The best LGBTQ-loved movies to get spooky with this Halloween



Halloween. Queer Christmas.

If you’re looking Halloween movies to watch – either solo or with your boo (or with a boo) – we’ve gotchu covered. 


Why do LGBTQs love Halloween so much?? Maybe it’s the chance to dress up, the chance to dress slutty, the *jazz hands* theatrics of it all, or maybe it’s the movies…

From Hocus Pocus to Scream, comedies to horrors – many of our most beloved and iconic characters in cinema come from titles synonymous with Halloween. 


Here’s a rundown (as voted for by the ItsLitGayShit audience) of the top LGBT-themed or LGBT-loved movies to watch this spooky season. It’s a rolling list, so if we missed off your favourite, drop it in the comments and we’ll add some. 


Cuddly blanket and scented candle not included but do come recommended. 


Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

Halloween Ends (2022)

Spiral (2020)

Hocus Pocus (1993)


B&B (2017)


Practical Magic (1998)



The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


Interview with a Vampire (1994)



Nope (2022)

Hellbent (2004)


The Craft (1996)

Pitchfork (2017)



Scream 5 (2022)

Gone with the Night (2022)

A Nightmare on Elm St 2 – Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

The Addams Family Values (1993)


Stranger by the Lake (2013)



Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)



The Retreat (2021)



Lyle (2014)



Scream (1996)


Stranger by the Lake (2013)

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) 



Halloween (1978)


Jennifer’s Body (2009)


The Hunger (1983)



Raw (2017)


Beetlejuice (1988)

Death Becomes Her (1992)

Fear Street (2021)

Benedetta (2021)

High Tension (2013)

Beetlejuice (1988)

The Perfection (2019)