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Witchcraft Series: The Final Adventure?

Published June 16, 2017 by biggayhorrorfan

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Some folks dip their toes in the pool. Others dive in, body first.

Derrick Carey of the sick cinematic podcast Astro Radio Z belongs to the latter category. He and various other mutants, myself included, have been immersing themselves in the deep end by analyzing the low budget soft core horror series Witchcraft – for…gulp…years now!

Naturally, now that Witchcraft 14: Angel of Death, Witchcraft 15: Blood Rose and Witchcraft 16: Hollywood Coven have been unleashed upon the world, we had to take a look and give our (sometimes) zany, (occasionally) well modulated opinions on them. Nicely, we are joined here by Dustin Hubbard, an accomplished filmmaker and, perhaps, the greatest Witchcraft fan ever.

You can listen to the episode here:

https://archive.org/download/ARZ98/ARZ_98.mp3

…and if you survive…be sure to visit Dustin’s Witchcraft tribute site, as well:

https://www.facebook.com/Witchcraft-The-Longest-Running-Series-in-Horror-318730181661944/

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

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Review: Hole in the Wall

Published May 15, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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During a panel at 2015’s C2E2 this past April, comic creators Tim Seeley, Mike Norton and Joshua Williamson, the forces behind such books as Revival and Nailbiter, asserted that horror stories that take place in the wide open spaces of rural communities are twice as scary as those that take place in urban settings.

Bearing this out, Rabid Child Films’ indie horror anthology Hole in the Wall perfectly captures the tree whistling creepiness of small town madness and mayhem over 7 different pieces, skillfully edited by producer Derrick Carey and all directed by Wisconsin based writers and directors.

While the focus here is on graphic horror, often revolving around serial killers types, such pieces as Carolyn Baker’s Siren and Greg Johnson’s Last Dance, also, add a little arty flair and John Waters’ style perversity to the mix.

HOLEINTHEWALLJohnson, known for his passionate contributions to Cory Udler’s Incest Death Squad series, also, appears across multiple segments here, handling his many acting duties with humor and wild eyed finesse. He is, ably, supported by the enthusiastic Draven Wagner whose curious Eli provides the linchpin to the telling of many of the tales. Of course, terror purists will thrill to the inclusion of Night of the Living Dead’s Judith O’Dea in Udler’s Ed Gein D.D.S. O’Dea is riveting in her brief bit as Gein’s mother, applying all her velvety theatrical power to her short spot, here. Indie horror queen Heather Dorff, also, offers up some flair in the same segment, bringing passionate focus to the expected girl-in-jeopardy quotient.

The entire film, which visually revels in its attempts to disgust, particularly in Rob Michels’ churning Scumbag segment, is given a huge opening boost via the presence of Georgia based filmmaker Andrew Shearer, as well. Playing a William Castle style showman, Shearer welcomes you to the gruesome festivities with an ingratiating yet slightly demented smoothness. He provides a great start to a truly twisted DIY ride.

Be sure to keep at eye level with all of Hole In The Wall’s screenings at https://www.facebook.com/GORYHOLE and/or purchase it for download at http://rabidchildfilms.storenvy.com/.

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

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Our Doom? Hole in the Wall Trailer Unleashed!

Published August 27, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Brutal? Disgusting! Delightful!??!!

Yes, the official trailer for Wisconsin based anthology film Hole in the Wall has been unleashed upon the world. That sound you hear out your apartment window? Why, the cheers of delighted gore hounds from near and far!

Check ‘er out!

Be sure to keep the chunks flying at https://www.facebook.com/GORYHOLE, as well!

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

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Review: Claudia Qui

Published August 2, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Reminiscent of such slow burning 70s pictures as John Hancock’s dreamy Let’s Scare Jessica to Death and (even) the Shirley MacLaine supernatural opus The Possession of Joel Delaney, writer-director Tonjia Atomic’s (55 minute) Claudia Qui is an intriguing, music laden adventure.

After discovering an ancient photo among her personal work files, photographer Claudia (a fine Barbara Burgio) soon begins to exhibit weird behavior. These occurrences are mild, at first, but soon begin to take over her life. As her concerned boyfriend (a very natural Don Ayers) fights to hold onto her, Claudia seems ready to dive, completely, into the characteristics of the mysterious persona that has been haunting her.claudia51

Filled with Josh Phenicie’s simple yet beautiful cinematography and some fine editing (including Derrick Carey’s opening and closing title sequences), Atomic allows us to amble through Claudia’s dreams (done with nice black and white photography) and somnambulant waking states. This, ultimately, creates an ending that surprises and compels viewers.

Imbued with an intimate knowledge of the arts scene and a meticulous background score of fine tunes, Claudia Qui is not a film for those who enthuse for the quick kill, but for those who like to dive into the psychological crevices of the very impressionable mind.

Be sure to keep up with all of Atomic’s vibrantly eclectic projects at http://www.tonjiaatomic.com.

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

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Defending Jaws 4: The Revenge!

Published July 19, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Frequently, I have been referred to as all wet! While this may certainly be true in some cases, it does not apply when considering the fact that I believe the widely reviled Jaws 4: The Revenge is actually a pretty fun, vaguely feminist romp.

Recently, the distinguished gents of Astro Radio Z (including jocular host Derrick Carey) took a moment to examine their favorite films (including such titles as Firewalker, Staying Alive and Megaforce) that, currently, have a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

You can hear all about them and discover why I think Jaws 4: The Revenge is a perfect 50% at the link, below:

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

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Film Jerks Join the Strange Circus!

Published May 19, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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For those of you who think there is nothing worse than a insidiously preying stranger – director Shion Sono reverses that trend, proving nothing is quite as wrong as keeping it all in the family with his bizarre, color strewn 2005 epic Strange Circus.

This tale of incest, body modification and a chubby Asian drag queen named Sad Song was recently given the Film Jerks! podcast overview by extremely awesome host Derrick Carey, myself and a bunch of other truly joyful filmmaking masochists.strange-circus-puppy

Check it here – but leave that hungry puppy at home, son!

http://filmjerks.podomatic.com/entry/2014-05-15T10_41_58-07_00

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

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Tackling Wisconsin Horror with Derrick Carey!

Published May 10, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

Wisconsin based horror movie maverick Derrick Carey (and all around cool guy) talks cures for bad boyfriends (Swamphead, folks!) and the immaculate heat of scream legends Judith O’Dea (Night of the Living Dead) and Brinke Stevens (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball-Bowl-A-Rama among 1000 others) in this exclusive Big Gay Horror Fan interview! Now, that’s a head punter!: