12 Essential Queer Horror Movies (Photos)

12 Essential Queer Horror Movies (Photos)

Queer characters have been an essential part of horror since the genre began, with monsters and vampires often standing in for the love that dare not speak its name. Horror films have moved from the subtly coded lesbian in 1963’s “The Haunting” to the then-career-sinking gayness of 1985’s “Nightmare on Elm Street,” to the wholehearted embrace of Sam and Deena’s relationship in Netflix’s “Fear Street” trilogy.

Below, we run down 12 essential queer horror movies to watch to celebrate Pride month and where to watch each one.

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