Queer Dark Thrillers

Straight Thriller Movies by Title


Here is a short list of GLBT dark thriller movies. These movies have significant queer content and while they are not quite horror, they should still cause you a moment or two of dread.

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 thriller items.

For a page that shows all orientations, please go here

Title Director Description Year Rating
Apartment Zero
gay content bisexual content transgender content heterosexual content
Martin Donovan

A lonely sociopath is forced to rent his insane mothers room due to poor ticket sales at his revival movie theater. The new roommate seems normal enough at first, but disturbing incidents begin to occur.

1988 B
Basic Instinct
bisexual content heterosexual content
Paul Verhoeven

Controversial, film noir-ish cop thriller about detective falling for sexy bisexual murder suspect. Oozing kinkiness from every pore, it's more for those seeking an erotic charge than for suspense-packed whodunit junkies.

1992 B
Cherry Falls
transgender content heterosexual content
Geoffrey Wright

A killer is killing off the virgins of a small town high school.

2000 D-
gay content heterosexual content
Sam Raimi

A scientist on the verge of a major discovery in synthetic skin is burned beyond recognition when his laboratory is demolished by a sadistic gang. Altered by an experimental medical procedure, the man known as Darkman begins to assume alternate identities and seeks revenge against his assailants.

1990 C+
gay content heterosexual content
Sidney Lumet

If you were a famed mystery playwright with a devastating string of recent flops, what would you do for a can't-miss thriller script? Beg for it? Pay for it? Pray for it? Kill for it?

1982 B
Dressed to Kill
transgender content heterosexual content
Brian De Palma

A woman is murdered early in the film and her psychiatrist is called in to help solve the case. Initially reluctant to help the police, the psychiatrist finds that the detective assigned to the murder seems happy to do nothing, leaving the investigation to a prostitute who witnessed the murder and the son of the deceased.

1980 --
In the Blood
gay content heterosexual content
Lou Peterson

Cassidy must come to terms with his unusual talent, shared by his aunt and his dead mother --
the ability to foresee the future. As his visions become more frequent, Cassidy realizes
that he must completely embrace his gay desires if he is to crack this gory mystery.

2006 A
Love & Human Remains
gay content lesbian content bisexual content heterosexual content
Denys Arcand

A dark comedy showcasing a group of 7 people looking for love, and a serial killer stealing lives.

1993 B
Mulholland Drive
lesbian content bisexual content heterosexual content
David Lynch

Two beautiful women are caught up in a lethally twisted mystery and ensnared in an equally dangerous web of erotic passion.

2001 --
Night Warning
gay content heterosexual content
William Asher

Obsession means death for a teenager in this classic Oedipus story.

1982 --
Old Dark House, The
gay content lesbian content heterosexual content
James Whale

A storm forces travelers to take refuge in a frightening old house and to meet its bizarre inhabitants.

1932 C
gay content heterosexual content
Andrzej Zulawski

A man follows his wife to find out why she left, but learns more than he expected.

1981 --
Profondo Rosso
gay content heterosexual content
Dario Argento

A telepath picks up on the thoughts of a murderer and becomes a victim. After witnessing this murder, his neighbor must find the murderer.

1975 --
transgender content heterosexual content
Alfred Hitchcock

Classic Hitchcock mystery thriller about grisly murders at isolated motel. Critics and audiences still rave over creepy lead performance, tension-filled build-up. A must for fans of suspense, psychological terror.

1960 A
gay content heterosexual content
Alfred Hitchcock

Two young men share a New York apartment. They consider themselves intellectually superior to their friend and as a consequence decide to murder him. Together they strangle him with a rope and placing the body in an old chest, they proceed to hold a small party. The guests include his father, his fianc\ée and their old schoolteacher from whom they mistakenly took their ideas.

1948 A
Scream 2
gay content heterosexual content
Wes Craven

A follow up to the movie Scream. A masked killer causes havoc in a small college town.

1997 --
Silence of the Lambs
gay content transgender content heterosexual content
Jonathan Demme

A novice FBI agent must track down a serial killer who puts women down in a pit, tortures them and removes their skin to make dresses. Her only help? The killer's former psychiatrist who likes to eat people.

1991 A
Single White Female
gay content heterosexual content
Barbet Schroeder

When a 'Single White Female' places an ad for a similar woman to rent a room, all the applicants seem weird. Finally, along comes a level headed woman who seems to be just right. But the new lodger has a secret past which haunts her.

1992 --
Stepford Wives, The
gay content heterosexual content
Frank Oz

What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech terrifying little town.

2004 --

Title Director Description Year Rating
Dante's Cove
gay content lesbian content heterosexual content
Sam Irvin

The sexy, young residence of a peaceful beach-side town are plunged into a
world of intrigue, secrets and shifting romantic ties when their town's
sinister, supernatural past comes alive.

2005 --
gay content lesbian content bisexual content heterosexual content

The Torchwood Institute is a secret British government agency that researches and reverse engineers alien technologies.

2006 --


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