Feb 20, 2014

Sasha Jenson: The Bulge of 1980s Teen Horror

You probably remember Sasha Jenson as Don Dawson in Dazed and Confused (1993), one of the high schoolers who spends graduation night in 1976 carousing and buddy-bonding. Don is the most physically effusive of the lot, although he disapproves of "faggots," like everyone in 1990s movies.

But I remember him most from Ghoulies 2 (1988), for an iconic scene in which the mischievous monsters invade a Halloween haunted house and attach two teens to torture devices, Jon Maynard Pennell to a guillotine and Sasha Jenson to a pendulum. Everyone thinks they're part of the act as the blades slowly fall.

We get a nice shot of Sasha's chest, belly, and exceptional bulge as he struggles and is saved at the last moment.

Born in 1964, the hunky Sasha Jenson is primarily a stuntman, but he's done his share of acting, notable for displaying the biggest bulge in teen horror.

He played Brady, one of the first teens snuffed by Michael Myers in Halloween 4 (1988).

And Martin, a bully who gets snuffed by monstered-out teen Rodney Eastman in Deadly Weapon (1989).

And Chuck, a college boy talked into murder by A Girl to Kill For (1990).

In 2003, he starred in the buddy-bonding sports drama Grind, thanks to the largesse of his good friend Jason London.  And in 2010, the heist drama The Grind.  Sort of a strange coincidence.

Since Mr. London is not known as a gay ally, I'm going to guess that Sasha isn't either.  But he certainly provided his share of eye candy in the 1980s.