Artwork for podcast ScreamQueenz: Where Horror Gets GAY!
Episode 2762nd December 2019 • ScreamQueenz: Where Horror Gets GAY! • Patrick K. Walsh
00:00:00 01:37:34

Share Episode


Curtain up! Light the lights! 

 You got nothing to feel but the FRIGHTS!!![

On the surface, THE FAN from 1981 starring LAUREN BACALL and MICHAEL BIEHN was been ill-advised flop.

The story of an aging screen legend trying to make a comeback by appearing in her first Broadway musical didn't appeal to horror fans. The attempt to cash in the recent success of films like FRIDAY THE 13th by adding over-the-top violence scared off everyone else.

I still can't believe someone made a slasher movie with music by MARVIN HAMLISCH. However...

COver art from The Fan. Tuxedoed man menacing a collapsed woman

...I have been looking for ages for an opportunity to get the crew of MUSICALS TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW on the show.

THE FAN provided that.

So, for bringing me the gift of ZANE C. WEBER and KRISTEN BARROS and making all my "horror/musical" dreams come true, Patrick K. Walsh raves:

"THE FAN is a smash hit! This year's MUST SEE!

I laughed. I screamed. IT WAS BETTER THAN CATS!"



H A L L O W E E N:

A Fundraiser for New Alternatives For Homeless LGBT Youth

logo for New Alternatives


Donate directly at  or through Facebook at

This episode was recorded with SQUADCAST: Remote Interviews for Professional Podcasters.

Find out more at