‘The New Mutants’ Delivered Queer Horror With a Comic Book Aesthetic [Horror Queers Podcast]

The Delayed Mutants. After visiting Spooky Island to solve the mystery of the zombified co-eds in Raja Gosnell’s 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo, we went to New York circa 1990 to discuss James Bond III’s Troma classic Def By Temptation. Now we’re unlicking the Patreon vault to release our episode on Josh Boone‘s cursed 2020 comic book […]

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Adapting the AIDS Mary Urban Legend in ‘Def By Temptation’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Sinister Succubus. After three weeks of films with objectionable content (real-life kangaroo murder in Wake in Fright, an injured actress and problematic killer in Incident in a Ghostland and “consensual rape” in Perdita Durango), we did what might be our hardest pivot yet with last week’s episode on the 2002 live-action adaptation Scooby-Doo. Now it’s time […]

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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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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 5 – “Little Little Lies’

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 time to talk about young love!  Without a doubt, one of the best components of Don Mancini’s new Chucky series is its unflinching commitment to […]

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The Queer Horror of ‘Chucky’: Episode 4 – “Just Let Go”

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. This is the first week of my Chucky coverage that I’ve been jealous of Meagan’s reviews because the hospital horror scenes in “Just Let Go” are pretty […]

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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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[Fantastic Fest Review] ‘Alone With You’ Is a Mixed Bag of Queer Paranoia

Single-setting horror films almost always make for a fascinating watch. Films like Buried, Cube and Frozen force their directors to make the most of their sparse surroundings, usually with a limited budget. In these films, the locales are practically their own characters. Executed poorly, and these films risk putting the audience to sleep. More and more of these […]

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The Literal Battle of Gender Identity in ‘Der Samurai’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Draw Two. After getting fancy (and super duper queer) with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope, we entered the gooey world of David Cronenberg in his masterpiece The Fly and we unpacked the white privilege in Bernard Rose’s Candyman. Now, we’re wielding our katanas and visiting the small German village at the center of Till Kleinert’s psychosexual thriller Der Samurai. Set in […]

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The AIDS Allegory at the Center of David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

He’s a squirter. First we got cosmic with Adam Egypt Mortimer’s outstanding imaginary friend tale Daniel Isn’t Real, then we got hot with the 1981 parody Student Bodies before getting fancy (and super duper queer) with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope. Now, we’re getting weird, gooey and tragic with David Cronenberg‘s masterful remake of The Fly! In the film, […]

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Just How Queer Is Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rope’? Very Queer. [Horror Queers Podcast]

Rope-a-dope. After queering up the castle in James Whale’s The Bride of Frankenstein, we got cosmic with Adam Egypt Mortimer’s outstanding imaginary friend tale Daniel Isn’t Real before getting hot in the 1981 parody Student Bodies. Now we’re going back in time again to check in with the sociopathic (and possibly definitely queer) duo in Alfred Hitchcock‘s […]

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‘Fear Street’ Co-Writer Phil Graziadei Talks Queer Representation with the Horror Queers! [Podcast]

Queer Street. It’s not often that a popular IP gets adapted with explicit queer content added in, but that’s exactly what happened with Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy, a groundbreaking event that puts two queer characters front-and-center in a major horror release. Now that all three films have been released, we’re releasing a spoiler-filled interview with the […]

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