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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Virginia Bruce

Published February 17, 2020 by biggayhorrorfan

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If I had been an old Hollywood diva, I would have wanted the career of Virginia Bruce. An important figure in the world of Universal Horror due to her pert and powerful essaying of the leading role in The Invisible Woman, Bruce also worked with such notables as Jimmy Stewart, William Powell, James Cagney and Abbott and Costello.

Significantly, while trying to earnestly woo Stewart in Born to Dance, she also introduced the Cole Porter classic I’ve Got You Under My Skin.

Pretty much fading from the screen by the late ‘40s, this silver streaked celluloid wonder still left behind a legacy of dreamy magnificence, permanently drifting beneath the fantasies of old school movie lovers worldwide.

Virigina Bruce

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




Music to Make Horror Movies By: The Peanuts

Published June 1, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Peanuts and soda pop can upset your stomach. But put The Peanuts together with an atomic monster and you get music to soothe the soul.

As the singing fairies that shared a psychic connection with Mothra, twins Emi and Yumi Ito made quite an impression on Kaiju lovers, everywhere. As pop vocalists, in the 60s and 70s, these two, also, conquered Japan, Germany and even made an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Thankfully, their cute antics are still being celebrated today, as well. The two are featured on the recent collection Nippon Girls 2 and the internet contains plenty of footage of their charming, totally winning appearances, too.

Crack ’em open, boys and girls. You won’t be disappointed.

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


Oscar Recognition for Carla Laemmle

Published December 28, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

There are to do’s and then there are just dues and the grand Carla Laemmle, who passed away this fall at the age of 104, is certainly deserving of every accolade she can get. Speaking the first lines in Universal’s classic Dracula definitely got her recognition in this life and her family is hoping to get her a little spotlight in the afterlife, as well.

They are urging people to contact the powers-that-be at the Academy Awards to ensure that Carla is recognized in the “In Memoriam” section this February, 2015.carla2

They’ve provided a handy statement that you can cut and paste and then add your name to:

“Please add Carla Laemmle to the 2015 Academy Awards’ In Memoriam. She was the niece of Universal founder Carl Laemmle, and a very important part of Hollywood history. She appeared in many great films including Phantom of the Opera (1925), Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1927), Dracula (1931), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935). Her impact and legacy will not soon be forgotten, and it would be a great honor to her memory to be included. Thank you.”

The link to send the message to is below:


Laemmle, who was giddily effervescent and completely dedicated to her fans until the end, is truly worthy of this distinguished send-off.

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


R.I.P. Carla Laemmle!

Published June 13, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

She danced for Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and spoke the first words in the classic 1931 Dracula – and now the iconic Carla Laemmle has breathed her last breath on this planet.

laemmleThis beloved host of 1999’s The Road to Dracula (and one of the remaining heirs to a Hollywood film dynasty), passed away on June 12th, 2014 at the age of 104.

Loving and appreciative of her fans to the end, Laemmle’s energetic spirit will always reside, though, in those glowing embers of gothic celluloid and the ever sparkling photos that she left behind.
R.I.P., Carla! May your current journey be much smoother than that legendary (cinematic) one from 70 years ago!


Big Gay (Nostalgia Ridden) Review: The Ghouligans!

Published February 15, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

Every once in awhile I feel like I am missing true quality in my life…and then I head on over to http://www.theghouligans.com/ and get myself cured.

The Ghouligans!, for those not in the know, are a groovy throw back to the Universal monsters, Saturday morning television and 70’s sitcoms. Luckily, regulars Boris Stein (played with bumbling awesomeness by Michael Koscik), Void (the zombie, enacted with charming tentativeness by Sean King ) and Wolfgang W. Wolgang (the boisterously fun Pete Bune) have just released a new 6 episode series that rings with goofy nostalgia and inventive humor.

Marked by incredible production values, each show deals with a particular, often loony adventure. Episode one, for instance, revolves around the feeding of a seemingly scary, very hungry blob that just happens to be Wolfgang’s pet. The fourth entry chronicles the amorous errors that occur due to love lessons delivered by a suave vampire.

Each show, also, includes original commercial breaks, that range from the satirical to the nostalgically enjoyable (IE: A promo for an Odd Couple type situation comedy featuring Boris).

Captured by Boris and Wolfgang...and loving every second of it!!

Captured by Boris and Wolfgang…and loving every second of it!!

You can purchase this latest season at the gang’s website (as plugged above) and you can keep up with all of their swinging, terror-ific adventures at https://www.facebook.com/ghouligans, as well.

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


Popcorn Horror’s Universal Monsters Re-Design Contest!

Published November 20, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

Holy James Whale, this is cool!

Popcorn Horror is holding a Universal Monsters Re-Design Competition wherein you can reimagine (for example) the Frankenstein Monster as an army of killer ants – and win $500 and cool prizes!

Unfortunately, PH is only taking submissions until December 5th, 2013. So, what are you crazy artists types waiting for? Click the link below (or face the wrath of Dwight E. Frye)!!!


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