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Queer people and horror films are a match made in hell, and IT CAME FROM THE CLOSET, a new anthology of essays, will show you why.
In IT CAME FROM THE CLOSET, queer and trans writers reflect on the horror films that shaped them and shook them, from Hitchcock to Halloween to Hereditary.
Horror movies hold a complicated space in the hearts of the queer community: historically misogynist, homophobic, and transphobic, the genre has also often been inadvertently feminist and open to queer, campy, subversive readings. Flamboyantly costumed villains, secret identities, things that lurk in the closet—at times, it’s almost a little too on the nose. Still, viewers are often tasked with reading between the lines of their beloved films, seeking out characters and set pieces that mirror and parallel the unique ways queerness encounters the world.
Edited by Joe Vallese, this anthology features twenty-five original essays by writers speaking to this relationship, whether the connections they draw are rooted in oppression or empowerment. From Carmen Maria Machado on Jennifer’s Body, Jude Ellison S. Doyle on In My Skin, Addie Tsai on Dead Ringers, and more, these conversations are, in Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s words, as “beautiful, gorgeously weird, and brilliantly off-kilter as the horror genre itself.”
As of August 12th, this project has raised $10,600 of their $6,666 goal. This project has 13 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $15, you will get one eBook. For a pledge of $25, you will get one print book. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/feministpress/closet?