It’s October, and that means it’s officially Gay Christmas, a.k.a., Halloween! Just like we all have at some point, it’s now time for the ghouls and goblins to come out and live their best lives. If you’re in the mood for something spooky and scary this year, we’ve got some great LGBTQ-inclusive horror films and series for you.
From classics to brand new installments, this list will get you through the most horrifying time of the year!
Not only is the concept of body-swapping inherently queer, but Freaky also features Josh, the main character’s gay best friend as a refreshing take on what is often an old archetype. Streaming on HBO Max.
Jennifer’s Body is honestly one of the best horror movies of the last twenty years, and Megan Fox should be a horror icon because of it. Fox plays a teen girl who gets possessed by a demon, makes out with her female best friend, and starts killing boys. The main character, played by Amanda Seyfried, is actually named Needy Lesnicki. Needy Les. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Chucky was created by Don Mancini, a gay man, and several of the films feature queer characters and themes, including Chucky’s child Glen. In the new Chucky series for Syfy, the main character is a queer teen boy named Jake. The Chucky TV series premieres October 12 on Syfy.
The Perfection isn’t, well, perfect, but this Netflix thriller about two dueling cello prodigies who fall in love and exact a brutal plan for revenge is a wild watch. Streaming on Netflix.
One of the best and most disturbing found footage movies actually features a lesbian as one of the main characters! Anne Ramsay plays Sarah, the daughter of the titular Deborah Logan, an elderly woman who’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis might be hiding something much more sinister and much more supernatural. Streaming on Tubi.
A brand new series from Amazon Prime Video, this version of I Know What You Did Last Summer features a queer romance between two of its main female characters. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video starting October 15.
Putting a lesbian spin on the real-life story of Lizzie Borden, this film stars Chloe Sevigny as Lizzie and Kristen Stewart as her lover. While the film might not be exactly historically accurate, it does make for an interesting watch. Currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
An absolute classic, this erotic thriller stars Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon, and David Bowie. Deneuve and Bowie play a vampire couple who seduce a scientist (Sarandon) into their dangerous games. Streaming on HBO Max.
This French movie follows Justine, a vegetarian veterinary school student who develops a taste for human flesh after a hazing ritual at her school. She has a gay roommate, Adrien, who eventually becomes a major part of the story. Raw is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.