Let’s face it, half the fun of horror and exploitation is seeing some hot bodies frolicking around in the buff. And while I worship the female form, I believe exploitation definitely veers into the exploitive when only gorgeous women are on display while their male counterparts remain chastely buttoned up. Therefore, The Backside of Horror salutes the filmmakers and actors whom even up the score a bit by showing us instances of hot and juicy male flesh in their bloody celluloid fantasies.
Underwear. You want them on when a fire breaks out in your apartment (and you have to get away quick) and, according to 1987 slasher Hide and Go Shriek, they are also the perfect accessory for a death scene.
Here, both boy faced lothario Shawn (Scott Fults) and macho John (Sean Kanan) meet their maker in their skivvies. John even, in full on protector mode, chases the killer throughout the furniture department store in which film takes place, in nothing but his under-roos. I guess this proves that dusty pair of boxers may be good for some divide and conquer tricks, as well.
Featuring a queer killer, Hide and Go Shriek, also, gives the boys and girls something to squeal about with a quick glimpse at Kanan’s healthy posterior while Brittain Frye, as wild and sexually adventurous Randy, takes a withdrawal out of the bubbly flesh bank, as well.
Slashers: Catering to the masses, y’all!
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!