Confuse Your Emotions With the Sexiest Horror Movies of All Time

Confuse Your Emotions With the Sexiest Horror Movies of All Time

Can terror be a turn-on? Can sultriness scare you? Porque no los dos? Sex and horror may seem diametrically opposed at first but what other fusion of genres has the ability to get your blood pumping, excite you, and expose your vulnerabilities all at the same time?

Some of the best horror films in the genre are shrouded in a veil of sexual mystique, creating some of the most thrilling on screen displays in history. From Megan Fox’s iconic performance in Jennifer’s Body to Neil Jordan’s 1994 adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel Interview With the Vampire, below are our picks for the best movies at this confusing intersection.

Grab some wine and popcorn and settle in. The night is about to get as steamy as it is spooky.

The Black Room


This 1982 film follows a cheating husband who, unbeknownst to him, has rented a room in a Hollywood Hills mansion for his sexual trysts from a pair of serial killing siblings. After he leaves, they capture his mistresses to drain their blood.

Mullholland Drive

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This David Lynch-directed thriller starring Laura Harring as an amnestic car crash victim who receives the serendipitous aid of a struggling actress (Naomi Watts) is as haunting as it is intoxicating. The chemistry between Harring and Watts is palpable as the two struggle to uncover the victim’s true identity in this Lynchian version of Los Angeles.

Black Swan

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Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman star as rival ballerinas in this brilliant psychological thriller based on Tchaikovsky’s ballet of the same name. Tensions run deeper than mere rivalry, or even surface level attraction, when Portman’s character Nina develops a psychosexual obsession with Kunis’s character Lily that leads to hallucinatory fantasies and nightmares.


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This South Korean horror-romance, directed by the acclaimed Park Chan-wook, is Twilight meets Fleabag meets … something else. Parasite’s Song Kang-ho stars as a devout priest turned blood and sex-thirsty vampire after coming in contact with a deadly virus while volunteering. (Yikes.) His newfound instincts lead him to a lust-filled affair with a married woman.

Don’t Look Now

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Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star as a married couple who, while mourning the recent death of their child, flee to Venice, Italy. Though an attempt to seek reprieve from their grief, their trip turns haunting when they encounter two sisters who claim to have communicated with their child’s spirit. Throughout their grueling journey, the two attempt to maintain their connection within desperate moments of fiery passion.

Daughters of Darkness

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Delphine Seyrig stars as an ageless Countess who inhabits a French hotel along with her young protégé, played by Andrea Rau. The mysterious legacy of the two beautiful women unravels when an unexpecting newlywed couple finds themselves tangled in their web of seduction. This vintage vampire flick is as sultry in its artful, gothic aesthetics as it is in its acts of demented desire.

The Hunger

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Catherine Deneuve plays a seductive immortal in early ’80s New York City—a woman who is as stylish as she is beautiful. When her companion (David Bowie) begins to fade, she sets her sights on a new lover: a doctor played by Susan Sarandon.

Interview With the Vampire

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Neil Jordan’s adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel is super ’90s, with heartthrobs Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Antonio Banderas playing brooding immortals dealing with the neuroses that comes with ever-lasting life (and a desire for human blood). It’s probably one of the most homoerotic movies ever made, and it introduced the world to Kirsten Dunst, who plays a maniacal child vampire.

Cat People

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Nastassja Kinski stars as Irena, a young woman who is visiting her brother Paul (Malcolm McDowell) in New Orleans. After Irena falls in love with a zoologist named Oliver (John Heard), Paul reveals to his sister that they are, in fact, werecats—and she must mate with another of their species to prevent her ultimate transformation. Thus begins a deadly game of cat-and-human as Irena and Oliver must outsmart Paul—and prevent Irena’s evolution into a deadly leopard.

An American Werewolf in London

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Most people remember John Landis’s horror comedy for its fantastic special and makeup effects that allowed for a terrifying transformation scene when the hapless protagonist turns into a werewolf. (Not to mention the undead Griffin Dunne roaming around with half a face.) But it’s also notable for a hot shower scene between its stars, David Naughton and Jenny Agutter.


Natasha Henstridge made her film debut as Sil, a genetically engineered alien who breaks out of a lab and embarks on a quest to mate with—and murder—all of the human males she can get her literal claws on. While a team of scientists stalk her every move, Sil preys on unsuspecting partners (including literally impaling a man’s brain with her tongue).

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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You could call this Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but that title would be too unwieldy. And while the famed Godfather director’s adaptation of the seminal vampire novel does teeter off the edge into vampire mania, it’s still a lush, star-studded, and deeply erotic version of the classic horror tale with Gary Oldman delivering a tour-de-force performance as the blood-sucking villain.

Jennifer’s Body

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Megan Fox stars in this pitch-black comedy from director Karyn Kusama and writer Diablo Cody as the ultimate mean girl. Jennifer has always been the queen bee in her class—and has spent years tormenting her “best” friend Anita (Amanda Seyfried). But is she just a mean girl, or could she possibly be under the influence of a demonic spirit who uses her body to feast on horny teenage boys?

Only Lovers Left Alive

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Adam (Tom Hiddleston) is a depressed musician who cannot handle the existential dread of everyday life. But a reunion with his devoted lover Eve (Tilda Swinton) reignites his passion for life—that is until her wild little sister comes in to shake things up. Oh, and of course: They’re vampires, having lived and loved and loathed humanity for centuries.

From Dusk Till Dawn

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Robert Rodriguez directs this cult classic starring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino (who wrote the script) as the bank-robbing Gecko brothers who cross the border into Mexico with hostages in tow. But when they arrive at the Titty Twister, a strip club in the middle of the desert, their hope for refuge is lost when the bar’s patrons and employees are revealed to be vampires led by a ferocious queen, Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek).

The Witches of Eastwick

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In a picturesque Rhode Island town, three bored women (played by Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfieffer) discover they have some impressive powers once they accidentally conjure up a seductive—and devious—suitor (played by Jack Nicholson). While he may fulfill some of the women’s desires, he’s also set on destroying their perfect little town.

The Shape of Water

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Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning fantasy-horror-romance hybrid is essentially a Cold War-era fairy tale for grown-ups. Sally Hawkins stars as a lonely mute woman named Elisa who spends her days mopping the floors of a top-secret government facility. Her life is turned upside-down when she discovers an amphibious creature, kept hostage by a sadistic colonel (Michael Shannon). What begins as an unlikely friendship turns, surprisingly, into a sexy romp between a woman and a fishman.

The Love Witch

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Anna Biller wrote and directed this highly stylized horror-comedy about a modern-day witch (Samantha Robinson) who cruises around California in search of various lovers. While she casts spells on her gullible love interests, Biller serves up a delectable feminist film that skewers gender roles and pays homage to 1960s horror inspirations.


While Luda Guadagnino’s upcoming remake has already disturbed audiences, you can’t ignore horror master Dario Argento’s stylish, spooky, and bloody 1977 original. Jessica Harper stars as Suzy, a promising ballerina who moves to Germany to attend a prestigious dance academy. But when other ballerinas start dropping dead in gruesome ways, Suzy begins to unravel a mystery behind the school—which may actually be a haven for a coven of witches.

The Neon Demon

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Taking some thematic notes from Suspiria, Nicolas Winding Refn’s psychological thriller stars Elle Fanning as an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams—which quickly become nightmares when the cutthroat world of fashion reveals a sinister (albeit sexy) underbelly of corruption of destruction.

Eyes of Laura Mars

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John Carpenter co-wrote this thriller, in which the titular photographer (Faye Dunaway) begins to have visions of murders—that also happen to resemble her shocking and violent artistic aesthetic. A young (and hunky) Tommy Lee Jones co-stars in this glorious look at the seedy and grimy ’70s-era Manhattan.

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