11 episodes

Camp, Scary and Squee is a weekly podcast that tests the theory that every horror movie exists on a scale of divine camp to pure terror.
Damien is joined each week by a guest who brings a horror movie for discussion, dissection and classification on the Camp-Scary scale.
Along the way we talk about what we love, what we hate and why horror is the way it is.
The Camp-Scary Scale
1) Divine camp
2) Predominantly camp and just incidentally scary
3) Predominantly camp though more than incidentally scary
4) Equally camp and scary
5) Predominantly scary though more than incidentally camp
6) Predominately scary and just incidentally camp
7) Pure terror
Turn off the lights and pour a wine, it's time to get scared... And remember, don't scream! They'll hear you...
Tell us what you wantHelp us explore where the most iconic horror films land on the Camp-Scary Scale - *squee*. Email your questions and suggestions to campscarysquee@gmail.com.

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Camp, Scary and Squee Damien O'Meara

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Camp, Scary and Squee is a weekly podcast that tests the theory that every horror movie exists on a scale of divine camp to pure terror.
Damien is joined each week by a guest who brings a horror movie for discussion, dissection and classification on the Camp-Scary scale.
Along the way we talk about what we love, what we hate and why horror is the way it is.
The Camp-Scary Scale
1) Divine camp
2) Predominantly camp and just incidentally scary
3) Predominantly camp though more than incidentally scary
4) Equally camp and scary
5) Predominantly scary though more than incidentally camp
6) Predominately scary and just incidentally camp
7) Pure terror
Turn off the lights and pour a wine, it's time to get scared... And remember, don't scream! They'll hear you...
Tell us what you wantHelp us explore where the most iconic horror films land on the Camp-Scary Scale - *squee*. Email your questions and suggestions to campscarysquee@gmail.com.

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    Little Monsters (2019)

    Little Monsters (2019)

    "If you don't turn that frown upside down, so help me God, I am going to drag you out by that stupid bow tie and watch them rip you apart."
    Little Monsters (2019) is the hilarious zombie-romance starring Lupita Nyong'o, Alexander England and Josh Gad. This is absolutely a romantic comedy that features the walking dead, and not the other way around.
    In the season finale of Camp, Scary and Squee, Damien O'Meara (@damoo_la) is joined by his friend David Micallef (@saysdavid) and the world realises that we both just watch films for the man candy...
    Follow Dave on Twitter and hear about his PhD studies:@saysdavidFollow the Melbourne Queer Film Festival on Twitter: @MQFFFollow Camp, Scary and Squee on Instagram and Twitter: @campscarypod.
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    • 55 min
    Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

    "Fred, what we want is, I think, what everyone wants, and what you and your viewers have: civilization."
    Gremlins 2: Here they grow again (1990) might not be the comedy-horror sequel to break the mould, bit it certainly was the one to become a cult-classic. Where else can you see the high-camp of hundreds of gremlins singing New York, New York?
    Damien O'Meara (@damoo_la) and his mate Chris (@sumo_21) talk about the film that dared to parody Trump before SNL and the problematic nature of the 90s. Perhaps we realise that Gremlins 2 was more prescient than we thought as we compare it to our own experiences on the corporate laddr
    Follow Chris on Instagram for some of the most striking and beautiful photography you've every seen: @sumo_21Movies mentioned in this episode:
    The BurbsGremlinsFollow Camp, Scary and Squee on Instagram and Twitter: @campscarypod.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Addams Family (1991)

    The Addams Family (1991)

    "I'm a homicidal maniac, they look just like everyone else."
    Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci shine as camp icons in The Addams Family (1991), one of the great camp horrors.
    Damien O'Meara (@damoo_la) and his wonderful friend Ellen talk about appreciation of the affectation and exaggeration of high-camp in spooky movies.
    Follow Ellen on Instagram: @elenfaeFollow Ellen on Twitter: @elenfaeMovies mentioned in this episode:
    The Addams Family ValuesBeetlejuiceEdward ScissorhandsMen in BlackWild Wild WestSister ActHairsprayFollow Camp, Scary and Squee on Instagram and Twitter: @campscarypod.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Train to Busan (2016)

    Train to Busan (2016)

    "Dad, you only care about yourself. That's why mommy left"
    When it comes to zombie horror, I'm often a purist for the shuffle zombie over the sprinting zombie. But Sang-ho Yeong's Korean horror, Train to Busan (2016) might just be the exception to the rule. This film knows how to keep the pace going, engage with the human condition and keep the the walking dead as a consistent and frightening threat.
    Damien O'Meara is joined by horror aficionado, Daniel Clarke to talk about the incredible Train to Busan (2016).
    Follow Daniel on Instagram: @abrewtifulboyDaniel highly recommends our podcast friends at Wonderfully Done.Movies, television shows and books named in this episode:
    Max Brooks' Zombie Survival GuideOldboy (2003)#Alive (2020)Peninsula (2020)Kingdom (2019 - current)Lovecraft Country (2020)Follow Camp, Scary and Squee on Instagram and Twitter: @campscarypod.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Teeth (2007)

    Teeth (2007)

    "It's true! Vagina dentata!"
    Damien is joined by his friend Nyari to find out why she thinks the horror-comedy film, Teeth (2007) is a film everyone should see. Directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein and starring Jess Weixler, John Hensley and Lenny von Dohlen, this film poses the question: What if vagina's evolved to have teeth?
    Think about how the world would change. How cultural ideas of power would change. But right at the end, Nyari makes a point that brings it all into perspective.
    Movies and television shows named in this episode:
    Teeth (2007) The Incredibles (2004) Content note: This episode includes discussion of rape and sexual violence.
    Follow Camp, Scary and Squee on Instagram and Twitter: @campscarypod.
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    • 55 min
    Halloween (1978)

    Halloween (1978)

    "He had the blackest eyes. The devil's eyes."
    Halloween (1978) is a horror film that follows the rules with the unstoppable Michael Myers. Perhaps more accurately, this American classic starring Jamie Lee Curtis is a scary movie that sets the rules. And these unwritten rules of the horror genre are something filmmakers and audiences alike are still trying to shake more than 40 years later!
    Camp, Scary and Squee goes international when Damien (@damoo_la) is joined by his old friend Frazer, all the way from Scotland to talk about how much they love Halloween (1978).
    Movies and television shows named in this episode:
    Halloween (1978)Halloween 2 (1981)Halloween (2018)Jaws (1975)Alien (1979)The Terminator (1984)Hostel (2005)Saw (2004)Scream (1996)Follow Camp, Scary and Squee on Instagram and Twitter: @campscarypod.
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

JoshfromMelbourne ,

Relaxed analysis and good queer vibes

Damien has such a perfect voice for podcasts, and the mood he creates with his guests feels like hanging out on the couch with some tea, geeking out about horror, with a few tangents thrown in. I love the way this podcast feels both deep, and also approachable, making horror fun and digestable (where some other anaylsis can be impenetrable or just really straight). Loved the Cabin in the Woods ep especially!

Tacita_Melau ,

Yes! I needed this!

Horror movies are a delight, and this podcast offers fun, friendly and accessible film analysis through a queer lens. I’ll now measure every spooky movie on the scale of divine camp to pure terror! ❤️

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