GAY Horror & Thriller Flicksby emertens | created - 15 Dec 2011 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
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1. The 4th Man (1983)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom.
This movie is based on a book by Gerard Reve, a Dutch novelist who is very famous in the Netherlands. It's quite useful to know something about this writer, for it helps to understand the movie. Reve was one of the first public figures to come out of the closet. Many of his novels contain explicit homosexual content. Practically porn. Furthermore Reve's career was marked by lot of controversies, and not only because of just his literary work. For instance, he also made a lot of television appearances and quite often his performance was shockingly provocative. Most of his books are about himself and are written in the I-form. Nevertheless they contain a lot of fiction. Reve wrote about himself as an alcoholic, a catholic, and as a very cynical, selfish, opportune man. Not at all likable. Most Dutch people have read some of his work and are aware of his personality, whether it's real or not.
He was the only person in the Netherlands who ever got prosecuted for breaking the law against blasphemy. In his book "Nader tot U" (1966) he writes about making love to the incarnation of God as a one-year-old donkey. Eventually he was acquitted.
So when Reve writes about having sex with a woman, no-one in the Netherlands thinks he all of a sudden turned bisexual. It is used to emphasize the magical power this woman, who might or might not be a witch, has over him.
Jeroen Krabbé is perfectly cast as Reve. Possibly one of the best roles of his career. I alway thought Krabbé, who btw is not gay, has a slight effeminate side. Here he is able to use it with aplomb - and thank god he's not overplaying it. He also manages to imitate the constant cynicism of Reve while keeping it subtle at the same time.
The direction of Verhoeven is superb. I'm not a big fan of his, neither of Reve of Krabbé. But somehow everything fits perfectly in this movie. There's a lot of Hitchcockian suspense. The score helps a great deal. The camerawork is very clever. The somewhat overt symbolism actually is spot on in this specific case, because this makes that the audience constantly sees what Reve is experiencing.
Haven't finished writing this review. Just a sketch.
2. Hellbent (2004)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.
Votes: 2,075 | Gross: $0.19M
Highly recommended for those who are in search of a good scary horror movie with a handsome gay lead character and a nice romantic subplot.
This review contains spoilers!.
Hellbent is probably the best movie available at the moment, that really covers the gay-horror subgenre. First of all it's really a horror movie and not some camp spoof. There are a few funny moments, but they don't interfere with the horror plot and they don't ruin the suspense. Secondly the protagonist is a handsome young gay guy who gets romantically involved and this subplot really works! Well at least it worked for me. This is less the case in Bite Marks, Zombies of Mass Destruction and Cthulu (see below). At the end our hero has to rescue his lover - and succeeds in this. An "old fashioned" happy ending which in this specific case is very welcome to me.
This movie is very well made. The only questionable thing is the use of very dominant primary colors during the late night scenes. This is not the case in the daylight scenes, which are actually built on pretty smart color schemes. Because of this contrast I've actually began to like the overdone coloring of the scenes that otherwise would be plain dark.
This review is somewhat short. In future I'll try to improve it, but for now I only want to state once more, that I like this movie very, very much. I've seen it several times and it doesn't start to bore, which is quite unusual. In contrary I like it better with each repeat viewing. Usually I watch it on Christmas Day, while drinking a lot of booze. Afterwards I watch Black Christmas - the original ofcourse. Some kind of personal tradition that's rather difficult to explain...
3. Bite Marks (2011)
Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
Truck-driver Brewster takes over his missing brother's delivery of a load of coffins to a funeral home. He picks up hitchhiking gay couple Cary and Vogel whose relationship is in trouble to... See full summary »
Bite Marks is unjustified underrated. Yes, it IS low budget and yes, it has some very obvious weaknesses, but in contrary some other aspects are very well done.
First of all the cinematography by Clifton Radford. I thought the chosen compositions were clever, appropriate and aesthetically pleasing. The colors and the use of filters sometimes a bit overdone, but not too disturbing to my taste. And it's always a bit of a relief if those totally cliché dark blue, washed-out colors, which for some reason seem to be incredible popular nowadays, are absent. I'm so sick and tired of that brainless "approach of style".
Secondly - the music of Rossano Galante. According to his imdb page he is a very successful composer and the orchestrator of the music of several big Hollywood productions. (The Thing, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Repo Men, Max Payne, etc) It doesn't surprise me at all, because the music of Bite Marks is just very good! Probably the best element of the movie, when judged separately. And not a sign of thrift. A lot of scenes have 'custom' written music of their own. It supports the different types of mood and the tension perfectly.
Thirdly the movie starts with a very nice animation to present the opening credits. Well, after the prologue that is of course. It wasn't very expensive - clearly not - but at least they tried to make something out of it, instead of choosing the most obvious way: embedding some hard coded titles directly to the film. To me this animation sequence is like the frame around a painting. It adds something extra to the presentation of the film. It really sets the mood. Hearing the music, watching the animation. It all makes me want to see the movie.
The weak part is that the movie focuses to much on some gay aspects - which to be fair, are not very interesting - and not enough on creating suspense and horror. I like gay romance of course, otherwise I wouldn't have made this list. But the relationship of the main couple in this movie, two holiday hitchhikers, isn't very believable. This was done a lot better in Hellbent, although not perfectly either. The subplot about the closeted truck driver was a bit better, but in the end it seemed wasted too. This part was played by Benjamin Lutz and I must say he did an excellent job. A quite talented actor. Handsome as well.
Another weak part is the sound. Probably because of the budget. It's not very disturbing, but sometimes you'll notice it. There's a fair chance they managed to achieve the best possible, with such limited financial resourses. I don't get it, although I AM gay, I haven't the faintest idea why anyone would like to watch the intercourse scene in that disgustingly filthy public restroom. They could've filmed it easily in all kinds of different ways and it could be situated in a lot of different places. Clean places. Or someplace, somewhere, that adds to the romance. But there's a total absence of anything romantic during the entire picture. I'm exaggerating a bit, but it could have been done a lot better, I'm quite sure of that.
Nevertheless the story is clearly structured. It has an interesting approach on the vampire tale. And thank god, there's no tragedy and drama about becoming or being a vampire. Vampires are just dangerous monsters, which have to be destroyed without moral issues. Some parts are rather scary. Not extremely, but the suspense is there. Some of the jokes work pretty well. I liked the references to the original Fright Night. The apple, the way Cary says "charmed", Geoffreys saying "You're so cool Brewster". It was a bit strange to see Stephen Geoffreys that "old". He actually made a remark about it himself: "I'm getting to old for this". I wonder if it was scripted. At some point there's even a very clever similarity between the scores of the movies. The music when Vogel and Brewster are sexually involved with each other is much alike the music when Dandridge and Amy are having a "close moment".
I think this film will mainly appeal to an all male gay audience. I've seen it twice now and I liked it the second time even better. It sure doesn't deserve its current low imdb rating.
4. No Night Is Too Long (2002 TV Movie)
85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At University he was a favored ... See full summary »
A beautiful dramatic thriller. Among the best TV movies I've seen. Very professionally made. The visuals are all splendid. The tension is built with a lot of care. The score accompanies all dramatic events with the appropriate atmosphere.
Like "The Talented Mr. Ripley" this is not really a sincere true-love story. The main character - much alike Ripley - fulfills most prominently some kind of merged role of both prota- and antagonist at the same time.
5. Apartment Zero (1988)
R | 124 min | Drama, Thriller
Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,284 | Gross: $0.67M
Superb, an incredible strong movie. Very tense, very atmospheric. Highly - highly - recommended.
The gay plot is sub-textual. But very deliberate.
6. Rituals (1977)
R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers.
This extremely suspenseful horror movie has a remarkable gay character in it. I hesitated about calling it a main or supporting role. The story is about 5 doctors on a wilderness outing and one of them is gay. So he is one of the protagonists. This is actually the earliest movie I could think of, no matter what genre, that has a openly gay character, without that being an issue. He is as much a part of the group as any of the other four guys. Moreover he is characterized in a non-stereotype way. Just an average guy. It isn't even really important for the plot, but strangely enough it makes some of the drama all the more gripping.
Don't let the average imdb user rating put you off. A lot of people voted it a 10, but the calculation system happens to ignore that.
7. La virgen de los sicarios (2000)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,267 | Gross: $0.53M
Beware, this review contains some serious spoilers!
It's actually pretty weird that an extremely unsettling movie as this one doesn't qualify for the horror/thriller genre. The body count must be something like 15 and most of these killings happen quite graphically on screen. One of the most cynical scenes take place at a ridge that is used by criminals to dump corpses - although a sign reads, that one is not allowed to do so. After watching this film I had a very restless sleep because of it. Almost a nightmare even. It contained so incredibly much of my own concerns and worries. All my misanthropic, pessimistic thoughts about modern-day life and society. My irritations towards antisocial behavior (loud music playing everywhere). It was throughout very easy for me to empathize with the main-character's inner moral conflicts as well as his nostalgia-based sadness (fortuitously he even liked my favorite composer's music)
To me, this gripping, subversive film is a true masterpiece. Technically it's perfect. Dramatically it's beyond that. 10/10
8. In the Blood (2006)
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller
Cassidy is a senior at a NYC college and he's trying to balance the demands of school, his role as big brother to Jessica, a freshman at the same school and his role as best buddy to ... See full summary »
Beware, this review contains some serious spoilers!
While I've been complaining about some lack of romance in several of my other reviews on gay horror movies, 'In the Blood' doesn't have any gay romance at all. And sadly enough there's nothing to complain about. It's just not a part of the plot. Cassidy, the main character, is a closeted gay adolescent, a senior at a NYC college. His repressed homosexuality is a major plot point. They could have added a secret love or something, but actually it's of no importance to the story. He tries to live a straight life, and he actually has an attractive girlfriend. But he needs to take Viagra to have intercourse with her and even then he doesn't manage to get to the "climax" (or whatever it's called in English). He also suffers from having some nasty visions of his sister Jessica covered in blood. This of course is related to the horror part of the movie. A serial killer on campus is killing girls, who all more or less have the same profile as Jessica has. Right from the start of the movie it is made clear that these visions occur at the same time when Cassidy's real sexual feelings unwillingly take part of him. There's a very logical but nevertheless clever explanation to this. It may be not very realistic, but that's beside the point. Seeing the future never is realistic. This explanation is given later on in the movie by Cassidy's aunt. She tells him that these foretelling visions will become more clear, when he has free, fulfilling sex. A modest trouvaille, isn't it? Or is that an oxymoron? A huge dilemma for Cassidy. To save his sister, he must have his first gay sex experience. And it needs to be a good one too. It may sound all very comical, in fact it is served deadpan and in total earnest.
A lot of reviewers seemed to hate the ending. (So here come some spoilers). I haven't the faintest idea why. This movie is partly a whodunit, like for instance Scream. There are just a few people who'll make a probable killer. Cassidy actually is the first one. He's having these strange visions, and at first we don't know why. Was he is spectator, or is he seeing things he's planning to do? We really don't know. The second one is the new boyfriend of Jessica, Michael, a right Casanova. Is he just taking advantage of her and did also date the previous victims? We don't know. The third one is the dean. He has a lot of documentation collected about the killings. Is it just because he wants to warn the girls and to track down the killer? And why did he talk Jessica's out of her plans to dye her hair? As I said - a straight whodunit. There are a few other people involved, but they would make a less probable assassin. The most important one is a male prostitute Cassidy has been visiting. At the end there's some huge mix-up. Cassidy thinks Michael is the killer, Michael thinks it is the prostitute. And Jessica has had some interfering visions as well. This actually makes sense because of the aunt's story we already knew it was an inheritable talent. To me it all seemed very plausible. The only less logical aspect was the visions Jessica had about the dean. This could have been let out. The newspaper explained enough. But that's just a small detail.
So in short. I liked the ending.
And I liked the movie too.
9. Cthulhu (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has... See full summary »
Votes: 1,617 | Gross: $0.02M
I've seen this movie some time ago. However I need to rewatch it before I can write an honest review.
I remember some really nice cinematography. Probably that happened to be its most notable aspect.
The main character is gay and he has a relationship. But - if I remember well - it didn't get much screentime in the movie. It all seemed rather blunt.
The movie felt a bit dreamy, a nice different approach on Lovecraft. But somehow a bit shallow. The ending was rather a let down.
I really have to rewatch it, before I can write something more useful.
10. ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble....until a zombie virus outbreak!
Well, the zombie flick had a huge revival during the last decade. And this trend doesn't seem to have ended already. Most of these movies have very familiar plots, although they usually provide some kind of specific twist on the basic idea.
In Zombies of Mass Destruction the main focus seems to be on criticizing small town prejudice. I don't have a problem with that. Actually, I fully agree with most of the political statements expressed in this movie. The problem however is, that this is all been done in a rather blunt naive way.
This movie has three protagonist. An Iranian girl and a gay male couple. So when a zombie plague is spreading, these three get the blame.
As covered by a tv news report, some terrorists claim responsibility for the outbreak. A neighbor of the Iranian girl is immediately convinced she's collaborating with the enemy.
Later on in different plot-line, the gay couple get imprisoned by some religious fanatics. These so-called true Christians consider the zombie outbreak as the start of Armageddon.
Eventually the Iranian girl as well as one of the gay guys, each in their own subplot, are both strapped to a chair, with the intention to be tortured.
This movie boast a melting pot of different genres. None of these really seemed to work. It wasn't very scary and there wasn't much suspense or action. I think some kind of "witch hunt" on the protagonists in a little village overrun by zombies would have had much more potential as idea. Then the continuous confrontation with and between the small town inhabitants and the zombies, would create a lot of possibilities on all kind of levels. Certainly much more than the chair-tying torture-porn cliché. Furthermore it wasn't very funny. The satire was way too simplistic. That's really a weak point. If you want to make some kind of statement about narrow-mindedness you have to be very cunning to make it work. And don't spare the audience. Usually they're far to ignorant to feel addressed. There are a lot examples how it should/could be done, varying from the comedies of the Boulting Brothers (Heavens Above is a fine example about the hypocrisy in religion) to for instance the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest.
Alas, the movie wasn't very romantic either. There isn't much to say about this. It just wasn't. Even Bite Marks scored a lot better in this aspect.
Technically this movie at first seems more mature than Hellbent or Bitemarks. This actually isn't the case, it's just more mainstream-like build. There's constant some cameramovement, if little. So they used a steady-cam, I guess. Very annoying, when used otherwise than for a POV. The late-night scenes appear quite dark, although it's perfectly possible to see whats happening. This was done by using just a few sharp bright lights, shining - out of frame - from above or behind the characters. It worked - but it wasn't very pretty. After a while it gets very tiresome constantly watching people whose facial expressions are covered in shadow. But my overall conclusion about the technical aspects of this movie, is that it was rather decent. Very functional, to say the least. But it lacked of aesthetics.
When I've watched a movie and cannot recall anything about the music afterwards, it probably wasn't very interesting. Some imdb reviewers complained about the sound. It didn't annoy me much.
This movie wasn't so bad. The first time I saw it, I did enjoy it. But the second time was quite a bore.
11. Killer Condom (1996)
107 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance
The plot takes place in New York, and in the present. In a Hotel called "Quicky" a professor blackmails a student of his into having sex with him. But when the professor puts on a condom, ... See full summary »
12. Black Rain (2009 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A reclusive scientific prodigy and three college friends find themselves in the middle of a toxic storm, when an unscrupulous business deal rains terror down on an entire county.
An environmental disaster tv-movie involving acid rain.
This specific rain is so dangerously acid, it burns through wooden roofs and even metal within a limit amount of time. Needless to say, it also burns right through clothing, skin and flesh almost instantly. So without protection you're dead in a few minutes. And of course the protagonists in the movie are just backpackers with no kind of protection whatsoever.
Ron Oliver is a rather decent director. Most of his (TV) movies work quite well. This one is a bit uneven, although the premise is rather interesting. And with the premise, I mean just that basic idea of an highly acid rain, while it's almost impossible to find some proper place for shelter. That's a pretty scary idea. And so it was in the movie. The directing, cinematography and editing are all done cleverly enough. The problem is the slightly preachy story which seemed to be built out of a combination of banality and a lot of illogical circumstantial aspects. Maybe the budget was a bit of a problem too. When there's an acid rain pouring down, it shouldn't just affect cars and buildings... There shouldn't be a leaf left on a tree in the whole forest. These kind of inconsistencies are difficult to avoid when you're trying to make a big time disaster flick while there are only "supplies" for a TV movie in stock.
And oh, I almost forgot, there are two gay protagonists. But... hardly any romance.
13. The Wolves of Kromer (1998)
Not Rated | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy
Once upon a time in the village of Kromer lived two beautiful young wolves. Cocksure Gabriel takes newcomer Seth under his paw and helps reconcile him to the vilification associated with ... See full summary »
Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.01M
I dislike to start with the most obvious and banal thing to say about a movie such as this one, but here goes: the budget was ultra low.
I read in an external review that the director was just 22 years of age during filming, in which case the movie must have been shot before November 1997. (This is of course very well possible). His only effort as a director to date. Much of the crew and cast weren't very experienced either, with a few exceptions.
As most critics point out, the story is some kind of allegory in which "being a wolf" serves as metaphor to "being gay". Society doesn't understand these outcast and regards them as dangerous. Misguided and led by a very hypocritical church, it condemns and hunts these so-called "wolves".
It isn't very clear what the makers were striving for. The gay-wolf parable is very clear right from the start. Rather simplistic and a bit pretentious. A lot of reviewers call it a fairy tale. But don't expect something like The Company of Wolves. The gay wolfmen are sometimes referred to as werewolves. They aren't. Don't expect a horror movie. There's another plot in which two old "hags" try to murder their employer. It feels a bit 'Agatha Christie' but it doesn't become a detective story. There isn't much suspense. There isn't much mystery.
It's not a thought-provoking drama. It neither is a provocative satire. But... it IS a bit romantic, a tiny bit. And a little bit sad.
So I'm actually saying the same as all the other reviewer did.
Could I recommend this movie? Should I ...?
Well alright: Watch it! Choose a rainy Sunday afternoon, while reading a not-so interesting newspaper, or book at the same time.
14. Psycho Beach Party (2000)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,865 | Gross: $0.27M
This movie combines several genres. First of all it's a spoof of the beach party movies from the 50's and 60's. Secondly it's a spoof of the slasher flicks from later decades. Thirdly a lot of camp is thrown in between. And I mean really a lot. Furthermore it's loaded with good looking guys and there's a nice gay couple coming out of the closet to spice it up.
There's very little horror. And alas, it neither contains much black humor. But there's a lot of satire.
It isn't a very good movie, but it has a very good feel to it. And it is rather original. Don't expect to much and you'll probably be pleasant surprised.
I'm always a bit surprised this movie was already made in 2000. For some reason it seems from much later date to me.
15. The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (1992 TV Movie)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In 1793 London, vampire Ripley [Omar Ebrahim] is chased through a maze of abandoned waterfront warehouses. He falls through a broken floor and lies dormant in the city's icy catacombs until... See full synopsis »
A television adaption of the opera "Der Vampyr" by Heinrich Marchner. Not just a registration of a stage performance but really drastically reworked to a very ingenious tv movie. One of the best.
However for those who don't like early romantic opera, it's probably a lost case.
There's a lot of intended gay subtext.
It comments on yuppie decadence, although it flirts with it shamelessly at the same time.
16. Flight of the Cardinal (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Thriller
Young Beetle Hobbs wants out of his small town and sees his ticket in Grady Wilson. Set in the desolate Smoky Mountains, Grady has recently left the big city to become the proprietor of a ... See full summary »
A rather good thriller. But because of the subject not really enjoyable. I felt continuously dis-comfortable.
18. George's Intervention (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
George's friends have all gathered for an intervention... George's intervention. You see, George is a zombie and George's friends are attempting to convince George to stop eating people and... See full summary »
Beware: This review contains spoilers!
Lloyd Kaufman has a guest/cameo appearance for literally 15 seconds. Rounded upwards. This tells us two things. 1) This flick is a real cheapo. Even John Carradine's role in 'Red Zone Cuba' had more substance. 2) Anyone familiar with Troma pictures now knows the type of genre this movie is trying to present. The combination of both, actually gives a fair description of this movie: a low-budget, amateurish Troma wannabe. It sounds a bit like a pleonasm, since Troma pictures glorifies in low-budget amateurism. (As it does in bad taste.)
Well, that said, it was a rather amusing film. Not at all bad. Especially the first half had some funny sequences. Although there is a reasonable amount of of gore, it never gets scary. The technical values are digestible. They could be a lot worse.
The gay guy is of course Peter Stickels. He has played in several gay movies, as well as in several horror movies.
At the end one of the main characters reveals he is gay. Homosexuality however, never actually is a subject. So don't expect anything romantic. It's just a minor plot-twist without any necessary meaning. Unless perhaps it was used as an excuse for his death. He is killed soon after his "confession".
19. Rites of Passage (1999)
R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller
An attorney decides to take a trip with his father to their isolated family cabin to talk things out but their ensuing family argument is suddenly interrupted by two escaped convicts.
This thriller serves a lot stuff to keep the mind busy. It's like a long chain of minor plot twists, each with the potential to trigger some frustrating thoughts on some social, ethic or cultural dilemma.
A good tense movie with a very dubious ending.
20. Love Me Deadly (1972)
R | 95 min | Horror
A young socialite struggling to control her necrophiliac urges is torn between her affection for a kind businessman and the mortician who supplies her with bodies.
An amazing movie. Very good. Will write a little review as soon as possible. It contains a small part about a necrophiliac who picks up a gay prostitute. It's a very direct into-your-face scene. And the gay guy is a handsome fellow, very open and unashamed, and not portrayed stereotypically. But as said: it's just a small subplot.
22. Father's Day (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A murderer, a priest, and a delinquent try to bring down a father-killing madman.
Brilliant!! But don't expect much romance.
23. Eyes Behind the Wall (1977)
85 min | Thriller, Drama, Horror
Ivano is a wheelchair-bound man with some strange perversions. He gets his sexual kicks by spying on Arturo, their tenant in the apartment next-door and forcing his sexy accomplice Olga to ... See full summary »
24. The Fruit Machine (1988)
R | 103 min | Drama
Two gay teenagers go on the run after witnessing a murder.
25. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Votes: 150,100 | Gross: $81.30M
Don't know if Mr. Ripley is the protagonist or the antagonist, but he's the gay one in this thriller.
26. Third Man Out (2005 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A gay detective is hired to find who has been been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people.
The first movie about Donald Strachey, the gay detective. Not as good as the second one, but still quite effective. Both are tagged "thriller", but foremost they're detective stories. I hesitate a bit about their place in this list. There are just not so many horror movies with gay protagonists. So a rather suspenseful detective can be a substitute.
The story is somewhat over-the-top, with a few too many twists. So it lacked some credibility. The plot has of course an overly potential base. A gay activist, who's continuously outing closeted prominent personalities, hires Straches to find the guy who tried to kill him. To make it even "worse", the activist is widely regarded as a compulsive liar. See, that creates a comfortable amount of possibilities to twist and turn the story as much as you like.
I found the second movie more subtle in its approach. Nevertheless the first one still is entertaining enough.
27. Shock to the System (2006)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student.
Votes: 840 | Gross: $0.00M
Touching, very clever story, brought convincingly and with charm to the screen. In this case storytelling and it's believability is the main focus. It's cinematographic appearance is that of an episode of a good TV detective series.
28. On the Other Hand, Death (2008)
R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mysterious client of private eye Don Strachey pays him cash to tail a woman who turns out to be an undercover officer; an older lesbian couple are victims of threats and vandalism; an old... See full summary »
Votes: 616 | Gross: $0.00M
29. Ice Blues (2008)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Tim Callahan, aide to New York Senator Lauren Platt, is disappointed that all of the $3 million funding has been pulled from his latest pet project, a safe zone for children and youth. His ... See full summary »
Votes: 495 | Gross: $0.00M
The fourth movie about Donald Strachey, the gay detective is probably the best. Much to my surprise because the third one was kind of a let-down. Although Ice Blues isn't as touching as Shock the System (the second one), it stands out by means of suspense and scariness. It's a real nail-biting, sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat detective thriller, with a lot more action than the previous episodes. Maybe it's because the plot deals with a different kind of antagonists. This time the crimes are not related to gay discrimination. It's about a gang of "professional" criminals chasing a huge amount of cash. They're not too faint-hearted to torture or kill. And that's quite an understatement. Actually I like it very much the plot is not again concerning some gay liberation matter. As long as there's a nice deal of romance between Strachey and Tim, it's all the better.
31. Into the Lion's Den (2011 Video)
Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Thriller
When three gay men on a cross-country road trip enter a redneck bar, the culture clash has deadly results.
Entertainingly enough. A bit heavy on the gay related themes. And a bit too moralistic as well.
It should've been tagged horror. Some torture scenes are pretty strong.
One or two nude scenes are rather overt. A bit too much for some people I assume.
32. Solo (IV) (2013)
Unrated | 76 min | Thriller
A sexy, romantic and uncomfortably chilling tale of love and deception from first time director Marcelo Briem Stamm. Handsome middle class Manuel (Patrico Ramos), hurt by his previous ... See full summary »
33. Confessions (IV) (2016)
Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Ten gay men confess their secrets in the collection of short pieces, some funny, some shocking, some horrifying, all riveting.
From the same director as Bite Marks (see above) Haven't seen the movie yet....
34. The 24th Day (2004)
R | 92 min | Thriller
Tom (Speedman) and Dan's (Marsden) one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.
Votes: 3,247 | Gross: $0.01M
Not seen it Several reviewers call it homophobic.
I thought it's supposed to be some kind of remake of
Must see them both.
35. The Deep End (2001)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.
Votes: 10,167 | Gross: $8.82M
Thriller. Seen it - have to re-watch it. Good movie if I remember well.
36. La hora fría (2006)
92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
The eight year old boy Jesús has been living in a crumbling underground facility since he was born with eight survivors of an apocalyptic war: the leader Maria and her lover Pablo; the gays... See full summary »
37. Deathtrap (1982)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.
Votes: 9,842 | Gross: $19.28M
This review contains spoilers!
If I would have to make a list of my favorite movies of any genre randomly, 12 Angry Men would probably be on top. Sidney Lumet is a director whom I admire greatly. Unfortunately Deathtrap has some undeniable flaws and a few serious mistakes. The first one is Dyan Cannon. I was really stupefied about her outrageous abominable performance. While I thought this couldn't have been surpassed unnoticed, I tried to find some information about this on the imdb. To my astonishment all I found were favorable reviews... How on earth is this possible? Really?! In cases like these I seriously begin to doubt my sanity. But thank god ... I read on the Wikipedia Cannon was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for "Worst Supporting Actress". She should have won, but in fact the award went to a 11 year old kid (still 10 during filming). Some competition, I must say. In Deathtrap Cannon seemed to lack the ability to convince in toto. She didn't manage to deliver any of her lines phonetically in a natural way, nor did the phrasing, the intonation or the amount of expression seem to be appropriate to the dramatic situation. Her body language was amateurish to the bone. When I read that some reviewers thought she was cute, I was just puzzled. I haven't the faintest idea when she ever might have been cute for one single moment. I'm really without a clue. Some other reviewer thought she was funny and they liked her screams. I think a performance like this could have been funny in a Christopher Guest mockumentary about some amateur actors trying to make a Mel Brooks rip-off. And funny screams? I remember when I was still in kindergarten some kids thought exaggerating screaming and yelling at any given moment was funny. Well it wasn't. It was equally annoying. The only excuse for a performance like this, is that Lumet wanted some elements of amateur theater in his movie, since it was based on a play. But in that case the movie is quite uneven. Sometimes the camerawork is very dignified, especially during the scenes of violence. There are some outdoor scenes. And I don't think Caine or Reeve deliberately overacted. If they did, they should've spiced it up, a bit more. Nope, none of these things seems to suggest that Lumet wanted his movie to look like a stage play right from the start. There are far more clever ways to manage this, than just by two extremely bad performances. The other one of course is the Helga Ten Dorp character, brought to the screen by Irene Worth. That said, she could perhaps pass as an parody of a preposterously bad stage performer. I quite agree with those who thought she was completely annoying. While watching her I continuously felt the urge to change DVDs and watch The Blithe Spirit instead, just because of the tremendous magnificent role of Margaret Rutherford as the eccentric medium madame Arcati. It would be such a relief.
I was very impressed by the performance of Reeve. His character changed with ease and in a very believable way, along with every plot twist. At first a reasonable, easy-going-type student, which later on developed to a much more sturdy, self-convinced and eventually rather sinister guy. In those scenes where he had to express some serious violent anger, he was very scary and convincing. He also seemed very relaxed during the gay kiss moment. This all added to the strangeness of the plot twists. Caine was good enough, more or less what we're used to, although he seemed somewhat uncomfortable continuously. He was less convincing than Reeve. Perhaps Reeve was very eager to get rid of his alleged type-casting destination. He sure gave it all.
Unlike most other reviewers I didn't find the script very good. Neither the dialogue nor the interaction did have much in common with reality. Some things depended far too much on coincidences. What if the wife didn't have her heart-attack at the appropriate moment? Was this really the most effective way they could think off to kill her? Did these two guys really love each other?It didn't seem a big deal to both of them trying to kill the other one. Why does a real psychic almost falls over a human body? Nope, this wasn't a very clever script.
38. Rope (1948)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.
Intended gay subtext (although hidden because of its controversy in those days). Actually I think it's even slightly too overt to be just subtext. Both "antagonists" are gay without any doubt. This movie is based on the Leopold and Loop murders.
39. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
Votes: 11,409 | Gross: $13.90M
40. The Nature of the Beast (1995)
R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Loaded with gay subtext!
Victor Salva is a good director. His movies are creepy and scary in an old fashioned way - I mean that very positively - and with a lot of suspense. I'm pretty sure he knows his classics quite well. Sometimes his movies even remind me of those of Alfred Hitchcock. Not as a whole of course, but for instance in the way some scenes are built. Most of his pictures are unjustified underrated, probably because of his past (And let's hope it stays the past). Not only is he one of the few contemporary directors who provides some hope to the future of horror film, he also provides a little hope a few of them might have gay protagonists someday.
41. Cruising (1980)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.
Votes: 14,619 | Gross: $19.80M
42. Dance of the Vampires (1967)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
Gay supporting role
The League of Gentlemen (1999–2017)
The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special
TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Horror
Alone in the chapel of hope on Christmas Eve Reverend Bernice hates Christmas,since her mother was carried off by Papa Lazarou disguised as Santa Claus when she was a child. She has three ... See full summary »
44. Wings (1927)
PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.
A rather odd item to this list.
I added it, because it's all about the horrors of war. In different ways. Sometimes visually very overt... When aircraft pilots are shot you see the blood come out of their mouths in a very graphical way. There's a lot of gay subtext, and I mean really a lot, especially in the dramatic ending, but also before. I believe men are kissing each other about 6 or 7 times, not always in an erotic way, but it's very strange to see in a movie from 1927. There's even some rear male nudity.
A very good, very beautiful movie. But not a horror movie in the traditional sense.
46. Goodbye Gemini (1970)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Unnaturally close, jet-setting twins become enmeshed in the Swinging London scene, where their relationship is strained after they befriend a predatory hustler and his girlfriend.
48. Stage Fright (I) (2014)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.
Votes: 3,860 | Gross: $0.01M
Horror-comedy-musical. A bit Waiting for Guffman goes slasher. A bit darker than Drop Dead Gorgeous. But it definitely isn't as funny as either of those movies
A supporting character is gay or two actually And at the beginning of the movie, there's a song called "I'm Gay (but not in that way)." It contained a couple of nice gruesome killings. Parts of the movie swap from unconvincing camp to plain silliness. The parody parts are not very clever, and they miss some sharp edges as well. Moreover the movie borrows elements from a large range of (horror) movies, but it fails to reveal for what purpose.
I still enjoyed it. Probably a bit more than it deserved. 6.5/10 for entertainment.
Edit: I don't agree any more with my first little review above. I've seen the movie a lot of times since then, and it got better with each repeat view. Especially the treatment of the music is very well done. First of all it quite often supports very synchronized the on-screen action in detail. So it's more than just adding mood or atmosphere to a sequence of subsequent events. I also like the use of musical themes, or even reoccurring typical sounds (such as the vocal exercises of Leanne Miller(?)) The supporting cast is also rather funny, which is important to enhance a musical's re-watch values. So I need to re-write my review.
I've raised my vote several times, and it's now on a 9/10
49. The Incident (1967)
Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.
Some thugs are terrorizing the passengers of a subway train. One of their victims is a gay man.
Rather good movie.
50. Victim (1961)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London.
Crime (Thriller perhaps, but not much of a horror film)
Sometimes it's a bit difficult to decide whether a movie fits a list or not. This list started as one about "gay horror movies", but slowly more and more other genre-types are dripping in.
I've been hesitating about adding:
Anders als Du und Ich (aka Bewildered Youth) Advice & Consent Oscar Wilde (1960) The Trials of Oscar Wilde (also 1960) The Servant
But I haven't decided yet.
51. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 80,612 | Gross: $56.00M
52. Monster in the Closet (1986)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets, a mild-mannered reporter, a college professor, her son, and a befuddled professor band together to uncover the mystery.
Gay Monster. Have seen it - don't remember much of it. The only thing which comes to mind is a small scene with John Carradine.
53. Cursed (2005)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill it in order to avoid becoming werewolves themselves.
Votes: 27,565 | Gross: $19.30M
Gay supporting role. This movie isn't at all bad. But make sure to watch the unrated/uncut version.
54. Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the ... See full summary »
Not much of a horror movie. There's a lot of black comedy.
55. Mortuary (I) (2005)
R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground.
Gay Supporting role.
56. Skeletons (1997 TV Movie)
R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay ... See full summary »
Well, this is rather surprising. A movie by David DeCoteau that's not a total disaster?! While watching, my brain really made some overtime grasping this fact. The movie continuously seemed to linger on some weird unreliable border, threatening to collapse any unsuspected moment into one of his usual failures. But that didn't happen. Sometimes there are some very questionable things going on on screen, but each time the movie manages to get back on track. How could this be?!
Perhaps, for some reason, DeCoteau might've paid some more effort than usual. Maybe because the plot involved something he truly thought strong off. Or maybe he was impressed by the "big shot" actors... And let's not forget, a director isn't the only one responsible for the final result. The most impressionable aspect of this movie is its actors: James Coburn, Christopher Plummer and Ron Silver. Coburn and Plummer are Oscar awarded actors. Not for the roles they played in this movie, but they are still fairly impressive. According to the film's imdb trivia page, director Ken Russell started the direction. I don't think much of the movie is his work. While it sincerely is mind-bending that it didn't end up being total crap, a lot of moments in this movie are easily recognizable as DeCoteau's work. Actually, over years, most of the crew members have clearly proven that they DO possess some talent - to a certain degree at least. Except for one: David DeCoteau! And although this TV movie might be his best work, a masterpiece it ain't.
Unlike in his later work, this movie shows barely any gay (semi-)erotic visuals. The story is about a reporter, who is recovering from a heart-attack. So he and his family move to a nice village in the country to find some piece and quiet. There's actually already some nice tension upon their arrival in town. Everything is just a bit too perfect to be believable. The movie reminded me of "The Stepford Wives" and even "The Wicker Man". There's something really creepy about townsfolk playing together in some nasty evil scheme. Especially when their motives are disturbingly "common". In this case they are "just" fanatic christians. Quite unnerving since this type of orthodox religious people really does exist. The reporter unwillingly picks up a story about a homosexual man, who's suspected about killing his partner. There's of course no mystery who really killed him, but that doesn't ruin the suspense. The movie has some surprising action, some serious horror and is rather fast paced. But alas... there actually isn't anything gay romantic.
57. The Killing Gene (2007)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.
I thought this movie was awful. Just another entrée in the torture porn sub-genre. Depressing, annoying, boring.
However since it's from the same director as the brilliant "No Night is Too Long" (see above), I really must give it a retry.
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010– )
TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A bullied gay student at Crowley High uses the book to make every other guy at school gay, including Todd and Curtis, while making himself straight. Atticus attempts to glimpse Todd's penis to try and find the mark of the Pure Evil One.
A rather entertaining Canadian horror/comedy series that will mainly appeal to teenagers and adolescents, I assume. Sometimes it's very funny, but it's never really scary. It gives the impression that the makers very much tried to be political incorrect, while at the same time they didn't want to offend anyone. So it's provocative without being provocative. That goes for the horror department too. It seems like it wants to be gory, while it actually never succeeds, because it's all just too fake or toned down.
Nevertheless it has a very relaxed feeling to it.
Most of the cast is perfect. Todd, Curtis and Atticus are all very funny characters.
There are actually two episodes that deal with homosexuality. This one and Terrible Twin Turf Tussle in which Jenny - one of the main characters - starts a lesbian relation. The best episode to me is 2 Girls, 1 Tongue. This one is almost completely sung - some kind of camp metal-musical. Quite original, i must say.
59. Creatures from the Pink Lagoon (2006)
Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy, Horror
In 1967, a chemical plant near a discreet roadside restroom causes an outbreak of gay zombies. At a near by beach cottage a group of best friends must fight off the undead.
Campy spoof of several types of movies. Zombie films. Science Fiction from the 1950's. But also: The Boys in the Band.
It's in black and white, but that doesn't fool anyone. It's clearly made recently, and rather amateuristic.
However I enjoyed it more than I probably should have.
60. Watch Out (2008)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A narcissistic man sexually fascinated with his own body finds himself heading down a path of disturbed behavior.
This movie centers on some rather remarkable subject matter. It focuses on the perceptions and experiences of a guy with a so-called 'narcissistic personality disorder'. It's definitely not very realistic. More like a satiric representation. Perhaps there's some social commentary on individualism or something. If this is the case it wasn't very clear to me.
I thought it was mildly amusing. I wasn't impressed by it's alleged weirdness. It's certainly not as outrageous wacky as Eraserhead or Terror Firmer (to name a few).
Sometimes the movie seems to "derange" a bit out of style. For instance, there's a scene in a restaurant where the main character waits - more or less in real time - for his order to arrive. It was a bit funny - although it was done before (The Chinese Restaurant episode of Seinfeld, the "behold a real minute" scene in Vargtimmen.) But here it seemed out of place.
However it all was a bit unusual and I was entertained while watching.
61. Chillerama (2011)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Horror
It's the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America, and Cecil Kaufman has planned to show four movies, which are so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil, until this very night.
62. 99.9 (1997)
Unrated | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Lara, the host of a radio call-in show dealing in psychic phenomena, discovers that her estranged lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. She learns that he was conducting ... See full summary »
63. The Everlasting Secret Family (1988)
Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long... See full summary »
I don't know if this really can be regarded to as a thriller. I haven't seen it yet. But there are just two reviews on it at the moment:
One begins with: "A truly disturbing film" The second one with: "Great gay film with an evil twist!"
... So it might be appropriate to this list. Again: I haven't seen it yet!
64. Surveillance 24/7 (2007)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Our hero Adam gets drawn into a web of intrigue as evidence is planted on him of a gay royal affair.
Haven't seen it
66. Latin Boys Go to Hell (1997)
Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime
A cute, openly gay latin boy's hormones go into overdrive when his hunky cousin (Angel) arrives for an extended stay. The two explore the young and sometimes dangerous gay scene in the ... See full summary »
Votes: 269 | Gross: $0.10M
Haven't seen it
67. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Votes: 113,837 | Gross: $139.88M
68. Hard (1998)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a series of brutal killings of young male hustlers awakens the police to the threat of a serial killer, rookie detective Raymond Fates (Noel Palomaria) and his seasoned partner ... See full summary »
Votes: 443 | Gross: $0.26M
Haven't seen it.
69. Hate Crime (2005)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.04M
Haven't seen it
70. Frisk (1995)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Thriller
A first person narrative of the exploits of a gay serial killer in deeply disturbing, controversial drama about violence, sexuality, and the imagination. Dennis, the main character, whose ... See full summary »
Haven't seen it
71. Burnt Money (2000)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Nene & Angel and their accomplice Cuervo participate in a botched bank robbery in 1965 Buenos Aires, then hide out from the police in Uruguay while the gang breaks down.
Votes: 5,472 | Gross: $0.24M
Haven't seen it
72. Poison (1991)
R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,777 | Gross: $0.61M
73. No One Sleeps (2000)
R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
San Francisco is preparing for the premiere of a new staging of the Puccini opera, Turandot. The passionate story of the Chinese princess Turandot, and the mysterious three riddles which ... See full summary »
Not seen it yet
74. Deadly Skies (2006 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 89 min | Sci-Fi
The sky is literally falling in this thriller as one of the nation's leading astronomers, Madison Kelsey believes she is tracking a huge rogue asteroid rocketing toward earth. However, she ... See full summary »
75. L'inconnu du lac (2013)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Votes: 10,440 | Gross: $0.32M
76. The Night Listener (2006)
R | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
Votes: 13,509 | Gross: $7.83M
77. Kill Your Darlings (2013)
R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Votes: 29,731 | Gross: $1.03M
78. The Brides of Sodom (2013)
Not Rated | 119 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Set in a post apocalyptic world where vampires named for Greek gods, and witches rule. It is a classic vampire story with some real twists: The plot centers around a male vampire named Eros... See full summary »
There's definitely some nice gay action in this movie.
Trailer on Youtube
79. Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington (2011)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance
Remington is in love with Hannah but she finds him lazy and uncouth. Then he starts to change. Suddenly he is becoming neater, nicer, more sensitive. Is he doing it for her? Or is something... See full summary »
80. Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971)
R | 102 min | Drama
The young, naive Smitty is sent to prison for six months; Cathy, his girlfriend, watches as he disappears behind the bars and barbed wire. He's assigned a cell with Queenie, a balls-out ... See full summary »
Very disturbing, very unpleasant, very depressing. And not for the sake of some moralistic message. It's just about aggression and rape in prison.
81. Dead Serious (2005)
E | 85 min | Horror
A religious zealot and his terrorist cult take over a gay bar in New York City. Their plan is to remove the scourge of homosexuality from the planet. But little do they realize that when ... See full summary »
Not seen it yet.
82. J'ai pas sommeil (1994)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of ... See full summary »
Votes: 904 | Gross: $0.11M
Not seen it yet.
83. Love Bites (1992 Video)
69 min | Comedy, Horror
Meet Jake Hunter. He's young, he's cute and he fancies himself as the very model of a modern-day fearless vampire killer. Together with Lesley, his reluctant sidekick, Jake sets out to ... See full summary »
Not seen it yet.
84. Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who ... See full summary »
Not seen it.
85. Flawless (1999)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.
Votes: 15,521 | Gross: $4.49M
Crime, but several moments could definitely pass of as thriller.
86. Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.
Haven't seen it.
87. Swoon (1992)
Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama
The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,379 | Gross: $0.34M
Haven't seen it.
88. Law of Desire (1987)
NC-17 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A film maker's sexual disorientation jeopardizes his latest project.
Haven't seen it.
89. Hot Guys with Guns (2013)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
If you can imagine Lethal Weapon with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as younger, hotter ex-boyfriends, you'll have the basis for Hot Guys With Guns, a modern take on the old-fashioned detective story. It's Chinatown meets Boystown.
I haven't seen it yet...
90. Sculpture (2009)
Not Rated | 88 min | Horror
An aspiring artist is commissioned to create a life-size sculpture of some perfect men, but soon finds herself spiraling down a path of unspeakable psychopathic terror and murder as she frantically tries to complete her masterpiece.
Haven't seen it.
91. The Versace Murder (1998)
90 min | Crime, Drama
This docu-drama focuses on the true story of the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace by alleged serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
Haven't seen it.
92. Sitcom (1998)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist ... See full summary »
Not seen it.
93. The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Music
A cave-dwelling man sets out to track down the killer of a homeless boy, and bring him to justice.
Votes: 5,833 | Gross: $0.69M
A good movie about a psychotic, but intelligent, homeless guy who's trying to solve the murder of a gay model. There's a strong focus on the main character - the "Caveman" - who isn't gay at all, so don't expect to see anything romantic/erotic between two guys. Nevertheless there are several not-too-stereotypical homosexual characters in the film, while most of the common gay-related themes (such as discrimination and secrecy) aren't a part of the plot. Which is a good thing. We've had more than enough of that.
94. Fright Night (1985)
R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller
When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.
Votes: 48,024 | Gross: $24.92M
Good movie. Scary and funny.
95. Rundskop (2011)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.
Votes: 19,339 | Gross: $0.15M
Not seen it.
96. Sala samobójców (2011)
Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller
After suffering extreme humiliation at school, Dominik holes himself up in his room and begins spending all his time in a virtual reality chat room.
Not seen it yet.
97. Open Cam (2005)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A cop investigates several castration/murders among gay men in the Washington D.C. area that all seem connected to a local artist of provocative anti-national works and his small circle of friends.
Haven't seen it.
98. Being at Home with Claude (1992)
85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
It's hard to review this movie without giving anything away. Suffice it to say that it depicts the crime of one member of a gay male relationship and the desperate struggle for the lead ... See full summary »
Votes: 554 | Gross: $0.60M
Not seen it yet
99. Suffering Man's Charity (2007)
93 min | Comedy, Horror
Jonathan Vandermark is a music teacher with a weakness for young men with great aspirations and without a pot to piss in. When Sebastian enters his life and takes advantage of John's charity, his life and afterlife will be changed forever.
Haven't seen it.
100. The House of Adam (2006)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The murder of a gay recluse by small town religious fanatics forces the dead man's lover, a closeted divorced police detective, to find the remains of his former lover and come to terms with his loss.
Haven't seen it.