Dressed to Kill has been called everything – a masterpiece, transphobic trash, a true American giallo and a misogynist Hitchcock rip-off. So where do Screaming Queenz sit? Certainly not on the fence. We get opinionated as we take on Brian De Palma’s notorious 1980 thriller. From Angie Dickinson’s body double to Nancy Allen’s purple fur to the most problematic elements of the film – ie, its treatment of trans people, its treatment of women and most importantly – that nurse’s shoes! We go all in and figure out whether Dressed to Kill is deserving of its notoriety. Also find out how William Friedkin’s Cruising inspired the making of this film!
Spend 90 minutes in the sleaziest fleapit cinema in town in some very dubious company. Ever heard a queer take on sexploitation opus Emanuelle in America? Well now’s the chance. Joined by our token straight buddy Chris Brown from Video Nasties Podcast, we’re deep-diving into Black Emanuelle. Her most notorious outing features hardcore sex, a rabbit hole plunge into snuff films and, yes, a woman wanking off a horse. It’s strong stuff and not for the eagerly offended. But what is its message? It might be deeper than you think (wink wink).
Also hear Laura Gemser’s pop song, hear which star of the film ended up in jail for drug-trafficking, and find out about my obsession with Rocco Sifredi.
Filthy language and spoilers ahoy!
CoVid might be keeping us all apart but Screaming Queenz have got a filthy little treat to tide you over. Last year we recorded what was to be the first in a series of spin off shows looking at exploitation film through a queer filter. Joined by Andy Roberts of Nasty Pasty Podcast, we recorded the first episode of SLEAZY QUEENZ looking at the notorious 80s rape-revenge Linda Blair classic, ‘Savage Streets’. We were planning to record more, joined by our friend Chris Brown of Video Nasties Podcast, but as luck would have it a pandemic got in the way! So we’re releasing this episode as a taster of things to come, and to keep our gorgeous Screaming Queenz listeners laughing through dark times!
Savage Streets is infamous for its heavy-handed approach to rape and revenge – and our response is no different. It’s dark shit but we deal with it with laughter and campness so don’t take us too seriously. We all need a laugh right now so enjoy our first foray into 42nd Street filth – Sleazy Queenz are here to camp up your CoVid!
Slightly delayed due to Covid, depression and damn long working hours, we're back as a four for our look at the landmark Landis classic 'An American Werewolf in London'! Hear a queer take on this iconic horror movie (mainly just appreciating David Naughton's naked ass) and get your mind off the shit going outside your window! Every night there's a full moon with Screaming Queenz so howl along with us!
Happy Valentine's Day! The Screaming Queenz are back for 2020 with a romantic look at the descent into homoerotic hell that is Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse. Sweaty masturbating Robert Pattinson, dom top daddy Willem Defoe, what more can you ask for? Just don't mention the lobster. Or the farts. We examine the queerness of Eggers' latest release and then run through our picks for Valentines Horror Viewing.
Also hear WHY Stephen is missing from this episode! Here's a hint. It involves a 19 inch dildo. And also hear our tribute to Dyanne Thorne, RiP to our favourite Nazi.
We're filthy as ever so if you're eagerly offended, kindly cunt off.
"If Die Hard is a Christmas movie then so is this!"
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring... because they were all dead! Screaming Queenz celebrate Christmas with the hardcore French extreme masterpiece 'Inside'. Featuring Beatrice Dalle in an iconic role as La Femme, the corset-wearing Goth force of nature intent on getting what she wants... and what she wants is the new baby inside Alysson Paradis! Knitting needles, scissors, guns, you name it... everything is a weapon and NOTHING is off limits in this twisted horror. So what did the Screaming Queenz make of it? And who's side are we actually on?? Listen here and find out. It's a Christmas eve like no other...
Crack open the (party) poppers! The Screaming Queenz are 100 episodes old! We thought we should go back to our roots and cover camp Gothic classic 'The Old Dark House'. Directed by uber-queen James Whale and starring the next level queen Ernest Thesiger, this movie has queerness running through its veins as a group of stranded travellers take shelter at the rambling home of the Femms (no, really). JB Priestly's examination of post-war broken Britain became a Universal monster movie... without the monsters... but it did have Boris Karloff and Charles Laughton amongst a stellar cast, not to mention a surprise moment of cross-dressing...
So have a po-ta-to, sit back and enjoy our take on a bona fide camp classic.
"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!
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!
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...