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No hack jobs: 10 queer slasher movies that are good for a scare—or a laugh

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They/Them, Peacock’s clever gay conversion camp riff on the formula, and Bodies Bodies Bodies, A24’s Gen Z skewering horror-comedy.It’s a well-documented fact that the gays love a good horror movie—the history of scary cinema is rife with allegories for the LGBTQ experience (sometimes intentional, sometimes not).

But many have a special place in their hearts for slashers, a subgenre that frequently combines fun frights with a “whodunnit?” angle as its heroes (and the audience) try to deduce who’s behind the mask before it’s too late.Related: The cast of ‘They/Them’ sounds off on why queer people love horror so muchHistorically, the slasher hasn’t always made space for queer characters, relegating them to the easy early victims, the butts of jokes, or even the killer in question.

But that’s changed in recent years, as a number of films have pushed beyond mere lip-service to actually build unique horror narratives around gay protagonists and themes.

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