All posts in the Music category

Dreaming of Kaycee Ortiz

Published December 1, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


I don’t know about you, but I actually sleep better knowing that the divine Kaycee Ortiz is out there creating amazing music – including Dream Warrior – a spookily hypnotic and potently empowering tribute to the A Nightmare on Elm Street legacy.

Nocturnal bliss, no?

…and to keep up with all Ortiz’s dynamic activities and poetic offerings, be sure to follow along at:

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Cheryl Ladd

Published November 27, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan



She may be best known as the perkiest angel ever, but the heavenly Cheryl Ladd also lent her acting talents to such horror productions as Gary Sherman’s hidden gem Lisa and such interesting television offerings as Jekyll and Hyde, which found her co-starring opposite the irreplaceable Michael Caine, and The Haunting of Lisa (a theme there, h-m-m-m?). cheryl-ladd-lisa

Proving herself to be quite unstoppable, Ladd even gained a following as a warbler of tunes, releasing several albums, including one that yielded a minor hit, Think It Over. Meanwhile, as a veteran of several variety specials, Ladd, colorfully, covered Tropical Nights, on one such appearance. As the title song of a Liza Minnelli album, it may not contain an inkling of horror pedigree, but it surely applies, mightily, to the gay portion of this enterprise.

Currently, the divine Ladd is offering fun seasonal memorabilia at her website,


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



Music to Make Horror Movies By: Joi Lansing

Published November 20, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


Nobody messes with a woman who can play a character named Boots Malone. …and nobody can replace the silky magic and larger than life pin-up appeal provided by the actress and singer known as Joi Lansing. Lansing, who played Malone in the ridiculously bad horror comedy Hillbillies in a Haunted House, had such presence that even her cameos in classic films such as Easter Parade and Singin’ in the Rain held maximum impact. Of course, she also graced such cult fare as Queen of Outer Space, Orson Welles’ well regarded Touch of Evil and Bigfoot, providing silky star power to those efforts, as well.bigfoot-joi-lansing-stills-08

Always a lady, with reports that she vehemently objected to efforts to mar her appearance after her character was kidnapped by the titular beast in Bigfoot, Lansing definitely provides smooth and sophisticated sensuality as she warbles Web of Love, a classic Scopitone that contains many elements of ‘50s exploitation efforts, as well.

Be sure to visit – a site dedicated to honoring Lansing’s memory – and until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Leif Garrett

Published November 13, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


He spent more time with a staple in his belly, as a teen centerfold pin-up, than your ever average Playboy bunny. More importantly here, Leif Garrett, that prime representative of androgynous, messy blonde boyhood, also graced such horror epics as Devil Times Five, Cheerleader Camp, Party Line and The Whispering, throughout his decade’s long acting career. deviltimesfive

He was also, as so many male idols before and after him, a pop star of questionable yet, temporarily successful, note. Although, his vocals were often more layered than a Patti Page novelty number, his recordings are so fun and indicative of a certain era that they are, perhaps, enjoyable for reasons beyond nostalgia.

Indeed, his biggest hit, I Was Made for Dancing, is propulsively catchy and the video below shows he can wear a pair of black stretch pants like nobody’s business, surprising no one, that he effectively enacted drag scenes, not only as a child in Devil Times Five, but as an adult in Party Line, as well.

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

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: The Pixies

Published November 6, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


The weather is unseasonably warm…still dry leaves skitter down streets with a desolate gasp…and lonely paper skeletons, corners frayed from nightly winds, dangle, discontentedly, from the trees where they were hung, many moons before,  in childlike celebration. Halloween has been over for a week, yet it still feels like anything could happen. – Something mysterious, something sad, something otherworldly…and as always, in times like these, the Pixies are the perfect background soundtrack.

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory

Published October 23, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


As if college studies aren’t hard enough…some poor Italian lasses had to deal with a maiden slashing lycanthrope in the 1961 cult classic Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory.

Of course, The Fortunes’ opening credit (entirely groovy) rock ‘n roll song Ghoul in School must have eased those troubled (ever nubile) students’ bruised feelings, just a bit.


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



Music to Make Horror Movies By: Scream Queens

Published October 16, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


It may have been tough for Regina, a perky ‘80s pop wonder, when her vocal style was called out for being too reminiscent of Madonna’s. The talented songstress had already fronted a popular New Wave band and had her lyrics covered by other established artists.

But, this last week, Baby Love, her most notable song, proved to be far more irksome to Scream Queens’ most pompous rascal, Chad Radwell (the irreplaceable Glen Powell). As Chanel Oberline, Chad’s glorious intended, marched down the aisle to the song’s sweetly unforgettable bubble gum aura , the audience soon was surprised by the plummeting lifelessness of his body as it hit the altar, dead on impact!

The song’s innocent joyfulness was the perfect contrast to the macabre circumstances and proved, once and for all, that pop music is, indeed, killer!

Be sure to keep up with the show’s sharp awesomeness at and


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