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Bad CGI Fridays: Chupacabra Vs. The Alamo (2013)

Published October 10, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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So, it looks like you CAN go home again. Achieving fame as Ponch on CHIPS in the late 70s/early80s, Erik Estrada returned to the badge and cycle with the 2013 SyFy feature Chupacabra Vs. The Alamo.

As a grizzled officer dealing with a sassy partner (Death Do Us Part’s Julia Benson), a pair of rebellious children…oh, yeah, and a ravenously roving pack of chupacabras, Estrada connects with a weariness that would have been impossible in his shirtless poster days. ErikEstrada-ChupacabraVsTheAlamo-630-02-jpg_172345

Filled with some decent grue, including shots of stringy flesh stretching from the titular dog-like creatures’ teeth, this pic is, naturally, also full of devil eyed computer animation. Often described as spiny, heavy set creatures, the producers benefit from the fact that the chupacabra is mythological in nature. Looking here like lean and starving canines, they sparkle with the silver automation of CGI in close-up shots.

chupacabraStill, you can label this one as a bit more intriguing than the standard cable horror fare, especially for lovers of animals gone amuck flicks. And…it does teach the lesson that a microwave and kitchen utensils can come in handy during an attack of the ravenous furries!

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

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(Bad) CGI Fridays: Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon (2008)

Published August 1, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Lately, in Chicago, you take your life into your hands just walking to the corner store, at midnight, for your weekly supply of banana pudding ice cream.

Losing my head (over this movie)!

Losing my head (over this movie)!

Therefore, it is comforting to know that in the early 20th century, with its head hunting tribes and silver strewn monsters, that the Grand Canyon was just as dangerous! Well, at least, according to the 2008 SyFy epic Lost Treasure of Grand Canyon.metallic creature

Of course, Quetzalcoatl here looks like a (very computer generated) metallic reject from a Terminator film. In fact, a significant portion of the mountainous regions of Arizona look like they were created by a techie’s hand, as well.fake mountain

But, the ridiculous premise, some head shredding action and the chance to watch the very contemporary, always hell-raising Shannon Doherty play a very determined yet quaint lass (running around in what looks like a night shirt) definitely imbues this project with a certain dusty charm.

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

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J. Anthony Kosar on Face Off!

Published December 21, 2012 by biggayhorrorfan

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Big Gay Horror Fan has had face time with some amazing talent in his entertainment tenure. Now one of the coolest, Midwest based special effects makeup artist J.Anthony Kosar, has landed on the fourth season of popular Syfy reality show and make-up competition Face Off.

Kosar, who apprenticed under Stan Winston and designed masks and other props from indie favorite Satanic Panic, will be sure to show the world the monstrous goods on this weekly adventure, beginning on January 15th, 2013.

Be sure to keep up with all the fun at http://www.facebook.com/#!/KOSARTeffects and at the show’s official site at http://www.syfy.com/faceoff, as well.

Meanwhile, Big Gay Horror Fan is always showing off his scary mug at http://www.facebook.com/#!/BigGayHorrorFan!

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