The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand selection of new and old gay-themed movies available for your viewing pleasure. As it’s FRIDAY THE 13TH (muahaha!), we’re spotlighting TEN of our favorite gay-themed horror and thriller flicks – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! These aren’t our all time favorites, by any means – just a handful of flicks we want to highlight that you can watch RIGHT NOW.
2017, Great Britain
Director: Joe Ahearne
“They made their bed… now they’ll have to die in it.” One of the newest movies on our list, B&B earned major praise from LGBT horror/thriller/suspense fans at festivals. Lovers Marc and Fred (Tom Bateman and Sean Teale) initiated a major legal battle after they were refused a double bed at a remote Christian guest house. They came out of their court case victorious and now they’re back at the establishment to claim their conjugal rights. Triumph, however, quickly turns to terror when a scary Russian neo-Nazi also checks in. Their weekend of celebratory fun soon becomes a bloody battle for survival. B&B is a whip-smart and brutally funny dark comedy-thriller that has been earning rave reviews from critics – some of whom have even compared it to the work of Alfred Hitchcock. The Hollywood Outsiders, specifically, called it “a film Alfred Hitchcock would be proud of.” The Horror Society said it’s “frickin’ fantastic and a trailblazer for LGBT cinema.”
2011, United States
Director: Mark Bessenger
Hunky truck driver Brewster (Benjamin Lutz) takes over his missing brother’s delivery of coffins (ummm?). On the way to his funeral home destination, he picks up some hitchhikers: the cute and wise-cracking Cary (Windham Beacham) and his smitten but tense boyfriend Vogel (David Alanson). The couple’s relationship is on the rocks (though that doesn’t stop them from some hot-and-noisy gas station toilet sex, which ignites the repressed homo in the voyeuristic Brewster). With dicks firmly back in pants, trouble descends on the threesome when a faulty GPS leads them into a deserted junkyard – where the truck promptly breaks down. Normally, this would not be a terrible situation. But this night is far from normal – as an assortment of blood-thirty zombies begin to attack! Now, the mismatched trio must fend off the marauding monsters and try to survive until dawn. With plenty of witty asides, sexy encounters and flesh-tearing scenes, this low budget gem delivers the gory goods! There’s also a fun little cameo from Stephen Geoffreys – the once nerdy-cute ’80s teen star (best known as Evil Ed from Fright Night) turned ’90s gay porn star (look up “Sam Ritter” sometime).
2007, United States
Director: Mark Goshorn Jones
What starts out as a fun and adventurous fraternity pledge night turns nightmarish when a killer clown terrorizes the brothers and pledges of Zeta Alpha Rho, killing them off one-by-one! Locked down on a haunted gloomy island with no escape route, the ZAP pledges mysteriously disappear as the maniacal clown reaps personal revenge on the unsuspecting frat boys. Homophobia abounds as frat pledge Jack Jones (Tyler Farrell) must quickly formulate a plan to stop the devious clown, save his fraternity brothers… and find the courage to come out of the closet before the sun rises on this doomed “Hell Island.” There have been countless “Sorority Massacre” movies since the late ’70s/early ’80s. It’s about time that frat boys got in on the gory action. Fraternity Massacre at Hell Island is an intentionally campy, straight-to-video lark with little in the way of actual scares, but it’s pretty hard to resist the corny charms of horror flick about scorching hot closet-cases failing to keep their simmering homoerotic urges a secret. You’ll find plenty of hot, college-boy flesh on display before it’s sliced and diced.
2011, United States
Director: Tim Sullivan
Sean Paul Lockhart stars as Ricky – a cute, Letterman jacket-wearing 1950s schoolboy who isn’t quite content getting into beach-side heavy petting with “girlfriend” Peggy Lou (scene-stealer Gabby West). He secretly has his eyes on Talon (Anton Troy), the school’s greaser bad-boy! Little does Ricky know that Talon and his fellow leather buddies hide a secret of their own: they are werebears! They may look like cute teen boys, but they can turn into bulky, hairy, bearded beasts in the blink of an eye. With gorgeous twink flesh on display, non-stop homoerotic action, hysterically funny supporting performances from Insidious series star Lin Shaye (as a gay-friendly clairvoyant) and writer/director Tim Sullivan himself (as a randy coach with a thing for his budding young charges) and numerous over-the-top musical numbers, I Was a Teenage Werebear is a delightfully campy must-see. A short film, it runs roughly 30 minutes, but the DVD is packed with rare, completely exclusive special features – including promo spots, trailers, deleted scenes, music videos, behind-the-scenes docs and more!
2011, United States
Director: Dan Lantz
Lust can be deadly. Bored with the West Hollywood gay scene, best friends Michael, Johnny and Ted have embarked on a cross-country road trip from Los Angeles to New York City. Though their friendship hits a few speed bumps along the way, the trio decides to have one final hurrah during their last night on the road. That’s when fate brings them to “The Lion’s Den”, a secluded backwoods bar where not everything is as it seems. As the three out-of-towners toast the end of their journey, someone at the bar is watching them and setting a deadly trap. Now, as closing time draws near, a night of unspeakable horrors begins. Jesse Archer (Violet Tendencies, Going Down in La-La Land, Slutty Summer) and Ronnie Kroell (Saltwater, Eating Out: Drama Camp, Bravo’s “Make Me a Super Model”) headline this bold, uncompromising thriller that plunges into the depths of human depravity. With an unpredictable plot-line and raw performances, Into the Lion’s Den is a twisted nightmare that viewers won’t soon forget.
2017, United States
From award-winning directors Francis Luta, Blake Mawson and Dominic Poliquin comes a collection of edgy and suspenseful gay short films exploring the hidden monsters inside all of us. In PYOTR495, a 16-year-old Russian boy meets someone from a hook-up app and ends up in a dangerous situation. Attention of Men follows an aspiring writer who collects money for having sex with a complete stranger. Wolf concerns an unusual love triangle driven by uncontrollable urges. Forces focuses on the intense bromance between a gay football player and a straight military man. And finally Turbulence follows a young gay couple who face some difficult truths during a particularly intense flight. You’ll get to watch all of these exceptional shorts for one low price with this new TLA Exclusive! Why watch just one gay-themed Friday the 13th-appropriate horror flick when you can curate your own short film festival and check out five for the same rental price? You can’t go wrong with Monsters & Men.
Director: Jade Castro
The curse of a drag queen who Remington mocked when he was child has started to turn this ladies-man gay overnight. If he can’t convince a straight guy to switch orientations with him before the bell tolls, he will be gay forever. This wouldn’t be such a terrible thing but there’s an anti-gay serial killer on the loose… oh… and also some gnarly drag-queen zombies invading from all corners. Remington and his rag tag group of friends will only be able to survive the night if they can learn to be true to themselves. Follow Remington as he sashays into an adventure and encounters mystery curses, killers and gay zombies roaming the streets in this campy and way, way, way over-the-top horror-comedy curio. Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings isn’t well-known in the United States, but it was actually a really big hit in the Philippines when it first came out in theaters. Also, star Martin Escudero is a delicious hottie… I guess we’re kinda glad that gypsy drag queen put a curse on him and made him gay.
Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen
One of the newest movies on the list, Rift has earned a great amount of buzz. The story starts with Gunnar, who receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar, months after they parted ways. Einar sounds distraught, like he’s about to do something terrible to himself, so Gunnar drives to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers there is more going on than he imagined. As the two come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in. This is an enticing, well-acted and expertly-directed mystery-thriller that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Paying homage to classic horror films like Robert Wise’s The Haunting and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now, Rift is genuinely suspenseful and creates an admirably eerie atmosphere. The film proved a big hit on the film festival circuit – not just LGBT film festivals, but general horror film festivals as well.
2010, Great Britain
Director: Ian Powell
Belying its low budget, first-time film director Ian Powell created a moody, at times creepy, very sexy and intensely atmospheric thriller about a young male prostitute haunted by nightmares. When you are beautiful, someone is always trying to use you. Such is the belief of Paul, a young escort who is desired by everyone. Paul has no problem selling his body to the highest bidder, as long as they also take his other unusual gift – that is, when having sex, Paul has visions of his long-lost twin brother, visions that are eerily transferred to the clients. When not tricking, the unhappy Paul searches for his brother who was separated from him when he was a young child. Through a series of chance encounters Paul meets Baxter, a porn director wanting to break into cross-over films. Since Paul thinks his brother may be working in the gay porn industry, he agrees to act if Baxter, in turn, helps him find his brother. But his entry into this world becomes more and more intense and potentially dangerous as sexual excesses, nightmarish visions and the possible redemptive powers of love overwhelm him. Seeing Heaven is a captivating, low-budget commentary on the British escort/porn industry as well as a 21st century variation of Dorian Gray.
2013, United States
Director: Rob Moretti
Truth opens with an imprisoned man – befuddled, but claiming innocence – who is being interviewed by a therapist. Soon, the story of how he got there unfolds. A chance internet encounter brings the cute, affable Caleb (Sean Paul Lockhart) and the hunky, older Jeremy (writer/director Rob Moretti) together. Jeremy seduces the vulnerable young man with compliments, attention and above all, the promise of a secure relationship. Caleb, mentally abused as a child by his emotionally erratic mother and now wary of romance, succumbs to Jeremy’s advances and a sensual affair begins. But beneath Caleb’s shy smile and innocent eyes lies a troubled young man, and Jeremy harbors his own dark secrets and lies which, together, threaten the relationship. This budding love affair soon triggers an unexpected chain of events as trust is violated, tempers are unleashed and Caleb’s destructive side takes over. Lockhart is excellent in a demanding role that exposes hidden demons buried deep inside.
GENTLEMEN, START YOUR FRIDAY THE 13TH MARATHON NOW! IT WILL ONLY TAKE YOU ABOUT 15 OR 16 HOURS TO GET THROUGH ALL OF THEM! WE HOPE YOU SURVIVE THE NIGHT (MUAHAHA)!