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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

The People Under The Stairs (1991) feat. Carter Smith

10/16/2019
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As the Camp marathon barrels on, Trace and Joe are joined by director Carter Smith to tackle our SECOND Wes Craven film in six weeks. The vibe is a little more reverent this time as the trio discusses the origin story of Craven's twisted idea, why the gentrification storyline feels more relevant now than ever and how adept the late director is at balancing the film's mix of tones. It's not all serious, though! Trace goes gaga for Wendy Robie's Mommy, Carter and Joe talk leather looks and...

Duration:00:54:12

In The Tall Grass (Patreon Clip)

10/16/2019
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Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Vincenzo Natali's adaptation of Stephen King and Joe Hill's novella, In The Tall Grassl! Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today!

Duration:00:04:37

The Perfection (2019)

10/9/2019
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In order to accommodate our hectic TIFF & Fantastic Fest schedules, enjoy this Patreon-exclusive discussion on one of our favorite films of the year: Netflix's The Perfection! Prepare yourself for a spoiler-filled discussion on an extremely queer, extremely unpredictable and extremely awesome film. There aren't really any words to describe it, so imagine the premise of Black Swan, Single White Female, Outbreak, Misery, Oldboy and The Handmaiden are all thrown in a blender. Then add the...

Duration:00:46:36

I Know Who Killed Me (2007) feat. Anthony Hudson

10/2/2019
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The boys continue their camp marathon with one of their most celebrated films yet: LiLo's Razzie-winning, F CinemaScore-awarded, critical and commercial bomb I Know Who Killed Me! Is it Hitchcock? Is it De Palma? Is it giallo? Who can say?! Thankfully we have Gaylords of Darkness co-host Anthony Hudson here to help us unpack all of the stripper-y goodness. Trace walks us through the car wreck of Lohan’s career, Joe repeatedly mispronounces “Dina”, and the trio obsess over Jennifer Tilly’s...

Duration:01:29:22

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995) feat. Stephanie Crawford

9/25/2019
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Someone tell Vilmer that we’re on the way with pizza (seriously, tell him!), because we’re discussing the comedy masterpiece Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, directed by a bunch of hacks the co-writer of the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: Kim Henkel! Joining us is Stephanie Crawford, the co-host of the Screamcast podcast! In this episode, we shower Darla (Tonie Perensky) with praise and label Leatherface the tortured drag queen that he is. Is the film ahead of its time?...

Duration:01:00:03

3 From Hell (Patreon Clip)

9/25/2019
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Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Rob Zombie's long-awaited horror sequel, 3 From Hell! Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today!

Duration:00:07:58

Cursed (2005) feat. Tim O'Leary

9/18/2019
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The Horror Queers eight-week camp marathon continues as Joe and Trace journey to Hollywood (barely escaping a car wreck on Mulholland Drive) to visit the hippest new night club since Planet Hollywood: Tinsel. That's right, they're discussing Wes Craven's Cursed! Joining them is Tim O'Leary, creator of the upcoming queer web series DEMONHUNTR! They will need all the help they can get to figure out just what this cobbled-together Frankenstein's monster of a film is trying to do. In what seems...

Duration:01:12:16

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) feat. Alice Collins

9/11/2019
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The Horror Queers are getting a head start on Friday the 13th celebrations with a visit to Crystal Lake in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday! Joe and Trace are joined by fellow Bloody Disgusting columnist Alice Collins in an episode that might as well be called E! True Hollywood Story: Jason Goes to Hell. Together, they will try to do the impossible: make sense of a film that makes absolutely no sense. Topics up for discussion are little girls in pink dresses sticking a hot dog through a...

Duration:00:45:04

IT: Chapter Two (Patreon Clip)

9/10/2019
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Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on the much-anticipated horror sequel, IT: Chapter Two! Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today!

Duration:00:06:09

IT: Chapter One (2017) feat. Michael Roffman

9/4/2019
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In an episode almost as long as its source material, the boys kick off Stephen King week with a trip to Derry alongside resident expert Michael Roffman (Editor-In-Chief of Consequence of Sound and co-host of The Losers Club podcast). EVERYTHING is on the table: Coming of age narratives, bad CGI, the appeal of dancing clowns, as well as Derry and Pennywise as stand-ins for Reagan-era Conservatism. Also, a discussion of whether adults are the true villains, the most effective set pieces and...

Duration:01:22:33

The Loved Ones (2009) feat. Dirty Little Horror

8/28/2019
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The boys are having their first foursome as they discuss Sean Byrne's drill-happy 2009 film The Loved Ones with the hosts of Dirty Little Horror Podcast! Self-proclaimed Britney Spears enthusiast Charles Rockhill and resident Australian Christopher Downs crash Joe and Trace's party to weigh in on the film's queer icon (and completely cuckoo bananas psychopath), Lola (Robin McLeavy). Join the boys as they travel Down Under so that Chris can explain Australian concepts that are foreign to...

Duration:01:07:25

Ready Or Not (Patreon Clip)

8/28/2019
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Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on this summer's matrimony-themed horror film, Ready Or Not! Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today!

Duration:00:05:07

Good Manners (2017)

8/21/2019
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Joe and Trace travel to Brazil to check in on expectant mother Ana and her nanny/housekeeper Clara in Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas' dark fairytale festival fave. Trace finds a couple of surprisingly conservative readings regarding abortion and lesbianism in this pregnancy horror film. The pair discuss the film's critical reception and how that ties into the film's "two movies in one" structure, Joe tackles the film's subtle race critique and ribs Trace about the film's CGI and homage to...

Duration:01:57:34

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Patreon Clip)

8/18/2019
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Here's a sneak peak at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on this summer's second aquatic horror film 47 Meters Down: Uncaged! Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today!

Duration:00:03:22

Tragedy Girls (2017) feat. Dani Ryan

8/14/2019
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After so many months, the boys are ready to embrace facts: they are social media darlings and the world needs to know it! With Dani Ryan along for the ride, the trio "Like and Fave" Tyler MacIntyre's astute meta-comedy about two aspiring serial (or is it spree?) killers on the cusp of graduating high school with a body count. Up for discussion: Also: Trace works on his transitions between segments, he and Dani are hot for Josh Hutcherson (and why everyone should be watching Hulu’s Future...

Duration:01:08:05

Audition (1999)

8/7/2019
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Kiri Kiri Kiri! The boys are officially declaring August Femme Fatale Month, which means they'll be tackling a bunch of films with some killer ladies (aka Trace's favorite type of character)! First up is Asami Yamazaki in Takashi Miike's controversial 1999 film, Audition! That's right, it's another Japanese film, which means you can laugh along (or take a shot) every time Joe mispronounces a character's name! Join Joe and Trace as they discuss the misogynistic (douchebag protagonist,...

Duration:01:02:36

ParaNorman (2012) feat. Brenna Clarke Gray

7/31/2019
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The boys fall through the 3D printer as they tackle their very first stop-motion animated family film. Thankfully they have help from Brenna Clarke Gray, the co-host of Joe's other podcast - Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr, which focuses on Young Adult literature adaptations. Brenna's vast range of experiences (English professor, mother, former voice actor, lover of Hilary Duff and hater of horror films) provides no shortage of amusing stories and anecdotes as the trio unpack the...

Duration:01:05:09

Orphan (2009) feat. Sade Sellers

7/24/2019
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Joe and Trace traverse the spooky halls of Dark Castle Entertainment to discuss Jaume Collet-Serra's (The Shallows, House of Wax) creepy-kid movie Orphan! Joining them on their tour is Sade Sellers, one of the co-hosts of the Afro Horror Podcast! Her expertise on black horror cinema proves crucial when the boys analyze Sister Abigail (C.C.H. Pounder)'s brutal death by hammer! Other topics on the table includes the film's obscenely long 123-minute runtime, Trace's thoughts on Taissa...

Duration:01:43:17

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 British, 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