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For the second year in a row, the Salem Horror Fest and Bloody Disgusting’s Horror Queers Podcast have joined forces for FRIGHTGOWN, a summer series of watch parties devoted to independent queer horror. The six-week series of virtual screenings will benefit The Trevor Projectwith last year’s event raising over $7,000 for the Transgender Law Center.

Salem Horror Fest and the Horror Queers Podcast will resurrect their FRIGHTGOWN fundraiser on Wednesday, July 13 and run weekly through August 17 at 7:30 pm ESTkicking off with the new film So dad from 17-year-old trans filmmaker Alice Maio Mackay. The six-week series will showcase recent projects featuring queer horror stories and filmmakers.

FRIGHTGOWN organizers Kay Lynch other Joe Lipset state: “The momentum for Queer Horror is real. It’s an exciting time for new and independent voices. While Pride Month is over, it never really dies. Our goal is to celebrate and encourage filmmakers who are committed to representing our stories on screen and behind the lens throughout the year.”

Selected films will span several genres, from Chris Moore‘s conversion camp-themed Children of SinCanadian mumblecore lesbian film The Stringstrans director Jane Schoenbrun‘s consideration of gender dysphoria on the internet in We’re All Going To The World’s Fairand Addison Heimann‘s exploration of mental health in hypochondriac before wrapping up with Jon Abrams‘dark, campy and disturbing campus sexual assault thriller exploited.

Here’s the full film schedule for FRIGHTGOWN 2022:

Wednesday, July 13th

7:30pm EST – So Vam, Directed by Alice Maoi Mackay9:00pm EST – Bit, Directed by Brad Michael Elmore

Wednesday, July 20

7:30pm EST – Children of Sin, Directed by Christopher Wesly Moore9:00 pm EST – Revealer, Directed by Luke Boyce

Wednesday, July 27

7:30pm EST – Sound of Violence, Directed by Alex Noyer9:00pm EST – The Strings, Directed by Ryan Glover

Wednesday, Aug 3

7:30 pm EST – We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, Directed by Jane Schoenbrun9:00pm EST – Creep, Directed by, Patrick Brice

Wednesday, Aug 10

7:30 pm EST – Hypochondriac, Directed by Addison Heimann9:00 pm EST – Climax, Directed by Gaspar Noé

Wednesday, Aug 17

7:30pm EST – Exploited, Directed by Jon Abrahams9:00 pm EST – Cam, Directed by Daniel Goldhab

Special guests will co-host virtual watch parties on Twitter where everyone is encouraged to engage with each other using the hashtag #frightgownsummer. Exclusive interviews with filmmakers and writers will accompany the screenings, posted to social media and hosted on the event website at

While there is no admission fee to attend, all films will be available to purchase, rent, or stream where proceeds go to support the filmmakers. FRIGHTGOWN asks that all participants consider making an additional optional donation. Those who contribute $100 or more will receive an exclusive trans-themed Friday the 13th mask designed by Uncle Boogieman. All proceeds will go to support The Trevor Project.

Film schedule, program details, and donor info are available at

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