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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Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ Is the Best Depiction of Final Girl PTSD [Horror Queers Podcast]

Deb-o-rah. October has been a pretty exciting month: we celebrated our 250th episode of the podcast with Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, then tackled one of Jason Voorhees’ best entries with Friday the 13th Part 2 before getting real serious with Bryan Singer’s Apt Pupil. We’re closing out the month with a seasonally appropriate film: Rob […]

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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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Celebrating the Best ‘Friday the 13th’ Film With Ginny and ‘Part 2’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

The Mandela Effect. After dedicating an entire month to Erotic Thrillers like Bound and Stranger by the Lake, October has been blissfully fun and silly. Last week, we celebrated our 250th (!!!) episode last week with Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. This week we paid homage to Jason Voorhees with a look at one of (if […]

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‘Sleepy Hollow’: Tim Burton’s Ode to Hammer Horror [Horror Queers Podcast]

What a goose! After closing our month of erotic thrillers with a look at the Wachowski sisters’ queer neo-noir Bound and the ultra sexy queer French thriller Stranger By the Lake, we’re kicking off spooky season (and our 250th episode!) with a look at Tim Burton‘s 1999 ode to Hammer Horror: Sleepy Hollow! In Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod […]

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The Dangers of Sex and Cruising in Gay Erotic Thriller ‘Stranger by the Lake’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Parking Lot. What a sexy delight Erotic Thriller Month has been! We’ve tackled a diverse batch of films within the subgenre over the last four weeks, including Brian De Palma’s controversial classic Dressed to Kill, Paul Feig’s bisexual suburban noir A Simple Favor, and the Wachowski sisters’ sexy neo-noir Bound. Have we saved the best for […]

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The Erotic Joy of The Wachowski Sisters’ ‘Bound’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Ovinal neo-noir. September has been the month of erotic thrillers on the Horror Queers podcast, and after spending the first two weeks discussing Brian De Palma’s controversial masterpiece Dressed to Kill and Paul Feig’s suburban noir A Simple Favor, we’re now moving into a queer cinema classic in the Wachowski sisters’ 1996 neo-noir Bound! Bound sees Violet […]

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The Bisexual Energy of Paul Feig’s Suburban Noir ‘A Simple Favor’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Brother Fucker After an amazing August filled with unusual titles like Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers, Shiva Baby, and Stoker, last week Trace and I kicked off our latest theme month on Erotic Thrillers. First up: DePalma’s Dressed to Kill. For week two, we’re headed into unorthodox territory with a contemporary example: Paul Feig‘s bisexual suburban noir, A Simple Favor. […]

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The Controversial Masterpiece That Is Brian De Palma’s ‘Dressed to Kill’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

The Ultimate Time Capsule. We closed out August with a look at the horror elements in the non-horror film Shiva Baby, the trans empowerment of Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers, and Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut Stoker. Now, our first episode of September kicks off a month themed after one of Joe’s favorite sub-genres: the erotic thriller! First […]

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A Queer Writer and a Stylish Director Join Forces to Give Us ‘Stoker’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

St(r)oker. We closed out August with a look at the horror elements in the non-horror film Shiva Baby and the trans empowerment of Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers. Now, we’re looking at Park Chan-wook‘s English-language debut (which was written by queer screenwriter and actor Wentworth Miller): 2013’s Stoker. Stoker sees India (Mia Wasikowska) grieving after the death of her […]

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‘Sleepaway Camp 2’ Celebrates Its Trans Villain [Horror Queers Podcast]

Touch That Tush. August has featured an American giallo in Eyes of Laura Mars, a Spanish ghost story in The Others, and a Jewish horror comedy in Shiva Baby. Now it’s time to head back to literal summer camp with director Michael A. Simpson‘s very silly horror comedy: Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988). In […]

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‘Shiva Baby’ Is a Secret Jewish Horror Film [Horror Queers Podcast]

Sugar Goop. We kicked off August discussing the ins and outs of the photography industry in the American giallo Eyes of Laura Mars before getting serious with a discussion on the afterlife and religion in queer director Alejandro Amenábar‘s The Others. Now we’re somewhere in between drama and comedy with writer/director Emma Seligman‘s raucous comedy slash anxiety-driven Jewish […]

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Discussing the Afterlife and Religion in ‘The Others’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Bitch, you dead. We closed out July with a look at Joshua Grannell’s 2010 campy horror comedy All About Evil, and kicked off July discussing the ins and outs of the photography industry in the American giallo Eyes of Laura Mars. Now we’re getting serious with a discussion on the afterlife and religion in queer director […]

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The Many Queer Readings of Norman Bates in ‘Psycho’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Baters It’s nearly time to close out the month of July, which has been another scorching hot one for Trace and me. We kicked things off with Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) to coincide with our coverage of The Red Door, then we talked about another sequel to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Adam Robitel’s Escape Room: […]

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Dissecting Two Very Different Films With ‘Escape Room: Tournament of Champions’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Physical Media 4Eva After tackling a contemporary sequel last week with Insidious: Chapter Two, Trace and I figured we should do it again. This week we’re dissecting the sequel to queer director Adam Robitel‘s immensely popular Escape Room, which was released in 2021 as Escape Room: Tournament of Champions. In the film, survivors Zoey (Taylor Russell) and […]

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