Queer Horror

Lesbian Horror Books by Title


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).

This page focuses on all lesbian horror items.

For a page that shows all orientations, please go here

Title Author Description Year Rating
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories
gay content lesbian content heterosexual content
Robert Weinberg

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.

1995 A
Bending The Landscape : Horror
gay content lesbian content bisexual content
Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel

Volume II of the award-winning collection of gay and lesbian short fiction exploring the horror genre.

2001 A
Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
gay content lesbian content transgender content
Patty G. Henderson

A collection of GLBT horror 'flash fiction,' stories under 1000 words.

2008 A
Closet Monsters: Zombied Out and Tales of Gothrotica
gay content lesbian content transgender content
Daniel W. Kelly

Several short stories, including a surprising retelling of The Living Dead where gays and lesbians are the only ones to survive.

2007 B
Coldheart Canyon: A Hollywood Ghost Story
gay content lesbian content bisexual content heterosexual content
Clive Barker

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.

2001 --
Dark Angels: Lesbian Vampire Stories
lesbian content
Pam Keesey

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.

1995 A
Darkest Thirst, The
lesbian content heterosexual content

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'

1998 B
Embracing the Dark
gay content lesbian content
Eric Garber

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.

1991 --
Fungus, The
lesbian content
Harry Adam Knight

A lethal fungus attacks the citizen of London.

1985 --
Gerald's Game
lesbian content heterosexual content
Stephen King

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.

1992 C+
Haunting of Hill House, The
lesbian content heterosexual content
Shirley Jackson

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.

1959 --
Horror Reader, The
gay content lesbian content heterosexual content
Ken Gelder

Twenty-nine non-fiction essays and excerpts from previously published sources

2000 --
Hot Blood XI: Fatal Attractions
lesbian content bisexual content heterosexual content
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.

2003 --
Imps of the Perverse: Gay Monsters in Film
gay content lesbian content
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.

1998 D-
gay content lesbian content heterosexual content
Stephen King

A man finds himself sleeping less and less and begins to suffer from hallucinations. Gradually he begins to be drawn into a supernatural struggle

1994 --
Jade Unicorn, The
gay content lesbian content
Jay Halpern

A powerful group of Manhattan Satanists supernaturally unleash a monstrous demon.

1979 --
Little Deaths: An Anthology of Erotic Horror
lesbian content
Ellen Datlow

Original anthology of 24 stories of sex and horror by Lucius Shepard, Ruth Rendell, Harry Crews, Clive Barker, and others.

1994 --
Monsters in the Closet : Homosexuality and the Horror Film (Inside Popular Film)
gay content lesbian content
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.

1997 A
Queer Fear II: Gay Horror Fiction
gay content lesbian content bisexual content
Michael Rowe

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.

2002 --
Queer Gothic
gay content lesbian content
George E. Haggerty

Essays exploring the full spectrum of sexual desire as it appears in Gothic fiction as loss or violence.

2006 --
Rainbow Arc of Fire: Autumn Saga
gay content lesbian content
Gregory Earl Sanchez

A super-powered couple accidentally unleashes a flood of monsters on an unsuspecting city.

1997 D-
Sentinel, The
gay content lesbian content heterosexual content
Jeffrey Konvitz

A woman returns to New York to find herself trapped in an age-old battle between
the Catholic Church and Satan's loathsome evil. After renting an apartment,
strange and terrifying things begin happening to her, and she discovers that her
apartment building is actually the gateway between Earth and Hell.

1974 C
Shadows of the Night: Queer Tales of the Uncanny and Unusual
gay content lesbian content heterosexual content
Greg Herren

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.

2004 --
Tommyknockers, The
lesbian content heterosexual content
Stephen King

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...

1987 --
gay content lesbian content bisexual content
Steve Berman

Watch as a Ouija board spells out your deepest secret...

Mourn the loss of that one special boy while you await his ghost...

Listen to the ancient whisperings of a threadbare flapper dress...

Gamble for more than money on a Southern riverboat...

Renounce your citizenship to walk through a restricted area, rife with magic.

2001 --
Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet
gay content lesbian content
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.

2008 --
Uranian Worlds
gay content lesbian content bisexual content transgender content
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.

1990 A
lesbian content
Kris Bruyer

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.

1995 C-
Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture
gay content lesbian content
Arthur Evans

An overview of witchcraft and homosexuality throughout the ages.

1978 D-
Year's Best Horror Stories: No. 17
lesbian content
Karl Edward Wagner

A collection of 20 of the year's best horror stories.

1989 --

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