Kevin Bacon and Carrie Preston talk They/Themand using horror as a ‘tool for change’

Forty-two years after Friday the 13th, Kevin Bacon is heading back to camp, and this time, he's in charge.

In the new horror movie They/Them (get it? — you're supposed to pronounce the “slash” in the title), Bacon and True Blood alum Carrie Preston play the husband-and-wife operators of a sadistic gay conversion camp. From body shaming to shock therapy, their methods are horrific, but it soon becomes apparent that something even more sinister is going on, as the bodies pile up.

For Bacon and Preston, the film offered an opportunity to work with — and learn from — a talented ensemble of young LGBTQ actors, including Theo Germaine (The Politician), Austine Crute (Booksmart), and Quei Tann (Dear White People), while doubling down on social commentary.

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