It’s that time of year where you can feel the chill in the air, and a certain sub-section of queues are bracing their powers in the lead up to Halloween—or, as we call it, “Gay Christmas.”
yes, halloween is a Big deal for us. Besides pretending to wear ridiculous outfits in public, it’s also the perfect time to relax on the couch watching some sinister movie favorites, camp classics, and anything that falls into the big middle of the Venn diagram where those two intersect. .
And we’re excited to report that there are plenty of future favorites on the way, with some weird and weird-adjacent horror movies and television series dropping over the next few months.
To help you keep track, we’ve gathered an exclusive trailer round-up of all the notable Halloween-season treats to give you a great deal.
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For so many homosexuals, Cheat Is Halloween. Yep, this millennial favorite wowed us in 1993, with its trio of captivating performances and its scintillating mix of magical and macabre. Maybe that’s why fans have been demanding a sequel to what it feels like for centuries. Well, now they’re making their wish as Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimi are all back to play the Sanderson Sisters, and are back to delight us in their magical ways. Huh. And this time, they’re bringing on the drag queen!
Streams exclusively on Disney+ on September 30th.
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my best friend’s exorcism
Based on the acclaimed novel by Grady Hendrix, this terrifying tale of friendship blends nostalgia of the ’80s with diabolical horror for a one-of-a-kind horror-comedy. eighth gradeElsie Fisher stars as Abby, a teen whose BFF Gretchen (Amia Miller) starts acting weird after a creepy late-night encounter — could it be a case of classic teen hormones, or something… monstrous? Many people picked up on the queer subtext in the novel, so we’re curious to see if this adaptation will bring it to the fore.
Premieres September 30th on Amazon Prime Video
interview with the devil
If you found yourself watching 1994 interview with a vampireTom Cruise and Brad Pitt’s blood suckers are waiting to kiss, so do we have a show for you! The upcoming AMC adaptation retells the story of Anne Rice’s classic gothic novel, but leans into queer subtext to delightful effect. Sam Reed fills in as the creepy Lestat for Cruise, with game of Thrones‘ Jacob Anderson as controversial newbie vampire Louie. We are happy to report their on-screen chemistry!
Premieres October 2 on AMC and its streaming service, AMC+. Feather
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The Midnight Club
It’s become a seasonal tradition for Netflix to feature a horror new series each year from creator Mike Flanagan. Hill House Haunt And midnight Mass, And, this year, Flanagan and Streamer have two tricks up their sleeves, the first of which is a little short-sewn—but no less weird—The Midnight Club, Based on a popular YA novel, it follows a group of mentally ill teens who spend time in hospice by swapping horror stories…until they find out they’re actually living the one .
Premieres October 7 on Netflix.
One of gay horror maestro Clive Barker’s signature fears will come back to life in this remake from budding director David Brueckner (ritual, the night house) plot details have been hard to dread, but we do know that supernatural Cenobites — terrifying faces both new and old — will return to our earthly realms for some sadistic pleasures. We also know that Hellraiser There’s an awesome, queer-friendly cast including trans actress Jamie Clayton (sense8) as the monstrous and iconic Pinhead.
Premieres October 7 on Hulu.
want to play? First introduced in 1988 children’s playChucky just manages to make his way back to our hearts. Led by original filmmaker Don Mancini, this TV adaptation of Mad Doll’s ongoing misadventure was one of last year’s surprising delights—especially the way it told a thoughtful, gay coming-of-age story amidst all the bloody mayhem. . That’s why we’re so thrilled for season two, especially because new episodes promise the return of more Jennifer Tilly and genderfluid icon, Glenn/da!
Season 2 will premiere on Syfy and USA on October 9.
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, or no amount of real housewives‘ Kyle Richards could have saved halloween kills from being disappointed, but that doesn’t dampen our anticipation halloween ends, the conclusion of David Gordon Green’s “legacyquel” slasher trilogy. Curtis is back with a vengeance as original scream queen Laurie Strode, ready to put an end to the ghost that has haunted her for decades, Michael Myers. We can’t help but laugh when she says, “Come and get me, mama*seeker!”
Hits theaters everywhere on October 14.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosity
Filmmaking Teddy Bear Guillermo del Toro has a way with stories that scare us as well as fill us with wonder. That principal is at the core of his new horror anthology series, cabinet of curiositieswhich assembles a thrilling roster of filmmakers (including Babadookof Jennifer Kent and MandyPanos Cosmatos) for eight origin stories that showcase the horrors and beauty of the world, with that distinctive Del Toro flair for creatures that will haunt your nightmares.
Streaming starts on Netflix from October 25.
Although the creepy, devious, and utterly “Uki” Addams Family has been around in some form or another, since 1938, some generations will always remember its two ’90s movies, which featured several iconic roles—as Christina Ricci. In Wednesday Adams. It’s preposterous to think that anyone can fill her shoes, but it sure seems like Netflix found a worthy successor in new scream queen Jenna Ortega (the Scream, x), who plays a teenager nominated to attend the mysterious Nevermore Academy. Behind the scenes will be Tim Burton, alongside Ortega including Gwendoline Christie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman and, yes, Ozzy himself, Rikki.
This Netflix original is expected to debut sometime this fall.
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They don’t have trailers yet, but there are a few other titles that have us biting our nails in fear and anticipation.
- Hellraiser, One of gay horror maestro Clive Barker’s signature fears will come back to life in this remake, which featured trans actress Jamie Clayton as the monstrous and iconic Pinhead. Hulu is expected to hit this fall.