Looks can kill….asshole teenagers.
The last few weeks on the Horror Queers Podcast (we launched back in mid-January) have resulted in plenty of great discussions and hilarious shenanigans. We’ve tackled Jessica Rothe’s delightful performance in out-and-proud director Christopher Landon‘s 2017 horror-comedy Happy Death Day, brought in a third to discuss the lesbian Rosemary’s Baby-esque film Lyle and discussed the toxic friendship at the center of Always Shine.
In the newest episode, we travel back to 1999 to reevaluate Katt Shea‘s (Poison Ivy) supernatural sequel The Rage: Carrie 2. The film sees Carrie White’s (Sissy Spacek) younger half-sister Rachel (Emily Bergl) discovering her telekinetic powers after her best friend Lisa (Mena Suvari) kills herself. Why does she kill herself, you ask? Well, she learns that the popular guy she recently had sex with (Home Improvement‘s Zachery Ty Bryan) used her to win a game the football team plays where they sleep with girls and receive points.
Episode 10 – The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Since the boys got a late start to Women in Horror Month, they’ve decided to continue it into the first week of March! Next up is Katt Shea’s under-appreciated and ahead-of-its-time film The Rage: Carrie 2.
Join Joe and Trace as they take a deep dive into the troubled production of this much-maligned sequel. Topics on the table include but are not limited to: the truly despicable teenage characters, an enormous stuffed dog, Amy Irving’s completely ineffectual guidance counselor, and Mena Suvari’s predilection for projects with the word “American” in the title. And yes, they do address the fact that the remains of the OG Bates High School are still there for some reason.
On a more serious note, they also discuss their experiences with bullying, narrowing them down to what they refer to as their “Carrie Moment.”
Cross out The Rage: Carrie 2!
Coming up Wednesday: we fast forward to the year 2000 with an episode on Geoffrey Wright‘s “kill the virgins” slasher film Cherry Falls, which stars the late (and great) Brittany Murphy and features a somewhat problematic cross-dressing killer.
– Joe & Trace