Believe me – Big Gay Horror Fan knows the destructive wonders of sex. But, even after all these years of activity, it still surprises him how some gruesome goddess of irony has allowed such an awesomely pleasurable thing to be so rife with pain, disease and comical misadventure. (Well, sometimes, the last one isn’t so bad, I guess.)
Director-writer Ian Wolfley’s black comedy of a horror short, Bug Chaser, fully examines all those various inappropriate catastrophes with a sure wit and an enormous visual flair. Utilizing the term bug chaser (a person who strives to catch AIDS through sexual contact) in a much more literal and gruesome context, Wolfley has created a relatable, panic stricken bit of cinema with a supreme, splatter ridden pay off.
During what promises to be a hotly erotic session with a seeming stranger, handsome and vicariously active Nathan discovers a horrific mark resting within his buttocks. Broke and without insurance, he spends a frenzied day and night researching what he determines to be some kind of rapidly growing boil. When a former trick, a helpful male nurse, seems unwillingly to operate in Nathan’s apartment, Wolfley explores what dangerous depths we’ll take to cure ourselves.
Featuring an adventurous and brave performance by Brendan Shucart, feverishly stunning work by director of photography, Joshua Smith, and some outstandingly squeamish special effects work from Robin Roselli, Bug Chaser fully establishes Wolfley as a filmmaking voice to look out for. Anyone who gets to experience the sweaty mentality and gooey rapture of this piece of celluloid madness will definitely be looking out for any other projects that this smart auteur has to offer.
To continually ‘catch’ what Wolfley and crew have to offer, be sure to check out www.bugchasermovie.com. Meanwhile, Big Gay Horror Fan is always in the race for new friends at http://www.facebook.com/#!/BigGayHorrorFan, as well.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!