A modern king of comedy, Eddie Murphy’s time as a nocturnal scavenger in Vampire in Brooklyn turned out to be one of his less toothy ventures in cinematic mayhem. Of course, as with many others, the uneven specters of love have perhaps haunted Murphy with more aplomb than any failed celluloid enterprise. Here, his ‘80s hit Party All The Time serves as prime evidence.
As with other funny men, Murphy has had extremely homophobic moments in his material. He apologized in 1996 for comments about the AIDS crisis in his film Delirious, confirming that he wasn’t “anti-gay”. As another twenty some years have passed since then, I am sure that he has evolved even further and in that spirit of hope and forgiveness, I post this column here.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
From the towel clad patrons of NYC Bathhouses to distinguished opening night Broadway crowds, the divine Bette Midler has entertained them all. Nicely, she has also noticeably charmed a generation of queer terror lovers with her hysterical take on witchery in the beloved horror comedy Hocus Pocus.
Thankfully, Midler also worked some of that dark magic with her take on My Eye On You. This mysteriously possessive tune is a highlight of No Frills, her enjoyable album of rock and New Wave numbers. A deadly journey in less than 4 minutes, this number proves why Midler always has us risking our lives by coming back for more.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan
Many are the mornings that I wake up in my bed and can’t remember what day it is…or the time…or who that is beside me. Well, that last statement isn’t true. No stranger is ever there beside me. And as tragic as that may be, the fate of Colleen Elizabeth Miller’s military type character in One-Armed Rabbitis much worse.
In this fun short, developed and enacted by Miller, a young woman wakes up in the desert with no memory of how she got there or where the plane that was carrying her disappeared to. Thankfully, she’s got survival skills. Although, they not be as helpful as she hopes. There is a pesky critter wandering that sandy wilderness with her and it may just prove to be her doom.
Utilizing Miller’s comedic strengths and puppetry skills, One-Armed Rabbit is ultimately an energetic romp into survivalist horror and, nicely, displays the virtues of a performer taking matters into her own hands and creating a fine vehicle for herself.
Meanwhile, animal activists everywhere are sure to approve of the film’s fun twist, as well.
“What if my brain fries (like a mad scientist) and I just don’t understand what’s going on?”
Yes, theater, in general, can be scary for some. Nicely, the mad minds behind The Chicago Horror Theatre Festival are bringing you a bevy of stage shows that are actually supposed to terrify you, once you get in the door…not beforehand!
Offerings like Centralia: A Bloody Rock Musical, The Haunted Life (about a boy band of paranormal investigators) and Musical Horror Story Exorcism (featuring the talents of my favorite Midwest theatre diva, Caitlin Jackson) prove that there will probably be plenty to tickle your funny bone here, as well.
Knock the dust out of your throat and slap the shit off those shoes! Indie horror darling Colleen Elizabeth Miller has recently wrapped up her role of Calamity Jane in the upcoming horror comedy Fangs Vs. Spurs.
Of course, Miller, who has starred in such spoof ridden features as Paranormal Calamity, is used to combining frights with laughs and this one, featuring low budget terror legend Joe Estevez, definitely sounds like a lot of fun.
Horror lovers come from all backgrounds – which makes us a community of amazing diversity…and, often, provides lots of fun!
Musical theater performer Matthew Daniel Gordon recently added to this joyful mayhem by shooting a video that details his Top 4 Overrated Horror Films.
Much like Adam Rockoff’s recent book The Horror of It All, Gordon has some pretty dissenting opinions here – and whether you’re like me and agree with him on some of his picks (The Conjuring) and disagree on others (Jaws), you definitely should have a good time with the personable Gordon’s work, below.
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!