Frat House Massacre
It’s a week of unrequited gay love and brutal homoerotic hazing—the latter courtesy of the low-budget, neo-grindhouse slasher movie Frat House Massacre (extremely NSFW trailer above). With its plot laid out in the title, Massacre delivers 116 massacre-stuffed minutes of gore, spanking, bondage, torture, rape, murder, disco numbers and shirtless boys.
The unrequited gay love found in Paul isn’t even subtext: Comic book nerds/alien-enthusiasts/best pals Simon Pegg and Nick Frost stumble across a stoner E.T. named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) and a born-again trailer park resident (Kristen Wiig) in the American southwest. As they travel back to Paul’s spaceship, Pegg and Wiig fall for one another to the jealous dismay of Frost. When questioned on the topic, he insists that his conflicted feelings aren’t because he’s actually in love with Pegg. And then, in a move that feels like genuine science fiction, the film just drops the topic like nobody ever said a word about it, letting those loose ends fly in the breeze.
Dazed and Confused
Finally, the classic ’90s comedy Dazed and Confused arrives on Blu-Ray today. Among its cast of future stars like Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich and Renee Zellweger is a post-Adventures in Babysitting, pre-Rent, long-haired Anthony Rapp. His main task in the film involves listening to best pal Adam Goldberg confess that he’d prefer a career in dance rather than law, but that’s still more than uncredited “Girl In Truck” Zellweger gets to do.