No this isn't a Halloween themed post, and although no tricks, there are four delectable treats. FH have followed photographersGordon Nebeker, Mike Tossy and StudioMGPhotography along to Utah for over five years now (HERE:) through their images and stories from the annual photographic journey to Lake Powell. If you follow any of the photographers on Instagram, you know they, and the models, have been sharing a taste of last month's trip.
Last year, two models accompanied the trio of artists, but this year, they doubled our visual pleasure by bringing four striking models along to match the beauty of their majestic surroundings. I'll be featuring the shoot, and the work of all three photographers, and all four models, after Halloween, but in the meantime, wanted to give you a sneak peak into Gordon Nebeker's new book chronicling the shoot, Muscles & Mountains: Lake Powell III. The book contains 72 pages of full frontal visual memories and is available on Blurb in both Hardcover, and E-Book versions. Check it out HERE:.
' Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft.'
Although New Manhattan Studio's hasn't officially shot a Halloween themed shoot with Bond, many regular readers may remember that it was a dark and stormy Halloween night back in 2014 when Bond arose and made his first appearance on FH. (Those Who Wait) Although the images were not shot to celebrate All Hallow's Eve, Bond's tight orange t-shirt, and the black mesh material he was holding, made the resulting images perfect to celebrate the day. I went on to feature more edits from the shoot a year later in Black to Bond. (HERE:)
This series images oddly enough, were also not shot for the holiday, but someone, or something, knew it was time for Bond to make another Halloween appearance. The skull in wasn't even meant to be part of the session, but it seemed to want a cameo... While Wes and company were adjusting lights and camera settings, Bond picked up the skull and began playing with it. Bond is incredibly skilled with working with whatever props are thrown his way, even ones not initially intended to be part of the shoot.
Wes shares that during these causal moments, Bond's playful nature came out, along with an impromptu repertoire of voices which bounced from Shakespearean to Transylvanian. Wes liked the results and included the images as part of a larger portfolio consisting of images Wes believes are some the most erotic shots he has captured thus far of Bond. You can check out more on FH after Halloween, but if you can't wait, check out more on NMS or check out the preview on Blurb HERE:
Given my love of Halloween, and of scary movies, horror hunks have been a frequent subject for me to post, and write about since the site's beginnings. My favorite horror movies include a dash of fear, a dash of male skin, and big dollop of camp. Sometimes, the lamer the movie, the more fun it is! Researching so many horror hunks has also proven that it's not just young hot females that directors get naked before having them hacked, bludgeoned or butchered to death.
Below are some of my favorite posts from the last decade. 2015 was certainly my biggest year with a salute to Wes Craven who had died earlier that year. Also check out 3 more Hunks of Horror on Page 2 HERE: Peter Barton, Friday the 13th Part 4
'You should be loyal to your heroes... they can turn on you.'
I don't think too many people watching Family Ties would have guessed Skippy Handelman would be featured in a kind of hot embarrassment themed nude scene in a heavy metal horror flick. But... that's exactly what happened when actor Marc Price starred in Trick or Treat in 1986.
A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.
Price is perfect as high school outcast Eddie Weinbauer and the horror comedy also features rockers Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne and actor Doug Savant, he rips of Eddie's towel before shutting him out of the locker room in the scene below.
'I am alone and miserable. Only someone as ugly as I am could love me.'
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
I have yet to see the original Frankenstein, but after stumbling upon the image below of actor Boris Karloff posing for sculptor Ivan Simpson, the monster...got into my brain. It's interesting that although one of the themes of Frankenstein is ugliness and prejudice. Nearly every human character assumes that the monster must be dangerous based only on its outward appearance.
Yet, so many of the monsters on screen, and the Dr. Frankenstein's that create them, are by standards, pretty hot. Frankenstein's beauty may be hidden behind the nuts, bolts and scars, but some traits, cannot be masked.
Kenneth Branagh as Victor Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Aaron Eckhart in I, Frankenstein (2014)
Penny Dreadful (2014-2015)
Harry Treadaway played Dr. Victor Frankenstein on Penny Dreadful, but Rory Kinnear (above) wasn't the only monster he created. In order to 'get it right', Victor tried and tried again, including bringing Proteus (Ale Price, below) back to life. didn't end well.
Alexander Gamnitzer on stage in FRANKENSTEIN, Neues theater (2017)
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch each played both roles, switching between The Creature and Victor Frankenstein in 2011's National Theatre Live: Frankenstein.
I first heard of the 1976 horror flick Massacre at Central High (aka Sexy Jeans) when working on an Actors & Skin piece on actor Andrew Stevens (HERE:) In addition to the movies mystery of who was killing the high school trio of bullies, there was another mystery worthy of a call to the Hardy Boys who were solving crimes shortly after the films release.
The movie included several nude scenes from the female cast members, but there were also a couple of fairly tame nudity from the male cast members. In the first version of the film I saw, there was a scene with Andrew Stevens having sex on the beach. If you squint, you may or may not see a frontal flash. There's also a night skinning dipping scene featuring the very talented and underrated actor Derrel Maury who plays David.
'When I brought the script home after being cast as David, I read it again and started to really focus on the story. It was then I became aware of this really interesting plot structure. It reminded a bit of Lord of the Flies. Here you've got these kids that are being repressed and when their oppressors are taken out, they start, one by one, filling their empty shoes, assuming the same human characteristics while jockeying for new social positions.'
So... what's the mystery. and why was Steven Bond, who appeared naked in Playgirl both the year before, and the year after the film, not naked in the film. The mystery involves what I think is a European cut of the film that includes much more explicit nude scenes of both the male and female scenes, including both rear and frontals from Craig, one of the bully's played by Bond.
In addition to Craig's nude scene, which occurs in a rather explicit and graphic rape scene, Andrew Stevens' (Mark) beach scene is also extended, featuring more frontals. There is also a threesome in a tent involving Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds) and the oldest sister from Eight is Enough. (Lani O'Grady)
Derrel Maury and David Carradine
Problem is, the added nudity doesn't appear to be the credited actors, but soft porn clips edited in to spice up the the flick for a xxx rating overseas's. The clip below includes Maury in the surf, Stevens on the beach and Bond in a speedo just before...well, let's just say there's a spoiler involved.
If anyone is interested in watching the European version, with the extra inserted nudity, it is available to be downloaded on Rarelust HERE:
Below: Stevens European version (first pic) US version (second shot)