise University

Published September 6, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Free is good. Of course, free and spooky is better. Therefore, everyone should be thankful that director-writer Justin H. Guess has offered up Paradise University, a web series (with no charge) featuring UFO sightings, paranormal investigations, clairvoyants, vicious murders, werewolves and so much more!

Joe Bailey

Joe Bailey

Taking place in the near perfect conclave of Milton’s Head, the first season, consisting of 6 episodes, slowly builds up steam as sexual betrayals, romantic entanglements and deadly encounters lurk around every corner.

With a listed $500 budget, Guess does much with his limited resources. Most importantly, he builds steady interest in the series’ characters, slowly revealing their angst filled pasts and family histories. That the participants, for the most part, are an interesting variety of gay and lesbian characters serves the plotline well, also. Thankfully, Guess doesn’t serve up gym ripped twinks but shy small town boys, vengeful warlocks and curious academics, all whom defy the ordinary.

CJ Doyle

CJ Doyle

As with many micro produced projects, the quality of the performances varies here. But, while some cast members are obviously awkward and lacking in presence, a number truly shine. Declyn Charles (as wicked man eater Alester), Joe Bailey (as sensitive hero Jack), Blayne Ackerman (as justice seeking Travis) and CJ Doyle (as friendly horn-dog Rickey) all compel, making one anxious for the show’s second season, which premieres on September 8th, 2014.

Be sure to catch up on all the goings-on at Milton’s Head at and

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

Now This is Scary! The Oddity Files Investigates Real Hauntings!

Published January 9, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

Real fear? A life without knowing the fabulous Kitsie Duncan!

Real fear? A life without knowing the fabulous Kitsie Duncan!

Real life serial killers and poltergeists freak me out. Give me my fake monsters any day of the week! But I would follow independent scream queen Kitsie Duncan (Lethal Obsession…) anywhere – even into an actual, completely scary haunted house! Therefore, I love her new web series Oddity Files in which she and a crew of paranormal investigators research different sites, all rumored to have occurrences of true psychic phenomenon.

Be sure to check out the Oddity Files FB page –

And if you truly want to go that ghostly extra mile, give them a super cool nomination in the Shorty Awards, as well:

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