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Beyond that, the four-part series will dig into “the ‘lavender scare’ alien invasion films of the mid-20th century to the AIDS obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films; through genre-bending horrors from a new generation of queer creators; Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere,” according to a Shudder press release.


Fuller is well aware, now and while it was being made, that Queer for Fear is treading new territory in the documentary world. “I think we all took it very seriously,” he said. “I recognized that if there was a version of this documentary that wasn’t up to snuff, it would hurt future documentaries, or it would limit perception because that’s where we are with any sort of story that’s marginalized. You don’t get the chances that perhaps more normative storytellers do if you fail ... Shudder knew they had to back this project in a way that allowed greater access and a higher caliber of story being told, because if you tell this story right, it helps other queer storytellers ... So everybody was cognizant of ‘We have to do this right.’ And that’s why it’s been taking so long!”

The wait’s almost over: Queer for Fear arrives September 29 on Shudder.

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