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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

they slayed

2 weeks ago

Really interesting horror doc series. Great to see things like this and black noire available.

3 weeks ago

This series is a baseline understanding of how queer themes have shaped horror since its beginning. Many people choose to ignore that the things they love in this world are created and originated from a lot of diverse and marginalized sources. This series could expand so much with more content, especially if they got into newer novels with queer themes as well as newer movies. This would also make a wonderful long form documentary.

1 month ago

Really insightful and interesting how they unpack queer subtext and culture in horror media. The "if you know, you know" is very very real hilarious 1 skull reviews from homophobes. stay mad losers

1 month ago

My main critique is that the structure needed improvement. Lots of jumping around no clear timeline makes it hard to follow if u haven’t seen every single movie or already have a grasp of the history of what’s being told and i think that’s probably due to the fact that its only 4 episodes long and there’s sooo much queer history in horror.

2 months ago