ScreamQueenz: Where Horror Gets GAY!
Summary: A twice-monthly look at the weird and wonderful world of horror movies as seen through the host's very gay eyes. Killer reviews, off-beat comedy and unforgettable guests. In 2016, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY chose as one of the Top 9 LGBT Podcasts while RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE put the show on their Top 25 Horror Podcasts list.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, MY BEAUTIFUL SCREAMERZ! John Carpenter Month continues with a look at his 1980 supernatural revenge flick, THE FOG starring ADRIENNE BARBEAU, JAMIE LEIGH CURTIS, TOM ATKINS, JANET LEIGH and HAL HOLBROOK. The residents of Antonio Bay are in for quite a shock when their town's Centennial celebration is invaded by a hoard of undead sailors hellbent on revenge. My shipmates during this meteorological massacre are world-famous actor MICHAEL KEYLOUN and the fabulous TARA GARNER. ***** Pick up your copy of the "You've Got Red On You" 2021 Horror Calendar at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/you-got-red-on-you-2021?fbclid=IwAR0jy_KQJHvGlxnCtaS0z3jtDsVVa_80pqiR86ERup_l8giCPM2OEcEZ5Qs#/ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/you-got-red-on-you-2021?fbclid=IwAR0jy_KQJHvGlxnCtaS0z3jtDsVVa_80pqiR86ERup_l8giCPM2OEcEZ5Qs#/) ***** Get your sexy ScreamQueenz hoodies and more at https://bit.ly/merchsq (SCREAM TEEZ!) https://bit.ly/merchsq (bit.ly/merchsq) ***** Try outhttps://bit.ly/squadqueenz ( SQUADCAST: Remote Recordings for Professional Podcasters) free for 7 days. https://bit.ly/squadqueenz (bit.ly/squadqueenz) ***** https://bit.ly/captivatesq (CAPTIVATE.FM )is the only podcast host dedicated to help grow your podcast. Get a 7 day free trial at bit.ly/captivatesq
October is JOHN CARPENTER MONTH here on ScreamQueenz, and we begin with a look at one of his lesser-known films: the taut made-for-television psychological thriller SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME! starring LAUREN HUTTON, ADRIENNE BARBEAU and DAVID BIRNEY. Leigh Michaels is a TV director who moves into a high rise apartment building in Los Angeles when she begins to receive mysterious phone calls from a psychopathic Peeping-Tom intent on invading every aspect of her life. My special guests are VANESSA MCENERY from https://www.legionpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-vd-clinic/ (THE VD CLINIC PODCAST) ( https://www.legionpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-vd-clinic/ (https://www.legionpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-vd-clinic/)) and actor DAN DOMINGUES from https://www.hotdatepod.com/ (HOT DATE) (https://www.hotdatepod.com/ (https://www.hotdatepod.com/)). ***** Free "Someone's Watching Me" Watch Party this Saturday @3pm Eastern Standard Time. https://bit.ly/sqsocial (bit.ly/sqsocial) ***** Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/screamqueenz ***** Get Official ScreamQueenz Merch & the Featured Products of the Month at https://bit.ly/merchsq (bit.ly/merchsq) ***** This episode was recording using SQUADCAST - Remote Recordings for Professional Podcasters. Get a free 7 Day Trial at https://bit.ly/captivatesq (bit.ly/captivatesq) ***** ScreamQueenz is proudly hosted by CAPTIVATE.FM, the only podcast host dedicated to growing your podcast. Try them out for free for 7 days at bit.ly/squadqueenz
In celebration of the 11th Season of SCREAMQUEENZ: The Podcast where Horror Gets Gay, everything old is new again... I'm resurrecting THE CRAPSHOOT; the segment of the show where I dive headfirst into that vast sea of Direct-To-Video horror movie releases in search of that elusive Diamond in the ****Pile! And to add to the craziness, I'm making it a DOUBLE CRAPSHOOT! First up is 1BR (2020) written & directed by DAVID MARMOUR: Sarah (NICOLE BRYDON BROOM) is a young woman who moves to Los Angeles and a manages to find a sweet new apartment and a whole heap of deadly trouble 1BR was recommended by TRAE DEAN, and if THE CRAPSHOOT is back....so is THE FIRING SQUAD! (Good luck, Trae....Nice knowing you!) Next up is THE SIREN (2019): In this dark fairy tale, three lost souls have an encounter on the banks of an idyllic lake: an innocent mute, a man consumed with loss, and a monster doomed to drown everyone she meets. THE SIREN was directed by PERRY BLACKSHEER ("They Look Like People") and stars MARGARET YING DRAKE, MACLOUD ANDREWS and EVAN DUMACHEL. ***** Pick up this episode's Featured Product, the "Bitch Please!" mug and all your ScreamQueenz merchandise at https://bit.ly/merchsq (ScreamTeez): Our Official Merch Store! https://bit.ly/merchsq (bit.ly/merchsq) ***** Register to VOTE at https://vote.gov/ (https://vote.gov/) ***** CAPTIVATE.FM is the World's Only Growth-Oriented Podcast Host. Get a 7-Day Free Trial at http://bit.ly/captivatesq (http://bit.ly/captivatesq) ***** SQUADCAST.FM provides Remote Recordings for Professional Podcasters. try it out for free at https://bit.ly/squadqueenz (bit.ly/squadqueenz) ***** Subscribe to ScreamQueenz: The Podcast Where Horror Gets Gay at https://bit.ly/sqplink (bit.ly/sqplink)
Here's a Summer Bonus Episode that will finally answer the question: "Is the GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR a ghost?......Or is it Allison trying to spy some exposed CM Punk Junk?" Trick question: She's BOTH! In GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR , a man attempts to renovate a former brothel and turn it into a new home for his family, but discovers some of the former occupants have other plans. Directed by TRAVIS STEVENS. With C.M. PUNK, TRIESTE KELLY DUNN and SARAH BROOKS.
(05:00) (07:30) <p class="ql-align-center"><strong><em>MADISON PENROSE ALWAYS GETS WHAT SHE WANTS.</em></strong></p><p class="ql-align-center"><strong><em>TONIGHT, SHE'LL GET WHAT SHE DESERVES.</em></strong></p><p class="ql-align-center">Beat the summer heat with this ScreamQueenz bonus never-before-aired episode recorded back in May, 2020 when <a href="https://www.wickedqueer.org/events/death-drop-gorgeous" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>BRANDON PERRAS-SANCHEZ</strong></a> and <a href="https://www.wickedqueer.org/events/death-drop-gorgeous" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>CHRIS DALPE </strong></a>from <a href="https://www.wickedqueer.org/events/death-drop-gorgeous" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>DEATH DROP GORGEOUS</strong></a> joined me to discuss <strong>MTV's MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET SIXTEEN</strong>.</p><p class="ql-align-center"><strong>Get your ticket to the virtual world premiere of DEATH DROP GORGEOUS at WICKED QUEER: The Underground Boston LGBT Film Festival! </strong></p><p class="ql-align-center"><strong>Saturday, July 25th at 9:30pm EST. Tickets are $10.</strong></p><p class="ql-align-center"><a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wickedqueer.org%2Fevents%2Fdeath-drop-gorgeous%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0L0PiDIiSRP6FOL2r-5UHKhcOtk6rvl8lZU_HUzYC4fZiCCmcbCeJ-oBc&amp;h=AT2a-m_Aopye7dnIAykBGa0areFzD9N2GLJDEwJ7Amc-yPrx0SrVIWi7vyWK38NXP9ZPbNiMAA7TMrRlNLJ0jS_BnzPt0AnqLIOVfvNtnCi-EKi4JHiCtTPf1QJ-AYVWOQ&amp;__tn__=-UK-R&amp;c=AT0i6QTbMNF_wNizhGKYVRhShl-oRA8EY6NZPV-g9URGhoH_1frDCf1KG0f2KvrwtDwfKRf1e8HU7jr9rqnPS_netPy5Wcvm9mv8x8x9pjdqits5PvEpIK5dIkyqPBsFGYvXhyYPrOFIW2ossFLvQd9_0yCcCAUIKLKIKCRzvAj_xHYf4wSBQJTOZUKuxL8" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.wickedqueer.org/events/death-drop-gorgeous</a> </p><p class="ql-align-center"><em>In My Super Psycho Sweet 16, Spoiled brat convinces her parents to re-open Rollerdome for her&nbsp;</em><strong><em>Sweet 16</em></strong><em>. Obviously, the Rollerdome once closed because a series of brutal murders took place at the locale, and, of course, the killer comes back to wreak havoc during her party. Starring </em><strong><em>JULIANNA GUILL, LAUREN MCKNIGHT </em></strong><em>and </em><strong><em>CHRIS ZYLKA</em></strong><em>. Directed by </em><strong><em>JACOB GENT</em></strong><em>RY.</em></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p>
Once upon a time, two fierce young filmmakers set out to make a documentary about the legend of Mark Patton. They were never heard from again... In this fourth installment of my casual chats with out gay horror filmmakers, I'm honored to have with me TYLER JENSEN and ROMAN CHIMIENTI, the co-directors of the smash hit documentary https://www.screamqueendocumentary.com/ (SCREAM QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.) In addition to discussing the challenges of piecing together a cohesive and powerful story as it unfolds in real time, we discuss the evolution of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2's queer storylines from stigma to cultural touchstone, homophobia on the convention circuit and the importance of gay mentorship. https://www.screamqueendocumentary.com/ (Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street )sets the records straight about the controversial sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street, which ended Mark Patton’s acting career, just as it was about to begin. Scream Queen follows Patton as he travels to horror conventions across the U.S.Each new city unwraps a chapter from his life that is met with equal parts joyful and bittersweet detail, as he attempts to make peace with his past and embrace his legacy as cinema’s first male “scream queen.” Scream Queen also finds Patton confronting Freddy’s Revenge cast and crew for the first time, including co-stars Robert Rusler, Kim Myers and Clu Gulager, as well as Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.Watch Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street on https://www.shudder.com (SHUDDE)R and get 30 DAYS FREE when you sign up using promo code: screamqueen ! This episode was recorded using SquadCast: Remote Recordings for Professional Podcasters. Get 7 Days for Free at https://bit.ly/squadqueenz (bit.ly/squadqueenz)
Meet the creators of the upcoming queer drag-themed slasher epic https://www.deathdropgorgeous.com/ (DEATH DROP GORGEOUS)! CHRISTOPHER DALPE, BRANDON PERRAS-SANCHEZ & MICHAEL AHERN Get all the inside dish on how a group of friends managed to take their dream of making a gay horror film from idle chat all the way to glorious gore-streaked reality…and still remain friends! Check out the brand new trailer recut by TYLER JENSEN & ROMAN CHIMIENTI from SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0xO1q4UQA4&feature=emb_title (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0xO1q4UQA4&feature=emb_title) Take your podcast interviews to the next level with SQUADCAST: Remote Recordings For Professional Podcasters. Try it for free at https://bit.ly/squadqueenz (bit.ly/squadqueenz)
This Pride Month, Meet The Out LGBT Filmmakers of Independent Horror. ALAN ROWE KELLY Sculpture, Gallery of Fear, The Blood Shed, Tales of Poe Join me for a casual conversation with Actor/Director/Producer ALAN ROWE KELLY as we discuss his transition from the world of fashion and makeup into horror, gender ambiguity. celebrity run-ins, and primal fears when you're living queer. You're invited to a very special PRIDE MONTH DOUBLE FEATURE WATCH PARTY showcasing the films of BART MASTRONARDI & ALAN ROWE KELLY! SATURDAY, JUNE 20 VINDICATION A Different Kind of Coming Out Story "Eloquent, original and deeply felt... What a real horror movie looks and feels like." - CLIVE BARKER Directed by Bart Mastronardi Featuring Alan Rowe Kelly 3 pm Eastern A FAR CRY FROM HOME (short film) Directed by & Starring ALAN ROWE KELLY 4:45 pm Eastern Try SQUADCAST: Remote Recordings for Professional Podcasters for free for 7 Days! bit.ly/squadqueenz
This Pride Month, Meet The Out LGBT Filmmakers of Independent Horror. BART MASTRONARDI Vindication, Tales of Poe Before introducing you to ALAN ROWE KELLY, the next guest in this Pride Month series, I thought a refresher course on Bart would be helpful since these two work so frequently together. During our insightful chat which first aired in December of 2018, we discuss some of the behind-the-scenes stories of the making of https://screamqueenz.com/227-2/ (TALES OF POE), featured in https://screamqueenz.com/227-2/ (Episode 227, )how he managed to wrangle all of those fantastic 80’s horror legends into doing it, his encounter with http://clivebarker.info/ (CLIVE BARKER) over Bart’s film https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800255/?ref_=nm_ov_bio_lk2 (VINDICATION), his on-going friendship with his Queen, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0454415/ (ADRIENNE KING) and much, much more. Please join me for a DOUBLE FEATURE WATCH PARTY showcasing Bart's films VINDICATION & TALES OF POE. Saturday, June 19th 3pm Eastern Time https://bit.ly/sqsocial (bit.ly/sqsocial) Check out Bart’s fabulous photography (and his sizzlin’ hot models!) at https://www.bartmastronardiphotography.com/portfolio/ (BART MASTRONARDI PHOTOGRAPHY.)
“It was never too late to exchange the things you believed defined you for something better.”-Guillermo Del Toro To kick off Pride Month, I've chosen to discuss GUILLERMO DEL TORO's Oscar-winning fantasy film, THE SHAPE OF WATER. On the surface, the story appears to be simply a sci fi Beauty and the Beast/Creature From the Black Lagoon mashup. Look closer, and you'll see a story of people who are considered "less than" by a cruel and soulless society who rise up to fight against that system in the name of an untraditional love. Not only is that Queer AF, but the film also echoes much of what is happened today with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. My special guest is actor/singer/supervillian MAYA MURPHY (21st Century Demon Hunter). THE SHAPE OF WATER was written and directed by GUILLERMO DEL TORO and stars SALLY HAWKINS, DOUG JONES, OCTAVIA SPENCER, RICHARD JENKINS and MICHAEL SHANNON. It also won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Music and Best Production Design. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER RIGHT NOW, VISIT https://www.fastcompany.com/90511515/how-to-help-black-lives-matter-9-things-you-can-do-for-the-george-floyd-protesters-right-now (https://www.fastcompany.com/90511515/how-to-help-black-lives-matter-9-things-you-can-do-for-the-george-floyd-protesters-right-now)
In support of Black Lives Matter, there will be no episode of ScreamQueenz this week. I encourage you to instead explore some horror podcasts produced by People of Color. AFRO HORROR https://afrohorror.com/ (https://afrohorror.com/) GIRL, THAT'S SCARY https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/girl-thats-scary/id1485449824 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/girl-thats-scary/id1485449824) NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS https://anchor.fm/nocturnalemissionspodcast (https://anchor.fm/nocturnalemissionspodcast) And on YouTube: REAL QUEEN OF HORROR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5LFBOBDo9o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5LFBOBDo9o)
In honor of VINCENT PRICE's birthday this week, enjoy this terrifying tale from the Golden Age of Radio. Set in the late VIctorian era, "A Fugue in C-Minor" is a tale of mounting anxiety, doubt and fear about a new bride, voiced by https://radiopublic.com/screamqueenz-where-horror-gets-ga-6nPbMl/s1!2575f (IDA LUPINO) recently featured in our https://radiopublic.com/screamqueenz-where-horror-gets-ga-6nPbMl/s1!2575f (WOMEN IN HORROR) episode, begins to suspect her husband (VINCENT PRICE)may have murdered his previous wife. But who's gaslighting whom?? "Fugue" features outstanding performances from two Hollywood legends at their game...plus murder, revenge, ghosts, creepy kids and tons of bombastic organ music to set your nerves a-tingle. "A Fugue in C-Minor" first aired on the program SUSPENSE on July 1, 1944 and was written by LUCILLE FLETCHER ("Sorry, Wrong Number").
A Heartwarmingly wholesome tale of a boy and his....zombie??FIDO, directed by ANDREW CURRIE, takes to a picture perfect pop art white picket fence and apple pie post-zombie apocalypse 1950's style world where the undead serve as harmless domestic servants, nannies and Mother's Little Helpers. When little Timmy's family adopt Fido to be their house ghoul, hearty laughs and wholesome good times are sure to follow...as well as total societal upheaval and just a teeny tiny zombie uprising or two. BUt there's a lot more to FIDO than first meets the eye. Helping me gnaw through the delicious skin of the movie's shiny veneer and devour the hot, meaty and surprisingly scathing subtextextual innards are DAN COHEN and CHRYSTEN PEDDIE from https://killingyourdarlings.libsyn.com/ (KILLING YOUR DARLINGS). FIDO stars BILLY CONNELLY, CARRIE-ANN MOSS, DYLAN BAKER and KESUN LODER. *** Please donate to https://www.backpacksforthestreet.org (BACKPACKS FOR THE STREETS) at www.backpacksforthestreet.org See Jeffrey & Jason in action on NBC News at https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/backpack-for-the-streets-volunteers-handout-essentials-for-nyc-homeless/2417988/ (https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/backpack-for-the-streets-volunteers-handout-essentials-for-nyc-homeless/2417988/) *** Check out Chrysten's reading /drinking game of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING on Friday May 22 at 7pm at https://www.facebook.com/events/614125976123013/?active_tab=about (https://www.facebook.com/events/614125976123013/?active_tab=about) *** SCREAMQUEENZ SATURDAY DOUBLE FEATURE: FIDO and SHOCK VALUE 3pm Eastern on KAST https://bit.ly/sqsocial (bit.ly/sqsocial)
– My 50th Birthday Celebration continues as THE CRAPSHOOT returns! My never-ending quest to find a diamond in the shit pile of VOD horror movie releases led me to a little film called https://tubitv.com/movies/286076/shock_value (SHOCK VALUE), a blackly comic yet chilling gem of a tale about dangerous ambition and deadly hubris set against the backdrop of L.A’s indie horror filmmaking scene. After witnessing a brutal double murder, a film director (ZAK HUDSON) develops a dastardly brilliant plan to ensure his next movie is a guaranteed hit. Blackmail the real-life murderer (ANTHONY BRAVO) into playing the movie’s murderer. Turn him in to the police when shooting is completed. Box office gold (5:00) What could possibly go wrong? (10:00) Joining in the bloody birthday fun is longtime friend/first-time guest, actor DAN DOMINGUES (also from the https://www.hotdatepod.com/ (HOT DATE) podcast). https://tubitv.com/movies/286076/shock_value (SHOCK VALUE) directed by DOUGLAS RATH also stars MICHELLE CAMPBELL, JANELLE ODAIR, WILL BRANDT and MALCOLM MCDOWELL. Donate to https://bit.ly/sqbackpacks (BACKPACKS FOR THE STREET)at https://bit.ly/sqbackpacks (bit.ly/sqbackpacks) BIRTHDAY SATURDAY DOUBLE FEATURE WATCH PARTY MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET SIXTEEN and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME Saturday, May 9th @3pm on https://kast.gg/ (KAST) https://bit.ly/sqsocial (bit.ly/sqsocial) ******** Try https://bit.ly/squadqueenz (SQUADCAST: Remote Recordings for Professional Podcasters) Free for 7 Days at https://bit.ly/squadqueenz (bit.ly/squadqueenz). https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=patrickwalsh (CAPTIVATE.FM )is the Only Podcast Host Dedicated To Growing Your Podcast. Get a 7-Day Free trial at https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=patrickwalsh (https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=patrickwalsh)
When two innocent country-folk get mistaken for serial killers by a bunch of vacationing college kids, mayhem and self-mutilation ensue in the charming horror-comedy TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL. Boob-and Ska fanatics ALLISON NOWACKI and BRYAN J. POLK are on hand to kick off my insanely self-indulgent 50th birthday month celebration. TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL was directed by ELI CRAIG and stars ALAN TUDYK ("Firefly", "Dollhouse"), TYLER LABINE ("Reaper", "Escape Room") and KATRINA BOWDEN ("30 Rock") PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO https://www.backpacksforthestreets.org (BACKPACKS FOR THE STREETS )AND HELP THE HOMELESS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS https://www.backpacksforthestreets.org (https://www.backpacksforthestreets.org) KAST app: http://kast.gg (http://kast.gg) Saturday Screenings at 3pm Eastern: https://bit.ly/sqsocial (https://bit.ly/sqsocial) https://bit.ly/squadqueenz (SQUADCAST )7-Day Free Trial: https://bit.ly/squadqueenz (bit.ly/squadqueenz) https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=patrickwalsh (CAPTIVATE.FM) 7-Day Free Trial: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=patrickwalsh (https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=patrickwalsh)