Horror Queers

Horror Queers

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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August 4, 2021 92 min

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 ...

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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

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July 30, 2021 12 min

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…

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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 rela...

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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).

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July 21, 2021 94 min

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 ...

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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. T...

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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.

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July 16, 2021 4 min

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.

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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...

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July 14, 2021 61 min

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-wa...

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July 13, 2021 3 min

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.

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July 7, 2021 117 min

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 un...

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July 6, 2021 3 min

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.

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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?

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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 horr...

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June 29, 2021 5 min

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.

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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 anal...

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June 18, 2021 14 min

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.

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June 16, 2021 116 min

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,...

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