Coming in 2020: A Queer Horror Documentary from the Makers of HORROR NOIRE
We wrapped up this year’s Pride Month with an announcement about a Shudder original documentary that will tackle the complex history of queer representation in horror. The project will be overseen by writer/director Sam Wineman, co-host of Blumhouse’s Attack of the Queerwolf podcast, whose award-winning short, The Quiet Room, is coming to Shudder this summer. Also on board are Horror Noire executive producers Phil Nobile Jr. (Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria) and Kelly Ryan of Stage 3 Productions, with consulting producer Michael Varrrati (Dead for Filth).
The as-yet-untitled doc will explore the works of some of the most important pioneering queer creators in the genre like James Whale and Clive Barker ,while examining the coded, often problematic, depiction of LGBTQ+ characters in films like Sleepaway Camp, High Tension and Jennifer’s Body.
Wineman told us that “while watching Horror Noire, I identified deeply with the discussion of loving a genre and having that love be unrequited. Horror has spent a great deal of time telling our stories undercover, both intentionally and unintentionally. In order to fully understand the depth of how and why, you have to unpack the social context of what it is to be queer at the moment in history that coincides with the films themselves. That story is one that is long overdue, and I am honored to have the chance to share it.”
Stay tuned for more announcements about the project.