Are you ready to have some nightmares?
BY ELLA GAUCI
Spooky season is in full swing at the moment. If you’ve already binge-watched Netflix’s The Fall Of the House of Usher, don’t worry. There are a ton of other sapphic horrors just waiting for you to watch them. So grab your popcorn, and get ready for some nightmares. I don’t think anyone will be doing much sleeping tonight…
In Bit, Laurel moves to Los Angeles and falls in with a group of feminist vampires who are determined to take control of their own lives. As Laurel becomes embroiled in their world, she faces moral dilemmas and supernatural threats. The film blends horror and LGBTQIA themes, exploring empowerment, identity, and the consequences of immortality.
Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)
In this darkly comedic horror film, a group of friends gathers at a remote house for a weekend getaway, with the ensemble cast featuring Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, and Pete Davidson. Their reunion takes a gruesome turn as they start getting killed off one by one. Secrets and tensions among the friends unravel as they fight for survival.
The Craft (1996)
The Craft follows a group of high school girls who practise witchcraft to gain power and control over their lives. The film stars Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True as the central witches. As their spells become increasingly potent, the girls must confront the dark consequences of their actions. The film touches on themes of friendship, empowerment, and the dangers of unchecked power.
Fear Street (2021)
Fear Street is an electrifying horror trilogy featuring a talented ensemble cast including Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, and Benjamin Flores Jr. The film takes us to the cursed town of Shadyside, where a forbidden lesbian romance intertwines with a chilling history of murder and witchcraft. Brace yourself for a spine-tingling saga that will keep you hooked from start to finish.
The Hunger (1983)
Catherine Deneuve sizzles as the immortal vampire Miriam Blaylock in this stylish and seductive horror film. Her love affairs with mortal women, including queer icon Susan Sarandon, take a passionate yet perilous turn as her lovers age rapidly and seek a desperate cure.
The Perfection (2019)
Allison Williams and Logan Browning mesmerise as rival cello prodigies, Charlotte and Lizzie, in this psychological thriller. Their intense competition uncovers dark secrets lurking within their music school, leading to a mesmerising descent into madness. Prepare to be captivated by a chilling narrative that keeps you guessing until the final haunting note.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Tim Curry commands the screen as the flamboyant Dr. Frank-N-Furter, alongside Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick in a rollicking, gender-bending party you won’t want to miss. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a campy, musical horror-comedy extravaganza that invites you to embrace your wildest desires and join in a wildly entertaining and liberating celebration of sexuality and acceptance. It’s a queer fan favourite for a reason!
What Keeps You Alive (2018)
Jules and Jackie’s idyllic anniversary retreat turns into a fight for survival when Jules discovers Jackie’s dark and murderous secret. The film explores themes of trust, betrayal, and the primal instinct to survive.
The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)
This Spanish horror classic centres on a newlywed bride, Susan, who becomes obsessed with a portrait of a mysterious woman. As she delves into the woman’s history, she uncovers dark secrets of love, betrayal, and vampirism.
Based on the classic novella, Carmilla tells the story of a lonely girl, Lara, who forms a passionate bond with the enigmatic Carmilla. But as Laura uncovers Carmilla’s dark secret, a terrifying truth unfolds.
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