As if the idea of being sent to a camp that aims to change one’s sexuality or gender isn’t disturbing enough, according to the new Blumhouse Productions film. they them (formerly known Whistler Camp) wants to take that concept to an even more sinister place, set to debut in August on streaming service Peacock. The film stars Kevin Bacon, which adds an extra layer of significance to the horror realm, as one of his breakout performances came in the iconic summer-camp slasher Friday the 13 Back in 1980.
,they them has sprouted within me throughout my life. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved horror movies, I guess because monsters represent ‘the other’ and as a gay kid I felt a powerful sense of kinship with characters who were alienated, outlawed or banned. Writer and director John Logan shared in a statement. “I wanted to make a film that celebrated queerness, with characters I’d never seen growing up. When people walk away from the film, I hope they are going to remember the incredible love these kids have for each other and how that love should be preserved and celebrated.”
Kevin Bacon plays Owen Whistler in this spooky horror film set in an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp. Several queer and trans campers join Whistler for a week of programming aimed at “helping them find a new sense of independence.” As camp methods become more psychologically unstable, campers must work together to protect themselves. When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.
“Original films will be an integral part of Peacock’s content offering, and we are thrilled to partner with Blumhouse they them Exclusively streaming this summer,” Val Borland, executive vice president, content acquisition, NBC Universal Entertainment, television and streaming, added in a statement. empowers with. The kind that only a creator like John Logan can imagine and then bring to life.”
The film also stars Anna Chlumsky (I.).Finding Anna, Veep), Theo Germain (politician, adam), Carrie Preston (Paws, Dr. Death) Qi Tan (How to Avoid Murder, Dear White People), Austin Kraut (BookSmart, Daybreak)Monique Kim (High Expectation, Looks That Kill), Anna Lore (All American, Doom Patrol), Cooper Koch (Less Than Zero, A New York Christmas Wedding), and Darwin del Fabro (Dangerous Contact, Novo Mundo).
they them Debuts on Peacock on 5th August.
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