6 lesbian-leaning horror/dark movies to watch on Halloween
Let’s start our ceremonial descent to the Underworld and see what we can find there. This list is the third part of our list of favorites horror/dark films (with lesbian content or subtext) from 2016 to 2019. You can also explore the first and second parts to find more movies to watch.
The Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Elle Fanning. The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile, the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a “thing” that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts the attention of the industry and experiences a successful beginning of her career. Ruby, Gigi and Sarah, however, will do whatever is necessary to get this “thing” for themselves.
The Perfection is a 2019 American psychological horror thriller film directed by Richard Shepard. When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte, portrayed by Allison Williams, seeks out Elizabeth, portrayed by Logan Browning, the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.
Compulsion, also known as Sadie, is a 2016 internationally co-produced erotic thriller film directed by Craig Goodwill. Sadie, a budding erotic novelist, is enticed by an ex-lover to join him and an enigmatic woman named Francesca at an Italian Villa. Once there, Sadie is confronted by the demons of her past as she becomes embroiled in a surreal game of murder and betrayal.
Knife+Heart is a 2018 French slasher film directed by Yann Gonzalez. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her flamboyant sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside down.
The Carmilla Movie is a 2017 Canadian vampire/comedy film based on the eponym webseries. Both the film and the web series were adapted from the 1872 gothic novella Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Five years after the events of the web series, Carmilla is no longer a vampire but a living, breathing human. The former vampire seems to adapt well to her new mortal life in Toronto with her girlfriend, Laura. However, Carmilla’s bloody past is never far, and eventually comes back to haunt them when Laura begins having nightmares related to Carmilla’s past.
Good Manners is a 2018 Brazilian horror film written and directed by Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas. Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans. The movie stars Isabél Zuaa and Marjorie Estiano.