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Queer for Fear

Queer for Fear

From executive producers Bryan Fuller (HANNIBAL) and Steak House (THE MUSTANG), QUEER FOR FEAR is a docuseries about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres. QUEER FOR FEAR explores the topic from its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to Universal Monsters and Hitchcock; from the "lavender scare" alien invasion films of the mid-20th century to the unabating dangerous queer women inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla. 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. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL SERIES.

Member Reviews

Robert Bloch's book Psycho 2 is a complete shocker and has yet to be filmed. I literally dropped the book during the denouement

1 day ago

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I just love all of this.

1 week ago

any sequel must include the 2022 Hellraiser, in which I believe Pinhead is portrayed as nonbinary.

1 week ago

Such an excellent deep dive. My critique: I'm tired of people celebrating Frankenstein without acknowledging the fact that Mary Shelley very deliberately compares the monster to Black people and plays into the anti-abolitionist fear that emancipation was dangerous because enslaved people were "adults with children's minds." It's not a secret. I was really gratified to hear Jewish people discuss the antisemitism in Nosferatu. Unfortunately, it made skipping over the racial aspects of Frankenstein even more obvious. That said, I'm here for the dramatic irony of the one-star reviews calling queers ~scary~ names and saying we're trying to make the horror genre "about us"

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