Queer Horror

Queer Horror Movies

As most of us know, queer horror is not a field that has been fully adopted by Hollywood. While queer movies are just beginning to be accepted, there's not a lot of room for 'genres.' However, here is a compilation of queer horror movies that I am aware of existing. If there are other ones that I haven't included in the full list of queer horror movies, please send me as much information about the movie as you have available and I'll add it in.


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Bad, bad, bad

For most movies in the genre, you'll have to have a strong stomach. Disembowelings are nothing compared to the downright awful.

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Please, send any information on additional movies to include to me. I will add the movie to the list of movies to confirm.

Before I include a movie here, its queer and horror contents have to be confirmed. The fastest way is either to point me to a review of the movie included on a mainstream site, or send a copy of the movie to me yourself.


Queer Vampyres

The majority of movies in this site deal with vampires. For a completely listing, go to the queer vampire movie page.

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A number of classic horror movies have spoken strongly about what it is to be queer in society, without actually showing any same sex physical attraction. A few include:

  • Frankenstein (1931) - two men bring a 'child' into the world.
  • Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - an even campier movie than the original.
  • Dracula (1931) - a monster seduces and destroys the innocent
  • Island of Lost Souls (1933) - two men create 'unnatural' life
  • Dracula's Daughter (1936) - we start to see the beginnings of the lesbian vampire
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) - a man has a secret life that no one must know about.
  • Return of the Vampire (1943)
  • The Lodger (1944) - Jack the Ripper with homosexual overtones.
  • King Kong (1933) - A misunderstood 'monster' in a cruel world.

A full listing of all queer horror movies is also available.

For more information on queers and horror movies, see "Monsters in the Closet - Homosexuality and the Horror Film" by Harry M. Benshoff and "Vamps: an Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale" by Pam Keesey.


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