Queer Horror Cult
#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).
#094 - The Hands of My Mother
This week Aria and Lori examine the life and crimes of a young man who was truly born under punches by watching--nay, experiencing--Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Santa Sangre" (1989).Audio clip from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (2015).
#093 - The Podcast Equivalent of a Sitcom Clip Show: 2022 Just Be Like That
Really phoning it in this week, folks. Dug up an old episode we recorded a year and a half ago to put out, gotta take a brief breather. But don't worry, we'll be back with freshly recorded content next ep! In the meantime, enjoy our survey of practical FX makeup set pieces that we absolutely love and are sad to see fall by the wayside in horror cinema.Audio clip from "20/20 Special Report: VCR Horrors" (1987).