“Chucky” Season 2 Post-Mortem with Don Mancini: “There Were Death Threats” [Interview]

With Season 2 of Chucky wrapped up under the Christmas tree, Trace Thurman and I sat down with show runner Don Mancini to discuss bottle episode “Death in Denial,” why Nadine (Bella Higginbotham) had to die, and where the show could go in a potential Season 3. Let’s dive deep into all things “Chucky” with […]

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Doppelgängers, Disorientation and Double Binds in Satoshi Kon’s ‘Perfect Blue’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Otaku and Kawaii It feels like November has barely begun, and yet here we are three weeks in. Like most months on Horror Queers, we’ve been all over the place, including the dream-like pastel world of Jennifer Reeder’s women-centric Knives and Skin and the 25th-anniversary fascist machismo world of Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers. Now we’re pivoting […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.06 – “He Is Risen Indeed”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Season 2 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. RIP Nadine (Bella Higginbotham). I’ve spent a lot of time reminiscing on the character this week and thinking about what a fascinating contribution […]

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Giving Space for Female Stories in “Knives and Skin” [Horror Queers Podcast]

WAPP WAPP WAPP With October firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s bizarre to reflect on what a wild month it turned out to be. Not only did Trace and I celebrate our 200th Main Feed episode with Karyn Kusama’s perfect film, The Invitation (2015), we revisited David Gordon Green’s divisive Halloween Kills, and even managed to get […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.05 – “Doll on Doll”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in S02 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. With episode 2.05 “Doll on Doll,” “Chucky” transitions into the back half of its second season; from a queer perspective, this is a relatively […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.03 – “Hail, Mary!”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in S02 of Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. With the action cutting back exclusively to the School of Incarnate Lord, this week’s “Chucky” delivers an hour focused solely on the kids. And […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.02 – “The Sinners Are Much More Fun”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in S02 of Don Mancini’s “Chucky” series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. “The Sinners Are Much More Fun” continues to lay the foundation for the season to come as Jake (Zackary Arthur), Devon (Björgvin Arnarson) and […]

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The Sexy, Sultry (Possibly Biphobic) Controversy of ‘Basic Instinct’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Magna Cum Laude Pussy. We’re still recovering from the fact that we got to talk to Chucky creator Don Mancini for 90 minutes last week, so between that, The Lure, the OG Hellraiser and Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake, this Halloween season has been pretty wild! So where are the Horror Queers headed next? Just in time […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.01 – “Halloween 2”

Each week, Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Season 2 of Don Mancini’s “Chucky” series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. Welcome back to another year of Chucky coverage through a queer lens. Last year, I spent eight weeks exploring the various visual and […]

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The Dark Fairytale of Polish Mermaid Musical ‘The Lure’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Ariel Would Never We’re finally into September after a wild and diverse August filled with professional women, queer Chosen Families, owl-headed slashers, horny lighthouse keepers, and highly controversial homoerotic underground monsters (which begs the reminder: listen to the podcast instead of just commenting on the post). Trace and I, along with special guest Jessica Scott, […]

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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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Dancing Around Homoeroticism (and Farts) in ‘The Lighthouse’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Profound Fart Work August has been a whirlwind month of far-ranging films! Trace and I started with our first John Carpenter in the made-for-TV film Someone’s Watching Me!, then moved on to Clive Barker’s ambitious Nightbreed before jetting across the world to tackle Michele Soavi’s Giallo/Slasher film Stage Fright. Now we’re back Stateside with Robert […]

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Re-Evaluating the Trans “Twist” in ‘Sleepaway Camp’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Judy Judy Judy After five weeks of nothing but Camp films, including pageant mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous, 3D monstrosity Nurse, and a pair of shocking and offensive 70s titles from John Waters (Female Trouble) and Paul Morrissey (Flesh for Frankenstein), Trace and I – along with returning guest Ten Backe – have reached our magnum opus: […]

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The Lurid 3D Sexual Hijinks of Paul Morrissey’s ‘Flesh For Frankenstein’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

<slurping noise> It’s been a wild ride on the podcast this month as Trace and I make our way through a number of camp classics. After kicking off the series with beauty pageant mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous, we dived into Paz de la Huerta’s trashterpiece Nurse 3D, and covered our first ever John Waters film […]

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‘Female Trouble’ Is a Classic John Waters Trashterpiece [Horror Queers Podcast]

Suma Trashalogical After getting things started early with our Independence Day episode on Drop Dead Gorgeous, we went full camp last week with modern entry Nurse 3D (2013). This week, Trace and I are traveling back to the 70s for a classic: John Waters‘ 1974 film Female Trouble (It may seem like an unorthodox pick, but […]

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