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Mark Patton Announced for 1 Dead Dog!

Published September 6, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

1 Dead Dog

Mark Patton encountered one of cinema’s most notorious serial killers, Freddy Krueger, in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. But in the upcoming 1 Dead Dog, he will come face to face with not one – not two…but three notorious murderers! Talk about a step up – or down, depending on your tolerance for the macabre!

Nicely for Patton and this sinister trio, 1 Dead Dog has just finished its funding campaign. Now you can stay up-to-date with this intriguing project’s progress at https://www.facebook.com/1-Dead-Dog-3045696155504242/.

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Retro Sharkbait Village: This House Possessed

Published March 17, 2018 by biggayhorrorfan

THP4The essence of cool, conniving film noir, the legendary Joan Bennett definitely presented herself as a horse of a different color with her appearance as the Rag Lady in the 1981 television terror This House Possessed. Here, roaming far from the perfect iciness of her roles in films like Scarlet Street, the adventurous Bennett plays a shabby small town oddity, driven to isolated madness by the secret at the heart of the film.

THP3This mystery, of course, revolves around the titular mansion. Interestingly, taking its cues from other small screen genre projects that revolved around such possessed inanimate objects as bulldozers, taxidermy displays and hobby horses, the residence here is not haunted by ghosts or some hidden psychotic killer, but actually causes the movie’s mayhem through a monstrous will of its own. THP5

…and the body count here is fairly high. A librarian dies in an explosion. A veteran character actor is finished off with a jagged shard from a trembling mirror and Bennett, herself, is exposed to the bubbling depths of an overheated pool. Add in a bloody shower and a very aggressive water hose (or two) and you have a project that has lived on in the memories of those who caught it on its original broadcast at impressionable ages.

Nicely, the more outrageous circumstances here are grounded by the gentle and committed leading performances of Parker Stevenson, as a rock star whose emotional collapse brings him to the malevolent domicile, and Lisa Eilbacher, as the nurse who helps him recover and soon wins his heart. Stevenson radiates with a genuine kindness and the music he performs comes off more like a softer version of the balladic work of Justin Timberlake than the cheesy pop that one associates with multiple television stars of that era.THP2

Eagle eyed horror lovers will also delight to the presence of A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Amanda Wyss, billed here as Mandy, whose opening act frolicking with actor John Dukakis (Jaws 2) is wetly interrupted by the angry residence. She and Bennett, who became well known for her role on the beloved gothic soap opera Dark Shadows during the middle range of her career, also make this enjoyable oddity a happy exercise for lovers of the femme form in terror, as well.

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Domestica

Published March 30, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

domestica

As hard as I try, there are always a few dishes piled up in my sink and a couple of crumbs decorating my counters. Thankfully, super talented filmmaker Zach Lorkiewicz has reassured me with Domestica, his latest short, that a messy household may actually be beneficial to my health!

Here, when a few flies disturb a perfect homemaker’s decorative set-up, the results are quite bloody! Played with understated comic precision by Meg Stanton, the humor of this piece is paramount, but, thankfully, Lorkiewicz is also a fan of the gooey visual, making the gore a prominent pleasure, as well.

Nicely, this splatter-ific package is a feat of style and atmosphere, as a whole, making one look forward to what wonders Lorkiewicz will pull off next. Hopefully, we will soon find that out.

 

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