If you love But I’m a Cheerleader but wish it had more scares, then Peacock’s new original horror movie They/Them should be right up your alley.
The Blumhouse slasher stars Kevin Bacon as Owen Whistler, who invites queer teens to his conversion therapy camp to “help them find a new sense of freedom.” But as Whistler’s conversion therapy tactics become more extreme the campers band together to protect themselves… oh, and then a killer starts terrorizing the campgrounds, hunting for victims.
In addition to Bacon, They/Them — pronounced “They-slash-Them” — also stars Theo Germaine (The Politician, Work in Progress), Anna Chlumsky, and Carrie Preston, and is written and directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Penny Dreadful creator John Logan. When the project was first announced in 2021 it was titled Whistler Camp, and described as “a queer empowerment story.”
“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,” Logan said in a statement. “I wanted to make a movie that celebrates queerness, with characters that I never saw when I was growing up. 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.”
They/Them premieres August 5 on Peacock, until then check out your first-look images below.