'The reason I love Halloween is that unlike most holidays, Halloween is one you can make entirely your own. There are no pressures to decorate (which I do), or cook, (which I don't) there are no family meals or visits from the cousin you choose to avoid most of the rest of the year.
There are no gifts to buy and there are not battles over whether the religious connection should or should not be in the play and you eat things you mostly try to avoid the rest of the year. Halloween is also the night you can dress as you would the rest of the year if only you could get away with it!'
I reprint the above words almost every year on Halloween. They really sum up my love for the holiday and why I love holiday imagery. This year, my Halloween night post stretch over 4 pages. Check out more Dracula's, more Halloween Hunks, more pumpkins by PHOTORSH and of course, FH's annual costume contest and parade! (HERE:)
'I want you to believe...to believe in things that you cannot.'
Bram Stoker, Dracula
Today's theme all started with Lights On Studio's Tom Nakielski and his suggestion to use Cal for this year Halloween shoot. After that, I sort of went hog wild looking for other men who played the iconic Vamp to help celebrate the holiday.
Check out all 4 page of FH's Halloween bash including actors Christopher Atkins,(HERE): Jonathan Rhys Myers (HERE:) and Joe Dallesandro (HERE:) who all co-starred in Dracula themed movies and television shows. Check also my salute to the porn parody's featuring the Prince of Darkness. (HERE:)
When I was thinking of my favorite Draculas, I thought back to an episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I didn't watch Buffy when it aired, but got up binging the DVD's over a few months. Season 5's Buffy Vs Dracula wasn't one of the shows best episodes, but it was one of the most memorable.
All My Children (1994)
Dracula makes his way to Sunnydale and immediately has everyone enchanted. Even Buffy might not be able to resist his charms. Dracula was played by the ultra hot Rudolf Martin. Some Buffy fans might have remembered the German born actor when he co-starred with Buffy's Sarah Michelle Gellar on All My Children seven years earlier.
Since his turn on Buffy, Martin's continued to work steadily on shows including 24, Enterprise, Judging Amy, Dexter and NCIS. It took a little digging, but I did find an early nude scene from Martin from his very first professional role back in 2013. Martin has a brief, but memorable turn in the short The Dutch Master. As you can see from the clip below, he makes the perfect fantasy hunk for Theresa. (Mira Sorvino)
'The world seems full of good men--even if there are monsters in it.'
Bram Stoker, Dracula
Halloween begins early on FH. Sometimes, depending on the concept, and the preparation required, I'm haunted with creative ideas for witches and ghosts in July and August. Lights On Studio's Tom Nakielski and I began batting around idea for this All Hallow's Eve back in early September. Tom had to close up his studio space at the end of the month, and wanted to get one last shoot in before he had to pack up and move.
We began batting concepts back and forth, with no particular theme really rising to the top of the idea pile. Tom decided to send me some links to a couple of models he was interested in shooting for the holiday to see if their look sparked any ideas. They did! As soon as I checked out model Cal Green's Model Mayhem portfolio, I knew immediately he could pull of a sexy sinister look and envisioned him as the perfect model to take on Dracula..
Although Dracula is a bloody sucking slayer, his method of murder has led to a air or eroticism about the Count De Ville and his relentless thirst for his victims. He doesn't kill them out of anger, he longs for them and needs them in order to survive. Unlike being butchered by an axe, there is an organically intimate connection when your killer literally sucks you into darkness and death.
31 year old Cam has been acting on stage and on screen since he was 11. This made stepping into the role of the Lord of the Dammed an easy transition. Both Tom and Cal describe the shoot as a breeze, and a wonderful creative experience. The few complications, arose in the planning and travel. Cal is a busy guy, balancing being a father to his sex year old (and his two dogs) with his job as a videographiere and editor and his time at the gym and as a personal trainer and nutritionist.
Five minutes before the shoot was due to start, Tom checked his text messages and noticed some messages from Cal. Cal didn't have the address for Tom's studio. Tom had sent him pictures of his building, but forgot to send the street address. Cal had tried to reach Tom earlier, but when he gets busy, Tom doesn't always stop to check his phone. Given Cal was 90 minutes away, there was no way to continue with the shoot on that day. Thankfully, both were able to arrange time the following day, and as you can see, the results are specdracula!
'Cal was a perfect Dracula. He has experience in acting (stage and screen) is represented by a Detroit talent agency, and also does photography and video as his full time employment. That experience made the session go very smoothly.'
Witness the romance and tragedy of one man's undying passion that led him to sell his soul. In this epic horror, Vlad Dracula exchanges salvation for immortality so that he may avenge the brutal death of his true love. Now he journeys to the twentieth century to lay claim to the woman he so desperately loves.
FH readers are aware of actor Christopher Atkins role in my sexual awakening. I've written before about seeing The Blue Lagoon on VHS in the late 80's and it's lasting impact. (HERE:) Although I was only a kid when I saw the flick, and as drawn as I was to Atkins looks, I remember thinking he wasn't that great of an actor...
Now, my attraction to the blonde beauty did have me catching some of his other projects, especially when I learned he showed a little skin. I've seen most of his Dallas episodes, and of course, like very lover of the male form in movies, have seen A Night in Heaven, several times. Well, I've seen his nude scenes several times....
Sadly, his acting never really improved. Although there's a sort of naive innocence to most of his performances that sort of works, it also wears thin pretty quickly. I'd never seen his appearance in 1993's Dracula Rising, but given today's theme, I thought it was time to check it out.
Atkins is pretty bad, but to be fair, so is the film. Doing a little research, I'm not the only one who thinks so. The film made more than few 'worst' horror film lists. The film also has one of the most frustrating 'nude scenes' I've ever seen. By this point in his career Atkins had already been in Playgirl and shown it all on screen. Why then oh why, would director Fred Gallo work so hard to ensure we saw absolutely nothing.
If you squint, you might catch some of Atkin's body in the underwater scenes, but it's so dark and badly edited, it's as if they purposely tried to 'promote' a nude scene, without actually following through by letting anyone see anything. Atkins still looked hot, clothed or not, and his appeal not dampened by the story. I noticed checking out his IMDB page that he has a half dozen films due out in the near future. I'll be curious if his acting chops have improved all these decades after first jumping into the water.
'An ailing vampire count travels to Italy with his servant to find a bride.'
You can't be a site focused on the male form without returning again and again to the iconic Joe Dallesandro. Whenever I see a project of Joe's I haven't seen, I share my findings on the site. For some reason however, I thought I'd already seen 1974's Blood for Dracula. I had it confused with another film in the in the series directed by Paul Morrissey. I featured Joe in Morrissey's Flesh For Frankenstein a few years ago, (HERE:) and until last week, thought Blood For Dracula was just another version of that film. I glad I got it straightened out1
Joe plays Mario, the servant of the Dark Lord, but he's not really the most loyal. Dracula wants to suck the blood of young virgins, but Mario's usually a few steps ahead, bedding a set of sisters, ruining their blood for his boss. Mario isn't the best of servants, nor the nicest of guys to the sisters he sexes up.
Joe is delicious as always, and although there are not frontals in this particular Morrissey film, there are plenty of juicy views of Joe's ass in spectacular motion.
'Adding to the sleazy charm is Dallesandro's servant character, who manages to be the most outrageous of the bunch (even more so than the title character himself!). When he's not trying to sex the family daughters (not always consensually), he spouts Marxist theory that adds an interesting, if not heavy-handed, dimension to the film. This further demythologizes the Dracula character by reducing the story as an allegory for class struggle.'
'Dracula, the aging aristocrat, symbolizes the preying of the rich on the weak--that is, unless Dallesandro has something to say about it. It's an interesting little turn that separates this film from other Dracula films, but I'm still pretty sure it's ostensibly about Dracula and a bunch of whores above all, with Dallesandro there to save the day.'