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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

Daniel Isn't Real (2019) feat. Terry Mesnard

7/28/2021
Open wide and brace yourself because we are going deep on Adam Egypt Mortimer's Daniel Isn't Real (2019). Joining us for the psychological thrill ride is Scarred For Life's Terry Mesnard, who provides plenty of art history education as we attempt to unpack the film's many readings. Obviously we have to tackle the homoerotic elephant in the room, but there's also plenty to say about the film's complicated relationship with mental illness (sidebar: spoilers for Lights Out). Plus: discussions...

Duration:02:02:17

A Quiet Place Part II (Patreon Clip)

7/27/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on John Krasinki and Emily Blunt's mega-successful sequel, A Quiet Place Part II (2020). 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:00:06:03

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

7/21/2021
Prep your cone hair and your swan screams because we're travelling back to the 30s to tackle another James Whale film. This time it's the iconic The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), which features no shortage of queer talent (Whale, Ernest Thesiger, Colin Clive) OR queer readings (the Creature as Other; Dr. Frankenstein and Pretorius as gay dads; Pretorius as corruptor/mentor to the Creature, etc). We discuss the importance of the opening sequence featuring Elsa Lanchester as Mary Shelley,...

Duration:01:38:34

Interview: 'Fear Street Trilogy' Co-Writer Phil Graziadei

7/19/2021
Surprise! We're bringing you a special bonus episode this week in the form of an interview with the Netflix Fear Street Trilogy's queer co-writer Phil Graziadei! In this revealing interview, we'll discuss all things queer in this explicitly queer adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic book series. But first, we'll discuss some of the adaptation choices the film's make as well as the film's release strategy. Then, we'll dive into the likability of certain characters, discuss some of the films'...

Duration:00:48:57

'Fear Street' Trilogy (Patreon Clip)

7/19/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon episode on Leigh Janiak's super chiller of films: Netflix's Fear Street trilogy, in which teenagers work to break the witch's curse that has been over their city for hundreds of years. 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:00:05:27

Till Death (Patreon Clip)

7/16/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on S.K. Dale's debut film Till Death, in which a woman (Megan Fox) is left handcuffed to her dead husband as part of a sick revenge plot. Unable to unshackle, she has to survive as two killers arrive to finish her off. 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:00:04:26

Micro Queers: We've Got a Monkey's Paw (2018)

7/16/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Aaron Pagniano's We've Got a Monkey's Paw (click the link to view the 8-minute short), which sees Jakki (Jacqueline Jandrell) just wanting to study for the night, but her GBF Zack (Zack Ogle) has other, more occult-y, ideas. What could go wrong? 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:00:17:16

Escape Room (2019)

7/14/2021
This week, we're digging deep into the Patreon vault to discuss queer director Adam Robitel's Cube/Saw 5 sibling 'Escape Room' (just in time for the release of its sequel!). We break down the actors/characters, the different rooms (#1 is obvious, but where do the other traps...er....rooms fall?) and the long, drawn-out ending of the film. You're welcome to join us...provided that you can solve your Hellraiser-wannabe cube (or, you know, just go watch a video on YouTube)! Questions?...

Duration:01:06:51

Werewolves Within (Patreon Clip)

7/13/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Josh Ruben's latest film Werewolves Within, which boasts a bunch of great character actors and plenty of horror comedy. 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:00:03:25

Raw (2016) feat. Dede Crimmins

7/7/2021
Pull that gravy-soaked cafeteria meat patty out of your pocket and get ready for a cannibalistic coming-of-age tale because we're doing a deep dive into Julia Ducournau's debut film Raw! Joining us for the discussion is film critic Dede Crimmins (just in time for her birthday today!). Tag along as we endure what looks like one of the most intense and horrific hazing rituals ever put on film before lamenting the film's unfortunate vomit bag festival buzz that no doubt set up unrealistic...

Duration:02:02:08

Vicious Fun (Patreon Clip)

7/6/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on the new Shudder exclusive Vicious Fun, which hits a little close to home seeing as its about a horror journalist who unwittingly finds himself in a support group for slashers and serial killers. 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:00:03:50

Micro Queers: Play. Pause. Kill. (2020)

7/2/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing David Teixeira's Play. Pause. Kill (click the link to view the 13-minute short), in which a woman (Anasthasia Hilda) spends her Saturday off at home trying to write a new screenplay. She keeps receiving messages from H (Lucas Dutilleul) before finally succumbing to his charm and inviting him over. After all, we all need some contact now and then, right? Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd...

Duration:00:14:52

Sorority Row (2009) feat. Adrian Rodriguez

6/30/2021
It's Theta Pi time, bitches! We're throwing a massive party to celebrate Stewart Handler's 2009 slasher comedy Sorority Row and along for all of the modified tire iron fun is Adrian Rodriguez of the Slash Her podcast, who loves the film as much as Trace. Joe notoriously hated the film 4 years ago (Trace has the receipts!), but has come around on it. Still, expect plenty of debate about the balance between comedy and horror, particularly when it comes to the killer's reveal & motivation. We...

Duration:01:46:50

False Positive (Patreon Clip)

6/29/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Ilana Glazer and John Lee's pregnancy thriller, False Positive. It's a bit of a mixed bag that we wish had gone for it a little harder, despite being really visually captivating. 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:00:05:21

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

6/23/2021
Pray you didn't forget your bug spray, because we're heading deep into the Amazon to hang with our favorite queer villain the Gill-Man in Jack Arnold's contribution to the Universal monsters: Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)! Join us as we do an in-depth production history of this classic film before going on a brief tour of what it was like to be queer in the '50s (hint: it wasn't fun!). We'll then analyze the obviously queer relationship between Mark (Richard Denning) and David...

Duration:01:43:29

Micro Queers: Dryer Lint (2015)

6/18/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Jackie Perez's Dryer Lint (click the link to view the 10-minute short), in which a man (Donzell Lewis) is obsessed with the disappearance of his socks after a colleague (Bella Silverstein) tells him the story of the sock monster. 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:...

Duration:00:16:16

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