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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

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) feat. Mark O. Estes

9/15/2021
Just in time for its 30th anniversary, we're dipping back into the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise with a look at Rachel Talalay's 1991 entry, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Joining us to discuss his childhood favorite (and gateway into horror) is Mark O. Estes, writer and host of the Midnight Social Distortion podcast. This film is...a lot, particularly how it balances laughs (Looney Tunes!), scares and camp. Is it paying homage to the franchise or simply doing a poor imitation of...

Duration:01:59:29

Malignant (Patreon Clip)

9/14/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on James Wan's is-it-intentionally-silly-or-isn't-it horror film Malignant (2021)! 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:00:06:30

Micro Queers: Watch Over Me (2010)

9/10/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Michael Rozanov's Watch Over Me (click the link to view the 13-minute short), in which Eitan (Guy Kapulnik) is taken out by mates from his army unit to celebrate his completion of the unit's training. An encounter with Shahar (Davidi Hoffman), who lives the way Eitan never dared, gives him a chance for a new beginning. But when he tries to go with the change, he discovers the ultimate price of his previous choices. Questions? Comments? Snark?...

Duration:00:17:36

It Follows (2014) feat. Ari Drew

9/8/2021
After two years, we're FINALLY tackling a top request from listeners: David Robert Mitchell's It Follows (2014). Along for the ride is Trace's better half, Ari Drew, who has developed a special connection to the film during the pandemic. Expect a lot of comparisons to Hereditary and other “slow burn/feel bad films”, including speculation about why horror audiences may struggle with these films, particularly on a first watch. Also: how It Follows evokes a sense of timelessness, why the...

Duration:01:57:33

Candyman (Patreon Clip)

9/2/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on Nia DaCosta's new take on Candyman (2021) 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:00:05:22

Der Samurai (2014) feat. Ten Backe

9/1/2021
Grab your katana and white dress because we're heading over to a small German town to discuss the internal struggle of the queer cop at the center of Till Kleinert's surreal film Der Samurai. Joining us for the discussion is Transploitation co-creator Ten Backe! Come along for the ride as we wade through the film's dream logic to interpret what this film is trying to say. We've got a look at small town queer life, coming out via baptism, questions surrounding gender identity and one very...

Duration:01:51:23

Micro Queers: Boys Village (2011)

8/27/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Till Kleinert's Boys Village (click the link to view the 23-minute short), in which a young boy named Kevin (Benjamin Thorne) wanders the ruins of an abandoned village before stumbling across an older teen (Andrew McQueen) that stirs up unusual feelings within him. 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:...

Duration:00:16:07

Candyman (1992) feat. Brother Ghoulish

8/25/2021
In anticipation of Nia DaCosta's sequel, we're taking the highway to Cabrini Green to revisit Bernard Rose's iconic 1992 film, Candyman. Joining us to unpack the white privilege, the racial critiques and the enduring appeal of Tony Todd is Ryan Kinney aka Brother Ghoulish. Up for discussion: changes from queer writer Clive Barker's short story The Forbidden, the historical reality of the 80s housing crisis in America, Trace's theory about what Candyman represents, and Joe's reading of...

Duration:02:00:30

The Night House (Patreon Clip)

8/24/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on David Bruckner's sophomore feature, The Night House (2021), starring a sublime Rebecca Hall. 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:00:06:16

Don't Breathe 2 (Patreon Clip)

8/19/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on the potentially misguided, wannabe exploitation sequel Don't Breathe 2 (2021). 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:00:04:43

The Fly (1986) feat. Meagan Navarro

8/18/2021
Check the windows in your teleportation pod because we're heading up to Toronto to discuss all the gooey goodness in David Cronenberg's seminal horror remake The Fly! Joining us is Bloody Disgusting's lead critic (and co-host of The Bloody Disgusting Podcast): Meagan Navarro! Join us as we trace the film's journey from page to screen (rewrites, Mel Brooks, tragedy and Total Recall) before discussing the film's possible AIDS allegory and, of course, all the praise for the film's outstanding...

Duration:01:55:46

Micro Queers: Two Little Boys (2020)

8/13/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Farbod Khoshtinat's Two Little Boys (click the link to view the 13-minute short), in which a boy's (Trace Talbot) love for his closeted bully (Asa Germann) drives him into an unconventional road to confession and its consequences. Content warning for bullying and suicide. 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:00:17:00

Rope (1948)

8/11/2021
Shut the antique wooden chest and choke your chicken because we're heading to a posh Manhattan penthouse for a classy dinner party in Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 technical marvel (and uber-queer film) Rope! Join us as we kick off the episode discussing Leopold & Loeb, the real-life "perfect murder" case that serves as the inspiration for the film (among many others) before delving into just how queer this movie is. We've got a queer screenwriter and multiple queer actors and some truly bitchy...

Duration:01:27:05

Old (Patreon Clip)

8/10/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon bonus episode on M. Night Shyamalan's divisive new film Old (2021). 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:00:03:19

Student Bodies (1981)

8/4/2021
Happy Halloween/Friday the 13th/Jamie Lee Curtis' birthday, everyone! We're celebrating the occasion(s) with a discussion of the classic(?) 1981 horror parody Student Bodies, a movie that really gets us hot! Paperclips, eggplants and erasers, oh my! Join us as we go through the film's production during the 1981 Writers Guild of America strike before going into a deep dive on the stages of genre evolution. Let's just hope the Breather gets stuck in some gum before he finds us! Plus, mustard...

Duration:01:36:28

The Boy Behind the Door (Patreon Clip)

8/3/2021
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon minisode on David Charbonier and Justin Powell's powerful film (and Shudder exclusive!) The Boy Behind the Door. 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:00:03:51

Micro Queers: Steam (2021)

7/30/2021
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Joao Dall'Stella's Steam (click the link to view the 15-minute short), in which a young couple decides to visit a gay bathhouse to spice up their relationship, unaware that a psychopathic killer lurks behind the steam… 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,...

Duration:00:14:41

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