‘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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The Inexcusable Transphobia of Controversial ‘Incident in a Ghostland’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Shut Up, Pascal! May continues to be a month of extremes. Trace and I started the month with Jane Schoenbrun’s microbudget creepypasta film We’re All Going To The World’s Fair, followed by our usual Friday the 13th film,  Friday the 13: Jason Lives. Then last week we headed Down Under for notorious kangaroo-killing Ozploitation flick, […]

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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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‘Friday the 13th’ Got Smart With ‘Part VI: Jason Lives’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Meta Jason We’re past the halfway point of May and Trace and I have already watched a number of unusual films and had great conversations! Last week we tackled the most contemporary film we’ve ever discussed on the pod with non-binary filmmaker Jane Schoebrun’s We’re All Going To The World’s Fair (2021) and the week […]

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The Dysmorphia of Being Online in ‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Baby Catfish April is firmly in the rearview, though Trace and I are still basking in the great conversations we had about Mexican sci-fi film The Untamed, 80s live-action/animation technical marvel Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and our pair of vampire films: Swedish teen coming of age ‘Let The Right One In and Western/Horror hybrid Near Dark. Now […]

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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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The Bullying at the Center of ‘Let the Right One In’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Kill Your Bullies We’ve been bouncing around the decades ever since we wrapped up our ‘Underseen or Underrated’ theme, with stops in 1960 London for Peeping Tom, 2010’s boobies and blood Piranha 3D and 1987’s Near Dark last week. Our unofficial vampire double bill continues this week with Swedish adaptation Let the Right One In, which brings us back […]

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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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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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The Voyeuristic Pleasures of Proto-Slasher ‘Peeping Tom’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Not Your Grindr’s Voyeurism We spent the better part of 2.5 months exploring an “underseen or underrated?” theme, including Gaspar Noé’s Climax and Kurtis David Harder‘s Spiral before wrapping up with Michael J. Ahern, Brandon Perras and Christopher Dalpe‘s independent film Death Drop Gorgeous last week. Now that we’re free of the 2010s, Trace and I are jumping back to 1960 […]

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The DIY Gay Aesthetics of ‘Death Drop Gorgeous’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Dick in 5 Minutes. We’ve reached the end of the road on our “underseen or underrated?” theme. For the last three months we’ve been discussing films of the 2010s using that barometer and after a month that included Darren Aronofsky‘s mother!, Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation, Gaspar Noé’s Climax and Kurtis David Harder‘s Spiral, we’re finally up […]

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