This coming Saturday, February 22nd, at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA, there will be a signing of the book Out in the Dark, a compilation of interviews with gay horror filmmakers, including writers, directors, and actors.
A Facebook event page has been set up with all the details, but here’s who is expected to be there so far, with more still to come: Editor Sean Abley and contributors Jeffrey Reddick, JT Seaton, Mark Bessenger, Armando Munoz, Tim Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schwarz will be signing Out in the Dark: Interviews with Gay Horror Filmmakers, Actors & Authors.
The event runs from 2-5 PM PT. Dark Delicacies is located at 3512 West Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91505.
Gay men have a decades-long, complicated history with the horror genre. While working behind the scenes to create some of the most iconic terrors on film (such as James Whale’s Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man), they watched themselves portrayed on screen with sinister subtext, or ”the best friend who dies first”; victimhood.
But in the last twenty years there has been a significant shift in the horror world courtesy of a growing number of out authors, screenwriters, directors, and actors working to scare you. Out in the Dark: Interviews with Gay Filmmakers, Actors and& Authors introduces you to many of these men with interviews and insights into their work and their lives. From mainstream Hollywood filmmakers (Don Mancini, Child’s Play and the Chucky films) to indie exploitation mainstays (Joshua Grannell aka Peaches Christ, All About Evil); prolific authors (Douglas Clegg, The Children’s Hour) to small press niche writers (Alan Kelly, Let Me Die a Woman); recently out teen idols (Wesley Eure, Land of the Lost) to gay indie staples (Matthew Montgomery, Socket), Out in the Dark offers new perspectives on the interstitial realm of the queer and horrific.
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