10 Scary Gay Movies You Can Stream Instantly
One of the most recent gay-themed thrillers on the list, director Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger By the Lake follows young Franck, who picks up Michel at a popular gay-cruising spot. Sparks fly, but there’s one problem: Michel just might be a murderer. Netflix streaming link here.
A young Kate Winslet stars in Heavenly Creatures, a based-on-a-true-story thriller set in New Zealand in the 1950s. She plays one-half of a lesbian couple who takes bloody revenge on their parents when they’re forced to separate. Netflix streaming link here.
Though the “T” word is never mentioned, The Advocate says Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral may be the country’s first transgender horror film. It follows Syd, who works at a clinic that injects everyday people with diseases harvested from celebrities. Curious, Syd pumps himself full of a virus from of-the-moment starlet Hannah Geist. “The film speaks of asexual penetration, alludes to Hannah being gender variant or gender non-normative, and leads us to believe that Syd doesn’t want to do Hannah, he wants to be Hannah.” Netflix streaming link here.
For you creature-feature fans, The Wolves of Kromer follows two half-men, half-werewolves who also happen to be lovers. As if all the hair and claws weren’t enough to deal with, in comes a witch who tries to rally the town against them. Ann Coulter? Netflix streaming link here.
Mark James and Phil O’Shea’s Vampire Diary concerns an impressionable young filmmaker who gets drawn in to the seductive netherworld of a lesbian vampire named Vicki. Show me your teeth! Netflix streaming link here.
Dangerous Living: Coming Out in a Developing World is not a horror film per se, but this documentary offers an inside look at communities around the world where men can be imprisoned or even killed for being homosexual. What’s more horrifying than that? Netflix streaming link here.
Roy Ward Baker’s 1970s British gothic horror flick The Vampire Lovers is lesbian vampirism at its finest—and a damn daring film for its day. Watch the full movie above, or click get the Netflix streaming link here.
Ira Sach’s Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal tells the story of art teacher Lars (played by Keep the Lights On‘s Thure Lindhardt), who takes in Eddie, a troubled student who turns out to be a homicidal sleepwalker. When the sight of Eddie killing bigoted townspeople inspires Lars to paint again, the teacher actually encourages the bloody behavior. From The Advocate: “The two men develop a sweet and loving relationship that makes this film at its heart a sweet-hearted romance between two men who don’t even realize they are falling in love.” Watch the full movie in the clip above.
The woman at the center of Belgian director Harry Kümel’s Daughters of Darkness is based on a real-life Hungarian countess who killed young women and bathed in their blood to retain her youth. In this adaptation the lady and her lesbian lover set their murderous sights on a couple at an off-peak holiday destination in Ostend, Belgium. See the full movie above.
While it’s not explicitly gay, BFI Film Forever calls Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge the “gayest horror blockbuster ever.” Their reasoning? “When not wrestling semi-naked with his best frenemy Grady, Jesse (played by out actor Mark Patton) is dodging the fearsome razor fingers of Freddy Krueger. Unusual for a slasher, all the victims are male: The closeted gym teacher is killed naked in a shower after being brutally spanked with a towel, while poor Grady is sliced up in his boxers after Jesse has failed to consummate his relationship with his girlfriend, for reasons unspecified.” Okay. I’m sold. Netflix streaming link here.