Not having access to here! TV, I have never seen the sexy gay soap opera, Dante’s Cove or its spin-off, The Lair. After watching part of the second season of The Lair, I’m hooked! How can you not love a town whose sheriff is named Trout and is played by porn star-slash-singer Colton Ford? This is strictly soft-core at most, with plenty of hot men to ogle.
The Lair is like a gay Dark Shadows, set on an island community that seems part tropical, part Pacific Northwest and all campy. Not only do they have a problem with vampires, led by the blond and bitchy Colin (Dylan Vox), but there is also a sexy and deadly werewolf and a strange killer plant.
The two episodes I was sent to review demonstrated that The Lair is definitely addictive. I was dying to see what the weird moonflower was going to do to sexy Eddie Valenti, but alas, it was not to be revealed. I’ll have to wait for the two-disc set(available next Tuesday) with everyone else. It has also made me curious to see director Fred Olen Ray’s other films, namely Bad Girls from Mars and Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers!
Review by Neil Cohen, resident film critic of Movie Dearest and Phoenix's Echo Magazine.