May 10, 2021
Jonny Larkin is joined by sleaze merchants Chris Brown (Video Nasties Podcast) and Andy Roberts (Nasty Pasty Podcast) to delve into House on the Edge of the Park (1980). Ruggero Deodato’s follow-up to his notorious Cannibal Holocaust is an orgy of rape, murder and morally ambiguous sexual politics. Starring David Hess, this Italian answer to Last House on the Left is sure to leave you needing a shower… but is it any good? Hear our take, discussing the homoeroticism between the film’s lead antagonist and his sidekick, the themes of class and exploitation running throughout, and the shocking amounts of cuts made to the film when it was seized as a video nasty.
Be warned: spoilers ahead, and frank discussions about rape.
April 9, 2021
Jonny Larkin is joined by OG Screaming Queen Stephen Moore for a camp, nostalgic trip down 90s slasher lane with Urban Legend. Released at the height of the Scream rip-off era, Urban Legend received lukewarm reviews and was seen as a shameless cash-in. But 23 years later it’s receiving a reappraisal. And rightly so! Littered with 90s TV stars and building a stalk-and-slash romp around popular urban legends, it offers jumps, laughs, and one of the 90s’ most memorable psycho performances. There’s even a bonus chat with Sleazy Queen Andy Roberts who has penned an essay for the 88 Films Blu Ray box set release. So crack open a can of Pepsi, guzzle some popping candy and enjoy!
Spoilers ahead – and lots of references to cum guzzling (standard).
March 14, 2021
In the latest Sleazy Queenz spinoff, Jonny Larkin, OG Screaming Queen Martin Fenerty and queer artist Ben Youdan are delving into the soft focus world of the 90s erotic thriller. But it’s not just any tits and ass shocker… it comes with queer credentials in the form of a certain queen of pop...
Body of Evidence stars Madonna as a femme fatale accused of murdering her wealthy lover with… you guessed it… sex! Panned on release, the film did Madonna no favours in Hollywood. But is it that bad? The Queenz take on misogyny, kink-shaming and the fear of sex in the shadow of Aids and conservative America. We get deep… but not quite as deep as Willem Dafoe’s face in that infamous car park scene. Did they REALLY have sex?! Find out in this erotically charged potty-mouth sojourn through the sleazy side of cinema.
Spoilers ahead. Not for the eagerly offended.
March 2, 2021
Sleazy Queenz returns to the bottom of the barrel with our old pal Joe D’Amato! Ancient Rome never felt so dirty as it does in Caligula 2: The Untold Story. D’Amato’s riff on the Tinto Brass epic has everything we’ve come to expect. The beautiful Laura Gemser, lashings of sex both soft and hardcore… and ANOTHER scene with a horse. But it’s also surprisingly queer in places. Find out why as Jonny Larkin is joined by Andy Roberts and Chris Brown to dive headfirst into an orgy of depravity that is NOT for the eagerly offended.
February 20, 2021
Join Jonny Larkin and special guest star Steve Hughes as they trawl through ‘FRIGHT’, an obscure British shocker from 1971. A predecessor to Halloween and When A Stranger Calls, Fright follows a nubile young babysitter stuck in a rambling country manor with a psychopath breathing down her neck. Surprisingly sleazy, Fright wastes no time in getting its star Susan George out of her clothes, whilst Honor Blackman swooshes about in a cape and Dennis Waterman dons some aubergine bell bottoms to perv over the beleaguered babysitter. But is Fright a delight? Or a bit shite? Find out with our spoilery review, and also hear about Steve’s first ever wet dream about one of the stars of the film. Oh yes. We keep it classy at Screaming Queenz. Not for the eagerly offended.
January 30, 2021
“It’s either this or another cry-wank!”
What a perfect way to sum up the latest Sleazy Queenz foray into filth. This time Chris Brown of Video Nasties Podcast chooses “that one where Edwige Fenech gets it on with a goat.” No, really. TOP SENSATION (1969) is the result of what happens when an Italian film crew head out on a yacht with Rosalba Neri, the afore-mentioned giallo queen Edwige, and a shit load of J&B and come back with a film. Ironically Top Sensation is largely topless. But is it any good? Join Jonny Larkin, Chris Brown and Nasty Pasty Podcast’s Andy Roberts on a summer adventure like no other. It’s rather dirty, and loaded with spoilers. Don’t say you weren’t warned!
January 22, 2021
Join Jonny Larkin and special guest star Steve Hughes as we delve into the archives of British TV horror once more. This time we turn our attention to Tales of the Unexpected, a cornucopia of creepy delights that ran from 1979-1988. Initially conjured up by Roald Dahl, it gave us macabre stories featuring the likes of Joan Collins, Miriam Margoyles and… Toyah Willcox? ‘The Flypaper’ stands out from the bunch with its bleak portrayal of a teenage girl stalked by a perverted killer, and the twist in its tale left a generation scarred for life! Hear all about it here, along with some pretty filthy banter regarding the likes of Gareth Hunt, John Duttine and… Kevin Webster from Coronation Street?
January 10, 2021
“One of the most bizarre podcasts in the anals of history?”
Possibly. What’s most bizarre is it took Screaming Queenz 117 episodes to cover undoubtedly one of the most notorious masterpieces of horror cinema, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. We all know the tale of Tobe Hooper’s descent into the American nightmare, but what makes it so queer? And why is Stephen Moore describing Leatherface as a ‘non-binary icon’? Find out with our latest offering, recorded remotely from our CoVid-safe dungeons. It’s littered with spoilers and tasteless humour. But then again why else would you be listening? Head-cheese all round!
December 24, 2020
Merry Christmas! We’ve snuck down your chimney and we’re emptying our sacks all over your Christmas tree with our take on Glen Morgan’s much-maligned remake of Black Christmas! Back in 2006 the former X Files alumni set out to make a version of Bob Clark’s classic slasher that explored themes of family and the dark origins of Christmas… but the film didn’t quite turn out that way. So with a cast including noughties starlets Michelle Trachtenberg, Katie Cassidy and Lacey Chabert and a story based on infamous head-fucking serial killer Edmund Kemper, how could this turn out to be a car crash horror movie? One word: Weinstein! Find out the full story as we go behind the scenes and rummage through the attic for all the eye-popping horror that went into making Black Christmas 2006!
December 4, 2020
Join Jonny Larkin and special guest star soap writer horror fanatic Steve Hughes, as we begin our dive into classic TV horror. Before Tales of the Unexpected, before Hammer House of Horror, there was THRILLER. An anthology series that ran for 6 seasons, writer Brian Clemens’ TV opus has been described as the Primark Hitchcock. Kitsch, budget-friendly but always drawing top talent, Thriller did what it said on the tin. But it veered into camp Satanic horror with ‘Nurse Will Make It Better’. Imagine The Omen, Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist all put through a budget meat grinder then sprinkled with blonde bombshell Diana Dors and you’re half way there. This OTT, balls-to-the-wall slice of British horror oddness goes under the Screaming Queenz microscope. Does Nurse make it better? Listen and find out. Beware spoilers, and lots of gay gushing over Donna Mills…