Ever been at a bathhouse very late at night or early in the morning, when the dregs of the night gone by are still left over, stumbling around looking for that last chance at getting lucky?
The bathhouse in the wee hours. It can be kind of creepy, the way guys move, predatorily, hungry, thirsty, eager to strike without any regard for your humanity. Almost as if they were zombies …
Well, if you’ve ever experienced that, then SAUNA THE DEAD: A FAIRY TALE is for you.
is the latest film to be added to Naked Sword Film Works’ (NSFW) collection of shorts that blur the line between is a brilliant British short that imagines what would happen if you were , late at night, when a ! It’s a hilarious, horrific, and full of twists and turns that ultimately asks us to be kinder to each other in .
Director Tom Frederic also stars as , who visits a local gay sauna in London. When he’s walking around, he finds the other visitors less than appealing and . But after a zombie outbreak starts turning them into zombies, with one of the men he’s rejected and find a way to escape .
Frederic’s combines elements of two very different types of horror tales – the classic -style zombie gorefest and – perhaps the most famous ghost story ever written – to create a brilliant, scary and of the often predatory nature of cruising which offers can break that cycle. You might think twice after after watching…
premiered at the in London before making its US debut at Frameline in San Francisco, which is where NSFW curator Adam Baran first caught wind of it. He writes, “This is one of the smartest, funniest, and I’ve seen in years. It depicts an experience any hardened cruiser can relate to – nature of like bathhouses and sex clubs – and by extension – while also suggesting that perhaps, changing our behavior – and being nicer – could literally save our lives. It’s a thrilling horror comedy, a and a brilliant morality play all rolled into one. Plus, Mr. Frederic, the film’s director and star, is a .”
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