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Each week in Horror Queers, Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman tackle a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both. For these lifelong queer horror fans, there’s as much value in serious discussions about representation as there is in reading a ridiculously silly/fun horror film with a YAS KWEEN mentality. Just know that at no point will we be getting Babashook.

Each week in Horror Queers, Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman tackle a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both. For these lifelong queer horror fans, there’s as much value in serious discussions about representation as there is in reading a ridiculously silly/fun horror film with a YAS KWEEN mentality. Just know that at no point will we be getting Babashook.
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Each week in Horror Queers, Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman tackle a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both. For these lifelong queer horror fans, there’s as much value in serious discussions about representation as there is in reading a ridiculously silly/fun horror film with a YAS KWEEN mentality. Just know that at no point will we be getting Babashook.

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Psycho 2 (1983) feat. Michael Varrati

4/17/2019
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After 23 years of driving, the boys pick up Dead For Filth's multi-hyphenate Michael Varrati en route to a charming motel run by Anthony Perkins' Norman Bates. The trio discuss the film's categorization as a long in-development sequel, a slasher released during the height of the 80s craze and a cash grab. Along the way they suggest that Meg Tilly's tough but thankless "tofu" role as Mary is a mirror image of Norman and propose that Psycho 2 succeeds where Halloween (2018) fails by truly...

Duration:04:41:09

Oculus (2014)

4/10/2019
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Who would have ever thought a movie about a killer mirror could actually be A) good and B) scary? That's right, the boys are discussing Mike Flanagan's 2014 film Oculus! Join Joe and Trace as they gush (pun intended) over Flanagan's oeuvre and discuss the role a sibling (or siblings) can play in the coming-out process. Plus, the boys decide which killer mirror movie is better: Oculus or Alexandre Aja's Mirrors? Hint: it's not the one with Kiefer Sutherland. We've even got some homework for...

Duration:01:08:07

Pet Sematary (Patreon Clip)

4/10/2019
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In the first Patreon exclusive episode of April, the boys discuss whether a personal connection to the material is necessary to grasp the horror, Joe proposes that the material is "grief for dummies" and Trace goes to bat for Amy Seimetz's performance as Rachel. Other topics on the table: can this new film stand on its own feet, or is it doomed to suffer comparisons to previous iterations? How much of a deal breaker is that grim ending? And who is screenwriter Jeff Buhler fucking to grab...

Duration:00:09:48

Stage Fright (2014)

4/3/2019
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The boys have got pipes and they're FIERCE! That's right, this week they're headed to Center Stage: Camp for the Performing Arts to audition for the revival of "The Haunting of the Opera"! We're discussing Jerome Sable's slasher musical comedy Stage Fright! But mostly, we just want to know what went wrong with this film. It's neither funny nor scary, and it doesn't even have any good songs! How do you have musical numbers, gory kills, (attempted) satire, Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver and...

Duration:03:59:18

Us (Patreon Clip)

3/29/2019
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In the final March Patreon episode, Joe and Trace discuss Jordan Peele's sophomore effort Us. Is it a better film than Get Out? Does it matter? Join them as they debate the effectiveness of the comedy in the film, admire Lupita Nyong'o's powerhouse performance and try to decipher just what the rules of The Tethered are (and why the movie doesn't seem to care about sticking to them). Oh, and they compare Peele to M. Night Shyamalan....for some reason? This episode is for patrons only! To...

Duration:00:03:07

Daughters Of Darkness (1971) feat. Ale Gonzalez

3/27/2019
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Joe and Trace catch a train to France to spend time in a deserted hotel and drink milky blue liquor, picking up special guest Ale Gonzalez en route. The threesome can't help but gush over Delphine Seyrig's iconic performance as the Countess while gently mocking Blond Cher...er...Valerie (so bland!) and emasculated sissy Stefan. Ale shares her encyclopedic knowledge about lesbian vampire films, Joe attempts to clarify the end of the film and Trace triumphs in his recognition of Stefan's...

Duration:00:49:30

Ravenous (1999)

3/20/2019
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Who's hungry...for a little man on man action? Joe and Trace trek to Northern California to stay at a delightful gay resort in the mountains where the soup is hearty and the men have a certain glow about them. That's right, it's the 20th anniversary of Antonia Bird's Ravenous! The boys dig into yet another problematic production history (what's up with you, 1999-2000?), probe the positive/negative connotations of a queer reading of the film's take on cannibalism and ship the sultry bear...

Duration:01:05:26

Cherry Falls (2000) feat. Brennan Klein

3/13/2019
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It's a regular Hymen Holocaust this week as Joe and Trace detour into Cherry Falls, a place where no virgin is safe and problematic cross-dressing serial killers reside. They pick up special guest Brennan Klein (co-host of Scream 101 podcast and producer of Blumhouse's Attack of the Queerwolf!), who chimes in with his thoughts on all things related to Michael Biehn's "Biehn-pole." The guys discuss the overt sexual tension between Brittany Murphy and Biehn (they're father and daughter!),...

Duration:04:16:46

The Last House on the Left (Patreon Clip)

3/13/2019
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We return with a brand new Patreon-exclusive episode on Dennis Iliadis' remake of Wes Craven's seminal horror film The Last House on the Left, which is celebrating it's 10-year anniversary. We know, we know. We said we were only going to cover recent theatrically-released films for Patreon episodes, but March is a desert wasteland for new horror films, and Joe simply refused to watch Greta again after not loving it at TIFF. So here we are! The Last House on the Left. Join us as we both...

Duration:00:02:18

The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

3/6/2019
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Since the boys got a late start to Women in Horror Month, they've decided to continue it into the first week of March! Next up is Katt Shea's under-appreciated and ahead-of-its-time film The Rage: Carrie 2. Join Joe and Trace as they take a deep dive into the troubled production of this much-maligned sequel. Topics on the table include but are not limited to: the truly despicable teenage characters, an enormous stuffed dog, Amy Irving's completely ineffectual guidance counselor, and Mena...

Duration:02:04:54

Always Shine (2016)

2/27/2019
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Join Joe and Trace on their weekend getaway to Big Sur as they try not to murder each other out of fame jealousy! That's right, we're watching Sophia Takal's Always Shine! This chilling look into a very troubled female friendship between two competing actresses (portrayed by Caitlin FitzGerald and Mackenzie Davis) force the boys to ask some difficult questions: Why are outspoken women automatically deemed "bitchy" and/or "difficult" by our society? What makes a "good woman?" And finally,...

Duration:00:57:46

Lyle (2014) feat. Stacie Ponder

2/20/2019
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Just in time for the back half of Women in Horror Month, the guys are joined by the one and only Stacie Ponder (of Final Girl and Gaylords of Darkness Podcast fame) for a threeway discussion of Stewart Thorndike’s Lyle, aka “lesbian Rosemary’s Baby”. Stacie educates the guys on the film’s connection to lesbian web series F to 7th, Trace gets increasingly defensive about Sleepless in Seattle and Joe rails on Michael Che’s “performance” in the film. The group debates the best way to SPOILER...

Duration:00:50:19

Happy Death Day 2U (Patreon Clip)

2/20/2019
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This clip contains a minor spoiler - don't listen if you're completely averse Ready to laugh until you die? On the second patrons-only bonus episode of February, the guys tackle Christopher Landon's 2019 sequel to his Groundhog Day slasher which is...much more of a comedy than a horror film! Join us as we tackle the highs (Rothe's performance, the increased role of Danielle and a brand new montage), the lows (the lackluster killer reveal, the lab mates) and the WTF (Joe has no time or...

Duration:00:05:35

Happy Death Day (2017)

2/13/2019
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Join Joe and Trace as they relive Happy Death Day, then die. Join Joe and Trace as they relive Happy Death Day, discuss why Jessica Rothe is so great, then die. Join Joe and Trace as they relive Happy Death Day, discuss why Jessica Rothe is so great, review “out” director Chris Landon’s career, then die. Ok, you get the idea. The guys talk about 2017’s fun slasher entry, Joe tries not to laugh over “Baby Face” and Trace uses every opportunity to use Danielle’s acerbic dialogue. Plus:...

Duration:01:01:13

Dead Ringers (1988)

2/6/2019
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Joe and Trace dress as $10 hookers and enter uncharted vaginal territory with David Cronenberg's gynaecological horror film Dead Ringers! Listen as Joe schools Trace on all things Canadian horror, including a crash course on the Canadian identity (whatever that means). The boys get up to their elbows in discussions of vaginal mutilation, gay panic and that absolutely bonkers surgery sequence featuring period blood-red KKK/nun's habit outfits. And just how the hell do you pronounce...

Duration:00:54:38

Velvet Buzzsaw (Patreon Clip)

2/6/2019
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Happy February! On the first patrons-only bonus episode of the month, the boys are discussing Dan Gilroy's (Nightcrawler) shockingly mediocre killer art satire Velvet Buzzsaw. It's a film that tries to do satire and horror and doesn't really succeed at either. Also, why cast Jake Gyllenhaal as a bisexual man but have him paired with a woman for 95% of its NEAR 2-HOUR RUNTIME?! This episode is for patrons only! To download the full episode, head on over to our Patreon page and sign up today!

Duration:00:02:31

Swimfan (2002)

1/30/2019
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Squeeze into your Speedo because Joe and Trace are getting wet with Swimfan, the “baby Fatal Attraction” wannabe starring America’s 2002 boyfriend, Jesse Bradford, and the far-too-good-for-this-nonsense, Erika Christensen. Join us as we try to unpack the film’s many, MANY plot holes, laugh as Joe explains to Trace how pagers work and drink - at your own risk - whenever Trace says “panties”, “vagina” or impersonates poor Ms. Christensen. Is this the film that breaks the Horror Queers? If...

Duration:01:01:38

Jennifer's Body (2009)

1/23/2019
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Joe and Trace hit the Carousel for the ‘Low Shoulder’ concert and a lengthy chat about Jennifer’s Body, the horror classic from 2009. The guys break down the misunderstood film’s original reception by the "boy-run" media, its recent (re)appropriation by the horror community, its completely obvious queer intentions, as well as Karyn Kusama’s preferred “Unrated/Extended” cut. Cross out the hatred because this film ROCKS. Plus: This week's game requires the guys to create their own fake rock...

Duration:01:01:43

Glass (Patreon Clip)

1/23/2019
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Here's a sneak peek of the guys' all-new full-length Patreon exclusive episode on M.Night Shyamalan's Glass. The guys break down the film's box office prospects, its controversial twist ending(s) and Joe shares his theories on a possible queer element...that Trace doesn't buy. To download the full show, head over to our Patreon page and sign up today! For signing up, you'll also get our episode on Escape Room!

Duration:00:01:48

Hostel (2005)

1/16/2019
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Three episodes in and Joe and Trace are already ready for a vacation…in straight white homophobic hell. That’s right, we’re RIPPING into Eli Roth’s notorious 2004 torture porn flick Hostel, drilling down into the Josh/Salad Fingers relationship and questioning if Roth, the film or the characters are homophobic. Mostly the guys just lament how much better Part Two is. Plus: in this week’s game Joe forces Trace to play “Archive or Trash It” with Roth’s filmography. Questions? Comments?...

Duration:01:30:32