What’s scarier than a conversion camp? A conversion camp that also has a mysterious killer! Peacock recently revealed it’s newest original feature in production ‘They/Them’ (pronounced “they slash them”), a Blumhouse production starring Kevin Bacon and Anna Chlumsky.
Originally known as ‘Whistler Camp’, this LGBTQIA slasher will be the directorial debut of screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall). The story follows camp director Owen Whistler (Bacon) as the director of a ga conversion camp. Several queer and trans campers arrive for a week of programing and are met with even more danger than they bargained for with a killer on the loose.
“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,” said Logan (who also wrote the film). “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.”
In addition to Bacon and Chlumsky, Carrie Peterson will be part of the camp staff. The cast of campers, led by Theo Germaine, includes: Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Monique Kim, Anna Lore, Cooper Koch and Darwin del Fabro.
Logan will also executive produce the film, along with Bacon, Scott Turner Schofield, Howie Young and Jon Romano. Jason Blum and Michael Aguilar produce for Blumhouse.
‘They/Them’ is expected to hit Peacock on August 5th, 2022