Today is paranormal day at the Queer Sci Fi blog. And with the weather starting to change and Halloween fast approaching, I thought we’d have a fun topic today. The Haunted House.
This is a classic paranormal/sci-fi staple. It has appeared over and over in movies, TV shows, and literature.
When I was about 12 years old, I read the Amityville Horror from cover to cover in one evening. Unfortunately, it was an evening when I was home alone, and I finished it at around one in the morning. The damn thing left me sleepless for a week.
Good haunted house stories are like that.
Or how about American Horror Story, which featured a Haunted House with gay ghosts one season?
Or who can forget “They’re Baaaaaack” from Poltergeist?
So let’s put an LGBT spin on this. Come up with your own plot for a gay (or lesbian or bi or transgender) haunted house story in five sentences or less – it can be scary, campy, or downright weird. But overall, it must be gay.