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GAY HORROR FICTION: "GAY of the DEAD" by Will Kohler.

LGBT HORROR FICTION: “GAY of the DEAD” by Will Kohler.

Prologue: NYC – July 1982.

The summer of 1982 cast its sweltering spell upon the bustling streets of New York City. The air was thick with the scent of hot asphalt, pulsating with the rhythm of disco beats and the sizzling anticipation of youthful dreams. It was a time when the Big Apple was both a playground and a battleground, where dreams were born and shattered in the same breath.

But beneath the shimmering facade of neon lights and late-night revelry, a sinister force lurked in the shadows. Unbeknownst to the carefree souls basking in the summer sun, a contagion was spreading, altering the course of their lives forever.

It began subtly, a mere whisper in the dark corners of the city. Reports of strange behavior, unexplained disappearances, and eerie sightings circulated among the city’s underground circles. Those who paid attention sensed an impending doom, but the majority dismissed it as urban legends or the ramblings of paranoid minds.

Among the skeptical masses, a group of misfits found themselves inexplicably drawn together by a shared sense of unease. They were an eclectic mix of artists, businessmen, and outcasts, seeking refuge in the gritty yet vibrant underbelly of New York City. Their paths converged at the Ninth Circle a dimly lit former speakeasy, then steakhouse and now a gay bar, tucked away on 10th Street in Greenwich Village.

Within the dimly lit bar, the group sought solace from the sweltering chaos outside. Each harbored their own secrets, their own regrets, but that night, fate united them against a common enemy they could not yet comprehend.

As the night wore on, the restless energy of the city seemed to crescendo, intertwining with the pulsating beats of the music. It was within this nexus of anticipation and uncertainty that the unthinkable occurred.

A young woman stumbled through the bar’s doors, her eyes glazed over, a sickly pallor clinging to her once vibrant complexion. Her gait was unsteady, her movements clumsy and disjointed. The patrons, initially unaware of her presence, soon found themselves paralyzed by a mixture of fear and fascination as they witnessed a scene that defied rationality.

The woman’s skin appeared to decay before their very eyes, a putrid miasma permeating the air. Her vacant gaze locked onto a drag queen sitting at the end of the bar nursing a drink. In an instant, her lips curled into a grotesque smile, revealing razor-sharp teeth.

Chaos erupted as the infected woman lunged at Miss Ann Thropic, better known as Walt Eastman a bookkeeper from the Upper West Side. , The woman’s hunger-driven ferocity consumes any remnants of humanity. The once serene bar descended into pandemonium as patrons scrambled for safety, their screams merging with the ryhtmic beat coming from the bar’s jukebox.

The surprised group, caught in the center of the storm, was forced to confront the unimaginable. They grabbed what they could to fight and In that pivotal moment, their lives were irrevocably entwined, bound together by an unspoken pact of survival. As the contagion spread throughout the city, devouring everything in its wake, they would discover the strength within themselves to fight against the encroaching darkness.

Little did they know, this would be the summer that would etch their names into the annals of history, forever altering the fate of New York City and the world beyond. A summer where the glimmer of hope danced amidst the chaos, where the survivors stood as beacons of resilience in a world teetering on the brink of annihilation.

The summer of 1982 would forever be remembered as the season when the dead rose to walk among the living, ushering in an era of fear, desperation, and the indomitable spirit of those who dared to defy the impending doom.

Chapter 1 – Coming next week!

Happy HOMO-ween: WATCH: “Scream Queen!” Trailer – The Gay Side of A Nightmare on Elm Street

Scream, Queen My Nightmare on Elm Street Poster

 

Three decades ago young actor Mark Patton starred as Jesse Walsh, the object of Freddy Krueger’s latent desire in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2.  And for 30 years hes been paying the price.

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This is not your typical Nightmare On Elm Street documentary. Whether you’re a horror fan or a gay advocate, Scream, Queen! has something to offer to everyone. We delve into a deeper subject of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 that has been at the forefront for years, yet no one has fully explored. This is a story not just about Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare On Elm Street 2, but about Hollywood’s gay subculture in the 1980s. For months we have been following Mark Patton around getting intimate accounts of how the backlash of NOES2 has deeply affected his life. From its release in 1985, fans and critics have raised an eyebrow at the not-so-subtle hints of Jesse Walsh’s sexuality. Did this create the whirlwind of questions that set the film so far apart from all the others in its series? Village Voice publication was the first to officially comment on the film’s gay subtext, releasing a landslide of both good and bad commentary from fans and critics worldwide. In 1985 being gay in Hollywood could cost you your career. Now 30 years later, Scream, Queen! is asking why?

There is no release date in place for Scream Queen yet but director Tyler Jensen revealed that the film is nearing completion.

 

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street – Teaser from Tyler Jensen on Vimeo.

 

Unintentionally Gay Horror Movies: Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal. (2012) – VIDEO

Eddie the sleepwaling cannibalDirector Ira Sachs brings us the latest in the “bromantic unintentionally gay horror genre” with his latest dark comedy, Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal

Thure Lindhardt is Lars, a former darling of the art scene who takes a teaching job at a tiny college in some remote, snow capped Candian town after falling on hard times. One of Lars’ new students is Eddie, a mute and big and beefy hulk of a man, who has been left homeless by a recent death. When his boss convinces Lars to take Eddie in (the film posits that he does so to impress a girl, but we know that’s not true), Lars discovers the guy is a sleepwalker, a homicidal one. The sight of Eddie’s first kill (of a wild) is horrifying but also strangely enthralling, and it inspires Lars’ best painting in years. Soon Lars is pushing Eddie to make deeper cuts to the town’s already tiny population, all for the name of art. In the process though, the two men develop a sweet and loving relationship that is makes this film at its heart a bromance between two men who don’t even realize they are falling in love. Plus, you know, there’s the bonus of gory cannibalism, a takedown of the pretentious art world, and beefy Eddie in his tighty whities hunting small town bigots in the dead of night. The director, Boris Rodriguez, calls the film “playfully malicious;” add the phrase “subtextually gay” and you got Eddie in a nutshell.