It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror by Joe Vallese

It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror

Joe Vallese with Samuel Autman (Contributor), Jennifer Corrigan (Contributor), Viet Dinh (Contributor), Jude Ellison S. Doyle (Contributor), Ryan Dzelzkalns (Contributor), Sarah Fonseca (Contributor), Bruce Owens Grimm (Contributor), Richard Scott Larson (Contributor), Jonathan Robbins Leon (Contributor), Tucker Lieberman (Contributor), Zefyr Lisowski (Contributor), Carmen Maria Machado (Contributor), Laura Maw (Contributor), Carrow Narby (Contributor), Sachiko Ragosta (Contributor), Sumiko Saulson (Contributor), Prince Shakur (Contributor), Will Stockton (Contributor), Grant Sutton (Contributor), Tosha R. Taylor (Contributor), S. Trimble (Contributor), Addie Tsai (Contributor), Joe Vallese (Contributor), Spencer Williams (Contributor), Steffan Triplett (Contributor), Bishakh Som (Illustrator)

298 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

nonfiction essays horror lgbtqia+ emotional informative reflective medium-paced


Through the lens of horror--from Halloween to Hereditary--queer and trans writers consider the films that deepened, amplified, and illuminated their own experiences.Horror movies hold a complicated space in the hearts of the queer community: histo...

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reflective 86%
emotional 67%
informative 55%
dark 39%
funny 31%
challenging 29%
inspiring 19%
hopeful 17%
sad 13%
adventurous 6%
tense 5%
lighthearted 4%
mysterious 4%
relaxing 1%


medium 66%
fast 20%
slow 12%

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