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Queer Horror Fans Unite and Take Over

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If you’re a horror movie addict like us, you already spend too much time streaming them on Shudder. And now that Shudder has proven themselves as producers of very cool stuff like Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror – a documentary that shined its light on a neglected area of the horror film story – they’re coming back around with a similar film about queer horror. Writer-director Sam Wineman is in production of an untitled feature that will “explore the complex, fascinating history of queer horror on film,” from James Whale (Bride of Frankenstein), Clive Barker, and many others. And it’s not going to shy away – how could it – from the history of problematic and coded queer characters in horror films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Sleepaway Camp and High Tension. It’s coming to get you in 2020.

A woman catches her husband in bed with another woman. He dies of a heart attack at that same moment. She buries his body – as one does – and basks in the glow of the local news and the glamour of being the performatively worried spouse of a missing husband. What could go wrong? We’ll find out in Breaking News In Yuba County, the latest from director Tate Taylor (Ma, The Help). It stars – take a deep breath if reading aloud – Awkwafina, Mila Kunis, Ellen Barkin, Regina Hall, Juliette Lewis, Allison Janney, Samira Wiley, Wanda Sykes and Bridget Everett, to name a couple handfuls of talented women. And while we’re not sure if this story is going to be played for Gone Girl-esque thriller potential or 9 to 5-style wacky comedy, we’re already here for it, as our interests are always actress-based. Look for it to break into theaters in 2020.

Romeo San Vicente knows that Pamela Voorhees was the hero of Friday the 13th. 

 

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