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Discovering Tom Graeff (Teenagers from Outer Space)!

Published October 4, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

The other day someone zapped me with a homemade ketchup gun at work and as my body, momentarily, turned skeletal, all I could think was “Tom Graeff”!

teenThankfully, Graeff, the gay mastermind behind cult 1959 science fiction epic Teenagers from Outer Space is, also, on the minds of the brilliant duo of Jim Tushinski and Elle Schneider. While, Graeff eventually descended into religious fanaticism and suicide, Tushinski (who is writing a book on Graeff) and Schneider (who is prepping a documentary on the man) are interested in his complex creative side, something he indulged in during a time when homosexuality was rarely spoken of.

To find more about Graeff, his shorts films and Teenagers (which many state to be a precursor to The Terminator), be sure to visit Tushinski at and Schneider at

Big Gay Horror Fan, meanwhile, is always hiding handsome aliens at!

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