They/Them – pronounced they-slash-them – a Queer slasher-horror from Blumhouse starring Kevin Bacon, has announced it will debut on Peacock on August 5th.
The genre feature, previously titled Whistler Camp, is set in an LGBT+ conversion camp and follows camp leader Owen Whistler (Bacon) and several Queer and trans campers. As the camp’s methods become increasingly unsettling, the campers, working together for protection, encounter a mysterious killer.
They/Them is directed by veteran screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall, Gladiator, The Aviator, and Alien: Covenant), and marks his directorial debut. “They/Them has been germinating within me my whole life,” Logan explains. “I’ve loved horror movies for as long as I can remember, I think because monsters represent ‘the other’ and as a gay kid, I felt a powerful sense of kinship with those characters who were different, outlawed, or forbidden.
“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,” he adds.
The film’s cast also includes Anna Chlumsky (Inventing Anna), Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife), Theo Germaine (4400), Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Monique Kim, Anna Lore, Cooper Koch and Darwin del Fabro.