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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The High Strangeness of ‘The Mothman Prophecies’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Mothman’s Got Cakes. After spending our month-long theme on toxic masculinity with difficult watches like Funny Games (listen), Deadgirl (listen) and Hard Candy (listen), we’re taking a break from the theme and wrapping up November with a look at Mark Pellington‘s 2002 high strangeness chiller The Mothman Prophecies. The Mothman Prophecies sees journalist John Klein’s […]

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Taking a Bite Out of the Controversial ‘Hard Candy’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

I Fucking Hate Goldfrapp. After spending our month-long theme on toxic masculinity with difficult watches like Funny Games (listen) and Deadgirl (listen), as well as an easier watch in Murder By Numbers (listen), we’re wrapping up the month with a look at David Slade‘s controversial 2005 film Hard Candy. Hard Candy sees precocious teenager Hayley (Elliot Page) go […]

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Queer Overtones and Showy Psychos in ‘Murder By Numbers’ [Horror Queers]

Bullock’s Badly Behaved Baboon. After kicking off our month-long theme on toxic masculinity with difficult watches like Funny Games (listen) and Deadgirl (listen), we’re slowing things down a bit this week with Barbet Schroeder‘s 2002 Leopold and Loeb adaptation (of sorts) Murder By Numbers. In Murder By Numbers, two gifted high school students named Richard and […]

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Getting Lectured by Michael Haneke in ‘Funny Games’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Silly Americans… After concluding spooky season with a reappraisal of Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (the Director’s  Cut), we’re moving into November by kicking off a new theme of episodes on toxic masculinity. First up is Michael Haneke‘s fourth wall-breaking film Funny Games! In Funny Games, Anna (Susanne Lothar) and Georg (Ulrich Mühe) and their son Georgie (Stefan […]

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Evil Begets Evil in ‘Apt Pupil’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Nazi is as Nazi does. After kicking off spooky season with a look at Tim Burton’s ode to Hammer Horror in Sleepy Hollow and tackling another Friday the 13th with one of its best entries in Friday the 13th Part 2, we’re getting serious for a minute with a discussion of Bryan Singer‘s 1998 Stephen King adaptation Apt Pupil. Apt […]

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