‘Friday the 13th’ Got Smart With ‘Part VI: Jason Lives’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Meta Jason We’re past the halfway point of May and Trace and I have already watched a number of unusual films and had great conversations! Last week we tackled the most contemporary film we’ve ever discussed on the pod with non-binary filmmaker Jane Schoebrun’s We’re All Going To The World’s Fair (2021) and the week […]

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The Dysmorphia of Being Online in ‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Baby Catfish April is firmly in the rearview, though Trace and I are still basking in the great conversations we had about Mexican sci-fi film The Untamed, 80s live-action/animation technical marvel Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and our pair of vampire films: Swedish teen coming of age ‘Let The Right One In and Western/Horror hybrid Near Dark. Now […]

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The Bullying at the Center of ‘Let the Right One In’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Kill Your Bullies We’ve been bouncing around the decades ever since we wrapped up our ‘Underseen or Underrated’ theme, with stops in 1960 London for Peeping Tom, 2010’s boobies and blood Piranha 3D and 1987’s Near Dark last week. Our unofficial vampire double bill continues this week with Swedish adaptation Let the Right One In, which brings us back […]

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The Voyeuristic Pleasures of Proto-Slasher ‘Peeping Tom’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Not Your Grindr’s Voyeurism We spent the better part of 2.5 months exploring an “underseen or underrated?” theme, including Gaspar Noé’s Climax and Kurtis David Harder‘s Spiral before wrapping up with Michael J. Ahern, Brandon Perras and Christopher Dalpe‘s independent film Death Drop Gorgeous last week. Now that we’re free of the 2010s, Trace and I are jumping back to 1960 […]

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The DIY Gay Aesthetics of ‘Death Drop Gorgeous’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Dick in 5 Minutes. We’ve reached the end of the road on our “underseen or underrated?” theme. For the last three months we’ve been discussing films of the 2010s using that barometer and after a month that included Darren Aronofsky‘s mother!, Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation, Gaspar Noé’s Climax and Kurtis David Harder‘s Spiral, we’re finally up […]

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‘Climax’s Mad Dancing Descent Into Hell [Horror Queers Podcast]

Trace and I are closing in on the end of our “underrated or underseen” theme. After spending February looking at films from 2016 – 2018, including Aussie coming-of-age film Boys in the Trees, Darren Aronofsky’s allegory-heavy mother! and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson’s controversial Assassination Nation, we’re now up to 2019. And we’ve <gulp> decided to […]

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The Many Allegories in Aronofsky’s Harrowing ‘mother!’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Aronofsky Autobiography? After a few weeks of back to back quiet, moody films for our “underrated or underseen” theme, including Oz Perkin’s The Blackcoat’s Daughter for 2015 and Nicholas Verso‘s 2016 tearjerker Boys in the Trees, Trace and I are ready to get bombastic! For 2017, we – along with guests Gabe and Kat from Ghouls Next Door […]

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Why ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ Has the Best Ending of Any Contemporary Horror Film [Horror Queers Podcast]

A24 Would Never For Horror Queers first quarter, we’re exploring “underrated or underseen” films of the 2010s! After spending our January working through 2011-2014 with Scream 4, American Mary, The Lords of Salem and Housebound, we’re kicking off February with…well, February! At least that’s what Oz Perkins‘ directorial debut was originally known as before it was changed […]

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The Polarizing Oddity of ‘The Lords of Salem’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Satanism and Old Naked Ladies We’re nearly done with our first month of “Underseen or Underrated” on Horror Queers and it’s been a blast going year by year through the 2010s, beginning with Scream 4 (2011) and American Mary (2012). For 2013, we’re joined by Boom Howdy and Horrorversary’s Adrian Torres for a dip into Rob Zombie […]

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The Unexpected Gift of ‘Scream 4’! [Horror Queers Podcast]

F*ck with the Original / Hayden Panettiere Is Always Right. It just wouldn’t be a new year without Scream, right? After celebrating the OG Scream on its 25th anniversary back in December (along with seasonal treats like Batman Returns, Fear No Evil, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Witchboard‘s 35th anniversary), Trace and I are FINALLY discussing one […]

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Celebrating ‘Scream’ at 25 and Horror Queers at 3! [Horror Queers Podcast]

Tits and Tongues &The Screw-Up Showcase We’re nearly ready to wrap up December – and 2021! It’s been another silly month on the podcast, including episodes on the bizarre queer antichrist/oatmeal zombie film Fear No Evil (1981), David Fincher’s feel bad holiday film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) and the queerest superhero film of all […]

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Celebrating the Passion of the Queer Antichrist [Horror Queers Podcast]

Black Chiffon So long November! After a month of beach vampires in The Lost Boys, singing demons in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, gay panic voyeurs in Creep, and lesbian Satanists in The Seventh Victim, we are *more* than ready to celebrate the holigays. What better way to kick off December than Frank LaLoggia‘s Passion Play-infused, […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 8 – “An Affair To Dismember” and Horror’s Newest Final Boy

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. It’s been a long, weird road to the season finale of Chucky and we’ve had plenty of great conversations about various queer facets of the show. […]

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Embracing Lesbianism and Satanism in ‘The Seventh Victim’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

She only did her…hair After a wild month that has included gay panic in Creep, a TV musical in Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s ‘Once More, With Feeling’ and our 150th episode extravaganza with The Lost Boys, we’re closing out the month with a slam dunk 1940s film noir. That’s right: it’s finally time for a […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 7 – “Twice The Grieving, Double The Loss”

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. We’re into the homestretch now. This penultimate episode of Chucky’s first season* really kicks the plot into overdrive as everyone descends upon Hackensack and the show […]

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