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Each week in the queer horror podcast Horror Queers, Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman tackle a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both.

Each week in the queer horror podcast Horror Queers, Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman tackle a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both.

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United States

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Each week in the queer horror podcast Horror Queers, Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman tackle a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both.

Language:

English


Episodes

Micro Queers: Hey You (2019)

8/14/2020
We're back with our second outing of Micro Queers, and this week we're discussing Jared Watmuff's award-winning short film Hey You (click the link to view the 4-minute-long short), which chronicles the dangers of dating app hookups with a real-world horror twist. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Support the boys on Patreon...

Duration:00:14:31

Island of Death (1976)

8/12/2020
Vacation Month continues with a trip to beautiful - and exceedingly queer - Mykonos and Nico Mastorakis' notorious exploitation/video nasty film, Island of Death. This is the Stefon of horror films because it has EVERYTHING: bestiality, incest, targeted homophobic violence, misogyny, rape and so much more (please pay attention to the content warning!) After the film's lengthy production history and categorization in the UK's notorious list of video nasties (thanks for the background info,...

Duration:01:32:51

Deep Blue Sea 3 (Patreon Clip)

8/12/2020
Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on the shockingly entertaining direct-to-DVD sequel Deep Blue Sea 3, which somehow manages to improve upon its predecessor in every conceivable way. Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:06:15

Micro Queers: Instinct (2018)

8/7/2020
We're trying something new and exciting! This weekly "micro" spin-off of Horror Queers will examine queer horror shorts in an effort to amplify the work of talented filmmakers who may not yet have made a feature film. The sole criteria: the shorts will always be queer or made by queer directors and they will always be freely available for public consumption. To kick things off, we're starting with Brazilian genre director Maria Alice Arida's film Instinct (click to view the short), which...

Duration:00:14:39

The Descent (2005)

8/5/2020
Pack your climbing gear because we're headed to the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina to go caving with the ladies (er....chicks with picks) of Neil Marshall's 2005 masterpiece The Descent on its 15th anniversary! How is a movie this scary when the monsters don't even appear until an hour into the film? Join us as we....um....descend into a discussion of why Juno (Natalie Mendoza) is a compelling character in spite of all of her mistakes (thanks, Joe!). We'll also investigate the...

Duration:01:37:15

Introducing Micro Queers

7/31/2020
Something new is coming! Micro Queers kicks off on Friday, Aug 7 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:01:43

Fright Night (1985) feat. Peaches Christ

7/29/2020
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of quintessential queer horror film Fright Night, the boys, along with special guest (and FN super fan) Peaches Christ, head to the suburbs along with our hunky live-in-carpenter, our collection of knit sweaters and an entire wall full of clocks. Things get personal as Peaches shares her experience of working with Stephen Geoffreys, Joe confesses that the Tom Holland film is the genesis of his journey into queer horror and Trace discloses why Evil Ed's...

Duration:01:38:27

The Old Dark House (1932) feat. Kate Graham

7/22/2020
Pack your umbrella because we're braving bucketfuls of rain in the Welsh countryside as we make our way to James Whale's 1932 film The Old Dark House! Joining us for a threesome is Kate Graham, the co-host of the Stop! Horror Time! podcast. Join us as we enter the House Femm and meet all of its kooky queer characters and sit down for a lovely dinner of roast beef and potatoes. Enjoy it while it lasts, though, because it won't be long before the mute butler Morgan (Boris Karloff) breaks into...

Duration:01:28:25

Relic (Patreon Clip)

7/22/2020
Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on what critics are calling the best horror film of the year, Natalie Erika James' Relic (2020). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:04:41

What Lies Beneath (2000)

7/15/2020
We're traveling to a breezy lakeside in Vermont to check in with recent empty-nester Michelle Pfeiffer and her totally not-a-murderer husband Harrison Ford in Robert Zemeckis' 'What Lies Beneath', which turns 20 this week! Join us as we both marvel at Zemeckis' fantastic (if overlong) homage to Hitchcock ('Rear Window'? Check. 'Vertigo'? Check. 'Psycho'? Check, check, check!), praise Pfeiffer's mesmerizing performance and discuss how the film can be viewed differently in a post #MeToo world...

Duration:01:32:27

The Beach House (Patreon Clip)

7/15/2020
Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Jeffrey A. Brown's debut feature, the cosmic aquatic horror film The Beach House, which is currently streaming on Shudder. Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:06:09

May (2002) feat. Katie Rife

7/8/2020
After multiple requests, the time has finally come to crack the glass and dive deep into the sad, introverted, homicidal world of May, Lucky McKee's 2002 feature directorial debut, starring UBER talented actress Angela Bettis. Along for the ride is The AV Club's Katie Rife, who joins the boys to dissect Anna Faris' predatory lesbian Polly, Jeremy Sisto's fuck boy Adam (and his Horror Bro short film) and poor May, who we are equally drawn to and horrified by. Up for discussion: why Trace...

Duration:01:33:24

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) feat. Ari Drew

7/1/2020
Happy 4th of July, Julie! We're celebrating the holiday (and Canada Day....) in Southport, North Carolina to discuss the seminal post-Scream slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer. Joining us is Trace's husband, Ari Drew, who is getting a redo after Trace drunkenly botched his previous guest appearance on The X-Files: I Want to Believe. After Ari tells us how he tricked a bunch of straight dudes into seeing IKWYDLS back in 1997, we all discuss the film's unearned reputation as a...

Duration:02:08:43

Arachnophobia (Patreon Clip)

7/1/2020
Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Frank Marshall's creepy crawler creature feature, Arachnophobia (1990). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:04:44

The Craft (1996) feat. Valeska Griffiths

6/24/2020
For our final episode of Pride Month, we're calling the corners and invoking the spirit of Manon. That's right: it's time to discuss Andrew Fleming's 1996 ode to female friendships and the dangers of all-consuming power. Joining the boys is Joe's horror bestie, Valeska Griffiths, who unpacks why this film is so important for female and/or queer horror fans. We discuss the film's nostalgic value, its pop culture impact, and question the way race and sexual assault is handled (Christine...

Duration:01:34:26

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981) feat. FriGay the 13th

6/17/2020
Pride month continues with a queer positive slasher film that most people have never seen! We're joined by fellow queer podcasters Andrew and Matty, aka FriGay the 13th, to unpack the delirious madness of Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (aka Night Warning). This exploitation/video nasty tends to make waves for Susan Tyell's incestuous relationship with her twinky son, but the real topic here is the film's true villain: the homophobic cop who hates gays. In addition to its bombastic Final...

Duration:05:21:48

Lord of Illusions (1995)

6/10/2020
Continuing our Pride Month marathon, we're checking in with Clive Barker's third (and final) directorial effort 'Lord of Illusions', which features the first (and only) live-action appearance of Barker's recurring protagonist Harry D'Amour (Scott Bakula). Topics up for discussion include: forehead buttholes, studio interference leading to a Director's Cut, mid-'90s special effects, magic vs. illusion and queer henchman Butterfield's Visible Penis Line. Also, Trace lauds everything...

Duration:01:51:42

Deep Rising (Patreon Clip)

6/10/2020
Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Stephen Summers' incredibly fun creature feature, Deep Rising (1998). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:06:29

Hellbent (2004)/Killer Unicorn (2018) feat. Sam Wineman

6/3/2020
To kick off Pride Month, we're hosting a double feature tracing the journey of the all-too-rare queer slasher film (things sure have changed in the last 15 years!). The two films up for discussion? 2004's 'Hellbent' and 2018's 'Killer Unicorn'. Joining us is Sam Wineman, the director of Shudder's upcoming queer horror documentary! First up, we're heading to Los Angeles to attend the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival in Paul Etheredge's 'Hellbent'. After marvelling at the fact that this film...

Duration:01:32:39

Insidious (Patreon Clip)

5/27/2020
Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Trace's fave horror film of the 2010s, Insidious. Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:06:51