You’ve made it through Halloween, now try to survive Christmas
Released to in 1984 with the hopes of becoming the next “Halloween” Silent was quickly yanked from theaters after only two weeks (not even giving it a chance to play on Christmas) due to the protests of many angry parents. Protesters actually lined up outside theaters with signs that read “Santa Does Not Slay” and “Deck the Halls with Holly, Not Bodies“. Apparently the ad campaign for the movie, which depicted Santa heading down the chimney with a big shiny axe, was giving children nightmares and made them terrified of ol’ Saint Nick. So TriStar caved in to all the pressure from the PTA, the ads were pulled from TV and the movie was removed from theaters shortly after
A young boy watches his parents killed by a thief in a Santa suit. He spends his youth in an orphanage, staying quietly to his self, but his mind is further bent by an iron-handed sadistic Mother Superior. When he turns 18 he finally leaves the orphanage after years of abuse and gets a job at a local store, where he finally snaps when he is required to wear a Santa suit, and goes on a killing spree that leads him slowly back to the orphanage.
Bite Marks a new vampire movie by Blakk Flamingo Pictures due out on video in early Novemeber and follows straight horndog trucker Brewster who picks up Cary and Vogel, a hitchhiking gay couple trying to mend their relationship. Their GPS misleads them into an abandoned junkyard where the truck breaks down, and when night falls. The coffins that Brewster is hauling in his big rig contain vampires! Hungry ones! The mismatched trio barricades themselves in the cab of the truck. Can they survive the bloodsucking undead–and each other–until dawn?
This is not your typical “gay themed movie:
Originally, the two main characters were to be a boyfriend and girlfriend, but the executive producer changed them to two gay men so we could appeal to both the horror and the gay demographics so its not specifically made for LGBT audiences but for everyone.
Bite Marks also stars Stephen Geoffries who’s best known for playing “Evil Ed” in the 1985 vampire horror classic Fright Night and also appeared for several years in gay porn using the names Sam Ritter and Stephan Bordeaux.
Honorary gay bear Director Kevin Smith, who became made famous for the cult movie Clerks, has released the first trailer for his new film, Red State.a horror movie that uses “American religious extremism” and the film is based loosely based Fred Phelp and the Westboro Baptist Chruch clan, the anti-gay, anti-America Kansas pastor and his family.
Smith told rottentomatoes.com:
The movie’s called ‘Red State’ and it’s very much about that subject matter, that point of view and that position taken to the absolute extreme. It’s certainly not Phelps himself but it’s very much inspired by a Phelps figure. And to me, too, the notion of using a Phelps-like character as a villain, as horrifying and scary as that guy can be, there’s even something more insidious than him that lurks out there in as much as a public or a government that allows it and that’s the other thing that I’m trying to examine in a big, big way.
This is Kevin Smith’s first horror film, which stars John Goodman, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano and Michael Parks and wil be released in March of 2011.