This is the kind of horror movie we can’t wait to see!
Deadline reports that trans actor Theo Germaine has signed on to star in John Logan’s upcoming queer empowerment horror film from the masters of movie horror, Blumhouse.
The film is the feature directorial debut for writer John Logan, and is called a “queer empowerment story set at a gay conversion camp.” Conversion camps have been a popular setting for queer films from But I’m a Cheerleader to The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and it will be interesting to see how Blumhouse approaches the topic from a horror perspective.
Germaine, who is nonbinary and uses both he and they pronouns, is the first person to be cast in the film. It was originally going to be called Whistler Camp, but is currently untitled.
"I’ve dreamed of getting to work in this genre since I was a kid," Germaine said, sharing the news on Twitter. "This is for 12-year-old me, who was obsessed with horror films, and was the only kid in my school who read @FANGORIA. This is also for my late uncle, who collected Friday the 13th merch and also loved horror."
Logan, who is gay, has been nominated for three Academy Awards, twice for Best Original Screenplay for Gladiator and The Aviator, and once for Best Adapted Screenplay for Hugo. He’s also no stranger to the horror genre, having created the Showtime dark gothic series Penny Dreadful and the follow-up Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
A former Out100 honoree, Germaine starred as James Sullivan in Ryan Murphy’s The Politician on Netflix last year, and appeared in Work in Progress, Abby McEnany’s semi-autobiographical Showtime show.
Blumhouse is one of the most successful and popular horror production companies in Hollywood today. They’re the studio responsible for films like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Get Out, Us, and Happy Death Death Day.
With Logan, Germaine, and Blumhouse teaming up, this could be one of the best queer horror movies since Jennifer’s Body. We can’t wait to see what horrors await us!