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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

Scream 4 (10th Anniversary Bonus)

4/15/2021
Don't get excited! This isn't a full episode on Wes Craven's Scream 4 (2011). It's simply an acknowledgement that the film, which is very important to us, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. And so, in advance of our full length episode next January, here's a taste of why we love Scream 4. 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 listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman >...

Duration:00:15:01

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) feat. Reyna Cervantes

4/14/2021
The lambs have stopped screaming so we're going all-in on Jonathan Demme's critically-acclaimed and Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Joining us is Reyna Cervantes, the co-host of the Horror In Session podcast! In what is an admittedly unorthodox episode for us, we eschew a traditional plot summary in favor of a more analytical episode, looking back at the film's development while tackling the transphobic elements of Buffalo Bill and the impact it has had on the trans community...

Duration:01:35:19

Micro Queers: Off Track (2017)

4/9/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Henry Darrow McComas' short Off Track (click the link to view the ~11 minute-long short) about a YouTuber (Travis Bryant) whose fictitious relationship with a costar becomes a dark obsession. 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 listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Also, don't forget to support the...

Duration:00:15:46

The Innocents (1961)

4/7/2021
This week on the pod, we're headed back to Bly Manor with Jack Clayton's 1961 classic, The Innocents (see also: last year's Patreon episode on The Haunting of Bly Manor). This classic Gothic Horror film is reminiscent of Diabolique, Rebecca and The Haunting and has a strong queer connection thanks to screenwriter Truman Capote, whom we discuss at length, including Trace’s hatred of Holly Golightly. Plus: an influential 15th century picture book, Cinemascope challenges, the genesis of Austin...

Duration:01:32:49

Bride of Chucky (1998) feat. Kelly Gredner

3/31/2021
Load up your Hot Topic gift bag, prep your Swedish meatballs and blast some "Living Dead Girl" because we're finally covering Ronny Yu's franchise revival Bride of Chucky! Joining us for the discussion is Kelly Gredner, 1/2 of the Spinsters of Horror! Join us as we all go gaga for Tiffany's trailer (seriously, we want to live in it), praise Jennifer Tilly's perfect performance (and her spectacular outfits) and debate the pronunciation of the French word for "orgasm." Kelly connects the...

Duration:01:48:14

Micro Queers: Dawn (2014)

3/26/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Rose McGowan's short Dawn (click the link to view the 16-minute-long short) about a 1961 girl who plots to escape her middle class suburban life. 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 listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Also, don't forget to support the boys on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:16:21

The Skulls (2000) feat. ImmortalGraves

3/24/2021
We're in the mood for a trashy secret society thriller, which is too bad because Rob Cohen's The Skulls (2000) ain't it. Helping us overcome our amnesia about what exactly happens in this snooze fest is Twitch host extraordinaire Steffi (aka ImmortalGraves). Predictably things get a little silly as we tackle robot thesis projects, Leslie Bibb's career, and rich white people nonsense like rowing and lacrosse. Plus: Commemorative film tattoos, dumbwaiter horror, and ridiculous character names...

Duration:01:46:32

The X-Files "Home" (Patreon Clip)

3/23/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on the controversial S04E02 episode of The X-Files, "Home". Does this notorious banned episode live up to its reputation? 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:00:02:13

Servant Season 2 (2021) feat. Terry Mesnard

3/19/2021
In a special bonus episode, we're joined by Terry Mesnard of Gayly Dreadful and Scarred for Life pod to discuss the entirety of S2 of Apple TV's Servant, the best horror television show that you're not watching. MAJOR SPOILERS ahead as we discuss our fave moments and episodes, worship at Lauren Ambrose's award worthy performance, praise the series' stellar direction and speculate where the show will go in season three. Hungry for more? Check out our Patreon for an exclusive minisode on...

Duration:00:36:54

Diabolique (1955) feat. Girl, That's Scary!

3/17/2021
Take out your enormous contact lenses because we're discussing Henri-Georges Clouzot's seminal 1955 chiller Diabolique! Joining us for the conversation are Jazz & Kat of the Girl, That's Scary! podcast! Join us as we laud this horror film/revenge drama/ghost story/queer-ish love story and praise one of its co-leads (the wonderful Simone Signoret), while we question the acting abilities of "Heart Attack Girl," aka Mrs. Véra Clouzot (in a role given to her by her husband: the film's...

Duration:01:30:37

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Patreon Clip)

3/16/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Marcus Nispel's 2003 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Is this one of the best horror remakes ever made? We think so! 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:00:06:27

Micro Queers: The Stylist (2016)

3/12/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Jill "Sixx" Gevargizian's short The Stylist (click the link to view the 14-minute-long short), about a hair dresser who covets the hair of her clients to bloody effect. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd and/or Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Also, don't forget to support the boys on Patreon! See...

Duration:00:16:41

Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood (1988) feat. Greg Mucci

3/10/2021
Happy Friday the...12th! We're giving you a reason to ki ki ki, ma ma ma anyways with our discussion of all things Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood (1988). Joining us is super fan Greg Mucci, who has controversial franchise opinions, as well as helpful sexual dietary advice (you want spunk talk? Well, we're giving it to you!) Join us as we complain about the million characters, the missing gore and the lack of closure between Tina and Dr. Crews. Plus: the...

Duration:01:54:17

Scary Movie 2 (2001) feat. Ivotres Littles

3/3/2021
Get your strong hands out because we're discussing our first full-blown parody with Keenen Ivory Wayans' 2001 crude spoof Scary Movie 2! Joining us for the discussion is "The Oprah of Horror" (and Horror Movies and Beyond host) Ivotres Littles! Join us as we look at this wackadoodle time capsule into the types of comedies we were getting in the early aughts, note the differences between parody and satire, and try (TRY) to figure out which jokes work and which works don't. But hey, all humor...

Duration:01:53:08

Wrong Turn (Patreon Clip)

3/2/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Mike P. Nelson's reboot/remake/re-whatever of Wrong Turn, which is out on Blu-Ray and VOD. Our verdict: it's worth a watch! 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:00:05:53

Micro Queers: Ecstasy (2016)

2/26/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Kyle Reaume's short Ecstasy (click the link to view the 4-minute-long short), about a man who would do anything to be touched by his former lover once more. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd and/or Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Also, don't forget to support the boys on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:12:46

Freeway (1996)

2/24/2021
This week, in honor of trick baby Trace's birthday, we're delving into Matthew Bright's Freeway (1996), a "white trash" exploitation/rape revenge/little red riding hood genre mash-up starring a very foul mouthed Reese Witherspoon and predatory perv Kiefer Sutherland. Content warning: pedophilia, sexual assault, suicide and racism. We discuss the stacked cast, the line between satire, parody and offensive humor, and the film's surprisingly smart class critique. Plus: Trace's favorite lines,...

Duration:01:36:21

Willy's Wonderland (Patreon Clip)

2/24/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on the new "Nicolas Cage fights animatronic creatures" film Willy's Wonderland (2020), which is out on VOD. Our verdict: don't pay the $20 premium rental fee. 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:00:04:38

The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

2/17/2021
On this week's episode, we're digging up queer writer/director Adam Robitel's found footage shocker The Taking of Deborah Logan! After discussing the tropes of the found footage sub-genre, we'll discuss Robitel's ties to the Paranormal Activity franchise, and how this film does and doesn't stand out from its peers. We'll also try to answer the most common questions brought up in discussions of the film: is the conflation of mental illness with possession offensive? Should the film have...

Duration:01:15:39

Saint Maud (Patreon Clip)

2/17/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Rose Glass' astounding debut feature Saint Maud (2019), which is now in theaters and available to stream on EPIX! 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:00:06:12