Is “Midnight Kiss” The Queerest Slasher Film Ever Made? [Horror Queers Podcast]

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New Queer’s Eve.

It’s been a pretty wild December, with us covering off-kilter films like the much-maligned Batman & Robin, the not-as-bad-as-you-think Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings and the Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins-penned murder mystery The Last of Sheila. Now we’re wrapping up the year with a discussion of Carter Smith‘s (The Ruins, Jamie Marks is DeadInto the Dark entry “Midnight Kiss“!

In the film, a group of friends (Augustus Prew, Scott Evans, Lukas Gage, Chester Lockhart, Adam Faison and Ayden Mayeri) gather at a beautiful desert resort on New Year’s Eve, and play a game called Midnight Kiss, as is their tradition. The purpose of the game is for each of them to find someone with whom to start the New Year. When a killer tries to join in, relationships that are already stressed are further tested, and life itself becomes the prize.

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Episode 210: Into the Dark: “Midnight Kiss” (2019)

Surprise! We’re celebrating New Year’s by unlocking the Patreon vault and releasing our 2019 episode on the gayest slasher film ever made: Hulu’s Into the Dark entry “Midnight Kiss” (yes, it’s even gayer than Hellbent).

Directed by former Horror Queers guest Carter Smith (see our episode on The People Under the Stairs) and written by queer screenwriter Erlingur Thoroddsen (Rift), “Midnight Kiss” follows a group of gay friends and their “fruit fly” as they are stalked by a mysterious killer wearing a pup mask!

Up for discussion is, well, a lot. We’re talking condoms, PrEP, gay stereotypes, Grindr, cocaine, molly, gay sex positions and so much more! So grab the nearest bottle of poppers and join us for this wild ride!


Cross out Into the Dark: “Midnight Kiss”!

Coming up on Wednesday: We’re kicking off 2023 with a re-visit of Richard Shepard’s twisty-turny secret rape revenge film: The Perfection!

P.S. Subscribe to our Patreon for more than 211 hours of additional content! We’re wrapping up the year with episodes on Netflix’s Edgar Allan Poe-focused murder mystery The Pale Blue Eye, Shudder’s anthology sequel Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge, the creepy found footage film Skinamarink, Blumhouse’s killer robot movie M3GAN, and an audio commentary on Cloverfield, just in time for its 15th anniversary!

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