Shudder‘s upcoming limited series “Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror,” executive produced by “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller, finally has a release date, set for this September. Shudder announced the news this weekend at SDCC where they shared a nine-minute long sneak peek which you can watch below.
“Queer for Fear” is a four-part documentary series about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres. “From its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock; from the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century to the AIDS-obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films; through genre-bending horrors from a new generation of queer creators; “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.”
“As queer people, we are considered outside of society & horror is outside of society. What it means to not be accepted by society but have a soul.” Fuller said during the panel.
“Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror” will premiere on Shudder on September 29, 2022.