In the mood for a gay romance with two hunky protagonists stalked by a deranged madman? Or do you fancy a brutal lesbian French horror? See below…. Although it received mixed reviews upon release, the film has become a cult classic and has become a Halloween go-to for the LGBTQ community. However, their break is interrupted when a sinister stranger shows up…. The Craft follows a group of four outcasts teenage girls with supernatural abilities.
13 terrifying LGBTQ horror films to watch this Halloween
Since many of us have been demonized in our lifetimes, we have a special place in our hearts for the demons, monsters, and other outsiders who wreak havoc and revenge upon heteronormative society. But we also know what it's like to be victimized. And so the stakes of who survives and who persishes at the hands of evil can be even higher. Whether it's their victims or the villains, or perhaps just a sense of camp, we "get" them in ways most straight audiences can't. The film, also written by Barker, explores the all-consuming hunt for pleasure something familiar to many gay and bi men , and how that desire can literally lead us to hell. There may be some AIDS allegories there, but the film is memorable more for its beautifully disgusting visuals, which include several homages to sadomasochism and a man literally torn to shreds.
16 Horror Films Only LGBTQ People Truly Understand
To toast the wrap-up of Pride Month , we're celebrating the best in queer horror. So, we're spreading the love around, offering up films about misunderstood monsters, lusty vampires, and love-seeking slashers. Talking a walk back to the early days of cinema means that, along the way, there will be problematic faves.
Thankfully, the canon of queer horror titles has been slowly building over the past several decades, aided by a number of recent indie films that prioritize inclusion and twist some of the character tropes followed strictly in more mainstream movies. While there are many to choose from, here are 11 queer horror films to put toward the top of your watchlist for "Gay Christmas" — otherwise known as Halloween. Gay Londoners Marc and Fred went to war when they were refused a double bed at a remote Christian guest house. What could possibly go wrong?