| 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.
Know of another
movie to include?
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.
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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
- Island of Lost Souls (1933) - two men create
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
- 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.