10 Gayish Halloween Movies To Watch This Weekend
October 31, 2015
Itâ€™s Halloween, the unofficial gay national holiday.Â All across the country, men and women alikeÂ are dressing up in slutty costumes and behaving badly. But in case youâ€™re just not in the mood toÂ wreak havoc in the streets, and would rather stay in andÂ hang out at home, weâ€™ve compiledÂ someÂ Halloween-appropriate movies worth watching (or re-watching).
Scroll down for 10Â of our favorite gayish scary moviesâ€¦
Itâ€™s hard to believe that itâ€™s been been 22 years â€” 22 years!Â â€” sinceÂ Hocus PocusÂ first bombed in theaters. Audiences and critics in 1993 just werenâ€™t feeling Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, andÂ Sarah Jessica Parker (pre-Carrie Bradshaw) asÂ theÂ Sanderson Sisters, three Salem-era witches raised from the dead after 300 years only to run amok in the 20th century.Â Since then, however, itâ€™s gone to to become not only aÂ Halloween caper classic, but a cult favorite among the gays.
While weâ€™re on the subject of witches and feeling the â€™90s nostalgia, Angelica Hustonâ€˜s portrayal of the Miss Ernst, the Grand High Witch, in The Witches, based on Roald Dahl is stillÂ wickedlyÂ fabulous 25 years after the film was originally released.
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
Cast two aging gay icons who hate each otherâ€“Bette Davis and Joan Crawfordâ€“as mentally unstable/physically unable protagonists, then have themÂ abuse one anotherÂ for two and a half hours, throw in a creepy life-sized porcelain doll,Â and youâ€™ve got a recipe for success.
The Lost Boys
This homoerotic vampire flick by out directorÂ Joel Schumacher features a band ofÂ randy teenage male vampiresÂ with exposed mid-drifts and single pierced ears who like to suck each otherâ€™s blood. Need we say more?
Phantom of the Opera
Gerald Butler plays the title role in the movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webberâ€™s spooky blockbuster musical. It also featuresÂ Patrick Wilson looking hot (per usual) as Raoul and Minnie Driver playing the over-the-top divaÂ Carlotta Giudicelli.
Four bitchy, er, witchyÂ CatholicÂ school girls establishÂ a coven and use sorceryÂ for their own personal gain and, eventually, to try and destroy one another.
This is sort of like the male response toÂ The Craft ten years later. A group of ridiculously attractive male witches who appear to have very little interest in the females around them take their shirts off and seductively flingÂ themselves at one another for 97 minutes and all in the name of the â€œSons of Ipswich.â€
The Addams Family
Hushâ€¦ Hush,Â Sweet Charlotte
Another macabre must-see Bette Davis picture. This time she portraysÂ a lonely spinster living in a crumblingÂ antebellum mansion whose sinister cousin, played by none other than Olivia de Havilland(a.k.a Melanie Wilkes), tricks her intoÂ thinking sheâ€™s going crazy in an attempt to steal her riches.
Christian Bale plays aÂ wealthy, over-sexedÂ serial killer who spendsÂ aboutÂ one thirdÂ of the filmÂ either in his underwear or completely naked. â€˜Nuff said.