Is it just me, or do LGBTI people have a thing for scary movies? I’ve encountered enough gay horror aficionados in my time to say: quite possibly.
So ahead of Halloween on Monday 31 October, we’re revisiting our favourite absurdly camp – but surprisingly decent – horror flicks of the oft-overlooked variety.
Some are criminally underrated. Others have fallen off radar since release. The rest commonly find themselves overshadowed by their bigger blockbuster brothers and sisters (sometimes within their own franchise). Whatever the case, we say pass on seeing Scream form the 100th time (although obviously that’s one of the best films ever – RIP Wes Craven) and scare yourself silly this weekend with one of these nine films instead…
1 Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%
Sam Raimi’s mini masterpiece. This timeless revenge tale/mile-a-minute, WTF rollercoaster readers, on paper, like a idiotic, histronic comedy (projectile nosebleeds? Check. Talking goats? Check). The reality is a film that, while inducing several belly laughs, takes the responsibility of scaring its audience pretty seriously.