Killer Piñata

Published October 24, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

killer poster
As a (former) country boy, I’ve faced down rampaging pigs, bowel grinding horses and hordes of massacre minded llamas! (Don’t ask.) But nothing could prepare me for the hilarious horrors due to the overindulgence of a sinister party favor!

If you feel the same way, now is the time to rejoice! Resourceful Angry Mule Productions is plotting to bring a Troma style miracle into the world entitled Killer Piñata. Promising the silly terror antics of Uncle Lloyd at his best, this production is set to feature plenty of enjoyable set pieces and features a kick-ass female behind-the-scenes (Jennifer Kunkel) and a strong lesbian lead as the plot’s focal point, as well.

Intrigued? Then be sure to fill up on the falling scare-candy that is Killer Piñata at:

http://www.facebook.com/angrymule

And if you have a few extra pennies dancing in the bottom of your pockets, check out the KP funding campaign, as well:

http://igg.me/at/killerpinata .

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

http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan

Trick ‘r Treat Contest

Published October 23, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

trick r treat poster
That wall of DVDs and Blu-rays collapsing during the night…well, that’s bad destruction! But a masterpiece from acclaimed artist Johnny Destructo – – – for free!! Now, that’s good!

Indeed, the amazing folks at Shit Movie Fest are offering up a totally original Trick ‘r Treat masterpiece (pictured above) from Destructo as their latest contest – and it’s pretty simple to enter.

Of course, the deadline is November 1st. So what are you waiting for? Enter, below!

http://shitmoviefest.blogspot.com/2014/10/enter-to-win-trick-r-treat-poster-from.html

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

http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan

Review: The Horror Network, Volume 1

Published October 22, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

horror network
I’ve never been accused of having an international flair. Hell, I’m lucky if I don’t knock over half my collectibles when stumbling awake in the morning. Therefore, I am thankful that reel EPIC entertainment provides a true continental experience, for everyone, by including haunted offerings from Spain, England and America in their latest terror anthology, The Horror Network, Volume 1.

Nicely, the five short subjects included are beautiful directed, filmed and acted. The production, also, sets itself apart from other offerings by allowing its fright fueled antics to originate from very real life horrors. Thus, such subjects as war crimes, pedophilia, child napping and domestic violence are given fantastical and, occasionally, true to life treatment, here. horror network poster

Therefore, those expecting the goofy antics of Creepshow or old school Amicus collections may be slightly put off, but those wishing to experience some genuine and emotionally viable horror will find plenty to intrigue them with these smart and often ultra-artistic nightmares.

Be sure to become a part of The Horror Network at:

https://www.facebook.com/themacabremovie

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

http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan

Interview: Jim Wynorski

Published October 17, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

jim w
If an actor’s nightmare is forgetting your lines once you’ve hit the stage then a writer’s nightmare is losing part of the recording of an important interview. Therefore, while my chat with the legendary director-writer Jim Wynorski, initially, was supposed to be a document of two very different men (one notoriously straight filmmaker and one not so well known gay horror journalist)and their mutual love for gorgeous women, it has now turned into something a bit more somber. The below section of our conversation, the result of promoting Wynorski’s appearance at The Massacre in Chicago this weekend, chronicles Wynorski’s experiences on the set of Vampirella, a film he seemingly wishes didn’t exist, and his encounters with such tragic figures as Corey Haim and deceased 90s video queen Lorissa McComas (Pirhana, Cyberzone, Slaughter Studios) whom he directed in 2001’s Raptor. Despite the darker remembrances, though, Wynorski’s lust for life and love for filmmaking, fully, shines through.

BGHF: Jim, you have worked so many amazing women. Icons! Angie Dickinson, Morgan Fairchild, Erika Eleniak, Traci Lords, Melissa Moore, Deborah Dutch…

Jim Wynorski: The list is pretty much endless. It’s practically every great looking woman from 1983 onward. They’re all good. Traci was and is wonderful. Dominique Swain is wonderful. I worked with Jennifer Love Hewitt. I put her in her first two movies. She was a gorgeous little kid and a very talented little kid.

BGHF: She was in Munchie, right?

Wynorski: She’s in Munchie and she’s also in a film called Home For Christmas which was with Howard Hesseman. It was done for the USA Network. Those were her first two movies and she went onto great things.

vampirellaBGHF: Onto not so great things…As a cheese nut, I kind of enjoy Vampirella. I know your take on it isn’t as kind, though.

Wynorski: My take on Vampirella is that it’s a mess. The last time I watched it was to do the commentary which was awhile ago. It’s a film I cannot watch. Everything went wrong. Everything! I like Talisa Sota as a human being. She’s very pretty and she’s very sexy. But she’s not Vampirella. They forced me to use her. She just didn’t have the body for the costume. Roger Daltry was great. But, yeah…it was in Vegas. There was embezzlement on the set. It was really a nasty, nasty picture to work on. And it came out badly, too. So, I’m just saying that’s one that I look at and say, it could have been and it wasn’t.

BGHF: With everything creative you do, there is a real chance that it may not turn out how you want.

Wynorski: I wish I could go back now and redo it with the CGI of today. But even then, I just don’t ever feel like going back to that. It was 110, everyday, in Vegas. Everybody was gambling, everybody was up all night. Everyone was blurry eyed. There was a thief on set who was stealing money. It was awful.

BGHF: (Laughing) Well, you had Brian Bloom, at least!

Wynorski: Brian Bloom was a great actor. I’m telling you, the actors were fine. Talisa was great. She was a nice lady. I knew she wasn’t Vampirella, ya know? I should have had Julie Strain. But they didn’t think Julie Strain meant anything. So they put somebody wrong in the role. I should have stopped and said let’s just not do this. But, I was going to lose the rights in 6 months, so I did what I had to do. At least, I got the film made. But I should have said no. But that’s Monday morning quarterbacking. So, it is what it is. But, I’m glad you like a little bit of it. It’s got a good Joel Goldsmith score. And…It’s almost twenty years ago… it’s almost twenty years ago.

BGHF: Speaking of sad situations, you worked with Corey Haim. Can you talk about that?

Wynorski: Corey Haim -I did two movies with him. I did Demolition High and I did Demolition University. I produced that last one and, I think, I kind of wrote it. Corey Haim was a nice kid who was totally fucked up in the head. You could see the path he was going down even then. I wish I could have turned him around. But I had to have a paid babysitter with him all the time. Believe it or not, he had to have a babysitter. The kid was in his early 20s and still didn’t have it figured out yet.

Lorissa McComas

Lorissa McComas

BGHF: Being in such a destructive business, you must come across that from time to time. You’ve worked with Lorissa McComas who had a tragic history, as well.

Wynorski: I loved Lorissa! She was the greatest. She was the greatest. We went out quite a bit. I saw her decline. It was not pretty.

BGHF: That hurts me. She was another one of my favorites.

Wynorski: She was such a sweetheart. Her kind of on and off again boyfriend – he hooked her on all these drugs. He was a walking nightmare, that kid. The idea of her pulling a shotgun out and shooting herself in the face…I mean c’mon. I don’t think that’s what happened. But that’s just me talking. That’s just my opinion. I loved Lorissa. I loved…God there is so many of them.

BGHF: I know, I know.

Wynorski: There’s so many of them. The one that I’ve stayed with for 24 years is Melissa Brasselle. She’s the one that I’ve been with for 24 yrs, most of the time, and she’s still looking hot.

BGHF: Cool! I really enjoyed Cheerleader Massacre, your Slumber Party Massacre follow-up. She’s in that, correct?

cheerleader massacreWynorski: Yeah, she’s in Cheerleader Massacre. I wasn’t following anything up, (laughing) I was just out in the snow the whole time. It was cold and I was having a good time. There are a lot of hot chicks in that show, too.

BGHF: Yeah, Brinke Stevens…

Wynorski: Brinke Stevens and Charity Ramer. Half of these girls I don’t even know where they are right now. But they were fun to make movies with at the time. So, there you go.

BGHF: Well, that’s the most important thing – to have fun.

Wynorski: Yes, it is!

Be sure to share in the fun as Wynorski visits Chicago, this weekend (10/18/2014), for The Massacre. More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/683261171729311/.

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

http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan

Review: Plain Devil

Published October 15, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

10696465_788441134541259_1788617940683290059_n
“We’re not She Devils! We’re just Plain Devils!” – Bomber, Plain Devil

Despite threats and offers of (lots of) candy from other (perhaps more influential) groups, the only sassy sorority that I truly want to join is The Mighty Followers of Tonjia Atomic! For this Seattle based multi-hyphenate has done it, once again, with her delightfully matter-of-fact look at urban gangs called Plain Devil.

Utilizing a swinging 50s ascetic in a modern setting, Atomic tells the story of Little Gypsy, an old school immigrant girl with a contemporary attitude. Setting off to find her destined romantic interests, Montgomery Clift and Mickey Rourke, Little Gypsy is soon verbally accosted by the sassy Bomber and her friends. Little Gypsy is heartbroken until their mutual love of Rourke, unexpectedly, brings her and Bomber together as companions. Soon, Bomber decides that she, Gypsy and co-conspirators, Einstein and Trashy, should form a gang.

Working evocatively against gender stereotypes, Atomic creates a surprisingly easy going vibe here. Things unfold patiently, with even the anticipated rumble arriving with honest charm. Atomic, also, smartly works societal nuances into the piece. The humorous analysis of why gangs are formed packs a true-to-life punch while a continual examination of sexist labels throughout the running time, also, hits home.

Filled with a groovy score and charming performances (particularly from Atomic as the forceful Bomber and Ada Karamanyan as the sweet Little Gypsy), this sunny John Waters-like homage is definitely Atomic’s best work thus far.

Therefore, when you’re done wielding that broken beer bottle in an alley fight; be sure to keep up with Plain Devil at https://www.facebook.com/PlainDevil.

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

http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan

Music To Make Horror Movies By: Allan Sherman

Published October 12, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

allan sherman
Long before Weird Al dominated the airwaves, the congenial Allan Sherman rocked the charts with his parody songs and lyrics that twisted the popular songs of the day into comedy routines.

Best known for exploring every fearful tot’s summer camp nightmares with the classic Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!, he twisted the atomic age’s fretful examinations of space creatures into a romantic joke with Eight Foot Two, Solid Blue, a take on the joyful 5 Foot Two, Eyes of Blue.

Gone by the age of 48, Sherman still provides worlds of delightful exploration for those curious enough to discover him.

ShermanNuts

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

http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan

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

Published October 10, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

chupacabra poster
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!

http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 232 other followers