The new horror movie They/Them makes for a full circle for its star Kevin Bacon who got his start back in 1980 in the infamous slasher film Friday 13th. Not only that the story once again plays out in a summer camp …… this time a conversion therapy one.
Bacon plays Owen Whistler who runs the camp along with his therapist wife Cora played by Carrie Preston (True Blood). When a new crop of teens arrive for “treatment”, the campers and the staff begin to disappear one by one.
They/Them is shaping up to be a modern recapitulation of a classic horror setup but is telling a queer horror story through a queer lens. The film’s three-time Academy Award-nominated writer and first-time director John Logan is queer which makes the movie so much more authentic. The movie had its World Premiere as the Closing Night Gala at the prestigious Outfest Film Fest in LA and will be released on Peaccok TV on August 5th
My Policeman is based on the novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts and is set in Brighton in 1957. Tom Burgess (Harry Styles) a policeman, is gay. Marion (Emma Corrin) a schoolteacher, falls in love with him nonetheless. So does Patrick Hazelwood (David Dawson) a museum curator. Because of the social constraints of the era, Tom and Marion get married, even though Tom is only in love with Patrick. When Marion becomes jealous, she exposes Patrick, who gets arrested for indecency.
It has all the hallmarks of being a major success at the Box Office this Fall., Directed by award-winning Brit theater director Michael Grandage from a script co-written by Roberts and Ron Nyswaner (Oscar nominee for Philadephia). It has a stellar Brit cast led by Styles in his first leading with Linus Roache, Gina McKee, Rupert Everett and Andrew Tiernan.