PREMIUM EVENT: Queer Reflections on Horror: The Birds + Q&A at Hebden Bridge Picture House

In collaboration with the Hebden Bridge Picture House, we are proud to present Queer Reflections on Horror: The Birds + Q&A with Laura Maw.

Get your tickets via the Hebden Bridge Picture House website here.

Join Saraband at Hebden Bridge Picture House on June 24th to celebrate all things queer and all things horror as we launch new essay anthology It Came From the Closet: Queer reflections on horror. The event will feature a screening of The Birds followed by a Q&A with contributing author Laura Maw.

The relationship between horror films and the LGBTQ+ community? It’s complicated. Haunted houses, forbidden desires and the monstrous can have striking resonance for those who’ve been marginalised. But the genre’s murky history of an alarmingly heterosexual male gaze, queer-coded villains and sometimes blatant homophobia, is impossible to overlook. There is tension here, and there are as many queer readings of horror films as there are queer people.

Edited by Joe Vallese, and with contributions by writers including Kirsty Logan and Carmen Maria Machado, the essays in It Came from the Closet bring the particulars of the writers’ own experiences, whether in relation to gender, sexuality, or both, to their unique interpretations.

Recently reclaimed as a feminist, queer cult classic, Jennifer’s Body is a ridiculously fun, satirical horror with a whip-smart script. ‘Babe’ Jennifer and her ‘dork’ best-friend Needy have a difficult friendship that’s further disrupted when a demon takes possession of Jennifer, and she starts killing the boys at their school.

Read more and get your tickets via the Hebden Bridge Picture House website.