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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James Whale Delivered the Meanest, Most Egotistical Universal Monster with ‘The Invisible Man’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Gay Flowers. March featured a variety of conversations, including the Kristen Stewart vehicle Personal Shopper (listen), Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (listen), and Raja Gosnell‘s live-action cartoon sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (listen here). After previously covering The Old Dark House and Bride of Frankenstein, we wrapped the month up with another James Whale classic, The […]

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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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The Queer-Coded Villain in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers on a Train’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Carousel After spending time with Neil Jordan’s not-campy-enough stalker film Greta (listen) and Olivier Assayas’ Kristen Stewart starring 2016 thriller Personal Shopper (listen), it’s time to revisit Alfred Hitchcock with a look at his 1951 film, Strangers on a Train. In the film, eccentric and unbalanced Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) approaches successful tennis player Guy Haines (Rope‘s […]

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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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Celebrating the Best Horror of 2023 with the Hereditary Awards Winners! [Horror Queers Podcast]

Back in December, Trace and I opened up voting in the fifth annual “Hereditaries” (named after Toni Collette’s Hereditary omission), our version of the horror Oscars. Our supporters on Patreon helped us narrow down the shortlist in 20 categories and then the public at large, including folks on this site, voted on the winners throughout December 2023. Going […]

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Craving Camp In Neil Jordan’s May/December Stalker Film ‘Greta’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Box Play We’ve spent February discussing Albert Lewin’s 1945 adaptation of The Portrait of Dorian Gray (listen), the perfectly serviceable remake of Friday the 13th (listen), and Pedro Almodóvar’s controversial 2011 thriller The Skin I Live In (listen). Now we’re wrapping up the month with Neil Jordan’s wacky May/December stalker film, Greta (2018). In the […]

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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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Revisiting the ‘Friday the 13th’ Remake On Its 15th Anniversary [Horror Queers Podcast]

Stupendous Tits After dipping into the world of H.P. Lovecraft in Re-Animator (listen) and checking out an early adaptation of The Portrait of Dorian Gray (listen), somehow we’re already on our third episode of February. And while the holiday doesn’t line up, we couldn’t pass up a chance to revisit Friday the 13th (2009) for […]

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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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Herbert West’s Mad, Queer ‘Re-Animator’ Scientist [Horror Queers Podcast]

Silly Done Right January featured plenty of highs and lows on Horror Queers. We started with the brilliant sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (listen) and the silly subversiveness of German film Killer Condom (listen). Then we descended into trash for two weeks with The Covenant (listen) and The Roommate (listen). Thankfully we wrapped the month on a high with Stuart Gordon‘s […]

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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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The “Dumb Fun” of Renny Harlin’s Homoerotic ‘The Covenant’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Forgiven for Forgetting After starting the year with one of the best horror sequels of all time in Hellbound: Hellraiser II, we moved into the hilariously smart German satire Killer Condom. Trace and I should have known the good times wouldn’t last! With this week’s discussion of Renny Harlin‘s The Covenant, we begin a two-week […]

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