Ableism, Representation, and Perverse Sexuality in ‘Wait Until Dark’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

After concluding April with discussions of Ciarán Foy’s Eli (listen) and David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (listen), we kicked off May with a revisit of Stephen Sommers’ delightful 1999 film, The Mummy (listen). Now we’re headed into the past with Terence Young‘s adaptation of Frederick Knott‘s “disabled woman in danger” play, Wait Until Dark (1967). In the film, recently blind […]

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The Double ‘Othering’ of David in ‘An American Werewolf in London’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

After concluding March with Raja Gosnell’s Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (listen) and James Whale’s The Invisible Man (listen), we kicked off April with a discussion of  Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley (listen). Now we’re checking off another classic with John Landis‘ 1981 werewolf film, An American Werewolf in London. In the film, American best friends David (David Naughton) […]

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Netflix’s ‘Ripley’ Series Is a Gorgeous, Methodical Adaptation [Review]

Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel, The Talented Mr. Ripley, is a watershed thriller for its critique of class, its queer undertones, and its enduring legacy. The novel inspired multiple sequels, as well as several film adaptations, the most significant of which was Anthony Minghella’s Oscar nominated 1999 film of the same name. Showtime commissioned a series […]

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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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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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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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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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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 “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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The Silly, Subversive Queerness of ‘Killer Condom’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

32 Centimeters After kicking off the year with Trace’s favorite Hellraiser film, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, we’re taking a hard left turn into camp, politics, and a German take on New York City with Killer Condom. We’ve previously discussed director Martin Walz‘s film in our editorial series (here) and it was a delight to revisit the sly, subversive […]

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Horror Queers Celebrate the Best of 2023 [Horror Queers Podcast]

The Year That Was After two weeks of holiday horror movies with killer baby mamas in Inside (2007) and Anna and the Apocalypse, Trace and I are closing out Horror Queers for 2023 with a look back at the year. It was quite the year in terms of horror trends, including a spate of liminal horror films, […]

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The Fabulous Women at the Heart of ‘Your Vice Is a Locked Room…’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Black Cats and Incest. Last week we used our discussion of Mark Pellington’s The Mothman Prophecies to recover from our month-long theme on toxic masculinity, which included episodes on Funny Games, Deadgirl, Murder by Numbers and Hard Candy. This week we’re diving back into the world of Giallo with prolific Italian director Sergio Martino‘s Your Vice […]

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Asking the Hard Questions About Extreme Cinema Like ‘Deadgirl’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Asking Questions. With Spooky Season firmly in the rear view mirror, Trace and I are now mid-way through our month on Toxic Masculinity. And while we probably could have counted Apt Pupil (and maybe even Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2), we officially kicked things off with Michael Haneke’s Funny Games. Things get considerably darker with our […]

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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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