12th Feb2021

Interview: Gareth Dimelow talks “5 Queer Themes in Modern Horror”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast host and screenwriter Stuart Wright listens to story consultant and blogger Gareth Dimelow talk about 5 Queer Themes in Modern Horror. You’ll find Gareth on twitter at @gdimelow

Films discussed include:

  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE (1985, dir. Jack Holder)
  • NIGHTBREED (1990, dir. Clive Barker)
  • INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994, dir. Neil Jordan)
  • HAUTE TENSION (2003, dir. Alexandre Aja)
  • MIDNIGHT KISS (2018, dir. Carter Smith)

Other key texts referenced:

  • THE CELLULOID CLOSET a book by Vito Russo, made into documentary (1995) of the same name & directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
  • MONSTERS IN THE CLOSET: HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE HORROR FILM, a book by Harry Benshoff
  • MEN, WOMEN and CHAINSAWS: GENDER IN THE MODERN HORROR FILM, a book by Carol J Glover
  • SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET documentary on Shudder directed by Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen
  • A Queer Horror Documentary from the Makers of HORROR NOIRE is coming soon to Shudder tbc

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