Doesn’t it seem odd that so many terrifying horror movies also have highly erotic sex scenes? Who would want to see pleasure mixed so intimately with pain? Apparently, most horror fans would and it makes sense that scary movies — which explore the darkest sides of human nature — would also merge erotics with violence, fear, and sometimes even humor in their movies. Here is the official Creepy Catalog master list of horror movie sex scenes that have stood the test of time. Get ready for some intensity.
Let’s just get all formalities out of the way and give the award to the movie where the woman’s vagina bites off her rapist’s penis. Teeth is the story of a woman named Dawn who has a real-life case of the mystical condition known as vagina dentata—a vagina that has teeth. The scene manages to be sex…and horror…and comedy….all at the same time.
This is one of those films where it’s hard to tell where the horror stops and the sex starts…and vice-versa. Even more controversially, the actors reportedly had real sex for their sex scenes. In the opening scene, two lovers have passionate sex, oblivious that their infant child is wandering around by himself and will eventually fall out a window to his death.
Midsommar, directed by Ari Aster, has one of the most bizarre, humiliating and mind-bending sex scenes in horror-movie history. A man is subjected to a sex ritual with a woman (who before baked him a pie with her pubic hair in it). That sex ritual also involves everyone else in the commune, including her family. The actor, Jack Reynor, who was in the scene said in an interview: “Every day, going to work and shooting something that is incredibly humiliating and upsetting personally and thinking about yourself in the context of it and trying to put yourself in the position of it…it was hard-core.”
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
In yet another instance of hot same-sex action in the middle of a horror film, Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried get entangled in a deeply emotional and highly erotic private rendezvous. Although upon release Jennifer’s Body was marketed as a highly sexualized film… Just look at the poster… later reception, particularly after MeToo moment, saw it more as a feminist revenge flick and horror hybrid.
The Hunger (1983)
Although the film is packed to the gills with sex, the most memorable scene is the one where a female doctor named Sarah gets hot and heavy with a female ingenue named Miriam for some steamy girl-on-girl vampire sex.
The Demoniacs (1974)
This obscure gem from the early 1970s was recorded in French, but the linked video above has Spanish subtitles. There’s a gang-rape scene in which the victims surprisingly wind up with new magical powers after having sex with one of the rapists in particular. The movie is stuffed wall-to-wall with sex, with the occasional clown and exorcism sprinkled in for spiciness.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is another horror movie that is packed with sex. In the most exceptional scene, the vampire’s wife almost gets penetrated by some weird werewolf character while she kisses some repulsive unidentifiable creature. Trust me—it’s hotter than it sounds, despite how weird that sounds in the first place.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
It’s one of those summer-camp movies where everyone winds up dead, but at this summer camp, everyone seems hornier than usual. I won’t describe the final scene; it has to be watched to be believed. It’s also a pretty good movie and worth a watch, one critic on Rotten Tomatoes describes the film thus: “An atypical slasher movie that blurs the lines between high and low art, good and bad acting, male and female, proficiency and ineptitude, sophistication and primitivism.”
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
A very early cinematic example not only of vampire sex, but of a threesome…and most likely the first and one of the only vampire-sex threesomes in film history. Then the two women discover that they’re in love. They kill him, drink his blood, and settle down together.
Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The standout sex scene involves Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchinson doin’ it in the middle of the jungle—which is sexy enough—but Anna also reveals all.
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
As the Iron Man’s body is slowly changing into metal, he suddenly discovers that his penis has transformed into a giant power drill, which he uses to rape and kill his girlfriend. It’s sex and horror combined at the same moment.