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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 still

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

Still from horror film HellbentHellbent

Directed by: Paul Etheredge-Ouzts

Synopsis: A group of gays celebrate Halloween by checking out a recent murder scene. They’re followed by a serial killer who’s been terrorizing West Hollywood and soon moves onto them.

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Where you can see it: Amazon video

Still from You're Killing MeYou’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.

Standouts: Gratuitous shirtlessness.

Why you should watch it: It’s worth a few laughs.

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


Homoerotic

Still from the CovenantThe Covenant

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Chace Crawford, Sebastian Stan

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

Standouts: 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

Still from horror film the ForsakenThe Forsaken

Directed by: J. S. Cardone

Synopsis: On a cross country trip, Sean picks up a hitchhiker who he learns is a vampire hunter. The pair soon cross paths with a vampire crew eager to make them their next meal.

Standouts: The bromance between heroes Sean and Nick.

Why you should watch it: The cast is packed with late 90s/early 00s teen idol hunks.

Where you can see it: YouTube, Amazon video, iTunes
Still from A Nightmare on Elm Street 2

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2

Directed by: Jack Sholder

Synopsis: Much like the original, Freddy Krueger terrorizes teenagers by entering their dreams.

Standouts: 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

Still from Fear No EvilFear No Evil

Directed by: Frank LaLoggia

Synopsis: A flamboyant teenage boy discovers that he’s the antichrist.

Standouts: TBH, I had a difficult time finding a standout moment.

Why you should watch it: Maybe don’t.

Where you can see it: DailyMotion

Still from horror film Fright NightFright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Synopsis: A teenage boy discovers his flamboyant neighbor is a vampire but no one will believe him.

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Where you can see it: Hulu

Still from the BrotherhoodThe Brotherhood

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Synopsis: Two friends join a gothic fraternity of vampires.

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Where you can see it: Amazon video


Sapphic Scares

Still from horror film The HungerThe 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.

Standouts: 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

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