Blumhouse has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming conversion therapy horror They/Them.
Pronounced “They Slash Them,” the slasher stars Kevin Bacon as Owen Whistler, the director of a conversion therapy camp who is joined by several queer and trans individuals for a week of programming to “help them find a new sense of freedom”.
“As the camp’s methods become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves,” the official synopsis states. “When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.”
They/Them marks the directorial debut of three-time Oscar nominated screenwriter John Logan. In a statement, he said the film has been “germinating within me my whole life”.
“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,” he explained.
The director and writer has always 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.”
They/Them also stars Anna Chlumsky, Carrie Preston, Theo Germaine, Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Monique Kim, Anna Lore, Cooper Koch, and Darwin del Fabro.
The film exclusively debuts 5 August on Peacock.
Watch the first trailer here or below.