Screaming Queenz Ep 25 - Daughters of Darkness

November 25, 2016

First up we reveal which of the Scream Queens we celebrated in our Halloween special actually didn't like being called a scream queen... can you guess who DM'd us to tell us? Listen and find out!

Then we're off to an empty hotel in rain-soaked Ostend with the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, the Dietrich-styled lesbian vampire who's been swooshing about the planet looking devastating for over 500 years! Hear our gay gasps as we talk through this queer horror classic which doesn't get the praise it deserves.

 

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Screaming Queenz Ep 24 - Tenebrae

November 11, 2016

We're hungover to death and we're tackling Dario Argento's Tenebrae. But even with hangovers we love this movie. Cited by some as Argento's most misogynist giallo, is it misunderstood? A knowing wink to his critics giving them exactly what they like to accuse him of? Whatever way you look at it Tenebrae is a psycho-sexual tour de force, effortlessly stylish, surprisingly forward-thinking for a queer audience, and has some of the best kills in horror history. 

So sit back, nurse your hangover with us, and enjoy our take on a giallo classic! 

Warning: SPOILERS!
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Screaming Queenz Ep 23 - Scream Queens! Halloween Special

October 29, 2016

Something's gone wrong this Halloween. We're drinking beers and reading Playboy - but there is a rational explanation for this. Sort of. In our bumper Halloween episode we're looking at that staple of the horror genre - the Scream Queen! Fay Wray in Doctor X, Adrienne Barbeau in The Fog, Barbara Crampton in From Beyond, and Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring. But this being the trashiest queer horror podcast on the web, we also talk dwarf porn, masturbating mental patients and Ken Foree in very tight underwear. 

Spoilers ahead, and lots of bad language. Trick or treat!
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Screaming Queenz Ep 22 - Evil Women Part 2

October 14, 2016

In Part Two of our look at evil women in horror we're off to Japan to audition our dream ladies... they have to be really good with cheese-wire and look fabulous in a rubber apron. Any ideas? Asami from Audition is Jonathan Butler's choice, whilst I'm going back to the 80s and revisiting my childhood heroine, Clare Higgins as Julia in Hellraiser. Our talk gets filthy so cover your ears if you're easily offended. It's that wicked Uncle Frank, bringing out the worst in us...

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Screaming Queenz Ep 21 - Evil Women!

October 7, 2016

In a two part special we're looking at Scream Queens on the flipside of the horror coin - the evil women! Stephen chose Troma-tasic Mother's Day (1980), a trashy rape-revenge slasher with a wicked maniacal matriarch pulling the strings. And then Martin goes for the classic 'Misery' in which Kathy Bates brings the pain to poor laid up writer James Caan. Listen to this podcast if only for Stephen and Martin's impressions of Ms Bates...

Spoilers ahoy, lots of bad language and our usual brand of wicked humour! Part 2 will be out next week.

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Screaming Queenz Ep 20 - Blair Witch (2016) Review

September 19, 2016

We take a look at the new Blair Witch movie - is it any good? Find out here. There are spoilers so beware. Then I review Don't Breathe, Stephen reviews Lights Out, Jonathan reviews Evolution, and Martin tells us all about the Wolf Creek series. Not to mention our thoughts on Empire's Top 50 Horror movies...

There's bad language and spoilers!

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Screaming Queenz Ep 19 - Wicca, Please! Part 2

September 16, 2016

In this second part of our witch special, we're getting deep and asking some pretty important questions. The whole witch myth - is it just another tool used to punish women who don't conform? Is it a projection of our fears of getting old and turning into hags? Most important of all though - is Katie Hopkins the descendant of Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins??

Looking at Baba Yaga, City of the Dead, Haxan, Rosemary's Baby, House of the Devil, and Witchfinder General...
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Screaming Queenz Ep 18 - Cruising

September 2, 2016

Hips or lips?

Cruising (1980) directed by William Friedkin was, and still is, one of the most controversial films ever made. Blasted by the gay community, accused of homophobia from the offset (before it was even made), this important piece of queer history is also a damn fine giallo. So what do you think of it? With snippets of its amazing punk funk soundtrack, this podcast contains a lot of sex talk and spoilers. Grease up and enjoy.

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Screaming Queenz Ep 17 - Giallo

August 26, 2016

From the fashion house massacre of Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace, to Dario Argento's prog-rock gender fluid nightmare Deep Red, to the otherworldly regional horror of Pupi Avati's House with Laughing WIndows, we're dipping our toe in the big messy puddle of style that is the giallo film. So cool it hurts - literally - the giallo film is a staple of Italian cinema that mixes crime thriller and horror with a healthy dose of gender politics and fabulous interiors... not to mention a smattering of queer characters who pop up in the most unlikely places.

So if you're new to giallo, delve in with us. If you're a seasoned vet, see how we get on with our first foray into the black leather gloved mayhem. And if we get hysterical just slap us and take us to bed.

Spoiler alert. Bad language alert. Why else would you listen? ;-)
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Screaming Queenz Ep 16 - The Shallows Review

August 15, 2016

In this bite-sized (see what we did there) edition we review current shark shocker The Shallows. SPOILER FREE! Stephen reveals his secret past as a surf dude, Martin's got his guns out, Jonathan's blushing at the thought of Blake Lively's boobs, and I just want to see Taylor Swift get eaten by a shark. Standard.

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