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The Small Woman in Grey

Published August 12, 2017 by biggayhorrorfan

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Quietly calculating, viciously over-the-top or timidly heroic, I love my women of horror. Therefore, the upcoming British production The Small Woman in Grey sounds truly appealing to me.

Written and directed by Andrew Eltham-Beyers, this soon to be released picture also utilized the talents of Sleepaway Camp’s Felissa Rose, behind the scenes, and legendary scream queen Brinke Stevens, in front of the camera.

Sounds like it can’t lose, right?

So, be sure to check out the official trailer:

Then sign up to get the latest scoops on the project, which prominently places two queer characters in the action, at https://www.facebook.com/Thesmallwomaningrey/, as well.

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

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Heiress Horror: Celebrating Edith Atwater and Antoinette Bower in “Die Sister, Die!”

Published June 5, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Big Gay Horror Fan gives it up, thespian style, by celebrating the work of old school powerhouse Edith Atwater (Sweet Smell of Success, True Grit) and respected television actress Antoinette Bower (Prom Night, Blood Song) in twisted 1972 (Heiress Horror offering) Die Sister, Die! (with gloriously misleading poster art and all)!

Atwater and Bower - Secretive Victim and Conflicted Villian!

Atwater and Bower – Secretive Victim and Conflicted Villian!

While the late 80’s and early 90’s produced tons of T and A thrillers about duplicitous nurses and meekly threatened invalids (starring the glorious likes of Shannon Tweed, Morgan Fairchild, Tanya Roberts and Shannon Whirry), Atwater and Bower (as seeming victim and gentle aggressor, respectively,) bring a gravitas to the proceedings that outweighs those future sexy video escapades by miles!

In fact, Die Sister, Die! and its legacy are still being felt today, as evidenced by this recent remake starring famed Scream Queen, Brinke Stevens!:

Bower in "Prom Night"

Bower in “Prom Night”

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan !

Cinema Wasteland Celebration (featuring Brinke Stevens and Debra DeLiso)!

Published April 4, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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High school reunion? Forget it! But a reunion of the casts of 1981’s Just Before Dawn and 1982’s Slumber Party Massacre (which has high queer appeal for lesbian author Rita Mae Brown’s script participation , its female director and strong female characters)?!? Big Gay Horror Fan is all for that!

cinema wastelandThankfully, the wicked and wizened powers-that-be at Cinema Wasteland (www.cinemawasteland.com) are holding just such get-togethers over the weekend of April 5th, 2013 in Strongsville, OH. JBD’s Jamie Rose, Chris Lemmon and director Jeff Lieberman will be on hand for signings and screenings while Brinke Stevens, Debra DeLiso, Joseph Johnson and Michael Villella (the original Driller Killer, himself!)will be on hand for SPM.

Of course, Stevens is a horror powerhouse with endless credits in the genre. 1998’s Victoria’s Shadow, one of her little known efforts, is certainly for Brinke fanatics only, but the Stevens on display here is delicious. Stevens has always been incisive in her portrayals involving the dualities of certain characters (see Haunted Fear and Teenage Exorcist) and her Victoria in Victoria’s Shadow is no exception. Bitten by a vampire as a young maiden in the 19th Century, Victoria is reawakened to the modern world with a fervent hunger. Stevens radiates with unrestrained evil as she tears into old men and her old beau’s girlfriend with eye flashing vengeance. A particularly groundbreaking scene features Stevens’ Victoria feeding on a child whom she has strung up, upside down, from a tree. A set piece constructed of skulls in the film’s final moments gives the eternally beautiful Stevens a haunted resting place, as well.brinke

While not as well versed in the antics of terror, Stevens’ Slumber Party co-star Debra DeLiso was the heroine of the ski slope slasher Iced (1988, written by and co-starring fellow SPM guest Johnson) and made a deliciously aggressive appearance on cult television show Sledge Hammer as an extremely athletic, revenge minded member of a satanic cult.

debraPortraying Angel on the 1987 “State of Sledge” episode (Season 1, Episode 14), DeLiso is an unrepentant, comic delight. Whether slinging around weights, jumping from air vents on top of the series’ regulars or maniacally leading the charge to rescue the cult’s leader played comedian Mark Blankfield (Jekyll and Hyde…Together Again, Dracula: Dead and Loving It), DeLiso is always an eye catching delight.

Be sure to catch up with Stevens, DeLiso (and Big Gay Horror Fan) at this weekend’s Cinema Wasteland!

Meanwhile, Big Gay Horror Fan is always exclaiming the delights of his beloved femmes of terror at https://www.facebook.com/BigGayHorrorFan!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE!

Brinke Stevens Knows “Jonah Lives!”

Published January 29, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Everyone knows that Big Gay Horror Fan breathes or expires by his scream queens, so thankfully one of legendary horror goddess Brinke Stevens’ latest flicks is entitled Jonah Lives!

Stevens can play good or evil –and sometimes both at the same time- with the best of them. Here, she seems to be summoning up her darker side playing a seductive murderess. Of course, a group of meddling teens soon undo all of Stevens’ hard work and the undead eventually come out to play. Naturally, this circumstance is mildly disturbing in real life – but on the screen? Loads of fun!!

jonahlivesYou can be sure to keep up with all Stevens’ graveside best at www.jonahlives.com and www.facebook.com/jonahlives.

Naturally, Big Gay Horror Fan is always fighting off all kinds of rampant coffin breakers at http://www.facebook.com/#!/BigGayHorrorFan, as well.

So until the next time, be sure to count your beloved terror queens!

SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!