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'They/Them' Teaser Combines the Horrors of Conversion Camp with Spree Killing

Watch a teaser for 'They/Them' ahead of its August release on Peacock.

Danielle Turchiano
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'They/Them'

Peacock

John Logan's upcoming horror film They/Them combines the psychological horror of anti-LGBTQIA+ sentiment with the gore of classic slasher killings. See a sneak peek at the film via a teaser below.

They/Them is set at a conversion camp for LGBTQIA+ youth where the campers embark on programming they are told will "help them find a new sense of freedom," per the film's logline, only for the methods to become more and more unsettling. As the campers work to protect themselves from those methods, though, there is also a mysterious killer stalking and claiming victims through the camp, which increases the danger they are in.

Kevin Bacon stars as Owen Whistler, the camp director, while Carrie Preston plays his wife Cora, who is in charge of the camp's therapy sessions, and Anna Chlumsky plays Molly, a new employee who serves as the camp's medic. The cast of campers includes Theo Germaine, Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Monique Kim, Anna Lore, Cooper Koch, and Darwin Del Fabro.

Germaine is Jordan, who is transgender and non-binary and comes from a religious background. They made a deal with their parents to legally emancipate if attending the camp doesn't "work."

Tann is Alexandra, a young transgender woman whose parents threatened to kick her out if she didn't attend camp.

Crute is Toby, a gay camper who negotiated his attendance at the camp with his parents: Agreeing to go meant he got a week in New York.

Kim is Veronica, a bisexual camper who wants to stop fighting who she really is.

Lore is Kim, a lesbian who is still in the closet and therefore puts on a front for her family and friends.

Koch is Stu, a jock who hopes to achieve a scholarship for swimming and an invitation to join his father's fraternity, but both are things he doesn't think will happen if he is open about his sexuality.

Del Fabro is Gabriel, who is gay and sick of the constant bullying he has always endured.

Logan writes, directs, and executive produces, while other executive producers include Bacon, Scott Turner Schofield, Howie Young, and Jon Romano. Jason Blum and Michael Aguilar serve as producers.

The film comes from Blumhouse and will premiere Aug. 5 on Peacock.