Shudder‘s upcoming limited series, “Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror,” has unveiled a new set of character posters.
The posters feature Mayhem Miller as “Reanimated Bride,” Lea DeLaria as “Hitchcock,” Saturn Risin9 as “Painted Vampire” (a nice hat tip to Grace Jones’ Vamp), and BenDeLACreme as “Wolf Teen.” Photography by Tayo Kuko.
You can stream Queer for Fear exclusively on Shudder, beginning September 29 in time for Halloween! Check out the posters below.
BenDeLACreme as “Wolf Teen”
Known for her iconic run in both the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, BenDeLACreme takes on a whole new lewk: “Wolf Teen,” inspired by the 1957 film I Was a Teenage Werewolf.
Lea DeLaria as “Hitchcock”
Orange Is the New Black‘s Lea DeLaria strikes the iconic pose of Alfred Hitchcock. The iconic director was responsible for such classics as Psycho and Marnie which both, like many of his works, when looked under a queer lens are filled with subtly veiled references that code as queer.
Mayhem Miller as “Reanimated Bride”
Mayhem Miller takes a spin on Frankenstein’s Bride in her look as the “Reanimated Bride.” Miller placed 10th on the tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and has become a prominent figure in the West Hollywood drag scene. Her look is inspired from one of cinema’s most iconic horror films, The Bride of Frankenstein. Since the film’s release in 1935, it has been re-examined as a gay parable for its queer subtext.
Saturn Risin9 as “Painted Vampire”
Queer musician known for hit songs “The Cost” and “Venus Virgo,” Saturn Risin9, is featured as the “Painted Vampire” as inspired by Grace Jones’ sanguine turn in Vamp. Vampires have been regarded as a symbol of erotica within the world of horror and have been queer all they back to the 1871 novella, “Carmilla.”