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Review: Skeletons in the Closet

Published December 15, 2018 by biggayhorrorfan

 

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Lately, I’ve enjoyed comparing my favorite horror and exploitation queens to the grand stars of old. For example…the statuesque Julie Strain is akin to the buxom Jane Russell.  Jennifer Rubin, who undulates with a smoky noir texture, is in the same school as Marie Windsor while the charms of Deborah Dutch emerge as a sexier version of cockeyed second banana Una Merkel. Skeletons ellie jean

Meanwhile, I believe that indie goddess Ellie Church has the looks and comedic chops of Jean Harlow in her prime. Church puts these glamorous elements into perfect use as The Widow, the prime wraparound character in the terror anthology Skeletons in the Closet. Here, she delivers her lines with low key sauciness and a sardonic timing and, handily, steals the show.

Riding the understandably undying love for the ‘80s, Skeletons’ other segments resemble the mixed bag of goods akin to other solid anthologies. Thankfully, this means that there is generally something here for everyone. Other standout segments, therefore, involve a sarcastic babysitter and her surprisingly crafty young ward and a scary visit with a mysterious grandmother that signals the arrival of a very savage curse.

Those who prefer a little deep thought and theatricality with their cinema will also appreciate the bloody artistry of the Meisner segment, anchored by writer-actress Rhiann Owen’s truly emotional work.

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Skeletons can be purchased at www.scotchworthy.com. More information is also available at https://www.facebook.com/skeletonsintheclosetmovie/.

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

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Getting Communal with “M is for…”!

Published November 6, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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My favorite memories of nursery school were when my fellow classmates and I gathered around the mud pit and sacrificed the latest substitute teacher. Such communal joy!

Its kind of like the current “M is for…” contest for the upcoming ABC’s of Death 2. A bunch of inspired filmmakers are joining together to make some ghoulish mini-masterpieces. Granted, only one can ultimately win (voting ends on November 14th, 2013) – but the community spirit going on with this project is positively infectious!

Here are a couple shorts to check out – with voting options at each link:

The goddess knows, I can live by Scream Queen, alone! Sean Tretta’s creative, well acted M is for Matchmaker is one of my favorites in this contest and features such genre icons as Tiffany Shepis and Sleepaway Camp‘s Felissa Rose. Horror Heaven!!

http://26th.abcsofdeathpart2.com/entry/m-is-for-matchmaker/

Meanwhile, Tony Wash from Scotchworthy Productions is one of the best independent horror filmmaking savants. You can check out his gooey, flesh baring entry M is for Muck, here:

http://26th.abcsofdeathpart2.com/entry/m-is-for-muck/

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

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Review: A Chance in Hell

Published February 12, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Thankfully, the only dangerous experiments that Big Gay Horror Fan suffered through as a child were his mother’s efforts in the kitchen! Director/writer Tony Wash’s explosive short A Chance in Hell, though, explores some insidious experimentation gone wrong with body chewing results.

A haunting opening sequence details how a mad WWII Nazi doctor and his brainy tinkering with a young Jewish girl bring about a zombie apocalypse. This is not so bad for the Nazi’s – who deserve everything that they get. But, it does have some unfortunate consequences for a group of young American soldiers who find themselves up against some vicious undead German enemies.

Taking place in a (mostly) abandoned warehouse, this second feature from Wash and the inventive Scotchworthy productions is rich with atmosphere and perfect 1940’s period mayhem. This has won the piece much notice and a handful of greatly deserved awards (Best Short at the 2012 Action on Film Festival and at the 2011 Chicago Horror Film Festival).

Director Wash works with simplicity and focus here. The growth from his first, fun feature It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To is substantial, leaving one truly looking forward to his further efforts. He is greatly aided here by director of photography, Mitch Martinez, and art director, Andrew Nathan Anzen.

Meanwhile, Kyle Anthony Silveira, Kevin Zaideman, Bradley Fowler and Doug Heiar all excel as the combative yet frightened Yank military troupe while Chad Meyer’s spooky Dr. Bucher rivals them with evil intensity. It is Kendyl Lynch as the doomed and deadly girl who makes the grandest impression, though. Her zombie child is haunting and scary, at once. She leaves a lasting impression and the hope that we haven’t seen the last of this fascinating character.

Both A Chance in Hell and It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To are available for purchase from www.scotchworthy.com.

You can, also, view the official trailer for A Chance In Hell here:

Big Gay Horror Fan, meanwhile, is always hiding from the war torn undead at http://www.facebook.com/#!/BigGayHorrorFan, as well.

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

Taking a Chance in Hell with Amazing Tony Wash!

Published January 13, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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In his younger, hope filled days Big Gay Horror Fan believed that those unexpected meetings on the street with an object of his affection were fortuitous signals of better things to come. Of course, I hadn’t a Satan’s fiery clue.

Thankfully, determined and talented Midwestern auteur Tony Wash has a better way to describe a different kind of A Chance in Hell with his awesome, highly acclaimed zombie meets Nazi’s short of the same name. Gaining numerous awards and honors throughout its showings at various festivals, A Chance in Hell is now available for purchase, in all its vibrantly filmed glory at www.scotchworthy.com.

You can take a look at all the axe chopping power involved by watching official trailer here:

a chance in hellYou can also keep up with the production’s demented activity at:
http://www.facebook.com/achanceinhell

Wash, who recently directed genre legends Sid Haig (see photo above), Robert Z’Dar and Joe Estevez in the crime drama High on the Hog, is constantly developing new works – including a podcast devoted to indie filmmakers called It Came from the Underground and an awesome sounding horror film called The Storm centered on a female roller derby team. To keep up with all that juicy madness, be sure to visit:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scotchworthy-Productions/146566798706083

Big Gay Horror Fan is always accepting old world zombie killers at http://www.facebook.com/#!/BigGayHorrorFan, as well.

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