People Are Sharing 29 Must-Watch Queer And Camp Classic Horror Movies

Over time, as a horror fan, you'll learn horror movies have more subgenres than they do scares. So it's no surprise queer horror stands tall as its own beautiful monster. In the always spooky subreddit r/horror, Reddit users are sharing what queer horror movies are worth watching. Here are just some of the entries:

1."Knife+Heart is a must watch!"

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2."Sissy was a lot of fun. Most of the characters are somewhere in the LGBTQ+ community."

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3."Knock at the Cabin."

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4."There’s a French movie called High Tension (aka Switchblade Romance) from the early 2000s. It’s really well done, but don’t watch it if you’re squeamish."

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5."Jagged Mind is an amazing lesbian horror movie from last year!"

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6."Rocky Horror Picture Show."

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7."Crime-thriller Cruising (1980) has to rank near the top."

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8."Huesera: The Bone Woman is great!"

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9."Hellraiser (Clive Barker)."

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10."Lyle (2014). Micro-budget but very effective. To avoid spoilers, I’d call it 'supernatural' and leave it at that."

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11."The Fear Street film series."

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13."Thelma. She has repressed feelings for her friend, which causes psychokinetic powers to emerge."


14."The British psychological thriller Saint Maud."

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15."I feel like They/Them is the obvious answer. It's a summer camp slasher taking place at an LGBTQ+ conversion camp."

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16."Hellbent. It's a slasher film featuring gay male characters."

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17."The Hunger (1983)."

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18."Let the Right One In (2008)."

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19."The original Fright Night has queer coding all around."

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20."Mulholland Drive (2001). As a David Lynch fan, I feel he explores a lot of queer themes in his work, especially breaking with gender stereotypes. How intentional versus incidental is up for interpretation."

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21."Bodies Bodies Bodies."

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22."Spiral (2019) was pretty damn good."

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23."LGBTQ+ horror I can think of would be...Stranger by the Lake."

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24."For good reason, Jennifer’s Body has earned some serious cultural reconsideration."

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25."Bride of Frankenstein."

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26."I'm not sure if this is a popular opinion, but A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge."

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27."Ginger Snaps."

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28."The Child’s Play series is full of queer subtext. The main voice behind the series, Don Mancini, is openly gay, and as the series progresses, he incorporates that into it more and more. The main character of the Chucky TV show is outright gay."

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29.And lastly, "I've got this on my watchlist but have not watched it yet: Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror (2022)."

Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror

Anything missing on the list that you think is worth watching? Comment below!

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