Horror Queers

Horror Queers

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.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 11 min

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

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February 24, 2021 94 min

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, a...

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February 24, 2021 4 min

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.

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February 17, 2021 73 min

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...

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February 17, 2021 6 min

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!

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February 12, 2021 10 min

This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Matthew Marron's short First Date Fuzzy (click the link to view the 4-minute-long short), about a hook-up ruined by the presence of a large stuffed animal.

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

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February 10, 2021 89 min

Just in time for Singles Awareness Day, we're losing our hearts to the 1981 Canadian slasher, My Bloody Valentine...or at least Joe is. Trace is more lukewarm on the George Mihalka film, which suffers from an uninspired villain reveal and too many characters.

We discuss the size (and deliciousness?) of hearts, why TJ's narrative is important for small town Nova Scotians, the cost of dirtying up a mine and Joe's strange p...

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February 3, 2021 109 min

Our month of 3s has ended, so we're kicking off February with a discussion of Vincenzo Natali's supremely messed up sci-fi horror film (and secret Dark Castle film) Splice, which also acts as an early celebration of Joe's birthday! Joining us for the chat is Prince Jackson, host of our sister podcast Knight Light!

Before we get to it, just a heads up if you've never seen the film: we're issuing content warnings f...

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January 29, 2021 15 min

This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing John Clayton's short Schism (click the link to view the 8-minute-long short), an animated personification of the fear of public intimacy.

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

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January 27, 2021 117 min

Our month of 3s comes to a close with David Fincher's Alien 3 (1992), which may take the prize for most convoluted production history. Here to help us make sense of the Assembly Cut (not the theatrical cut) is returning guest Sade Sellers (see previous episode Orphan), who has issues with the film's treatment of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and sexual assault (content warning!)

Plus: our secret connections to the number three, ...

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January 27, 2021 4 min

Here's a sneak peek at our Patreon episode on the first six (of nine) episodes of the new adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand, which is now streaming on CBS All Access!

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January 20, 2021 93 min

We're in our third week of 3s, and what better way to celebrate than with good ol' Norman Bates himself in Anthony Perkins' directorial debut Psycho III? Despite the film's iconic opening line, there has to be a God, right? otherwise we wouldn't have this darkly comedic entry in the Psycho franchise!

Join us as we delve deep into the closeted life of Anthony Perkins, look for queerness in his unique directing sty...

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January 20, 2021 5 min

Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode on Emerald Fennell's polarizing debut feature Promising Young Woman (2020), which is now in theaters and on VOD!

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January 15, 2021 14 min

This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Monika Estrella Negra's short Flesh (click the link to view the 15-minute-long short), which follows a young, Black queer woman (Esther Matthews Alegria) in the DIY Punk scene in Chicago. Feeling entrapped by her own community, she seeks to destroy what ultimately is destroying her.

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Our month of 3s continues with Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, the third entry in the Hellraiser franchise and who better to join us than mega fan Bryan Christopher? In the 1992 Anthony Hickox-directed film, the action shifts from the UK to New York (cough North Carolina cough) as Doug Bradley's Pinhead channels Freddy and Wishmaster while tempting a playboy club owner, a homeless runaway and an ambitious reporter.

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January 13, 2021 3 min

Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon episode revealing the 2020 winners of our version of the horror Oscars, the Hereditaries!

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January 6, 2021 151 min

The third year of the pod kicks off with our annual tradition: a Scream film! Scream 3 (2000) is arguably the least popular film in the franchise, but it's due for a critical reappraisal as we unpack all of the its challenges, including no script, an in-demand Neve Campbell, post-Columbine timing, a move to comedic Hollywood and studio interference (The Weinsteins again!)

Thankfully we have Parker Posey, Patrick Dempsey's lu...

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January 1, 2021 14 min

This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Blake Mawson's revenge short Pyotr495 (click the link to view the 15-minute-long short), which sees an app hookup go horribly wrong, only for the tables to be turned on the assaulters.

Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners

> Trace: @tracedthurman

> Joe: @b...

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Happy New Year, everyone! We're hopping aboard a party train to ring in the new year with Roger Spottiswoode's Jamie Lee Curtis-starring slasher film Terror Train! Joining us for the bash are Chris Moore and Kevin Jones, the co-hosts of the Homos on Haunted Hill podcast!

Join us as we discuss the slasher go-to of pranks being the reason for someone killing a bunch of horny dumb-dumbs, read into the queer coding of Doc (Hart ...

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Here's a sneak peek of our all new Patreon minisode as we celebrate our favorite horror films - in this case Joe's #2 pick for the year - and bid 2020 a long-overdue farewell!

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