THEY/THEM Teaser: In John Logan's Queer Horror Slasher, Everyone Is Sus

Especially Hayley Griffith.

By FANGORIA Staff · June 22, 2022, 10:10 AM PDT
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A nice close-up look at the new slasher in THEY/THEM.

This morning Peacock has deigned to gift us with a teaser for their upcoming queer slasher horror film They/Them and, as it’s coming from writer/director John Logan (Penny Dreadful), it kinda doesn’t matter what marketing does; we’ll definitely be there when this hits the streamer on August 5th. But let's take a look anyway:

Hell yeah! In the press release, Logan states that “They/Them has been germinating within me my whole life. I've loved horror movies as long as I can remember, I think because monsters represent 'the other' and as gay kid I felt a powerful sense of kinship with those characters who were different, outlawed, or forbidden... I wanted to make a movie that celebrates queerness, with characters that I never saw when I was growing up."

Hell yeah to that, too! But moreover, if this trailer looks like a good ol' vintage whodunit-style slasher in the woods, there's good reason: in the upcoming summer issue of FANGORIA, Logan tells us that “Jason Blum and I have been talking about doing Friday the 13th, I think for 10 years… but the rights were so complicated.” Mind blown!

But lucky for us, Logan seems to have taken that itch and scratched it with They/Them, which finds a group of LGBTQ+ kids (led by Theo Germaine) arriving at a shady "youth camp" in the woods run by one Owen Whistler (Kevin Bacon), and discovering that things are all just a bit... off.

Creepy puppets!

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Fango fave Hayley Griffith with a knife!

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Disapproving Kevin Bacon!

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And then whoever this is (hopefully not Hayley!), clearly shopping at the same Homegoods as Freaky’s Blissfield Butcher.

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LFG, as the kids say! Some movies promote themselves, honestly. But you can (and should!) still read John Logan’s interview about the film in the upcoming issue of Fango.