Queer Horror Cult
#103 - And a Happy Noévember to All! (Feat. Nicole Boychuk)
Welcoming Nicole Boychuk back to the show to round out the month with a celebration of Noévember, a month spent watching (almost) all of Gaspar Noé's filmography. Focusing on Climax (2018) specifically, with some brief dips into Love (2015), Enter the Void (2009), and Vortex (2021), join us for a discussion of some truly upsetting, unsettling cinema.Spoiler warning for Climax (2018) and, briefly, Love (2015).Audio clip from a Locarno interview with Gaspar Noé (2016).
#102 - Gettin' Sad With Bad Dad Rad Dad
This week Lori is joined by special guests Kylie and Elliott of Bad Dad Rad Dad podcast to talk about their feelings, discussing "Knife + Heart" (2018), as well as some of the director's other shorts, with "Intermission" (2007), "By the Kiss" (2006), and "We Will Never Be Alone Again" (2012).Major spoilers for Knife + Heart!Audio clip from "Cecil B. Demented" (2000).
#101 - Warning: May Cause Spontaneous Cannibalistic Re-Animation, Use With Caution
This week, Lori and Aria care about the environment and are certified gangrene with a trio of pesticide-laced zombie flicks, discussing "Bloodeaters" (1980), "The Grapes of Death" (1978), and "The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue" (1974).Audio clip from "DDT - Let's Put It Everywhere" (1946).
#100 - Entering Our Cronecore Era
How we've managed 100 of these things, we'll never know, but we're definitely feeling it in our weary bones. Join Aria and Lori as they explore getting on in years with a dive into movies about aging. Films discussed are "X" (2022), "The Taking of Deborah Logan" (2014), and "Old" (2021).Audio clip from "Last Night" (1998).
#099 - I Got Ninety-Nine Problems and Living in L.A. is Definitely One
This week Aria and Lori hose off the glitz and glam veneer of Hollywood and deep dive into the grime and slime runoff as it heads for the gutter with a look at modelling mayhem in "The Neon Demon" (2016), sickening starpower in "Starry Eyes" (2014), and some dazzling dread with "Mulholland Dr." (2001).Audio Clip from "It'll Chew You Up and Spit You Out" by Concrete Blonde.
#098 - Who Need They Cronenbussy Ate?
QHC returns after a brief hiatus (well, briefer than last time) with a brand new episode on a brand new movie, David Cronenberg's "Crimes of the Future" (2022). Rubberneck at the new sex as we rearrange some guts with a queer reading of the film, and place your bets on how often "little freak" can be used as a genuine term of affection.Audio clip from "A Dirty Shame" (2004).
#097 - Snake Plissken: Putting the 'Peen' in Penal Colony
Aria and Lori enter the thunderdome to experience that East Coast/West Coast fray as realized in John Carpenter's "Escape From New York" (1981) and "Escape From L.A." (1996), with a digestif of Italian knock-off "Escape From the Bronx" (1983) for good measure.
#096 - Tumour? I Hardly Know Her!
In probably the flimsiest excuse for an episode yet, Aria and Lori really milk it for all it's worth by languishing at the intersection of Tumour Terror and Medical Malfeasance! Join us for a look at "Malignant" (2021), "The Dark Half" (1993), another pass at "Basket Case" (1982), and a bonus movie morsel of "The Slash of the Knife" (1972)! Even this description is phoning it in!Audio clip from "Videodrome" (1983).
#095 - Ménage à Trauma
Feeling the post-Valentine's blues? Well don't worry, Queer Horror Cult is here for you to love on! Get ready to run a train on a trio of twisted tales of romance as we invite "The Loved Ones" (2009), "Wild at Heart" (1990), and "Trouble Every Day" (2001) to bed.Audio clip from "Psychos in Love" (1987).