November 28, 2019
"This ass... is clean!"
The queers take on Poltergeist in our 99th episode! With responses to the film ranging from 'wow' to 'meh', we discuss whether it has rightfully earned its place in the horror hall of fame. And who the hell directed it? Hooper or Spielberg? There's love for camp icon Zelda Rubinstein, gasps at the Me Too Builders digging out the Freelings' pool, and we investigate the Curse of Poltergeist...
First up Jonathan Butler tells us his spoiler-free thoughts on The Lighthouse!
A packed show, listen and let us know what you think!
October 29, 2019
Halloween is upon us! And your favourite scouse queer horror podcasters are putting on their Silver Shamrock masks and parking themselves in front of the TV. What's the worst that could happen? Halloween 3 Season of the Witch went from hated to loved but when all's said and done - is the love just ironic nostalgia? Or is it actually a good horror movie? Screaming Queenz have mixed opinions on this one so get comfy and hear how killing children could stop climate change, how Stephen wants Dr Dan to give him a physical, and just why I declare "SLEEP IN MY MINGE" with gay abandon. It's rude, it's spoilery, and it's ready to give you tricks and treats aplenty! Happy HalloQueen!
October 4, 2019
Our very own Martin takes over hosting duties as we discuss George A. Romero's weird 1978 vampire shocker, 'Martin'. The tale of an awkward boy next door with a penchant for hypodermic needles, rape and bloodsucking, this eerie arty piece of horror oddness also delves into the grim reality of smalltown America. So why do we spend so long talking about dildos? You'll have to listen to find out. Spoilers ahoy! Not to mention a surprising appearance by Soft Cell...
September 12, 2019
Screaming Queenz are back with our take on It Chapter 2. It’s not a hot take, it’s not a cold take, and you can’t squeeze it into the length of a tweet! So does it even exist?! We look at the LGBTQ discourse on the latest Stephen King adaptation and wonder if it’s right to be offended by scenes of homophobia in a horror movie. We also review the rest of the film so grab yourself a fortune cookie and settle in for our usual filthy humour, spoilers and lack of fucks to give.
August 24, 2019
No more antici………… pation! Screaming Queenz are finally covering the queerest horror musical out there! Stephen Moore aka Francine Furter - our cover gal - has donned his stockings and beat his mug to bring us The Rocky Horror Picture Show. A celebration of all things weird queer and free, Rocky Horror is a musical theatre phenomenon, and Tim Curry’s Frank-N-Furter is an icon. But what did the rest of the Queenz think of this classic, and why do we spend so long talking about prolapses?
The usual filthy humour and spoilers ensue!
August 11, 2019
Aided by vodka and XO Cafe Patron Tequila we take on our first French Extreme Horror, Haute Tension – aka Switchblade Romance. Alexandre Aja’s throwback to 70s exploitation horror, this blood-soaked stalk’n’slash epic has been accused of homophobia. Do we agree? Do we find it ‘problematic’? You might be surprised. You won’t be surprised by the usual filthy humour which is cranked up after doing shots – but we make sense! I promise! Unlike some of the movie...
July 17, 2019
In our latest podcast, Screaming Queenz ask a question that has been on the lips of every queer horror fan since the dawn of time. Vincent Price or Paris Hilton? Who is the bigger icon? I think we all the know the answer to this but just in case you’re unsure you better listen to our bumper Houses of Wax special! Looking at the 1953 3D masterpiece, which sees Price skulk in the foggy Victorian shadows and Morticia Addams herself Carolyn Jones camp it up in a ridiculously tight corset, we revel in the lavish 3D thrills and marvel at that guy who can fit 3 balls in his mouth at once. Then we jump forward to the trashy 2005 incarnation which brings sex tape superstar Paris Hilton into the hillbilly horror subgenre and results in the usual filthy humour from your favourite queer horror podcasters! Who do you think comes out on top? Listen and find out – but beware spoilers and the possibility of lapses into Ms Hilton’s pop career...
July 11, 2019
Screaming Queenz Queer Horror Podcast reviews Ari Aster’s 2nd feature film, Midsommar. Spoiler free for first 15 minutes so if you haven’t seen the movie don’t fret – listen to the start and tune out when you hear the very loud warning! It’s even louder and more obvious than ALL of the warnings the characters ignore in the movie! Taking on folk horror, relationship drama and existential dread, Midsommar has been hailed as both a masterpiece and a self-indulgent mess. Which side of the fence do we land on? You’ll have to listen and find out!
June 16, 2019
Joe Le Taxi! Anyone else remember the pop hits of Vanessa Paradis? Well we do. And now the iconic French singer takes the lead in a stylish homage to giallo set in the world of Parisian 70s gay porn! I mean, could anything be MORE up Screaming Queenz back alley? Hear our take on the film that set Cannes alight with its mix of neon, black humour, kitsch twinky sex and lesbian sexual psycho-drama. Did it make the blood rush south for us? Or is it all dildo and no cock? Only one way to find out.
Beware, spoilers ahead, not to mention our usual lack of any taste whatsoever! We wouldn’t want to disappoint!
May 17, 2019
The Queenz are in need of some therapy and a good hot shower after watching Possum, the 2018 British horror from director Matthew Holness. Starring Sean Harris as Philip, a disgraced children's puppeteer, Possum takes us to MR James country amidst the desolate marshes of Norfolk but this ain't no Christmas ghost story. Possum paints a blackened portrait of post-Jimmy Savile Britain. An oppressive story of the trauma of abuse, it is horror in its rawest, nastiest form. So how did the Screaming Queenz react to a group viewing?
This is heavy stuff so be warned - but obvs even in the darkest of corners we find something to cackle about so it's not all doom and gloom! Prepare to be spoiled - and soiled (sorry).