Dr. Scahill was interviewed this month following the announcement that the documentary Scream, Queen!: My Nightmare on Elm Street won the Dorian Award fro Best LGBTQ Documentary. In this feature interview for Westword, reporter Lauren Antonoff asked Prof. Scahill to weigh in on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and the potential of the horror genre to give voice to minorities and to give form to their greatest fears. Read the full interview here.
The winners were announced this week for the Dorian Awards (the LGBTQ Oscars), and Scream, Queen! has taken the prize for Best LGBTQ Documentary! Dr. Scahill is featured in the documentary as a film historian and horror genre expert. Scream, Queen! has really been the Little Film That Could, funded by Tyler Jensen and Roman Chimienti through a Kickstarter campaign by fans of the queer cult classic. Described by Rogerebert.com as "entertaining, informative, and shockingly tend