Pride: Blumhouse’s new LGBTQIA+ slasher They/Them coming soon

THEY/THEM -- Pictured: -- (Photo by: Josh Stringer/Blumhouse)
THEY/THEM -- Pictured: -- (Photo by: Josh Stringer/Blumhouse) /

Happy Pride Month! In honor of the beautiful LGBTQIA+ community, let’s take a look at Blumhouse’s promising new slasher: They/Them (referred to as They-Slash-Them).

Coming to Peacock on August 5, They/Them is set in a conversion camp where queer and trans campers are psychologically prodded by their sadistic counselor. As if the reality of that wasn’t terrifying enough, bodies begin to pile up as an unknown killer roams the camp.

Blumhouse teams up with John Logan for queer empowerment slasher They/Them.

THEY/THEM — Pictured: — (Photo by: Josh Stringer/Blumhouse) /

Esteemed screenwriter John Logan makes his directing debut with They/Them. Logan’s screenwriting credits include Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Gladiator, and The Aviator – this all points to a thrilling movie ahead of us!

Originally titled Whistler Camp, the film has racked up a talented cast, including Kevin Bacon as the antagonistic counselor Owen Whistler. Fans of the Hannibal TV series will recognize Anna Chlumsky as the camp’s newest employee. Carrie Preston, who you may remember from True Blood, will be playing Whistler’s wife and the camp’s therapist.

Leading our group of protagonists is the young actor Theo Germaine, who plays a trans nonbinary camper coming from a devoutly religious family. Other newly established actors in the group include Anna Lore, Quei Tann, Monique Kim, and Austin Crute.

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I have always been a fan of summer camp slashers, my favorite of course being Sleepaway Camp (Peacock). From what I know so far, They/Them seems like it could put a unique and relevant spin on the whole subgenre.

Conversion therapy seems a fitting location for a horror film, especially as documentaries such as Pray Away (Netflix) draw greater attention to the disturbing practice. Due to the nature of the film, I can’t help but wonder if there will be a well-kept balance between exciting and distressing. That being said, I recommend those that who have heavy trauma regarding their gender/sexual identity go into this movie with a healthy and safe mindset.

You can stream They/Them on Peacock beginning August 5, 2022.

With August being a few months away, here are some LGBTQIA+ horror movies that I recommend checking out in the meantime: the Fear Street trilogy (Netflix), What Keeps You Alive (Roku Premium), Thelma (Tubi), and Freaky (HBO Max).

While a trailer for They/Them has not yet been released, enjoy this video by Nerdist about 5 more horror movies that you can watch this Pride Month!

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Are you excited for They/Them? Let us know in the comments!