New This Week – 11/1/19

When eight friends travel to a remote cabin to celebrate graduation the lines between their sexuality begin to blur. ‘These Peculiar Days’ is an unabashedly erotic look at modern sexual fluidity between young adults.

When an oversexed party boy finds himself at odds with his quiet neighbor in the days leading up to Halloween, he discovers that their miscommunication may have deadly consequences when he accidentally invites the wrong man home for the night. Dekkoo Films presents ‘A Halloween Trick’ streaming now!

In ‘The Latent Image’ a young writer retreats to an isolated cabin to work on a mystery thriller. One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at his door needing help. Has he found the perfect inspiration for his story or is he about to find his darkest fantasies coming to life? Watch ‘The Latent Image’ now on Dekkoo!

What happens when a horny ghost haunts your apartment? Stream ‘The More the Scarier’ now on Dekkoo!

Philippines, although a predominantly Catholic country, has openly embraced many LGBTQ members in their film, entertainment, politics, and business communities; however, tolerance differs from true equality. 25 years have passed since the first pride march took place in Manila, yet equal rights advancement is still a long journey to go for the LGBTQ community in the Philippines. Stream ‘Queer Asia – Philippines’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: “A “modern fairy tale” in two senses — it’s an exercise in make-believe, yes, but the “fairies” here are also very male and quite physical with one another.” – Variety

10 Gay Films to Watch this Halloween!

If you’re anything like us, you enjoy a good scary movie during the month of October. Dekkoo has plenty of options that will satisfy your spooky seasonal needs, but we narrowed down the selection process to highlight these nine flicks worthy of Halloween viewing.

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Alpha Delta Zatan

Starring an all-male cast of hotties, this low-budget homoerotic slasher flick offers up a fun, sensual spin on the “sorority massacre” sub-genre. A goofy but noble college kid is surprised when he’s invited to join his school’s most exclusive frat house… until he comes face to face with a masked psychopath who is picking off all of the half-naked muscle boys one by one.

Bugcrush

Bugcrush

A small-town loner’s fascination with the new kid in town leads him into something much more sinister than he could ever have imagined. Released in 2006, Bugcrush was a massive critical hit on the film festival circuit. Writer-director Carter Smith went on to helm the cult feature-length films The Ruins and Jamie Marks is Dead.

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Candy

In this short horror/thriller from director Mark Bessenger (Bite Marks, The Last Straight Man), a man calls into phone sex lines looking for a potential romantic partner. Vic, a college student, is interested, but is too nervous to accept, prompting the mysterious caller to take matters into his own hands.

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Demons

Demons, a grisly and wickedly funny new short horror-comedy, follows Matt, a closeted serial killer on the hunt for love and acceptance… in a pretty messed-up world.

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Knife+Heart

A masked madman stalks a gay porn set in 1979 Paris while its producer Anne, (French pop star Vanessa Paradis) tries to win back her editor and lover Lois by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. Shot in 35mm and featuring a killer retro score from M83, Knife+Heart is an ultra-stylish and blood-soaked ode to ’70s-era De Palma, Argento, and Friedkin.

Rift

Rift

Months after they broke up, Gunnar receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar. He sounds distraught, like he’s about to do something terrible to himself. Gunnar drives up to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers that there’s more going on than he imagined. The two men seem to be alone, but there’s some kind of supernatural force just beyond the walls that’s looking to get inside with them.

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Romance is Dead

Finding it hard to cope with the loss of his fiancé, Donovan turns to his best friend, Adam, to implement a crazy plan to get him back. This stylish short film used witchcraft and demonology to tell a story of romance and heartbreak.

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Tonight It’s You

When a young gay man hooks up with a guy he meets on a dating app, he encounters something much more sinister than even his most base fears could have imagined. Set in a God-fearing town, director Dominic Haxton sets us up to believe that the only thing to fear is local homophobia, but he’s really about to witness something truly unthinkable.

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Vampire Boys

Jasin and his vampire brood’s time is running out. In order for them to survive, Jasin needs to find a mortal to turn into a vampire. It’s sort of like finding a husband… but for all of eternity. Luckily, a fresh-faced young lad named Caleb seems to be just what the witch doctor ordered. The cast is packed with cuties in this gay, low-budget indie in the vampire-romance vein of Twilight. Vampire Boys 2: The New Brood is also streaming now on Dekkoo.

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The Year I Lost My Mind

After encountering him during a burglary, Tom begins stalking and antagonizing the attractive young Lars. When Lars finds out about Tom’s intentions, he manages to turn the tables on him, leading to a shocking confrontation. With something of a Single White Female vibe (with ridiculously attractive men swapped in for the leads), The Year I Lost My Mind is a sexy mind-fuck of a thriller from Germany.

 

Dekkoo offers up three special Halloween treats!

Every Wednesday, Dekkoo adds a new short film for your viewing pleasure. On October 30th, however, we will be offering up THREE extra-special seasonal treats to get you in the Halloween spirit!

You can check out some info from each of the films below and make sure to visit Dekkoo on October 30th to start bingeing these brand-new Halloween-ready shorts!

 

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A Halloween Trick

When an oversexed party boy (Ben Baur) finds himself at odds with his stressed-out and sleep-deprived neighbor (Tiffany Shepis) in the days leading up to Halloween, he discovers that their miscommunication may have deadly consequences when he accidentally invites the wrong man home for the night.

A Dekkoo Original, this 13-minute short, writer-director Michael Varrati uses humor, horror and a killer ‘80s/John Carpenter-inspired soundtrack to tell a modern gay variation on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”

Leads Ben Baur and Tiffany Shepis have a terrific, easy chemistry – even when they’re being extremely bitchy to one another. This is A Halloween Trick you won’t soon forget.

 

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The Latent Image

Art imitates life and vice versa in The Latent Image, a tense 21-minute short from co-writer-director Alexander Birrell.

A young writer (Joshua Tonks) retreats to an isolated cabin to work on a mystery thriller. One night, a mysterious stranger (Jay Clift) arrives at his door needing help. Has he found the perfect inspiration for his story or is he about to find his darkest fantasies coming to life?

Featuring terrific performances from the two leads, there’s some delicious ambiguity in The Latent Image. Not only are we never fully sure if this alluring stranger is a real-life danger or a figment of the writer’s imagination, but every scene feels like it could turn into a psycho-thriller or softcore erotica at any given moment.

 

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The More the Scarier

What happens when a horny ghost haunts your apartment? That’s the question posed by The More the Scarier, a new 5-minute short from Brandon Kirby, the creator of the Dekkoo Original Series I’m Fine.

Looking for a little action, an attractive young gay man (Velizar Ionikov) takes to Grindr and invites over a kink-friendly date (Antoine Perry). In all the excitement, however, he hasn’t noticed the strange things happening around his apartment – signs of another horny participant from a different realm (Clint Keller).

Shooting in black and white, Kirby adds an audio track to the proceedings that makes it feel as if his short is playing out in front of a live studio audience. The mix of dark visuals, sexual subject matter and cheesy sitcom tropes gives The More the Scarier an uneasy feeling even before the blood starts flying.

9 Gay Films to Watch This Halloween

If you’re anything like us, you enjoy a good scary movie during the month of October. Dekkoo has plenty of options that will satisfy your spooky seasonal needs, but we narrowed down the selection process to highlight these nine flicks worthy of Halloween viewing.

Still from Alpha Delta Zatan

Alpha Delta Zatan

Starring an all-male cast of hotties, this low-budget homoerotic slasher flick offers up a fun, sensual spin on the “sorority massacre” sub-genre. A goofy but noble college kid is surprised when he’s invited to join his school’s most exclusive frat house… until he comes face to face with a masked psychopath who is picking off all of the half-naked muscle boys one by one.

Still from Bite Marks

Bite Marks

While backpacking across the country, bickering gay couple Cary and Vogel decide to speed up their trek by hitchhiking. Bad idea, right? Brewster, a sexually-confused trucker, picks the pair up on his way to deliver a shipment of coffins. After a few strokes of bad luck (and some others kinds of strokes), the mismatched trio ends up lost and broken down in an abandoned junkyard with five bloodthirsty vampires on the loose.

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Black Briefs

We’re cheating a little with this one as Black Briefs isn’t really a feature film, but a collection – featuring six different award-winning short films with suspenseful story lines and themes. This compilations aims to entertain and chill your bones in equal measure. Included here are the shorts Communication, Promise, Remission, Spring, Video Night and Winner Takes All. Some are sexy, some are spooky, all are appropriate for a chilly Autumn night in front of the TV.

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A Closer Walk with Thee

Intense and deliciously homoerotic, this award-winning new thriller follows Jordan, a strange young Christian missionary who gets caught watching his handsome and equally young Pastor take a shower. Disturbed by these “sinful” urges, Pastor Eli becomes convinced that Jordan is under the influence of a demonic force. The two men get unusually close as an amateur, bizarrely erotic exorcism soon begins.

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In a Glass Cage

In the aftermath of WWII, a former Nazi doctor and child molester – this is a REALLY bad dude – finds himself confined to an iron lung following a failed suicide attempt. Things get even worse when a mysterious, handsome young man, hired to be his caretaker, is discovered to be hellbent on revenge. An uncompromising psycho-sexual drama that’s erotic, painful and terrifying in equal measure, In a Glass Cage is a highly controversial classic. Certainly not for the squeamish.

The Lost Coast

The Lost Coast

As a group of old high school friends wander through the streets of San Francisco on Halloween night, two of them are forced to confront their unspoken sexual history. Unlike the other films on this list, there’s nothing about The Lost Coast that dips into the horror genre, but it gives you a good Halloween-ey vibe nonetheless. Writer-director Gabriel Fleming’s debut film is a beautifully rendered story of reunion, desire and regret.

Still from Rift

Rift

Months after they broke up, Gunnar receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar. He sounds distraught, like he’s about to do something terrible to himself. Gunnar drives up to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers that there’s more going on than he imagined. The two men seem to be alone, but there’s some kind of supernatural force just beyond the walls that’s looking to get inside with them.

Still from Vampire Boys

Vampire Boys

Jasin and his vampire brood’s time is running out. In order for them to survive, Jasin needs to find a mortal to turn into a vampire. It’s sort of like finding a husband… but for all of eternity. Luckily, a fresh-faced young lad named Caleb seems to be just what the witch doctor ordered. The cast is packed with cuties in this gay, low-budget indie in the vampire-romance vein of Twilight. Vampire Boys 2: The New Brood is also streaming now on Dekkoo.

Still from The Year I Lost My Mind

The Year I Lost My Mind

After encountering him during a burglary, Tom begins stalking and antagonizing the attractive young Lars. When Lars finds out about Tom’s intentions, he manages to turn the tables on him, leading to a shocking confrontation. With something of a Single White Female vibe (with ridiculously attractive men swapped in for the leads), The Year I Lost My Mind is a sexy mind-fuck of a thriller from Germany.

 

 

8 Short Films to Watch as Halloween Approaches

If you’re anything like us, you enjoy a good scary movie during the month of October. Dekkoo has plenty of feature length films to satisfy your spooky seasonal needs, but we also have a terrific selection of shorts. Here are eight highlights to add to your Halloween viewing line-up.

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Bugcrush

2006, 36 mins

Director: Carter Smith

A small-town loner’s fascination with the new kid in town leads him into something much more sinister than he could ever have imagined. Bugcrush was a huge hit on the film fest circuit and received numerous awards. Director Carter Smith was tapped to helm the much bigger budget studio horror picture The Ruins two years later as a result of this film’s success.

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PYOTR495

2016, 15 mins

Director: Blake Mawson

Set one evening in present-day Moscow, 16-year-old Pyotr (Alex Ozerov) thinks he’s found a decent online hook-up, but ends up getting baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and attacks – bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law. What these homophobic extremists don’t know if that Pyotr has a dangerous secret… and they’re not going to like it.

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Cock N’ Bull

2012, 8 mins

Director: Nathan Adloff

Wes (co-writer Danny Rhodes) invites his best friend Chris (co-writer/director Nathan Adloff) over to his place for a quite night in after being cruelly dumped by his boyfriend Henry. The two pals attempt to blow off some steam by channeling their youth and prank calling strangers… but soon realize that may have been the worst idea ever.

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I Really Like You

2014, 13 mins

Director: Jason Karman

I Really Like You is a tragedy about Michael (Steve Bradley), who runs a small restaurant that has a reputation for being a hook-up joint. He sees Brandt (Garrett Black) visiting the restaurant looking for some action. As Michael uses the lure of sex to entice him, memories of a love lost are triggered, leaving him always wanting more. The film speaks to the impersonal nature of hook-ups and the lengths some people will go to have intimacy.

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Candy

2012, 8 mins

Director: Mark Bessenger

In this short horror/thriller from director Mark Bessenger (Bite Marks, The Last Straight Man), a man calls into phone sex lines looking for a potential romantic partner. Vic, a college student, is interested, but is too nervous to accept, prompting the mysterious caller to take matters into his own hands.

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Tonight It’s You

2016, 17 mins

Director: Dominic Haxton

When a young gay man hooks up with a guy he meets on a dating app, he encounters something much more sinister than even his most base fears could have imagined. Set in a God-fearing town, director Dominic Haxton sets us up to believe that the only thing to fear is local homophobia, but he’s really about to witness something truly unthinkable.

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Tonight It’s Me

2014, 13 mins

Director: Dominic Haxton

Also from director Dominic Haxton, and something of a companion piece to Tonight It’s You, Tonight It’s Me takes us through one night in the life of a hot young hustler, who soon finds himself in uncharted waters when he spends the night with a client far different from the lecherous, much-older “johns” he’s used to servicing for cash.

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I Was a Teenage Werebear

2011, 30 mins

Director: Tim Sullivan

A clever spoof of 1960’s drive-in flicks, I Was a Teenage Werebear features five rock and roll musical numbers in a mash-up of Roger Corman and John Waters that follows a day in the life of closeted schoolboy Ricky O’Reilly (played by Sean Paul Lockhart, a.k.a. adult film star Brent Corrigan) who falls is turned into a beast after being bitten by Malibu High’s mysterious bad boy Talon (Anton Troy).