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    Horror Films That Will Scare You Straight

    With my love of performance, costumes, and goth, Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday. It doesn’t hurt that it comes just days after my birthday. If you’re looking for the gayest way to celebrate the season, here are a few horror films of the homosexual persuasion. I’m still trying to get through all of them, so consider this a sort of living list.

    Actually Gay

    Otto; or Up with Dead People

    Directed by: Bruce LaBruce

    Synopsis: Otto is a handsome zombie in the middle of an identity crisis when he auditions for a zombie film.

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    Where you can see it: Amazon video

     

    Hellbent

    Directed by: Paul Etheredge-Ouzts

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    Where you can see it: Amazon video

     

    You’re Killing Me

    Directed by: Jim Hansen

    Starring: Matthew Wilkas, Matthew McKelligon, James Cerne

    Synopsis: George starts dating a handsome new man, who comes out as a serial killer.

    Where you can see it: YouTube, Amazon video, iTunes


    Homoerotic

    The Covenant

    Directed by: Renny Harlin

    Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Chace Crawford, Sebastian Stan

    Synopsis: It’s basically a male version of the Craft.

    Stand outs: Shirtlessness.

    Why you should watch it: You probably shouldn’t. Or maybe hit the mute button and listen to my Halloween playlist.

    Where you can see it: YouTube, Amazon video, iTunes

     

    The Forsaken

    Directed by: J. S. Cardone

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    Where you can see it: YouTube, Amazon video, iTunes

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2

    Directed by: Jack Sholder

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    Stand outs: The high school coach meets his untimely demise in a suspect leather club.

    Why you should watch it: Freddy Krueger is a classic horror film villain. What have you got to lose?

    Where you can see it: YouTube, Amazon video, iTunes


    Camp

    Fear No Evil

    Directed by: Frank LaLoggia

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    Where you can see it: DailyMotion

    Fright Night

    Directed by: Tom Holland

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    Where you can see it: Hulu

     

    The Brotherhood

    Directed by: David DeCoteau

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    Where you can see it: Amazon video


    Bonus

    The Hunger

    Directed by: Tony Scott

    Starring: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon

    Synopsis: Susan Sarandon plays a sleep and aging research doctor who finds herself in a love triangle with a chic vampire couple.

    Stand outs: The movie opens with a goth club scene that will have you clamoring for an all black wardrobe.

    Why you should watch it: Aside from the sapphic vampire storyline, you’ll actually enjoy the film.

    Where you can see it: YouTube, Amazon video, iTunes