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Creatures from the Pink Lagoon
Director: Chris Diani
Starring: Evan Mosher, Lowell Deo, Nick Garrison, Phillip D. Clarke, Vincent Kovar
Synopsis: A chemical plant with illegal toxin releases, a rest stop known to be a cruising spot, and the Pink Lagoon can only spawn one creature, a gay zombie. A group of gay friends fights off the man-eating dead in this campy feature.
Quick review: The "Creatures from the Pink Lagoon" is the first for writer, director, producer Chris Diani and it's shot in black and white, with some flashes of pink. It's meant to be a throw back to the campy horror films from the 1950s. It's 1967 and a group of gay friends have decided to spend the weekend together at one of their homes, just off the Pink Lagoon, to celebrate a birthday. But toxins from the nearby chemical plant has mutated the mosquitoes, who carry a virus that turns anyone, usually guys who hang around the rest stop looking for sex, into a gay zombie. They discover by chance, that the awful-smelling cologne of one of their boyfriends acts as a zombie-repellent. Since the authorities can't get to them (don't ask) they have to make a break for it or find something that will end the zombie menace. The film leaves no gay sterotype out. Limp wrists, check. Judy Garland, check. Dance music, check. Campy queens, check. Unfaithful partners, check. Lots of anonymous sex, check. Treating each other like crap, check. On and on, and it gets a bit depressing. The old cliches just aren't funny any more.