Episode 1 of Queer For Fear: Review of the Opening Love Letter to Gothic Horror

Episode 1 of Queer For Fear: Review of the Opening Love Letter to Gothic Horror

The history of Queer Horror in Shudder began with a fascinating dive into gothic literature''s role in the narrative and what makes it "other" in our society. This first episode spent time analysing Mary Shelley, Oscar Wilde, and Bram Stoker''s works and adaptations.

This first episode of Queer for Fear focused on revealing the historical significance of Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was so profound that tears began rolling down my face because this was someone I had studied back in college and whose voice became a powerful tool for horror and queer writing so early on. Also, the discussion of those who were interviewed before her was fantastic.

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Queer for Fear''s use of illustrations, reading iconic and often missed love letters, and simple interview settings made it distinct from other movies that would strive to highlight this particular topic. This was a fun affair, given how to get acquainted with early gothic horror and the queer community. This episode was not only educational and engaging, but this episode included plenty of entertaining elements to combine in so that we can avert the reality of the genre being a necessary creative outlet in the midst of the ever-changing persecution.

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