Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you plan to go as a Dickie Dollar Scholar or a Chanel, there’s no shortage of decadence and debauchery. But if you’re looking for something a little more low-key, grab the bae and the popcorn.
Homoerotic horror is nothing new. With indie flicks like The Brotherhood, Into the Lion’s Den, and any of the 1313 films, there’s plenty honorable mentions. Whether it's subtle undertones or blatant softcore porn, here are 13 of our favorite homoerotic horrors:
1. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE (1985)
Other than the obvious homosexual tension of Freddy Krueger being after a teenage boy’s body, this movie is filled to the brim with gay undertones. Jesse’s pseudo friendship with the hot jock that can’t keep his shirt on for most of the film is just an appetizer. The fun starts when Jesse finds his dominant gym coach is actually a dominant leather daddy. The bondage/shower scene would have been a fantasy come true for most teenage boys… you know, if it weren’t for the whole imminent murder thing.
2. THE LOST BOYS (1987)
It’s a wonder how the bromance between Corey Feldman and Corey Haim is not the most homoerotic relationship in this film. Let’s leave that to Kiefer Sutherland and his quest to convert Jason Patric… To joining his vampire gang, not a George Michael cover band as it would appear.
3. THE FORSAKEN (2001)
Much like the gay nightlife etiquette of the time, this film mostly did away with sleeves. And it’s a good thing they did, because what better way to enjoy some of our favorite ‘90s heartthrobs like Kerr Smith (Dawson’s Creek), Brendan Fehr (Roswell), and Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do)? Have Schaech chase them around the country, trying to suck them dry. He’s a vampire… Get your mind out of the gutter.
4. AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)
Patrick Bateman’s morning routine is basically a Perry Ellis underwear campaign video by itself. But the best part is when the undies come off. I think Bateman would agree, as he seemed more in love with his own body than the prostitutes he hired as background in his homemade snuff porn.