I tend to think I don't like clowns, yet looking back, I can't help help but notice that they have been recurring theme on FH. Creepy clowns, scary clowns and sexy clowns, I've covered, and un-covered them all, even doing a day of posts focused on the red noses and pancake make-up last year. (HERE:)
Clowns and Halloween just go together. A skilled clown has the ability to take on whatever personality or emotion the person under the make-up is wanting to portray. Some of my most vivid childhood nightmares included frequent appearances from a horrifying clown. They are part of my horror history, therefore marking a place...welcomed or not, in my nightmares, and all of my future Halloweens.
'What’s weird is that as more times goes by the more popular it gets. More people has seem to come up to me and say “Dude man, ‘Killer Klowns’ is my favorite movie”, while reciting lines. This happens more to me now then it did when the film came out. As a matter of fact, some people liked it but most people considered it just to be a silly movie. Now people fanatically love that movie.'
Consider me one of the masses who loves Killer Klowns from Outer Space! I knew nothing about the 1988 flick until I saw it listed on TCM earlier this year. In the credits, were two of my favorite hunks from the 80's John Allen Nelson and Grant Cramer. Now.. I set the DVR hoping for bit of male nudity, I wasn't disappointed in the flick, even without a stitch of male kin.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space is colorful, fun, silly, dumb, creepy, scary and incredibly enjoyable. When a circus tents plunks itself in the forest near a small town, all hell literally breaks loose.
The creepy clowns must have been an inspiration for Ryan Murphy, as the face and make-up reminded me a lot of Twisty from AMS; Freakshow which aired twenty plus years since the films release. Although the film didn't break any box office records when it came out, it has become a cult classic and a must see for fans of horror and films so bad, they're good!
John Allen Nelson
Although Grant Cramer and John Allen Nelson kep their pants on in Killer Klowns, I was inspired to revisit their previous frontal flashes in film. Check out Grant in Hardbodies on Page 2 HERE: and John in Criminal Passion on Page 2 HERE:
Although it was Jesse I first featured when showcasing the work of artist, photographer and model George from Naked Ambition earlier this year, it was his shots o Jeremiah Bottom in a clown mask that first grabbed my attention. The shots above reminded me of a Halloweener who arrived home without his costume the morning after a Halloween party, a little worse for un-wear.
I usually like to see the face behind a mask, but Jeremiah has such an eye catching front, not to mention his Jeremiah bottom, that his desire for anonymity wasn't an issue. Although Jeremiah may not have wanted his face shown, he clearly had a desire, and maybe even a need, to be seen and enjoyed completely naked. I also never thought I'd be featuring a hippo hunk, but if you check out Page 2,(HERE) George's masks, and Jeremiah's bottom inspired me to do so.
George recalls shooting with Jeremiah six or seven times over the years. He had a family in the area, but contacted George when he was in the area, and need a little time away from the family unit. Jeremiah enjoyed being in front of the camera and through the costumes and masks, was able to release parts of himself, he couldn't when at home with his family. For me, this is really the essence of Halloween, being able to release pieces of yourself kept hidden, the other 364 days of the year.
I never would have guessed when I began FH, that at I'd be featuring a naked hippopotamus, especially not one as hot as Jeremiah Bottom. But, with the whimsical and erotic creativity of George from Naked Ambition, and it being Halloween.... a hippo in the shower it is! .
In addition to shooting Jeremiah in a hippo and clown mask, George also sent on others featuring the mysterious model incarnating other animals from the jungle and forest. I'll save those later as this series featuring the hippo mask, were definitely favorites I could certainly develop a serious hippo fetish if they all looked like Jeremiah, but I might have to settle for just buying my own mask... on the off chance there a Tarzan or jungle swamp role play in my future...
Grant Cramer wasn't an actor that really peaked my radar when I was younger. I think I remember him on a few TV shows he guested on, but I mostly knew him from 1984's Hardbodies. Now... to be full honest, I have never watched Hardbodies all the way through. I didn't have to, as Grant's nude scene was thankfully, at the beginning of the movie.
I do however look forward to seeing more of Grant soon as he's writing and producing a sequel to Killer Klowns title The Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D. The film is not yet in production, but looking forward to the film and hope it's as creepy and fun as the original.
'We have been working very hard the last few years on the sequel for “Killer Klowns”. We are hoping to make it pretty soon. It took a long time to get the rights, then it took a long time to come up with the story we were all happy with. Everything takes a freaking long time. All the original filmmakers are attached to it, though I am the only original cast member. We have a brand new story and we really want to keep it in the spirit of the original movie. We don’t want it to become the CGI sequel of “Killer Klowns”. Keep it with the costumes, Keep it with the old school effects. It needs to be an homage with the 1950”s aliens from outer space, blob-esque monster movies.'
I remember as a kid watching John Allen Nelson on Baywatch... not the show, just the opening credits. There was one clip of John waking towards camera in a black speedo and if I hadn't know already I was gay, I did certainly did then. That hair, that face, that body.... I had no real interest in watching the show, but I did record that opening on my VCR to replay over and over.
It wasn't until I was much older and on the Internet that discovered John's soft core resume. Mostly, it was just grainy screen caps from VHS recordings of movies that never made the cut for a DVD release. But.. thanks to downloading, some of John's performances can be seen just a little, more clearer.
John's underwater frontal in 1994's Criminal Passion (Angel of Desire) still manages to arouse. Although the goods are seen through a chlorine lens, the camera gives us many opportunities to think we got a good look as little John flops and floats just a few feet under.