"Fresh Meat" Horror Hottie of the Month: Leigh Whannell

Editor's Note: I frequently see horror websites that only recognize the heterosexual male portion of their audience with "Hottie of the Week" features showcasing stuff like Danielle Harris in a Maxim spread. Hey, I love the ladies of horror as much as any guy, but why not: a) realize some of your readers like the dick, and b) also pay tribute to that person's accomplishments as well as their sexiness? That is why I started this feature called "Fresh Meat" to honor horror's more masculine hotties. If anyone would like to suggest a hottie, feel free comment below or email me! -Heather

Shit! I just realized I let most of September go by without assigning this month's horror hottie! So the latest honoree is going to be for September/October, mmkay? Just in time (well, sort of) for the release of Insidious: Chapter 2, the latest horror hottie is screenwriter and co-star, Leigh Whannell!

 This Australian hottie first came to horror fans' attention as Adam, the poor guy chained to a bathroom with Cary Elwes in Saw. Of course, Leigh also wrote that film and thus kicked off his long-time collaboration with director James Wan. Whannell went on to write the first two Saw sequels as well (sans Wan).

The pair united again for the 2007 creepy doll flick Dead Silence, and most recently for Insidous and its follow-up. In addition to being a skilled screenwriter, Whannell has continued to act in films, including Aussie horror movie, Dying Breed, Wan's revenge flick Death Sentence, and as ghost hunter Specs in the Insidious movies. He also appeared in a very funny short, Doggie Heaven, for which he once again collaborated with James Wan. If you're a fan of James, Leigh, and/or Lin Shaye, watch this:

Next up for Leigh is a horror-comedy he co-wrote called Cooties, which is about an elementary school of kids turned into feral savages by a virus and the teachers forced to fight them off. Leigh has always had a twisted sense of humor and it shows in his scripts, so I am definitely looking forward to that one! He also happens to be pretty damn funny in real life, especially when paired with James.

What I love about Leigh, aside from the obvious (hot and Australian, c'mon) is that sense of humor and the fact he keeps writing awesome horror movies. Saw and Insidious have their haters but they remain two of the most original and fun horror movies in recent memory. And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that he rocks the Herbert West look so hard:

Next up for Leigh after Cooties is another Insidious sequel. Mr. Wan is not attached unfortunately, but I have faith in Whannell's writing and hope they snag a solid director. Or maybe Leigh will even try his hand at it! 

Now, eye candy time!

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