The Badass Babes of Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Planet Terror’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Oh, balls. After concluding June with discussions of the wacky space antics (and commando drag queens) of Leprechaun 4: In Space (listen) and the underseen-but-very-good trans vampire film Bit (listen), we’re heading into grindhouse cinema with Robert Rodriguez‘s first half of the Grindhouse double-bill: Planet Terror (2007)! In the film, an experimental bio-weapon is released that turns the […]

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The Drag Queen Soldier and Penisbursters of ‘Leprechaun 4: In Space’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Lunar luck. After concluding May with a discussion of Lisa Brühlmann’s female coming-of-age tale Blue My Mind (listen) and kicking off June reevaluating the unfairly maligned third act of Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (listen), we’re…..staying in outer space to marvel at the wacky antics of Lubdan the Leprechaun (Warwick Davis) in Brian Trenchard-Smith‘s 1997 sequel Leprechaun 4: In Space! […]

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The Feminine Rage and Body Horror of ‘Blue My Mind’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Let’s bounce. After concluding May with discussions of Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin (listen) and Ridley Scott’s Alien (listen), we’re delving back into the world of female coming-of-age tales with Lisa Brühlmann‘s 2017 body horror film Blue My Mind. Blue My Mind sees 15-year-old Mia (Luna Wedler) face an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existence […]

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The Real-Life Horrors of Gregg Araki’s ‘Mysterious Skin’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Heart-wrenching horror. After kicking off May with discussions of Stephen Sommers’ perfect action-adventure-horror-romantic-comedy The Mummy (listen) and the iconic jump scare in the Audrey Hepburn-starring Wait Until Dark (listen), we’re delving into the real-life horrors of child sexual abuse in Gregg Araki‘s 2004 adaptation of Scott Heim‘s novel Mysterious Skin. Mysterious Skin tells the story of […]

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The Bisexual Energy of the Cast of ‘The Mummy’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Romancing the Mummy. After concluding April with discussions of Ciarán Foy’s Eli (listen), a horror version of The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, and the pseudo-sequel to Videodrome in David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (listen), we’re kicking off May with a revisit to one of our favorite years for cinema: 1999! The film we’ve selected is Stephen Sommer‘s action-adventure-horror-romantic-comedy The Mummy! […]

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The Demon Twink Lives On in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Boring! After concluding March with a discussion of Velma’s queer erasure in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (listen) and a revisit to the world of James Whale in The Invisible Man (listen), we’re heading to the ’50s to analyze Anthony Minghella‘s 1999 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith‘s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. The 1950s-set film sees Tom Ripley (Matt Damon), […]

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Velma’s Queer Erasure in ‘Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Mystery Mistress. After kicking off March with discussions of the Kristen Stewart vehicle Personal Shopper (listen) and Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (listen), we’re getting a little silly with a deep dive into Raja Gosnell‘s live-action cartoon sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) for its 20th anniversary! In the film, canine sleuth Scooby-Doo (Neil Fanning) once again […]

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Terrifying Texts in Olivier Assayas’ ‘Personal Shopper’ Starring Kristen Stewart [Horror Queers Podcast]

Airplane Mode off… After closing out February with discussions of Pedro Almodóvar gender-bending thriller The Skin I Live In (listen) and Neil Jordan’s not-campy-enough stalker film Greta (listen), we’re entering the heady world of Olivier Assayas in his 2016 chiller Personal Shopper, which features a stellar lead turn from Kristen Stewart. In the film, a personal […]

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Navigating the Controversial Gender Politics of Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

I am Vicente. After kicking off February with discussions of Albert Lewin’s 1945 adaptation of The Portrait of Dorian Gray (listen) and the perfectly serviceable remake of Friday the 13th (listen), we’re delving into the twisted mind of Pedro Almodóvar with his 2011 thriller The Skin I Live In. In The Skin I Live In, […]

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Straightening Out ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

British Buggery. After closing out January with the very gay (and very terrible) The Covenant (listen) and the pseudo-remake of Single White Female: The Roommate (listen), we kicked off February with journey to the world of H.P. Lovecraft in Re-Animator. Now, we’re traveling back in time to discuss Albert Lewin‘s 1945 adaptation of The Portrait of Dorian Gray. In The […]

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The Bland, Uninspired Antics of ‘The Roommate’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Fedora fashion. After kicking off 2024 with discussions on the better-than-it-has-any-right-to-be sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II (listen), the surprisingly progressive Killer Condom (listen) and the very gay (and very terrible) The Covenant, we’re wrapping up January with a conversation about Christian E. Christiansen‘s pseudo-remake of Single White Female: The Roommate. The Roommate sees Sara (Minka Kelly), a young design student from Iowa, […]

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‘Handling the Undead’ Sundance Review – A Haunting Meditation on Grief

A loud, high-pitched sound echoes through the streets of Oslo. Car alarms start going off everywhere. A citywide blackout begins. An elderly man, draped over his grandson’s grave, begins to hear the sound of muffled knocks coming from under the ground. “Grandpa is coming,” he says repeatedly. He grabs a shovel and begins to dig. […]

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‘The Moogai’ Sundance Review – The Monster is a Metaphor (Again)

Over the course of six decades (1910-1970), tens of thousands of Australian Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their homes due to the assimilation policies that were in place at the time. These policies claimed that the lives of First Nations people would be improved if they became part of white society, and an effort […]

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Worshipping at the Altar of Julia Cotton in ‘Hellbound: Hellraiser II’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

We’re here about a mattress… After wrapping up 2023 with look at New French Extremity in Inside (listen), horror musicals in Anna and the Apocalypse (listen) and the Best Horror Films of 2023 (listen), we’re kicking off our first official episode of 2024 with a lengthy discussion of Tony Randel‘s better-than-it-has-any-right-to-be sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II […]

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‘Inside’ One of the New French Extremity’s Strongest (and Bloodiest) Entries [Horror Queers Podcast]

Gimme dat baby. After wrapping up November with a look at cryptids in The Mothman Prophecies (listen), we kicked off December with a journey back into the land of giallo in Sergio Martino’s Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (listen). Now we’re heading to France to discuss everyone’s favorite […]

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