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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Lee Remick

Published May 21, 2017 by biggayhorrorfan

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Richard Burton threatened her with The Medusa Touch and little Damian broke her body (and her heart) in The Omen. But the scrumptious Lee Remick did have some heroes in her life, as well.

Surprisingly, famed composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim was one of them. Remick appeared in the original Broadway production of Sondheim’s well regarded (yet short lived) Anyone Can Whistle and she also glammed it up in an all star production of his Follies in the ‘80s.

Here, with direct forcefulness, she takes on the bad guys in her own way with There Won’t Be Trumpets, one of her best remembered numbers from Whistle.

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

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: James Coco

Published April 9, 2017 by biggayhorrorfan

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Best known for character roles with a decidedly comic intent, the sorely missed James Coco (1930 – 1987) also added some much needed presence to horror films like The Chair and The Stepford Children.

Impressively, he provided his own vocals for the 1972 film version of The Man of La Mancha, as well. His vigor and exquisite comic timing add much to the humor of this take on the show’s well regarded Golden Helmet of Mambrino.

Gone too soon, Coco’s presence here (and elsewhere) proves he definitely will never be forgotten.

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

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Chicago Horror Theatre Festival

Published October 29, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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“What do I wear?”

“Can I bring my pet llama?”

“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.

Running, both, Halloween weekend and the weekend afterwards at Stage 773 in Chicago, more information can be gathered at: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoHorrorTheatreFest.

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Celebrating Joel Grey!

Published February 1, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Cabaret


Things can look new again – even at 82! Oscar winner Joel Grey, well past his 7th decade, has officially come out and the world, for the past few days, has been abuzz with this (somewhat unexpected) news.

Best known for his musical performances in shows such as George M and Chicago, Grey, also, has a bit of a horror pedigree due to his appearances on such fright flecked television offerings as Night Gallery and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. On Buffy, his portrayal of Doc, a seemingly kindly practitioner of dark magic, was one of the subtle highlights of the show’s 5th season.

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Buffy

Of course, even without those credits, Grey’s award winning portrayal of the ghoulishly comic Master Of Ceremonies in (the stage and screen versions of) Cabaret should have endeared him to terror fans, everywhere. A seeming precursor to Tim Curry’s Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grey’s best known role is a wickedly impish delight. In fact, that glint in Grey’s eye makes one believe that this most theatrical creation could give you as much trouble in an alley as any quip quoting Freddy, lumbering Jason or revved up Mrs. Voorhees!

Well known as a photographer, as well, you can keep up with Grey’s visually enhanced activities at:
http://www.joelgreyphotographer.com/

…and, congratulations, Joel!

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

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Music to Make Horror (er-r-r – Fantasy) Films By: Kevin Hanna’s Rose’s Colored Glasses!

Published April 14, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Through the fog drenched parking lot of the noir style gym where Big Gay Horror Fan works out, a pack of the ravenously handsome men (that he had been cruising within) descended upon him. Well, actually it was a group of wilding dogs that smelled the barbeque on his sweatpants – but when you’re desperate, who’s complaining?!?

The delightful Rose in evocative director Kevin Hanna’s forthcoming musical short Rose’s Colored Glasses actually envisions fantasies of a brighter hue, however, whenever she dons her magical spectacles. The dramatic twists in this piece actually allow her to eventually confront her life, head on, as well. H-m-m… Imagination and truth in equal basis – sounds like a remedy for a successful life, Rose!

For more information on the delightful adventures of Rose and Hanna, feel free to visit
https://www.facebook.com/RosesColoredGlassesFilm

and

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1056506594/roses-colored-glasses-color-our-world

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