Queer Horror

Straight 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 straight 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
Blood Price
gay content heterosexual content
Tanya Huff

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.

1991 A
Businessman, The : A Tale of Terror
gay content heterosexual content
Thomas M. Disch

A thoroughly despicable businessman plots to murder his wife, but he finds himself haunted by her ghost after her death.

1984 --
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 --
Couching at the Door
gay content heterosexual content
D. K. Broster

A collection of horror and supernatural stories.

1942 --
Dark Kingdoms
transgender content heterosexual content
Richard Lee Byers

Something truly evil is stirring. Something cunning and malign, that threatens the living and the dead alike.

1998 B+
Dark, The
gay content heterosexual content
James Herbert

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!

1980 B+
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
Disturb Not the Dream
heterosexual content
Paula Trachtman

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.

1981 C-
Face Without a Heart, A
gay content bisexual content heterosexual content
Rick R. Reed

A Modern-day Version of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

2000 --
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+
Handmaid's Tale, The
bisexual content heterosexual content
Margaret Atwood

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.

1985 --
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 House
gay content heterosexual content
Andrea D'Allasandra

A psychopathic killer is stalking the residents of Mountain Manor.

2003 --
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 --
House Next Door, The
gay content heterosexual content
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.

1978 A
Hunger, and Other Stories, The
gay content transgender content heterosexual content
Charles Beaumont

A anthology of 17 stories written in the 50s and 60s.

1958 --
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 --
gay content heterosexual content
Stephen King

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.

1999 --
Light at the End, The
gay content heterosexual content
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.

1986 C
Living One, The
gay content heterosexual content
Lewis Gannett

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.

1993 B+
Monsters Galore
heterosexual content
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.

1965 D-
Of Princes & Beauties: Erotic Fairy Tails for Adults
heterosexual content
Cecilia Tan

A collection of old fairy tales with new twists. Mixed gay and straight themes.

1996 B
gay content heterosexual content
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.

1993 --
Picture of Dorian Gray, The
gay content heterosexual content
Oscar Wilde

A man stays unchanged while his portrait begins to age.

1890 --
Piercing, The
gay content heterosexual content
John Coyne

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.

1980 --
Pleasuring of Rory Malone, The
gay content transgender content heterosexual content
Charles Panati

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...

1982 C+
Rats, The
gay content heterosexual content
James Herbert

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...

1974 B
gay content heterosexual content
Clive Barker

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.

1996 --
Seeds of Evil
gay content heterosexual content
Margaret Bingley

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.

1988 --
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 --
Shining, The
gay content bisexual content heterosexual content
Stephen King

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.

1977 --
Smart as the Devil
gay content heterosexual content
Felice Picano

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?

1975 C+
Splendour Falls, The
gay content heterosexual content
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.

1995 B+
Stand, The
gay content bisexual content heterosexual content
Stephen King

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.

1978 --
Swamp Foetus
gay content heterosexual content
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

1994 --
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 --
When Will You Rage?
gay content transgender content heterosexual content
Stewart Wieck

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.

1994 --
Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories
gay content heterosexual content
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

1994 --

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