2007 has come and gone, and while there were a few decent horror/sci-fi/thriller releases this past year; we gay fans have been thrown crumbs at best (and some pretty damn skimpy ones at that) I don't know about you, but I did not see one fright film this year that even hinted at some sort of homosexual undertone, let alone offer us any eye candy.
Hell they even killed off Jay Hernandez's Paxton in the first reel of Hostel II!
The only time any flesh was shown was in I Am Legend, where we get to watch Will Smith exercise and get all sweaty in case he meets the blood-sucking-CGI-girl of his dreams in post apocalyptic Manhattan.
You'd have thought that movies that took place in motels and hotels would have featured some shirtless showertime. But alas, Luke Wilson stayed dressed in Vacancy and the strapping, John Cusak stayed buttoned up in 1408. - though I have to say, both of those films were pretty damn good.
Freddy Rodríguez, wore tight jeans and sauntered around like a mini John Wayne in the first half of Grindhouse - Planet Terror. It's been awhile since I have seen that film, so Freddy might have shown some flesh during the sex scene with Rose McGowan, but since Quentin Tarantino was probably on set, whispering in Robert Rodriguez's ear , it was probably just his naked foot. Still, a major thumbs up for casting that sexy little bastard in a leading role
Even though I have yet to see it, gay horror film impresario, David DeCoteau released his version of The Raven, where it went directly to HERE! (a gay and lesbian, on demand television service). While I doubt that there will be much substance to this venture, and I equally doubt that there will be much attention paid to the source material (which is of course a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe); I am sure that it will feature a bevy of pretty boys in their underwear, so there's that.
Ah well, it's all water under the bridge now. So here's to a Scary, Shirtless, Sexy, Homo-Horror-Filled 2008!