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Each week, queer hosts Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman discuss a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Each week, queer hosts Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman discuss a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United States

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Each week, queer hosts Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman discuss a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Incident in a Ghostland (2018) feat. Xero Gravity

5/25/2022
This week we're covering our second Pascal Laugier film, 2018's Incident in a Ghostland. C/W: misogyny, transphobia. Along for the ride is Blerdy Massacre co-host Xero Gravity, who joins us in getting increasingly aggravated with the Martyrs director the more we learn what he thinks he's doing with this film, which includes a lot of teen female abuse, a caricature trans woman villain and unabashed love for HP Lovecraft?! We're more forgiving of the twist, as well as the performances of...

Duration:02:01:53

Firestarter (Patreon Clip)

5/24/2022
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Keith Thomas' (likely creatively compromised) remake of Firestarter (2022). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:04:48

Micro Queers: Yearbook (2011)

5/20/2022
Micro Queers returns with a Carter Smith (The Ruins, Bugcrush) short about something unusual happening to a group of high school students. We discuss its "simple" shooting and editing style, our love of Dreama Walker and our proposal for a dark comedy feature-length version in the vein of Gus Van Sant's Elephant. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd and/or Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other...

Duration:00:16:21

Wake in Fright (1971) feat. A Nightmare on Fierce Street

5/18/2022
Brush up on your two-up and watch out for them kangaroos (oh, God, the kangaroos!) because we're heading Down Under to discuss Ted Kotcheff's famed "lost film" Wake in Fright (1971)! Joining us are A Nightmare on Fierce Street co-hosts Sharai Bohannon and Trent Reese! First thing's first: this film has a 10-minute-long sequence featuring Cannibal Holocaust levels of real-life animal violence (it's the kangaroos), so major content warning for that. Consider yourself warned. Anyway, after a...

Duration:02:02:33

The Sadness (Patreon Clip)

5/17/2022
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Rob Jabbaz's controversial zombie(ish) film that just hit Shudder: The Sadness! 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:00:04:28

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

5/11/2022
It's another Friday the 13th, so we're back on the Jason Voorhees beat with Jason Lives (1986), the sixth entry in the franchise and also its smartest? That's the argument Trace makes, though Joe is less certain about its humor. What we both agree on is that the Tom McLoughlin film has a (mostly) great final girl in Megan, a hot Tommy Jarvis, and Jason's got a tight heinie. Plus: the Camp Blood card game (here are the rules), the film's best death and scariest sequences, and justice for...

Duration:01:38:55

We're All Going To The World's Fair (2021) feat. Mary Beth McAndrews

5/4/2022
This week we're covering non-binary trans filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun's screen life film, We're All Going To The World's Fair (2021). Along for the ride is Dread Central's Editor-In-Chief - and found footage expert - Mary Beth McAndrews, who praises World's Fair as a great example of a hybrid screen life film. Using interviews and quotes from Schoenbrun's director statement, Trace adds context to this ominous tale of internet celebrity while Mary Beth shares details of her childhood online,...

Duration:01:46:14

Horror Movies That Make Us Cry (Patreon Clip)

5/3/2022
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon minisode on horror movies that make us cry. Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:03:14

The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Patreon Clip)

5/2/2022
After four years of in-jokes, Trace and Joe is finally ready to celebrate Paolo, Isabella and Lizzie FUCKING McGuire with a special bonus audio commentary of The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003). Strap in to see if it's worth the wait! Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:08:16

The Untamed (2016)

4/27/2022
Strap in because we're discussing our first Mexican film and boy is it a doozy! We're going to be discussing all the internalized homophobia and tentacle alien monster sexcapades in Amat Escalante's 2016 film The Untamed! Join us as we try to figure out what the tentacle alien monster represents while lauding the film for its realistic (and graphic!) depiction of gay sex and then jump right into adding a new letter to the LGBTQIA acronym (someone alert GLAAD!). Plus: meat-eating as a sign...

Duration:01:50:55

The Northman (Patreon Clip)

4/26/2022
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Robert Eggers' latest film The Northman (2022), starring Alexander Skarsgård and Anya Taylor-Joy. 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:00:04:27

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

4/20/2022
We're not bad, we're just drawn that way! And we're headed to Toontown to discuss Robert Zemeckis' looney tune-y cinematic masterpiece (and every child's nightmare fuel) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)! Join us as we worship at the altar of Jessica Rabbit before applying a queer reading to Judge Doom (Don't be a sourpuss! He's a quintessential self-hating queer figure that might fall into the queer killer trope). Plus: our lengthiest production history yet, discussing the film's incredibly...

Duration:02:14:13

Midnight (Patreon Clip)

4/19/2022
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon minisode on Kwon Oh-seung's outstanding thriller Midnight (2021), which sees a serial killer (Squid Game's Wi Ha-joon) stalk a deaf woman (Jin Ki-joo) through the streets of South Korea. 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:00:02:47

Let The Right One In (2008) feat. Chandler Bullock

4/13/2022
It's time for another gorgeous vampire film as we finally tackle Tomas Alfredson's Let The Right One In (2008). Along for the ride is The Beauty of Horror's Chandler Bullock, who connects deeply with the depiction of bullying in the film. Expect all three of us to get very candid! In addition to bullying, we unpack a multiplicity of trans readings for Eli, the eternal 12 year vampire, as well as debate at length whether the end of the film is a tragedy, a love story or both. Plus: Trace's...

Duration:02:27:24

Detention (Patreon Clip)

4/12/2022
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon minisode on Joseph Kahn's slasher-fied, time travel-y version of John Hughes film: Detention (2011). 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:00:04:10

Near Dark (1987) feat. Kyle Adam Foster

4/6/2022
Black out your car windows because we're driving through the American West with Jesse Hooker's gang in Kathryn Bigelow's seminal vampire Western Near Dark (1987). Joining us for the trip is Kyle Adam Foster! Join us as we dive into all the hoops Bigelow had to jump through just to get this film made (a woman doing "man movies?" Who'da thought?!) before diving into the film's bungled release, which led to its commercial failure and "flop" status. Plus: an in-your-face AIDS allegory,...

Duration:01:51:31

Deep Water (Patreon Clip)

4/5/2022
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Adrian Lyne's long-delayed, highly anticipated Erotic Thriller, Deep Water (2022). 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:00:05:09

Piranha 3D (2010) feat. Megan Sunday

3/30/2022
Slather that sunscreen on your nose and get those boobies ready because we're doing Spring Break a little late this year as we discuss Alexandre Aja's incredibly fun and incredibly gory Piranha 3D (2010). Joining us for the fun is Megan Sunday, the co-host of the Let's Get Weirding podcast! Join us as we discuss the film's shockingly troubled post-production process (leading to some no-so-great CGI), the film's treatment of women, the dicks of both Jerry O'Connell and Adam Scott, and that...

Duration:02:08:57

X (Patreon Clip)

3/29/2022
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Ti West's return to horror in X (2022)! 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:00:06:04

Peeping Tom (1960)

3/23/2022
We're jetting back to 1960 to check out Michael Powell's classic Peeping Tom. First: forget Psycho (ok, we can't help but make comparisons!). But really, this film deserves more attention and recognition, and not just because it's a trivia question in Scream 4! Joe is adamant that the film is about more than gendered violence, while Trace has all of the medical deets about scopophilic fetishism aka voyeurism. Plus: a Scorcese save, penis tripods, films within films (Singin' in the Rain!),...

Duration:01:55:56