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Review: Doctor Spine

Published December 19, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

doctor spineI know a couple of masochists who actually enjoy going to the chiropractor. For those who find bone cracking to be a bit more disturbing, though, writer-director John Wesley Norton has created the fun horror-comedy Doctor Spine.

Styled after the old EC comics, this lurid adventure follows Joe Spine, a mild mannered chiropractor, whose personality is split between his dead, truly demented father and Patch Castle, the villain from a series of childhood books, after a therapy session goes bad. Soon his father is controlling the day and there isn’t a slightly crooked psychologist or sexy dame in sight who is safe from Joe’s fatal fingers. It is only the love of Spine’s most devoted patient, Mindy, that could possibly restore the normally soft spoken healer to his former virtuousness.

Nicely, Norton frames and colors the action as if it were part of the fantastic cartoons that inspired him. The standout of the production, though, is its fantastic genre cast, who all turn in top notch performances. As expected, scream queen Tiffany Shepis, who provides the film’s penultimate shock piece, and The Addams Family’s Lisa Loring apply energetic sass as various seductresses in the doctor’s life. Comedian Judy Tenuta, Seinfeld ’s Larry Thomas, 60s TV favorite Kathy Garver and up and coming character actress Colleen Elizabeth Miller, also, supply moments of frothy fun. But it is Phantasm’s Reggie Bannister and indie exploitation king Joe Estevez, as Castle and Spine Sr., who bring the most to the table. Estevez, in particular, provides a smoothly wicked, truly accomplished turn here.

Most importantly, while some of the exposition scenes could have benefited from the zany goriness that dominates the film’s final third, actor Michael Wexler’s take on the title character is always engaging. He takes viewers through the various scenarios with skilled underhandedness, adding both tender heart and subtle mania to Norton’s admirable creation.

Unfortunately, on December 12th, 2015, mere days after his 52nd birthday, Wexler was hit by car and killed. Thus, this film stands not only as a testament to his talent, but as an accomplished memoriam as well.

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Putting the Femme in FANtastic!

Published September 2, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Lowry in “Model Hunger”

Ladies choice is always awesome, but being able to pick your favorite ladies is pretty cool, as well. FANtastic Horror Film Festival is allowing you to do just that. Using the link, below, you can vote for such horror luminaries as Debbie Rochon, Lynn Lowry, Tiffany Shepis, Kaylee Williams and others.

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Williams

The big news here, of course, is the fact that Rochon’s acclaimed directing debut, Model Hunger, has gotten multiple nominations. But Chomp, the fun horror comedy short written and directed by Lynne Hansen, is also worthy of note, and Williams, who has always given emotionally charged performances, is definitely worth your consideration in the Best Supporting Actress in a Short category, as well.

https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/zhCNM9

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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/

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New Trailer Time with The Hanover House and She Wolf Rising

Published April 25, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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“Bing! You’re a freaking homo!” – She Wolf Rising

Big Gay Horror Fan COULD live by scream queens alone – especially as evidenced by brand new trailers for She Wolf Rising starring Tiffany Shepis, Debbie Rochon and Tina Krause…

…and the truly dramatic and spooky looking The Hanover House featuring Nightbreed‘s singular Anne Bobby

Keep up on the hairy pulse of She Wolf Rising at https://www.facebook.com/Shewolfrising.

More ghostly conjuring can be had for The Hanover House at https://www.facebook.com/TheHanoverHouse, as well.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan (https://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan)!

Get Yer Howl on with She Wolf Rising!

Published January 17, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Big Gay Horror Fan has always believed that there is no problem that a bottle of Nair and a double chocolate bar couldn’t solve.

Unfortunately, these cure-alls will do nothing for Tiffany Shepis in the awesome looking Scream Queen bonanza She Wolf Rising.

tim mandalaBesides, Shepis this fury, furry horror outing features such terror notables as Debbie Rochon, Tina Krause, Alan Rowe Kelly, Ruby LaRocca and Nicola Fiore. Meanwhile, newcomer Timothy Mandala provides some visual eye candy for all those who stand in my corner at the limb chopping party.

You can check out the trailer for She Wolf Rising at:

You can keep up-to-date with all its moon based outings at
http://www.facebook.com/Shewolfrising?ref=ts and
www.shewolfrising.com, as well.

Big Gay Horror Fan, meanwhile, always welcomes new members of the pack at http://www.facebook.com/#!/BigGayHorrorFan!

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