Just over a year ago Sam Wineman’s The Quiet Room, starring drag reality star Alaska Thunderf**k 5000, Katya Zamolodchikova, and Jamal Douglas, hit the festival circuit and not only did it win him many awards but cemented his place as a new queer talent to watch for in provocative horror cinema.
His star continues to rise as Crypt TV in celebration of Pride month will be airing the film on both its Facebook pages and YouTube channel. Wineman, who is out publicly, will also field live questions from Instagram on June 28 at 4 pm PST.
“I’m really excited that The Quiet Room is airing on Crypt TV because their fans aren’t just spectators – they are a smart and active community,” said Wineman. “And something I love about this film is the way it brings together communities – both horror and LGBTQ. When I met with CryptTV, they made it clear to me that they stand by how important it is to bring diverse voices to their platform and reach fans who have been asking for exactly this kind of content. I couldn’t be more excited to team up on this.”
Crypt TV is the perfect place, and a prestigious one, for The Quiet Room to stream. The platform has become synonymous with horror shorts created for internet consumption.
“Crypt is so proud to present The Quiet Room on our channel and give our audience the fresh perspective and scares they crave,” Alyssa Onofreo Crypt TV’s director of social and audience development said. “The film is unlike anything we’ve posted before. We strive to shed light on our darkest fears while representing a diverse reflection of our audience on screen and create an inclusive community for all who wish to participate in the conversation, and we’re very excited by the opportunity The Quiet Room gives us to live this message.”
Jack Davis, Crypt TV’s CEO and co-founder, is thrilled to add Wineman’s short to the channel’s ever-growing collection.
“Sam is an incredibly talented filmmaker and Crypt is privileged to be able to give a platform for his passion to tell important stories,” he said.
Wineman has perhaps an even more important story to tell in the upcoming year. He recently announced he will direct a documentary about the history of queer horror on film for genre streaming service Shudder.
Shudder will also pick up The Quiet Room for its library in the coming weeks.