We’ve been teasing you about it for a few weeks, but the time has finally come: Bloody Disgusting’s bi-monthly queer horror column is making the move over to the Podcasting Network! Now, you’ll be able to hear Trace and Joe banter about horror movies on a weekly basis! We are incredibly excited to bring this show to you and hope you enjoy it as well. For those of you who are averse to podcasts: never fear! We will still be writing our column, albeit less frequently (once a month as opposed to twice).
To make the launch extra exciting, we’ve released the first three episodes in full, so all three are available right now! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get a new episode every Wednesday. You can subscribe on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Libsyn and RSS.
If you want even more content, visit our Patreon page where you can sign up for exclusive bonus episodes each month! This bonus content will consist of full-length episodes on new theatrically-released horror films. For January, we’re covering both Escape Room and Glass, the biggest horror movies of the month. Our review for Escape Room is already uploaded, so if you become a patron today you’ll have instant access to that episode!
For your listening convenience, we have embedded the audio for those first three episodes below (and just a heads up: the first episode is more of a “getting to know you” episode, so if you don’t care to learn more about us as individuals, feel free to skip episode 1 and move on to episode 2!).
Episode 1 – Speed Dating
Welcome to Horror Queers, a podcast based on Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman’s long-running article series on Bloody Disgusting. In this first episode, the guys introduce the Pod and themselves with a series of (overly personal) questions, “Speed Dating” style.
Discover their most anticipated horror films of 2019, who Trace’s first celebrity crush was, which gay sports Joe doesn’t play and, in a highly contentious and thoroughly scientific debate, which Hollywood Chris truly is the best!
Episode 2 – Scream
“Straight” out of the gate, Joe and Trace tackle the biggest horror film franchise of the 90s: Wes Craven’s 1996 revisionist slasher Scream. Join the guys as they unpack all of the film’s queer elements, including its metatextual references, its strong (read: bitchy) female characters, its “out” queer screenwriter and Billy & Stu’s beautiful bro-mance of a love that dare not speak its name.
Also: Joe makes Trace play F/M/K with the film’s male cast in the first of our wide-ranging (and mostly inane) podcast games.
Episode 3 – Hostel
Three episodes in and Joe and Trace are already ready for a vacation…in straight white homophobic hell. That’s right, we’re RIPPING into Eli Roth’s notorious 2004 torture porn flick Hostel, drilling down into the Josh/Salad Fingers relationship and questioning if Roth, the film or the characters are homophobic. Mostly the guys just lament how much better Part Two is.
Plus: in this week’s game Joe forces Trace to play “Archive or Trash It” with Roth’s filmography.
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