“I’m Strong Enough to Not Do This”: In Defense of Polarizing Slasher ‘They/Them’

I grew up in a predominantly Christian community in rural West Virginia. Not a day went by that I wasn’t told I was going to burn in hell for all of eternity. I devoured the preacher’s sermon on Sunday morning, attentively completed sailor’s logs for the Patch the Pirate Club, and spent my weeks obsessed […]

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Homoeroticism Beneath The Surface of ‘Tremors’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Ass Blasters After a month of divergent picks ranging from John Carpenter’s made-for-TV movie Someone’s Watching Me! to Clive Barker’s sprawling Nightbreed to Michele Soavi’s Italian slasher Stage Fright to Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, Trace and I are ready to wrap up August with an American classic. It’s time for Tremors, y’all! Although the film was […]

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‘They/Them’ – Kevin Bacon on the Evolution of the Slasher and Shifting from Victim to Villain [Interview]

Peacock Original Film They/Them, pronounced “They-slash-Them,” is a slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp, and it’s executive produced, written, and directed by John Logan (“Penny Dreadful”). Whistler Camp takes its name after owner and director Owen Whistler, played by Kevin Bacon, a prolific actor unafraid to play antagonistic characters. And of course, an actor who […]

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‘They/Them’ Director John Logan on Slashers, Kevin Bacon, and Putting Characters First [Interview]

They/Them, pronounced “They-slash-Them,” is a slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp executive produced, written, and directed by John Logan (“Penny Dreadful”). The slasher will debut on Peacock on Friday, August 5. Ahead of the release, Bloody Disgusting chatted with Logan about the film’s emphasis on characters, the research that went into the setting, and the […]

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‘They/Them’ Review – Summer Camp Slasher Forgets to Slash But Delivers Psychological, Character-Driven Horror

John Logan’s Gothic horror drama “Penny Dreadful” retooled classic literary horror figures in a captivating, poignant way by exploring the ethos of monsters. For his directorial feature debut, Logan sets his sights on a familiar horror mainstay: the summer camp slasher. They/Them, pronounced “They-slash-Them,” takes place at an LGBTQIA+ conversion summer camp. It emphasizes its robust ensemble […]

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‘They/Them’ Welcomes Summer Camp Terror With New Trailer and Poster

Kevin Bacon‘s Owen Whistler welcomes campers to his safe summer camp space for all in the brand new trailer for Peacock Original Film They/Them. Things are never what they seem, though, are they? They/Them, pronounced “They-slash-Them,”  is a slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp executive produced, written, and directed by John Logan (“Penny Dreadful”). […]

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Peacock’s ‘They/Them’ Teaser Hints at Not So Safe Space in Summer Camp Slasher Starring Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon‘s Owen Whistler tells campers that his summer camp is a safe space for all in the brand new teaser for Peacock Original Film They/Them. But the cracks are already showing, and eerie imagery of ventriloquist puppets and a masked killer indicates these campers won’t be in for a good time after all. They/Them, […]

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The Camp Appeal of Genre-Blurring ‘Wild Things’ [Sex Crimes]

The last installment of this column explored legendary director Adrian Lyne’s masterclass entry in the erotic thriller canon: Fatal Attraction. The 1987 film, steeped in Conservative culture, is as much a warning to heterosexual men about female sexuality as it is a confirmation of the need to uphold traditional (read: nuclear) family values. It’s almost […]

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First Look at Peacock’s ‘They/Them’ Introduces Kevin Bacon and Cast of Conversion Camp Slasher

Last year, Blumhouse announced the feature directorial debut by John Logan (“Penny Dreadful”), starring Kevin Bacon and set to debut on Peacock. The streaming service has officially set the premiere date for They/Them, and released a first look at the conversion camp slasher. They/Them, pronounced “They-slash-Them,”  is “a slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ […]

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‘Tremors’ Franchise Ranking – We Rank All Seven Movies and the TV Series!

The newest Tremors franchise installment back in 2020, Shrieker Island revealed that April 14 would forever be Burt Gummer Day. For the special day this week, I thought I’d watch every bit of Tremors content that was available and give it all a definitive ranking. This is a franchise that deserves more attention for its […]

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Kevin Bacon Will Return to Camp in Blumhouse’s LGBTQ+ Horror Movie from Director John Logan

Formerly titled Whistler Camp, John Logan (“Penny Dreadful”) will be making his directorial debut with a new horror film in the works over at Blumhouse Productions, which doesn’t yet have a title at this time. Theo Germaine (“The Politician”) will lead the cast, we just learned, and Deadline reports today that Kevin Bacon will also star and executive […]

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