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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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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The Queer Horror of ‘Chucky’: Episode 3.02 – “Let the Right One In”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in S03 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. Gather around children because the time has come for “the talk.” Last week’s “Chucky” Season 3 premiere basically confirmed that Don Mancini and company […]

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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 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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‘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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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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