In advance of Halloween, lovingly known in our community as "Gay Christmas," I wanted to share some exciting news. XFINITY LGBTQ Film and TV Collection has released The Ultimate Queer Horror Collection, perhaps the most complete collection of queer horror ever compiled with over 100 LGBTQ-related horror titles and featuring a slew of unique curations
Announced in a post on the XFINITY LGBTQ blog, XFINITY LGBTQ is Here, Queer and Bringing the Fear, calling it a genre historically "lacking representation of LGBTQ community members, horror has a unique relationship with its queer viewers. There are many competing theories as to why that is, whether it's empathy with the demonized monster and/or with the victimized slasher bait … or perhaps it's just our stronger appreciation for the fine art of camp."
However, "thankfully, the canon of queer horror titles has been slowly building over the past several decades, aided by a number of recent indie films which tend to prioritize inclusiveness and twist the character tropes that are considered law in their more mainstream counterparts. It's safe to say that queer horror is having a moment right now."
The Ultimate Queer Horror Collection features unique curations including:
Editor's Picks — Featured curations including "Gay Icons of Horror," "Horror Films Only LGBTQs Understand," "Here, Queer and Bringing the Fear," and "Romance is Dead" — perfect for first dates!
Choose Your Fate — Die your best death with our "Death By…" collections? Prefer to go out by Vampire ( "Bite Marks," "Life Blood" ), Slasher ( "Sleepaway Camp," "Crazy Bitches" ) … maybe the Undead ( "All Cheerleaders Die," "Zombies of Mass Destruction" )? It's up to you! #YODO
Spirit Animals — Archetypal horror characters are a genre mainstay. However, when it comes to queer horror, subverted gender roles keep viewers guessing. Fancy yourself a "Final Girl" ( Ã la Jesse in "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge" ) or are you more of "The Jock" type ( Boone in "Scream Queens" )? Perhaps you're even "The Killer?" ( plot twist! )
Specialized Sub-Genres — Our Y.A.S.S. Collections ( Horror Edition ) spotlight some of queer horror's more niche sub-genres including "Homoerotic Horror" ( "Jeepers Creepers 2," "The Lost Boys" ), "Body Terror" ( "Teeth," "Contracted" ), "Backstabbing Boyfriends" ( "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger," "Bride of Chucky" ) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriends" ( "The Adored," "Cracks" ) ... to name just a few!
Small Screen Screams — Our catalog of queer horror isn't limited to just films! Watch some of your favorite horror series from the beginning - including "American Horror Story," "Scream," "Riverdale" and "Penny Dreadful."
You can visit the LGBTQ Film & TV Collection, including The Ultimate Queer Horror Collection on XFINITY, or say "LGBTQ" into the X1 Voice Remote.
On X1: Navigate to "Popular Destinations" > LGBTQ Film & TV
On Native: Go to "On Demand" > LGBTQ Film & TV
The Xfinity LGBTQ Film and TV Collection is home to more than 800+ diverse and inclusive stories featuring LGBTQ characters and storylines, and provides a home for some of the community's most important and unique stories.