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Shudder Releases New Poster For Original Docuseries Queer For Fear

June 3, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Queer For Fear Image Credit: Tayo Kuku Jr./Shudder

Shudder is delving into the topic of queer horror this fall with the original docuseries Queer For Fear, and a new poster for the show is online. The service released the key art for the four-part series, featuring drag artist and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 winner Alaska Thunderfuck, as photographed by Tayo Kuku Jr. You can check it out below.

The series is set to release in the fall on Shudder and via the Shudder offering within the AMC+ bundle, and is described as follows:

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, through the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century and the AIDS obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films, 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.

The docu-series features interviews with series consultant Renée “Nay” Bever (“Attack of the Queerwolf” Podcast co-host), Mark Gatiss (Co-Creator, Writer & Actor, Sherlock and Dracula on BBC), Kimberly Peirce (Writer and Director, Boys Don’t Cry, Carrie (2013), Lea DeLaria (Actor, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2000), Orange is the New Black), Jennifer Tilly (Actor, Child’s Play franchise), Karyn Kusama (Director, Jennifer’s Body, Yellowjackets), Leslye Headland (Creator, Russian Doll), Oz Perkins (Writer & Director, Gretel & Hansel), and more.

Image Credit: Tayo Kuku Jr./Shudder

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