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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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Episodes

In the Flesh (2013) feat. David Opie

7/17/2019
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The boys are jumping across the pond this week to meet up with journalist David Opie to discuss the first season series of Britain's queer zombie show In the Flesh! Feeling intimidated be a whole season series of TV? Never fear! Because it's Britain, it's only three episodes long! And it's available on Amazon Prime and Hulu! Join them as they discuss zombies as a metaphor for queerness and the absolute brilliance of Emily Bevan's rebellious Amy. Plus, they condemn the 2016 film The Cure for...

Duration:01:44:08

Crawl (Patreon Clip)

7/16/2019
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Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Alexandre Aja's (Piranha, High Tension) killer alligator movie Crawl! Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today!

Duration:00:04:34

Scream: Resurrection (2019)

7/10/2019
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SPOILER ALERT: We are spoiling the entire six episodes, but as Joe says in the intro, it is SO BAD that we don't recommend anyone watch. Just listen to us instead. In this special episode, the boys swing by Atlanta to check the latest TV iteration of Ghostface and the Scream franchise. Alas the "Deadfast Club" proves to be as uninspired as their attempts at metatextuality. This series has virtually nothing to offer, only bad writing, bad acting, terrible pacing, and lacklustre kills. Plus:...

Duration:01:41:54

Lake Placid (1999) feat. Brian Particelli

7/10/2019
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For the final entry in the Summer of Franchises, the boys grab Brian Particelli for a camping weekend at Black Lake. There they discover misogyny, bears and a profane Betty White…because they are firmly ensconced in a rom-com masquerading as a creature feature, written by none other than David E. Kelley. The boys attempt to break down the comedy to scares ratio (1:0), play the Hollywood spouse game (because Brian knows EVERYTHING) and Joe even tries out a few bad impersonations. Also on the...

Duration:00:40:23

Midsommar (Patreon Clip)

7/5/2019
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Here's a sneak peak at our all-new full length Patreon onus episode on Ari Aster's (Hereditary) second feature Midsommar!

Duration:00:04:48

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995) feat. Sarah-Tai Black

7/3/2019
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Hello Kiddies! The Horror Queers are joined by Tales from the Crypt expert Sarah-Tai Black to discuss the booby-filled 1995 banger Demon Knight! In what may be their most tangent-filled episode yet, they not only code Billy Zane's Collector as gay and Jada Pinkett's Jeryline (a name that no character pronounces the same way) as a "soft butch" lesbian, but they also proclaim the queer icon status of the Crypt Keeper! Trace tries to decipher the rules of the demons (they're so...

Duration:00:49:55

Ginger Snaps (2000) feat. Ariel Fisher

6/26/2019
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It’s a maple leaf takeover! Just in time for Canada Day, Joe stacks the pod with both a Canadian film and a Canadian guest, Ariel Fisher, for another gang-up on Trace. The trio venture into the wilds of Toronto suburbia for a discussion of lycanthropy, the “horrors” of menstruation and how Katharine Isabelle can help facilitate the coming out process. Also up for grabs: Joe and Trace’s inability to do basic math, a discussion of feminine hygiene products, the struggles John Fawcett's...

Duration:04:23:29

Seed of Chucky (2004) feat. Chris Eggertsen

6/19/2019
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In celebration of the second week of the Summer of Franchises, Joe, Trace and special guest Chris Eggertsen are headed to Romania…er…”Hollywood” to check out the fifth Chucky film. Chris and Joe gang up on Trace in a heated argument about what constitutes the “Big” horror franchises; they discuss out and proud gay director Don Mancini’s role shepherding the franchise for 30+ years, and why Jennifer Tilly’s autobiography should be called “Gaslighting.” Also on the table: pronunciations of...

Duration:00:54:39

NOS4A2 (Patreon Clip)

6/19/2019
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We're hopping in a 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith and driving to Christmasland so that we can cover the first three episodes of AMC's underwhelming adaptation of Joe Hill's (aka Stephen King's son) exceptional novel NOS4A2 (that's pronounced "nosferatu" for the uninitiated). Why would you stretch 100 of the novel's 700 pages into a 10-episode prequel season? Does anyone care about Vic (Ashleigh Cummings) and her shitty parents? No? That's pretty bad when she's supposed to be the protagonist of the...

Duration:00:05:46

Final Destination (2000) feat. Terry Mesnard

6/12/2019
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Our Summer of Franchises begins by knocking on Death's door with the 2000 pseudo-slasher Final Destination! Joined by Gayly Dreadful's Terry Mesnard, the boys look at the film that boasts a queer screenwriter (Jeffrey Reddick) and several gruesome Rube Goldberg-y deaths (and one surprise bus attack). Join them as they debate the ridiculousness of the name "Clear Rivers," the fact that the FBI agents are the worst and why straight guys like to poop together (seriously, why is this movie so...

Duration:01:10:59

Knife + Heart (2018)

6/5/2019
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Despite the ordeal they suffered last time, Joe and Trace travel back to France to catch the premiere of Homocidal, the queer porno that everyone is DYING to be in! Although Trace confesses he's not a huge Giallo person (and the boys fully expect to receive hate mail from fans), Yann Gonzalez's tale of a switchblade dildo wielding, gimp-mask wearing killer and the intrepid lesbian porn director on his trail is a queer horror classic - and Trace's pull-quote on the Blu-ray confirms it! The...

Duration:00:59:03

Ma (Patreon Clip)

6/5/2019
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Mild Spoiler Warning Y'all ready to party in Sue Ann's basement?! For the first Patreon exclusive episode of June, the boys are discussing Blumhouse's latest horror film starring Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans and just a quick glimpse of peen. You should also prepare for a catfight as Joe and Trace do NOT agree on this film. Trace is completely entertained, calling the film a blast while Joe wishes Ma had taken some of the gumption of its last 1/3 and distributed it throughout the...

Duration:00:08:32

Otto; Or Up With Dead People (2008) feat. Kyle Turner

5/29/2019
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There's a queer zombie uprising in Berlin and the boys, plus special guest Kyle Turner, are on the case. The trio tackle Canadian director Bruce LaBruce's challenging and subversive mainstream genre effort with a discussion on camp, the distinction between art cinema & porn, and whether or not the titular Otto is a melancholic young gay man or an actual zombie. This episode is a must for any aspiring queer media scholar (Kyle knows his shit!), but it's not all serious: we also discuss...

Duration:01:00:36

The Perfection (Patreon Clip)

5/27/2019
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Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length bonus episode on Netflix's latest horror film The Perfection! ***WARNING! SPOILERS APLENTY IN THIS CLIP!*** Don't listen unless you've already seen the film!

Duration:00:05:00

The Brood (1979)

5/22/2019
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Joe drags Trace back to Canada-land to re-visit David Cronenberg's oeuvre with The Brood, an incredibly light-hearted movie about a woman who births deformed killer dwarves through an external womb. This week, Joe goes through a lot. Not only does he imagine what his life would be like if David Cronenberg and David Lynch were his two daddies, but he also managed to stick his finger in an electrical socket before the recording began, thereby making his audio sound all staticky. Trace gets...

Duration:01:01:01

Calvaire (2004)

5/15/2019
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The boys are staying international this week, flying over to France to discuss Calvaire (The Ordeal), Fabrice Du Welz's contribution to the New French Extremity movement of the 2000s. Could they have discussed High Tension? Sure, but what fun would it be to make you watch a movie you've already seen? Topics at hand are the film's bestiality set piece, a rather intense (and rare) scene of male-on-male rape, modern-day crucifixions, kooky impromptu polka dances and the political origins of...

Duration:00:51:16

BONUS EPISODE - Mailbag Read!

5/14/2019
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Welcome to our first ever mailbag read! Over the last four months, we have asked our lovely listeners multiple questions as they pertain to the films we discuss. We finally took the time to sort through all of the replies and pick our favorites! From fan mail, to sequel ideas to bullying stories, we've got it all! Did your reply make the cut? Listen and find out! Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter using the hashtag #HorrorQueers > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe:...

Duration:00:29:37

Fatal Frame (2014) feat. Jenny Nulf

5/8/2019
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The Horror Queers are playing their way into the world of video game adaptations with the 2014 film Fatal Frame. "What? They made a movie out of Fatal Frame????", you ask? They most certainly did! Unfortunately, it never saw a North American release. Lucky for us (and you), it's streaming for free on YouTube! Sure, it is more of an adaptation of the video game franchise's themes than its plot, but the Camera Obscura does make a cameo! Is this the best video game movie ever made? Depending on...

Duration:01:03:33

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Patreon Clip)

5/8/2019
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The first full length Patron exclusive episode of May has arrived and it takes the form of a clad in 70s plaid Zac Efron! That's right, we're talking about the Ted Bundy Netflix property...or rather the three competing narratives that this film tries (and therefore fails) to tell! There's a little singing, a little dressing down of John Malkovich and the Hollywood Foreign Press and questions about why Efron might actually be a murderer. This episode is for patrons only! To download the...

Duration:00:07:00

The Wicker Man (2006) feat. Cap Blackard

5/1/2019
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Not the bees! Not the bees! That's right, the Horror Queers are discussing Neil LaBute's camptastic trashterpiece The Wicker Man, and they are joined by Consequence of Sound's Cap Blackard! Join the threesome as they discuss Nicolas Cage's "performance," the constant punching of women and the prospect of a remake entitled The Wicker Butt. Plus, Cap graces the boys with her knowledge of Robin Hardy's original film and its long-delayed sequel, The Wicker Tree. It's not all fun and games,...

Duration:04:25:18