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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The Standout Set Pieces in the ‘Saw’-lite ‘Escape Room’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Justice for Woll. After visiting the lovely, bitchy ladies of Sorority Row and enjoying the French countryside in Julia Ducournau’s cannibalistic debut film Raw, we’re celebrating the release of Escape Room: Tournament of Champions with a release of our exclusive Patreon episode of the original Escape Room! In the film, six adventurous strangers (Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, […]

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