Or, a Halloween veteran (me) watches Halloween again with someone who has never seen Halloween (my partner).
In case you needed ideas for queer costumes for Halloween or a loving queer laugh about costumes that queer folks gravitate toward, Kayla and Anna have just the list/comic for you.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016) was an experience which left me feeling both disappointed and somehow queerer. Let me explain.
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Content note: contains images of a racist and sexualized costumes.
Spirit Halloween always gets a mention on my Feminist Halloween series in the costume fail category because of their racist, sexist costumes. This year, when Spirit Halloween asked Zooey Roy, an Indigenous woman in Saskatoon, to leave after complaining about the Indigeneous-inspired (read: racist and appropriative) costumes the store stocks. Chris Kortright and the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism decided to take action by taping warning labels on the costumes:
I decided to watch The House on Sorority Row (1983) because I confused it with some other better-reviewed slasher movie of the era with a forgettable name (Black Christmas, 1974) that also took place in a sorority house. Welp. Like The Moth Diaries, it alternated between brilliant, dull, and problematic.
I keep looking for appropriately spooky Halloween mixes on 8tracks and mostly coming up with this:
Which is fine! I love the remix of “Spooky Scary Skeletons” with the pumpkin dance.
However, if you’re looking for something atmospheric and spooky, let me recommend “Become the Beast,” an NBC Hannibal-inspired song by Karliene, which I discovered in an 8tracks Hannibal playlist that I can’t seem to find.
The remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show aired yesterday on Fox, and though I haven’t seen it yet, I wanted to share this piece from Bitch Media about the complicated relationship between the queer community–particularly bi+ and trans folks–with this film.