Queer Horror Books by Rating
Here's a list of horror novels that have queer content in them. Books that are not overly 'horrific' but contain supernatural creatures in them may be listed in the Queer Vampire, Queer Werewolf or Queer Ghost books.
These are the items that have been found, a general description, and the general rating by the fans. (note: the ratings shows not only how good the story is, but also how well the horror or creatures are portrayed, and openly queer it is. A really good non-gay item might score very low).
|Bending The Landscape : Horror
||Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel||
Volume II of the award-winning collection of gay and lesbian short fiction exploring the horror genre.
|Dark Angels: Lesbian Vampire Stories
This collection of erotic tales contains original and previously published fiction. Classics such as 'The Vampire' by Cora Linn Daniels, and 'The Bloody Countess' by Alejandra Pizarnik.
||Poppy Z. Brite||
In Missing Mile, North Carolina, in search of supple young flesh and thirsting for blood, three beautiful vampires--Molochai, Twig, and Zillah--follow an adopted teen boy named Nothing on a mad, illicit road trip south to New Orleans.
|Out for Blood
||John Peyton Cooke||
When a gay man in the last stages of leukemia is offered the chance to become a healthy, immortal, eternally-youthful vampire, he accepts readily. But he soon discovers that a vampire's life isn't all glorious nightlife.
||Eric Garber and Lyn Paleo||
The classic reference on alternative sexuality in science fiction, fantasy and horror. It contains detailed annotations that document and describe the representation of alternative sexuality in a wide array of novels, stories, films and videos.
|100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories
The writers represented in this collection have imagined ingenious new means of vampire disposal, envisioned vampires interfacing with computers and piloting time machines, and even proposed more than a few reasons why people might want to be a vampire--or at least have one as a close friend.
Vicki Nelson, formerly of Toronto's homicide detail, now a private investigator, witnessed the first attack by a force of dark magic that would soon wreak its reign of terror on the unsuspecting city. And as death followed unspeakable death, Vicki became more and more deeply enmeshed in an investigation even as she teamed up with the illegitimate son of Henry VIII turned vampire.
|Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
||Patty G. Henderson||
A collection of GLBT horror 'flash fiction,' stories under 1000 words.
|House Next Door, The
||Anne Rivers Siddon||
A haunted house story in which a new house takes that which is best in the people it encounters and turns it against them.
|Monsters in the Closet : Homosexuality and the Horror Film (Inside Popular Film)
||Harry M. Benshoff||
Horror fiction has always portrayed society's greatest fears as monstrous incarnations of 'the other,' so it should be no surprise that there has always been a clear homoerotic subtext in horror films--from Frankenstein to Interview with the Vampire.
||Jay B. Laws||
San Francisco was once a city of music and laughter, of parties and bath-houses, when days held promise and nights, romance. But now something sinister haunts the streets and alleyways of San Francisco, something that crept in with the fog to seek a cruel revenge...
||Jay B. Laws||
They are The Unfinished. Their lives were interrupted by an untimely death. Now their terrible predicaments chain them to this earth, jailing them until their stories are known. One man hears their cry, but if he isn't careful, he too many end up ... Unfinished. Three interlinked stories and a frame story set in the Castro district, focusing on a haunted house in San Francisco
||Richard Lee Byers||
Something truly evil is stirring. Something cunning and malign, that threatens the living and the dead alike.
It came like a malignant shadow numbing people's minds with icy tendrils of blackness and seductively whispered promises of infinite power. Driving all to commit horrible crimes of violence and then leaving their empty husks behind in the day. All over the city - in private homes, quiet parks, a jam-packed soccer stadium, on the roads and streets - madness raged as the lights began to dim, fade, and go out, and humanity was relentlessly attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil... the dark!
||John Peyton Cooke||
A malevolent witch's curse takes root in the swampy area known as Stink Lake. Now, years later the nearby townspeople become the prey for a supernatural force which bends the environment to its will.
|Living One, The
After years of estrangement, typical suburban teen Torrance Spoor is summoned to the home of his father, Malcolm, where he learns of a seven-hundred-year-old family curse destined to end in madness and suicide.
|Somewhere in the Night: Eight Gay Tales of the Supernatural
All of the protagonists of the eight horror tales here are gay, allowing the author both a new twist on chiller standbys, such as vampirism and spirit possession, and an intriguing perspective on the complexities of gay life.
|Sons of Darkness: Tales of Men, Blood, and Immortality
||Michael Rowe and Thomas S. Roche||
A collection of cutting-edge gay male vampire stories. The tales are darkly sensual and engaging, yet complicated in their relationship to eroticism and the myths of blood, devourment, isolation, freedom and ecstasy.
|Splendour Falls, The
||Erin E. Kelly||
Meet some modern day changelings: thieves, gamblers, surfers, artists, musicians, and even imaginary childhood friends who are bound together by their half-human half-fae blood.
|Brothers of the Night, Gay Vampire Stories
||Michael Rowe and Thomas S. Roche||
'He came to me through shadows and gray, through cold and stench and diffused light, the fog of a wet dream. He appeared as my darkest secret and became my only need. He became flesh from desire and has left me wondering what will happen to me, to my body, how much of my body will be taken over by him, and how much of the blood and souls of others I will need to survive, and what will remain of me' - Robert Thomson, 'Third Night'
|Closet Monsters: Zombied Out and Tales of Gothrotica
||Daniel W. Kelly||
Several short stories, including a surprising retelling of The Living Dead where gays and lesbians are the only ones to survive.
|Darkest Thirst, The
The thirst for immortality. The thirst for revenge. The thirst for redemption. The unquenchable thirst for dark desires. The darkest thirst... the thirst for blood. This book contains three queer vampire stories: 'On Line,' 'The Alberscine's Vigil' and 'Nocturne a Tre in B-Double-Sharp Minor'
||Poppy Z. Brite||
Escaping from his North Carolina home after his father murders their family and commits suicide, cartoonist Trevor McGee returns to confront the past, and finds himself haunted by the same demons that drove his father to insanity.
|Of Princes & Beauties: Erotic Fairy Tails for Adults
A collection of old fairy tales with new twists. Mixed gay and straight themes.
It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp teeth and taste for human blood began to be realized by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time - suddenly, shockingly, horribly - the balance of power had shifted...
|Smoke and Shadows
Tony, former lover of vampire Henry Fitzroy, is our last defense against a dark wizard from another dimension. A wizard who controls a shadow army and who has destroyed at least one other world.
Yesterday Aaron Barry was an international playboy. Today, with his father's death, he assumes control of a giant financial empire.
Two men, drawn together in love only to be torn apart by the demonic forces of evil in this chilling tale of devil worship.
||William J. Lambert, III||
There is an uprising in hell and a body is needed for the new anti-Christ, or so discovers a group of psychics.
Alone in their bedroom a couple is playing a game of trust and control. But when Jessie's husband handcuffs her to a bedpost, she lashes out--with deadly results. Now trapped, Jessie has to deal with her most terrifying nightmares.
A gay couple, shunned by the small town they live in, revive a vampire and must deal both with the 'gift' of immortality offered to them by the vampire. As if this isn't enough, they must also deal with jealousy and the homophobia in the small town they recently moved into.
||John R. Maxim||
After a freak accident at a railway station, advertising executive Peter Halloran begins seeing ghosts while waiting for his morning train.
|Pleasuring of Rory Malone, The
Like all teenagers, Rory Malone thinks about sex. Unlike most of them, he can do something about it, for Rory has the power.
At sixteen he demolished his parents' home, spewing out psychic energy in a storm of rage. Now his mysterious power has turned to sexual desire. And what most men only think about, Rory can reach out with his mind and do...
|Smart as the Devil
When a teenager begins to act as though he's possessed, the school psychologist is called in. But is this boy crazy, or is there a more sinister, and supernatural, presence at work?
|Light at the End, The
||John Skipp and Craig Spector||
Ten murders on the New York subway - all horrible, all inexplicable, no two alike. The city's tabloids blare forth headlines about a 'Subway Psycho.' The cops comb the island looking for a vicious hoodlum or an escaped lunatic. Both are wrong - for both are assuming that the killer is human.
Only a handful of people know the truth about the demonic force that has taken over Manhattan's cavernous underground.
The terrible way Rudy died one night in the echoing depths of an isolated subway tunnel. The creature he has now become - a cunning creature boasting ancient and unlimited evil. Worst of all, they know the dreadful fate he has in store for millions of innocent people.
A woman returns to New York to find herself trapped in an age-old battle between
|Disturb Not the Dream
After moving into a mansion on the beach for the summer, a family begins to see terrifying ghostly manifestations. Being a psychiatrist, the head of the family looks for a scientific explanation, but finds that he must look to the supernatural to explain it. After uncovering the tragedy that occurred in the house many years ago, he must now find a way to prevent it from happing again, to his own family.
A psychic discovers that the dreams she's been having are very, very real. In a haunted mansion she and her friends discover a very real evil that mixes with evil of ages past.
|Black Shapes in a Darkened Room
A collection of short fiction.
|Imps of the Perverse: Gay Monsters in Film
||Michael William Saunders||
Hollywood movies often portray gay people as being in some sense monstrous. This volume focuses on several filmmakers who have used the trope of the homosexual as monster in a way that subverts traditional cinema.
||Bernhardt J. Hurwood||
The terrifying truth about other monsters - including absolutely authenticated ones - who may be stalking you at this very moment.
Monsters Galore is an adventure into the netherworld of horror ... after which you may never be the same again.
|Out There : Stories of Private Desires, Horror and the Afterlife
||Perry Brass and Tom Laine||
Out There takes you into the pounding heart of fear, lust, and ecstasy. What happens on a hostile, dark beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts? In the steamy swamps of the Texas/Louisiana border? In the sex-soaked grove of the vengeful phallic god Himself?
|Rainbow Arc of Fire: Autumn Saga
||Gregory Earl Sanchez||
A super-powered couple accidentally unleashes a flood of monsters on an unsuspecting city.
|Terror Tales of the City: Prince of the Perverse
||Joseph Covino Jr.||
A homophobic hypnotist undertakes to condition an aspiring writer to become a serial killer of gays ('Abnormals') in the City. Fate unites both characters, who coincidentally admire the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
|Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture
An overview of witchcraft and homosexuality throughout the ages.
|Chamber of Homos
His brother is in jail and the only way to spring him is to come up with $25,000. But, as an out of work nurse, what chance did Sander Beach have? Fortune seemed to smile at him as he stumbles across an ad for a live in nurse - pay of $20,000.
|Chelsea Horror Hotel
||Dee Dee Ramone||
Dee Dee Ramon has to survive the slings and arrows thrown at him from the Chelsea Hotel, with its unusual guests, both normal and supernatural.
The protagonist of this horror novel is a female film editor who investigates the murder of her friend, and older gay-film collector. He had discovered a 'lost' Boris Karloff film, since stolen, and the editor suspects that it holds the key to the murder. Her search for clues leads to a mysterious community in rural England, and to an old secret.
|Are You Loathsome Tonight
||Poppy Z. Brite||
Cannibal zombies, sentient maggots and professional sexual submissives are just a few of the characters at large in the landscapes of death and desire that Brite maps out in this collection of 12 short, yet horrifying, stories.
|Be Very Afraid: More Tale of Terror
||Edo Van Belkom||
14 stories dealing with individual trauma, reflecting those faced by teens today.
|Bend Sinister : The Gay Times Book of Short Stories 3
These 30 tales venture into the world of the sinister and the disturbing, with
|Businessman, The : A Tale of Terror
||Thomas M. Disch||
A thoroughly despicable businessman plots to murder his wife, but he finds himself haunted by her ghost after her death.
|Clive Barker's Books of Blood, Volume One
The first collection of horror stories in Clive's Books of Blood series.
|Clive Barker's Books of Blood, Volume Three
Five stories of otherworldly murder and terror.
|Coldheart Canyon: A Hollywood Ghost Story
Film's most popular action hero needs a place to heal after surgery that has gone terribly wrong, and finds such a place in a luxurious, forgotten mansion. But the original owner of the mansion was a beautiful woman devoted to pleasure at any cost, and the terrible legacy of her deed has not yet died. There are ghosts and monsters haunting Coldheart Canyon, where nothing is forbidden.
|Contra/Diction : New Queer Male Fiction
||Brett Josef Grubisic||
A collection of stories that represent the plurality of gay identity. In these stories, the nightmare and paradise of sexuality, love, and community are viewed from different perspectives, along with issues of race, class, violence, politics, and homophobia.
|Couching at the Door
||D. K. Broster||
A collection of horror and supernatural stories.
|Demon Inside, A
||Rick R. Reed||
Soon after moving in to the house forbidden by his grandmother's dying wish, A man realizes he may not be alone as it seems. And with whom--or what--he shares the house may plunge him into a nightmare from which he may never escape.
||William J. Lambert, III||
Sequel to Demon's Stalk. Machinations continue as Anaroth recruits beautiful people for his New Hell and attempts tying up the loose ends still remaining.
|Embracing the Dark
An anthology of eleven short stories of horror and dark fantasy, with gay men and lesbians at the center of these tales of ghosts, vampires, werewolves and spirits.
|Escape from Fire Island
||James H. English||
One man's weekend vacation on Fire Island, where-amid all the cocktails, Speedos, and circuit parties-he's hoping to find true love. But these amorous plans are foiled when a vat of toxic waste washes ashore-and it's up to him to save Fire Island from a plague of zombie drag queens!
||Poppy Z. Brite||
Gay necrophiliac lovers--both serial killers--meet in New Orleans for a feast of corpse-eating and coupling with the rotting dead.
|Face Without a Heart, A
||Rick R. Reed||
A Modern-day Version of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.
||Harry Adam Knight||
A lethal fungus attacks the citizen of London.
|Galaxy of Ghouls
Sixteen top authors tell the stories of these and other fantastic beings who live in the strange universe off the beaten orbit.
|Gay Ghouls, The
What a surprise it was for young Chadwick Schaeffer Bellingham to discover that he was now the young master of an estate. But, even more of a surprise was in store for him when he met the other residents. It seems that either insanity or psychic powers run in his family. Not that it matters which, since someone wants him dead and has the power to make it happen.
|Grave Passions: Tales of the Gay Supernatural
||William J. Mann||
A collection of the most chilling tales of passion currently being penned by today's most provocative gay writers. Unnatural transformations, otherworldly encounters, and deathless desires make for a collection sure to keep readers up late at night for a variety of reasons!
|Handmaid's Tale, The
Conservative religious and political forces have forced a fundamentalist dictatorship onto the people of the United States. A racist and misogynistic administration is now in power. Because the wives of the ruling class are rarely fertile, a group of women are drafted to be 'handmaids,' surrogate mothers for the elite. One such handmaiden finds herself controlled and exploited at every turn.
|Haunting of Hill House, The
Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has unnerved readers since its original publication in 1959. A tale of subtle, psychological terror, it has earned its place as one of the significant haunted house stories of the ages.
A psychopathic killer is stalking the residents of Mountain Manor.
|Horror Reader, The
Twenty-nine non-fiction essays and excerpts from previously published sources
|Hot Blood XI: Fatal Attractions
||Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett||
Unleash your wildest passions. Surrender to forbidden cravings. Here are eighteen delectably unholy tales of terror that will lift you to the heights of passion... then send you spiraling into the sinister shadows of human nature.
|Hunger, and Other Stories, The
A anthology of 17 stories written in the 50s and 60s.
A man finds himself sleeping less and less and begins to suffer from hallucinations. Gradually he begins to be drawn into a supernatural struggle
They were teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were seven grown-up men and women who had gone out into the world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.
|Jade Unicorn, The
A powerful group of Manhattan Satanists supernaturally unleash a monstrous demon.
|Little Deaths: An Anthology of Erotic Horror
Original anthology of 24 stories of sex and horror by Lucius Shepard, Ruth Rendell, Harry Crews, Clive Barker, and others.
A collection of lusty stories containing all different types of men in horror, science fiction and fantasy genres.
|ME2: A Novel of Horror
He looks just like you. He acts exactly like you. Every day he becomes more and more like you, taking away that what was yours until there's nothing left.
||Rick R. Reed||
Three street-wise kids, invisible to the world around them, suddenly become the focus of a killer's plans. Together, with a man of the cloth stained by his own sins, they search for a madman.
|Picture of Dorian Gray, The
A man stays unchanged while his portrait begins to age.
Betty Sue is a nationwide sensation. What happens to her unwilling body once a week, every week, is haunting, horrifying ... and fascinating to millions.
The TV says it's a miracle. The Church says it's a fake. Both are wrong. Only a priest tormented by lust, who is willing to trade body for soul, can penetrate the unholy secret of The Piercing.
An anthology of horror stories where all of the protagonists are clearly gay.
|Queer Fear II: Gay Horror Fiction
Building on the success of Queer Fear (which won the Queer Horror - Best Short Story award in 2000), Queer Fear II brings 22 new GLBT horror stories.
||George E. Haggerty||
Essays exploring the full spectrum of sexual desire as it appears in Gothic fiction as loss or violence.
|Revolt of the Perverts
A collection of short stories from the early years of gay liberation.
The most famous wildlife photographer in the world has made his reputation chronicling the fates of endangered species. But, after a terrible accident, he is left in a coma. And in its depths, he revisits the wildernesses of his youth and relives his life with a mysterious couple who have influenced his life as an artist and a man.
When he awakens, he sets out on a journey of self-discovery-- one where he will penetrate the ultimate mystery and finally unlock the secret to his destiny.
|Seed of Lost Souls
||Poppy Z Brite||
The original short story from which the novel Lost Souls grew. Includes a foreword and an essay/book review about vampires, both by the author, as well as an interview with Poppy from around the time Lost Souls was published.
|Seeds of Evil
A young British mother becomes more and more frightened as her strange twins, the result of artificial insemination, begin to exhibit destructive psychic powers and a morbid fascination with violence and blood. The twins soon murder her homosexual husband and arrange for her to meet an oddly sinister man.
|Shadows of the Night: Queer Tales of the Uncanny and Unusual
A bone-chilling anthology of gay and lesbian psychodrama. These stories introduce you to the doomed and the damned, including a gay travel writer with a one-way ticket to horror; a murdered lesbian who plots bloody revenge from the grave; a young gay man's fear of Jewish vampires; and many others.
Terrible events occur at the isolated Overlook Hotel, where the guests are deceased but not necessarily departed. A family checks in so that the father can write, but terror lurks behind every door. Their son, a psychic who does not know how to use his powers, struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.
A rapidly mutating flu virus is accidentally released from a U.S. military facility and wipes out 99 and 44/100 percent of the world's population, thus setting the stage for an apocalyptic confrontation between Good and Evil.
||Poppy Z. Brite||
A collection of erotic horror stories follows the adventures of solace-seeking lonely-hearts on a North Carolina highway, behind a dusty Georgia carnie show, in a Baton Rouge mausoleum, and an alley in Calcutta
|To the Grave
When Jacob's sweet and slightly naive roommate starts dating an impossibly sexy stranger new to Chicago his life begins to get complicated and his friends start turning up dead.
Something is happening to the residents of Haven, Maine. Something that gives everyone in the small town powers no human should have, turning Haven into a death trap for outsiders-and plunging the town into the depths of madness...
The incredible beauty and mystery of Christopher Michaels entices a young demonologists to delve into the mysterious unknown. But as Christopher's beauty was enough to turn the very head of Satan himself, chances are that they are in over their head.
|Triptych of Terror: Chilling Tales by the Masters of Gay Horror
||John Michael Curlovich, Michael Rowe and David Thomas Lord||
A night of mystery and intrigue, when the very time when the fabric of time and space separating the worlds of the living and the dead is forgotten. A night called Halloween.
Watch as a Ouija board spells out your deepest secret...
|Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet
||Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder||
This collection of queer horror stories showcases everything from the ghosts of dead lovers and malevolent queer faeries to devious doppelgangers and twisted psychopaths.
|When Will You Rage?
An anthology of 19 original short stories detailing the lives and battles of San Francisco's werewolves. Follow them as they confront the many guises of the Wyrm.
|Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories
||Poppy Z. Brite||
(formerly Swamp Foetus) A collection of erotic horror stories follows the adventures of solace-seeking lonely-hearts on a North Carolina highway, behind a dusty Georgia carnie show, in a Baton Rouge mausoleum, and an alley in Calcutta
|Year's Best Horror Stories: No. 17
||Karl Edward Wagner||
A collection of 20 of the year's best horror stories.
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