From executive producers Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Steak House, the Shudder Original Series Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror is premiering later this month—and the trailer promises a deep dive into LGBTQ+ horror!
A four-part documentary series, Queer for Fear will explore “the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres. From its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock; from the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century to the AIDS-obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films; through genre-bending horrors from a new generation of queer creators; Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere.”
Queer for Fear features interviews with a range of horror actors, writers, directors, and more, including series consultant Renée “Nay” Bever (co-host of the Attack of the Queerwolf podcast), Rachel True (The Craft), Jennifer Tilly (Chucky), Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body), Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black), Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Dry), Oz Perkins (Gretel & Hansel), and many more. The first episode drops on Shudder on September 30th, with new episodes released weekly.
The trailer is age-restricted, so you’ll need to head over to YouTube to watch it.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)