Blumhouse Horror Movie They/Them Headed To Peacock
The film, a "LGBTQIA+ slasher," stars Kevin Bacon, Carrie Preston, and Theo Germaine.
Peacock has unveiled They/Them, a new horror film from Blumhouse starring Kevin Bacon. The film, a queer empowerment story set at a gay conversion camp, will debut on the streaming service on August 5 according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie's title, pronounced "they-slash-them" is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the film being an "LGBTQIA+ slasher." An official synopsis for the film is as follows: "As the camp's methods become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. When an unidentified axe murderer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous."
As of this writing, no trailers or clips were released. A partial cast was revealed in a production still--showing Kevin Bacon as camp director Owen Whistler, Carrie Preston as his wife Cora, and Anna Chlumsky as an administrator. Set over a week-long session at the camp, the film focuses on the various campers, led by trans and nonbinary Jordan (Theo Germaine), as they undergo psychological and emotional torment from the camp's programming.
The film, formerly known as Whistler Camp, serves as John Logan's directorial debut. Logan had previously written Oscar-nominated scripts for Gladiator, The Aviator, and Skyfall.
"I wanted to make a movie that celebrates queerness, with characters that I never saw when I was growing up," said Logan. "When people walk away from the movie, I hope they're going to remember the incredible love that these kids have for each other and how that love needs to be protected and celebrated."
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