The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2 – “Give Me Something Good To Eat”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. After last week’s premiere tackled concerns about coming out to unsupportive parents, it’s fascinating to see parents back at the center of attention – albeit in […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 1, “Death By Misadventure”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. There are plenty of thrilling moments in the premiere of Don Mancini’s Chucky series on Syfy. In addition to homages to both the series’ films and […]

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‘Joy Ride’, Gay Panic and the Real-Life Case of Matthew Shepard [Horror Queers Podcast]

Caaaaandy Caaaaaane. September was all over the map, with episodes on influential slow burn It Follows, A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s wacky “final” entry Freddy’s Dead, David Lynch’s surreal LA satire Mulholland Drive, and classic lesbian vampire film Dracula’s Daughter. Now that we’re into October, it’s time to bring out some big titles, starting with director John Dahl‘s […]

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Learning to Appreciate Getting Lost In David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Masc Matale The slow inch towards October continues, but in the interim, September has been a bounty of great content on the pod! We’ve been to Germany with Der Samurai, Detroit with It Follows and Springwood last week with Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. Now we’re headed to Los Angeles to cover our very first […]

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Debating Camp vs Trash in ‘Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Looney Tunes. After back-to-back weeks of visually sumptuous horror films with Germany’s Der Samurai and Detroit‘s It Follows, Trace and I are tackling a franchise entry with the 30th anniversary of Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991). Joining us is Mark O. Estes, host of the Midnight Social Distortion podcast, who has strong nostalgic feelings for the […]

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The Dreadful Comfort of Slow Burn Horror and ‘It Follows’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Bait Bus. We’re deep into September after an August filled with queer dinner parties, bees and flies. After last week’s escape to Germany with Der Samurai, we’re back on US soil and firmly rooted in the suburbs of Detroit with David Robert Mitchell‘s contemporary classic, It Follows. We’re joined by Trace’s hubbie Ari Drew, who helps […]

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Exploring the True Villain of the Original ‘Candyman’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Chunky Peanut Butter Poo. Another month come and gone and it’s been a wild one on the pod! We covered our first 40s film with the very queer Rope, chuckled our way through 80s slasher parody Student Bodies and then dug into the AIDS allegory at the heart of The Fly. Now it’s time to put August to […]

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‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ as the Epitome of Queer Horror [Horror Queers Podcast]

RPDR Universal Monster Edition After tackling coming-of-age cannibals and killer escape rooms, we’re digging into old Hollywood horror (for the second time in as many months!) with another iconic Universal Monster movie. Last time commenters rioted when we covered Creature From The Black Lagoon, so it’ll be interesting to see how folks respond to The […]

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