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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.

Each week, queer hosts Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman discuss a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both.

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Bones (2001) feat. Carolyn Mauricette

6/16/2021
Prep your dogg jokes and don't go into the derelict old house because we're checking out Ernest R Dickerson's 2001 blaxploitation / slasher / Italian Gothic horror film Bones. Joining us is Carolyn Mauricette, Development Coordinator & Programmer of the Blood In The Snow film festival, who has a deep affection for both Pam Grier and Snoop Dogg. This episode is, first and foremost, an apology for sleeping on the film, which is a ton of fun. We heap praise on Dickerson's direction, the film's...

Duration:02:00:04

Excision (2012) feat. Wren Crain

6/9/2021
Prep your dream fantasies and your give no fuck attitude because we're checking out Richard Bates Jr's Excision (2012). Joining us to talk about Traci Lords and AnnaLynne McCord's powerhouse performances is Transploitation author and Sick Sad Monsters co-host Wren Crain, who contributes a candid and personal reading about mental illness in the film. CW: Necrophilia, Abortion Up for discussion: why McCord's Pauline is a queer icon, the film's rude and crude comedy (hint: it's tied to...

Duration:01:51:08

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (Patreon Clip)

6/8/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Michael Chaves' The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. It's......aggressively fine. 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:00:04:24

Micro Queers: The Latent Image (2019)

6/4/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Alexander Birrell's The Latent Image (the 20-minute-long short is available on the queer streaming service Dekkoo, and you can sign up for a 3-day free trial to watch it), in which a young writer (Joshua Tonks) retreats to an isolated cabin to work on a mystery thriller, only for a mysterious stranger (Jay Clift) to arrive at his door needing help. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd and/or...

Duration:00:19:01

The Wolves of Kromer (1998)

6/2/2021
Grab your fur coat and tail because we're heading to the UK for a little Faerie Tale Queertre to discuss Will Gould's 1998 morality tale The Wolves of Kromer, which might be the only film we've covered with a 0% Rotten Tomatoes score! Join us as we discuss the film's very specific aesthetic (think Vacation Bible School videos or PBS original programming) before delving into the film's admittedly on-the-nose allegories (wolves = queers) and try to figure out why Boy George only has a...

Duration:01:35:39

Army of the Dead (Patreon Clip)

6/1/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Zack Snyder's latest big budget blockbuster, Army of the Dead (2021). It's dumb fun! 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:00:04:40

The Neon Demon (2016) feat. DeVaughn Taylor

5/26/2021
For this week's episode, we're headed to Los Angeles to become stars in the fashion industry with Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon (2016). Tagging along for the cannibalism and necrophilia is Bloody Blunts Cinema Club's DeVaughn Taylor who has a unique appreciation for spooky nonsense and has a pretty killer theory about what Ruby, Sarah and Gigi are really up to. CW: sexual assault, necrophilia Up for discussion: connections to American Psycho, Abbey Lee and Jena Malone appreciation,...

Duration:01:39:22

Seance (Patreon Clip)

5/25/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Simon Barrett's directorial debut, Seance (2021). Spoiler alert: it's boooooring. 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:00:06:17

Micro Queers: Nepenthes (2018)

5/21/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Ariel Hansen's Nepenthes (click the link to view the 5-minute-long short), in which Max (Ariel Slack) decides to meet an online dating match only to get herself into a painfully sticky situation. 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...

Duration:00:13:29

Saw (2004) feat. Jenny Nulf & Lindsay Traves

5/19/2021
Hello Zep, we want to play a game! So grab your blue filter and reverse bear trap because we're talking James Wan's debut film Saw! Joining us for the discussion are former guests Jenny Nulf (Fatal Frame and The Handmaiden) and Lindsay Traves (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm)! Join us as we discuss the film's "torture porn" moniker and how it served as a reaction to 9/11 (and other things) during the Bush administration. We'll discuss the film's legacy and admire the franchise's adherence to...

Duration:01:53:07

Ouija: Origin of Evil (Patreon Clip)

5/18/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Mike Flanagan's shockingly good 2016 prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil! How did Flanagan turn a turd of a first film into a gem of a prequel? Listen and find out! 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

Saw Bonersode feat. Greg Mucci

5/14/2021
Surprise! In celebration of the theatrical release of Spiral this weekend, we've decided to give you a little taste of next week's episode on Saw with a bit of an appetizer before the main course. Joining us to discuss the cultural impact of Saw is Greg Mucci (see previous episode on Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood), who shares his experience seeing Saw on opening weekend back in 2004. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:23:54

The Faculty (1998) feat. Pissi Myles

5/12/2021
We're sticking with high school outsiders as we revisit Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty (1998). We're joined by Pissi Myles of My Spooky Gay Family podcast to discuss all of the film's many, MANY queer elements, courtesy of screenwriter Kevin Williamson. Aside from the homages to classic sci-fi, we tackle queer coding in Stokely and Casey, question why Zeke is such an asshole and absolutely rip into the terrible finale, which betrays nearly every character. Plus: debating the Rodriguez vs...

Duration:01:53:21

Micro Queers: Want It (2015)

5/7/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Lee Haven Jones' Want It (click the link to view the 10-minute-long short), in which an intruder breaks into a modern and luxurious home, only for the tables to be turned when the owner of the house returns unexpectedly. The intruder then finds himself naked and powerless. 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 >...

Duration:00:12:14

Mirror Mirror (1990)

5/5/2021
Prep your Lydia from Beetlejuice cosplay and channel your inner Carrie because this week were delving into Marina Sargenti's direct-to-video film Mirror Mirror (1990). CW: the dogs die. Written by sisters Annette and Gina Cascone, the film is almost entirely made by and starring women, including the fabulously named Rainbow Harvest, Karen Black and The Munsters' Yvonne De Carlo (in a very Tangina from Poltergeist-esque role). Up for discussion: being picked last for sports, shitty high...

Duration:01:38:27

The Forsaken (2001) feat. Paul Etheredge

4/28/2021
Protect your wallets from suspicious drifters because we're ending April with a boring, unsexy vampire road trip movie: J.S. Cardone'sThe Forsaken! Joining us for this torturous venture is Hellbent director Paul Etheredge! Join us as we try to determine whether the film is unintentionally homoerotic or just plain bro-y. We'll delve into Simon Rex's '90s porn career, discuss some of our own porn preferences and discuss the heavy vampirism-as-AIDS metaphor the film incorporates. A discussion...

Duration:01:46:59

Mortal Kombat (Patreon Klip)

4/27/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Simon McQuoid's new gory adaptation of Mortal Kombat. 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:00:06:40

Micro Queers: The Last Time I Saw Richard (2013)

4/23/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Nicholas Verso's The Last Time I Saw Richard (click the link to view the 22-minute-long short), in which proud loner (Toby Wallace) finds himself bonding with his new roommate (Cody Fern) at a mental health clinic for teens. CW: Self-harm Reference: The Skeletons in My Closet, Stephen Lewis 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...

Duration:00:21:26

Silent Hill (2006) feat. Pod Mortem

4/21/2021
This week on the pod, keep an ear out for the air siren because we're headed to Silent Hill (2006) for its 15th anniversary. Along for the ride are Renee, Travis and John Paul of Pod Mortem, who provide both game expertise and disdain for the presence of Sean Bean's Chris (we love the actor, but why is he here?!) Up for discussion: how director Christophe Gans scored the gig, how writer Roger Avary paid homage to AND overcomplicated the game's plot and grievances about the 2+ hour...

Duration:01:53:42

Monster Hunter (Patreon Clip)

4/20/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Paul W.S. Anderson's latest video game adaptation: Monster Hunter! 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:00:05:55