Erotikill: Sexuality in the Horror Film

Have you ever noticed that there appears to be a direct tie between the erotic and the monstrous? Ever since the genesis of the horror genre, sexuality has been ingrained into its material, for multiple reasons; to induce vulnerability, to titillate, to shock, to even comment on our own attraction to monsters and fantastical creatures. I'm not talking about porn parodies or rape-revenge thrillers (which are material for future lists), I'm talking about the real deal; fright flicks which comment on all that is perverse and erotic. It's about time that I made this list.

As always, if I miss any of these pictures, feel free to leave your personal favourite titles in the comments below! I'll add them when available. Now let the sleaze-fest begin, and remember, you may discover dark truths about yourself that you never knew before...

  • Häxan
  • Salomé
  • Pandora's Box
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Island of Lost Souls
  • Maniac
  • Mad Love
  • The Pace That Kills
  • Marihuana
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • Sex Madness
  • Tell Your Children
  • Rebecca
  • The Monster and the Girl
  • Cat People
  • Captive Wild Woman
  • Jungle Woman
  • The Woman in Green
  • The Jungle Captive
  • Dressed to Kill
  • Fireworks
  • Blonde Ice
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Rear Window
  • Dementia
  • Lust of the Vampire
  • Dracula
  • Vertigo
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
  • The Man Who Could Cheat Death
  • A Bucket of Blood
  • Peeping Tom
  • Psycho
  • Blood and Roses
  • The Playgirls and the Vampire
  • Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory
  • Cape Fear
  • The Awful Dr. Orlof
  • House on Bare Mountain
  • The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Blood Feast
  • Black Sabbath
  • The Haunting
  • The Whip and the Body
  • Scorpio Rising
  • The Naked Witch
  • The Secret of Dr. Orloff
  • Strait-Jacket
  • Olga's House of Shame
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • White Slaves of Chinatown
  • The Horror of Party Beach
  • Lilith
  • Olga's Girls
  • At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
  • Orgy of the Dead
  • Repulsion
  • Mme. Olga's Massage Parlor
  • Motor Psycho
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Bloody Pit of Horror
  • The 10th Victim
  • Aroused
  • Trans-Europ-Express
  • Blood Bath
  • The Embryo Hunts in Secret
  • The Diabolical Dr. Z
  • Something Weird
  • Violated Angels
  • The Degenerates
  • Seeds
  • Death Laid an Egg
  • Succubus
  • The Astro-Zombies
  • The Rape of the Vampire
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Playgirl Killer
  • The Blood of Fu Manchu
  • Shogun's Joy of Torture
  • A Quiet Place in the Country
  • The Curious Dr. Humpp
  • Olga's Dance Hall Girls
  • Orgies of Edo
  • Blind Beast
  • Psychout for Murder
  • 99 Women
  • The Girl from Rio
  • Marquis de Sade: Justine
  • The Ultimate Degenerate
  • Inferno of Torture
  • The Castle of Fu Manchu
  • Kiss Me Monster
  • One on Top of the Other
  • Venus in Furs
  • The Laughing Woman
  • Love and Crime
  • Invocation of My Demon Brother
  • Horrors of Malformed Men