Even mainstream horror has begun to acknowledge the LGBTQIA experience with gay characters populating the universes of Happy Death Day, Truth or Dare and Unfriended: Dark Web. It seems that now would be the perfect time to have a queer band dominate the soundtrack of one such offering.
With their emotional atmospherics and dramatic focus, Australian based Cub Sport, led by the dynamic Tim Nelson and his husband Sam Netterfield, would be the perfect choice to decorate some eerie landscape. Their work has even appeared in an episode of the television version of Scream and their second album was entitled Bats. Perfect, no?!?
Let’s face it, half the fun of horror and exploitation is seeing some hot bodies frolicking around in the buff. And while I worship the female form, I believe exploitation definitely veers into the exploitive when only gorgeous women are on display while their male counterparts remain chastely buttoned up. Therefore, The Backside of Horror salutes the filmmakers and actors whom even up the score a bit by showing us instances of hot and juicy male flesh in their bloody celluloid fantasies.
Thankfully, years after the self aware Scream phenomenon, there is still plenty of silly, rambunctiously fun horror being made. Otherwise, the luscious April (energetic Roxanne Pallett) and Jason (amiably funny James Marchant), her goofily adorable boyfriend, wouldn’t have gone near the water or even thought about an afternoon of skinny dipping and sex in 2010’s chomping Lake Placid 3.
Luckily, for viewers, this duo does what comes naturally (after a day of sweaty hitchhiking); with much smooth flesh being exposed. Nicely, it is not just Pallett who bares all. Marchant shows off his smooth juggler’s mounds, as well.
Of course, comeuppance soon arrives as the crocs, almost immediately, arrive on their vengeance hunt. This actually results in a modestly funny cunnilingus joke, ultimately making this opening sequence one of the most memorable in this made-for-cable continuation of the toothy animals-gone-scary series.
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!