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Gay Essential Horror Films To Watch, Deliverance

One of the most straightforward and comprehensive films on masculinity, Deliverance was directed by John Boorman and aired in 1972. The American thriller stars John Voight, Ned Beatty, Burt Reynolds and Ronny Cox and is based on the homonymous novel by James Dickey, published 2 years prior to the movie’s release. Garnering five Golden Globe nominations and three Academy Awards, Deliverance tells the story of four Atlanta businessmen who embark on a canoeing trip down a river in the American South.


Gay Essential Films To Watch, Steel

In the romantic drama Steel, Daniel a successful television host who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. At risk of losing his career amongst heightened turmoil created by stress, a lifeline materialises when he meets angelic Alexander. Released in 2015, Steel is directed by Sven J. Matten and stars Chad Connell, David Cameron and Tamara Gorski.

The Birdcage

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Birdcage

Released in 1996 and directed by Mike Nichols, The Birdcage is a comedic film where a gay cabaret owner endeavours to put up a false “straight front” for the benefit of his son’s engagement. The film won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast award at the 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Shot in Los Angeles, Miami and New York, the film features actors Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, and Dianne Wiest.


Gay Essential Horror Films To Watch, PIN

Released in 1988, this Canadian horror film is based on a novel by Andrew Neiderman and directed by Sandor Stern. Starring David Hewlett, Terry O’Quinn and Cynthia Preston, PIN is a psycho-thriller with supernatural undertones and homoerotic subtext that centers on the life of a young boy named Leon.


Gay Essential Films To Watch, Downriver

A crime drama about the hope for redemption and the search for the truth, Downriver released in 2015 is the feature debut of Australian filmmaker Grant Scicluna. The film follows James, a teenager who gets reintegrated into society after serving time in juvenile detention for having allegedly drowned a little boy when he was a child. The film stars Reef Ireland, Charles Grounds and Tom Green.

A Reflection of Fear

Gay Essential Horror Films To Watch, A Reflection of Fear

Released in 1972, A Reflection of Fear is an eerie psycho-thriller based on the novel Go To Thy Deathbed by Stanton Forbes. Starring Robert Shaw, Sondra Locke and Sally Kellerman, this obscure “devil doll” film was directed by William A. Fraker, the legendary cinematographer behind Rosemary’s Baby, and shot by the equally fabulous Laszlo Kovacs (Five Easy Pieces, New York New York).

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