‘The New Mutants’ Delivered Queer Horror With a Comic Book Aesthetic [Horror Queers Podcast]

The Delayed Mutants. After visiting Spooky Island to solve the mystery of the zombified co-eds in Raja Gosnell’s 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo, we went to New York circa 1990 to discuss James Bond III’s Troma classic Def By Temptation. Now we’re unlicking the Patreon vault to release our episode on Josh Boone‘s cursed 2020 comic book […]

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Adapting the AIDS Mary Urban Legend in ‘Def By Temptation’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Sinister Succubus. After three weeks of films with objectionable content (real-life kangaroo murder in Wake in Fright, an injured actress and problematic killer in Incident in a Ghostland and “consensual rape” in Perdita Durango), we did what might be our hardest pivot yet with last week’s episode on the 2002 live-action adaptation Scooby-Doo. Now it’s time […]

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‘Scooby-Doo’: A Compromised Parody Still Worth Watching On its 20th Anniversary [Horror Queers Podcast]

Scrappy Scrote. After three weeks of films with objectionable content (real-life kangaroo murder in Wake in Fright, an injured actress and problematic killer in Incident in a Ghostland and “consensual rape” in Perdita Durango), we thought it might be nice to swamp out the dark and dreary for the…colorful and cheerful? That’s right, we’re heading back […]

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Breaking Taboos With Rosie Perez in ‘Perdita Durango’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Rosie. F******g. Perez. We’ve been on a roll with films overshadowed by controversy lately, especially after witnessing the real-life kangaroo violence in Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright and the injuries sustained by the lead actress in Pascal Laugier’s Incident in a Ghostland (on top of a problematic queer killer). We’re keeping things similar this week as […]

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On Masculinity and Kangaroo Hunting in the Ozploitation Classic ‘Wake in Fright’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Kangaroo Killjoys. After checking out the CreepyPasta-centric film We’re All Going to the World’s Fair a few weeks ago, we went back to Crystal Lake for the third time to check in with meta-Jason in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. Now we’re heading Down Under to pick apart Ted Kotcheff‘s famed “lost film” Wake […]

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Internalized Homophobia and Tentacle Alien Monsters in ‘The Untamed’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Tentacle Porn (no, really). After traveling all the way to Sweden to look at the evolving friendship between Eli and Oskar in Let the Right One In, we changed up the pace a little bit with an off-kilter pick in Robert Zemeckis’ 1988 masterpiece Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Now we’re making our first journey to Mexico […]

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The Self-Hating Queer Villain at the Center of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Mistress Doom. After hanging with Jesse Hooker’s crew and analyzing the AIDS allegory in Kathryn Bigelow’s vampire western Near Dark, we traveled all the way to Sweden to look at the evolving friendship between Eli and Oskar in Let the Right One In. Now we’re changing up the pace a little bit with an off-kilter pick: […]

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Spooky Sets and Roald Dahl’s Influence on ‘The Cellar’ [Interview]

Hitting theaters and Shudder this Friday is Brendan Muldowney‘s The Cellar (review), an adaptation of his 2004 short film “The Ten Steps” (watch here). We were able to speak to Muldowney and actor Eoin Macken, who plays Elisha Cuthbert’s husband in the film, about the film’s development and production. After releasing “The Ten Steps”, Muldowney stepped away […]

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Glass Ceilings and An(other) AIDS Allegory in ‘Near Dark’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Bet on Bigelow. After reaching the end of the road on our Underseen or Underrated?” theme with the queer, DIY aesthetics of Death Drop Gorgeous, we then returned to our regular programming with an analysis of Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom and a Spring Break celebration with Alexandre Aja’s 2010 schlock-fest Piranha 3D. Now we head back […]

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Elisha Cuthbert on Her Return to Horror With ‘The Cellar’ [Interview]

Hitting theaters and Shudder this Friday is Brendan Muldowney‘s The Cellar (review), an expansion of his 2004 short film “The Ten Steps” (watch here). For the film’s lead actress Elisha Cuthbert (House of Wax), The Cellar marks her return to horror after a 15-year absence. We had the opportunity to speak with Elisha Cuthbert about the large […]

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Doused With Bikinis, Boobs and Blood in ‘Piranha 3D’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Spring Break Boobies. After reaching the end of the road on our “underseen or underrated?” theme with the queer, DIY aesthetics of Death Drop Gorgeous and returning to our regular programming with an analysis of Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, we’re going to celebrate Spring Break a little late with bikinis and boobs in Alexandre Aja‘s 2010 schlock-fest […]

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‘Hypochondriac’ SXSW Review – Tackling Mental Illness Through a Queer Horror Lens

Depictions of mental illness are common in film, especially in the horror genre. They’ve become even more prevalent in recent years as filmmakers have used their work to aid in destigmatizing mental illness, but these films also come with tropes that we’ve seen many times before. Is our protagonist going crazy? Or is there something […]

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‘Slash/Back’ Review – A Delightful Throwback to ’80s Gateway Horror [SXSW]

Having started SXSW with a family-friendly horror film (of sorts) that didn’t quite hit the mark, it’s invigorating to end the Austin-based festival with another family-friendly effort that not only remembers to have fun, but also refrains from handholding its younger viewers through some serious subject matter. That’s what Nyla Innuksuk, in her feature directorial […]

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‘The Prank’ Review – Rita Moreno Dazzles, But This Dark Comedy Plays It Too Safe

23 years ago, Kevin Williamson wrote and directed Teaching Mrs. Tingle, a film that saw a good student (Katie Holmes) hold a vindictive teacher (Helen Mirren) hostage in her own home after she is caught cheating. It was a dark comedy, but due to its proximity to the Columbine High School massacre it was a watered-down […]

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‘The Cellar’ Review – A Familiar, Family-Friendly Haunted House Movie

Family horror is a sub-genre that hasn’t really been given its due in recent years. Popular IPs like Goosebumps have been adapted into films that emphasize comedy over horror, and it’s nigh impossible to find any original family horror films getting released nowadays. We’ve had films like Monster House, Coraline and Joe Dante’s under-seen The Hole, but […]

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