From television series to web-only series, this is a list of many gay horror shows and particular Halloween episodes of popular shows that have gay storylines.
In this campy web series, not even appearing in gay porn has led Tate to a legitimate acting job. So he decides that to get the part, he’s going to have to live the part…or living dead it, in this case. I blog about it here.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
There’s always some gay guy getting into the goth of it all. But Dylan McDermott and the gimp still make for the hottest season.
The psychic medium lead hottie is drooled over by his closeted gay roommate, but just when you think the show is going to delve into his sexuality more, the first season ends…and all of the main characters are entirely written out of the second season. WTF?
THE BLOODY MARY SHOW
Don’t be afraid to say Bloody Mary 3 times; just laugh at her. The Bloody Mary Show web series delivers British horror humor—and a gay grim reaper!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Xander thinks this tough guy’s big secret is that he’s a werewolf. But in an intimate moment, his truth comes out…. Much later in the series, Andrew, geeky member of the villainous Trio, shows clear signs of being gay but closeted, usually slipping up when expressing his appreciation for Spike.
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
What better way to reveal that one of your main characters is gay than with a passionate kiss?
CHRIS & JOHN’S HALLOWEEN SUPERSTAR!
A gay horror reality show that originally aired on Out TV.
“Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps”
In this Halloween episode, the devil runs around with a chainsaw cackling “Gay marriage!”
The here! TV original sexy and supernatural series—crappy, campy and a guilty pleasure.
Netflix series is quirky and queer with ghouls and gays!
There are so many gay moments on this supernatural comedy you’ll just have to read my blog about it to get all the details.
DEAD OF SUMMER
This summer camp horror series with a supernatural twist also has a gay with a swish! Plus…a gender bender!
It’s like…BOO!Paul’s Drag Race.
Season one hints at some gay priest action, but it’s not until season 2 that we get the big gay priest kiss.
This MTV serial killer show based on an R.L. Stine book features a gay character. Yeah. That’s him getting the attention of all the ladies.
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
In season 2, we learn that main character Strand is in a relationship with another man. Two episodes later…the zombie epidemic puts an end to that!
“The Hurt Locker, Part 2”
Personally, I would have called this episode “SAW Sylvester.” Kurt and Blaine are trapped in an elevator and terrorized by a little Sue Sylvester puppet on a tricycle. The only way they can escape is if they go all gay on each other!
Season 2 has a big gay villain and a leather Easter bunny master. I’m happy.
HICKY THE HILLBILLY VAMPIRE
He’s a hillbilly. Naturally there’s going to be gay stuff! There’s even a gay wedding in season 1 of this horror comedy web series.
Not a gay show, but as a teenager, I was never disappointed when I tuned in to an episode of The Hitchhiker because it always started and ended like this….
Horror director Adam Green’s comedy about horror geeks trying to make a movie features Dee Snyder as their seemingly closeted gay boss. I blog about the show here.
THE HOTEL BARCLAY
This Webseries has episodes running about 10 minutes long, and 4 of them deal with gay themes. I blog about the 4 episodes here.
HOT IN CLEVELAND
The girls get animated for one episode—and their house is overrun by zombies! They also resurrect Hollywood hunks like Robert Redford, David Beckham, and George Clooney –as gay men!
This segment from the MTV show Human Giant is my kind of paranormal activity! A straight dude is haunted by a gay ghost who was once a porn star named Bruce Penis.
“Wrath of God”
Gay men are targeted by a serial killer. My blog about the episode here.
IN THE FLESH
Brilliant zombie drama featuring a gay zombie protagonist. I blog about it here.
IT CAME FROM THE VCR
Scorpio Films Releasing and cutie bear director Richard Griffin bring us a campy web show called It Came from the VCR! The first episode was loaded with gay humor.
KNOCK KNOCK GHOST
Ghost hunter show on OUTtv.
Campy vamps and Colton Ford in a police uniform! A spinoff of Dante’s Cove.
In the episode “Stay. Good Devil,” we get our first hint that Lucifer is bi when we see a woman and a man in his bed, with the man in the forefront. In the episode “St. Lucifer,” cutie Michael Welch of Z Nation plays gay, and Lucifer is shocked that he didn’t realize, claiming his gaydar is usually fantastic. And on the episode “‘Till Death Do Us Part,” Lucifer and Tom Welling of Smallville go undercover as a gay couple…and they kiss.
Main character Eliot Waugh doesn’t even know what a closet is in this sci-fi/horror/fantasy series.
This adaptation of the Stephen King story introduced a brazen out gay character in the first episode.
Cute boys. Buxom divas. Web series Paradise University is no-budget sexy supernatural gay fun! A group of ghost-hunters unwittingly gets involved in a series of strange murders, and malevolent forces threaten to tear new relationships apart.
What a moment when lead character Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) made out with none other than Dorian Gray!
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
“This is a Dark Ride”
In this Halloween episode, Adam Lambert plays himself, dressed as a vampire, performing at a party.
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Me What to Do”
Virginia’s hubby gets a lesson in being gay when he goes to a gay bar on Halloween—and is soon making out with someone in a Charlie Chaplin costume.
“Skeletons in the Closet”
At a gay Halloween party, Roseanne becomes convinced that Jackie’s husband Fred is gay.
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE
Linda Blair appeared on the scream queen challenge episode!
What’s a girl gotta do to get some scream queen cred? Gay horror director Tim Sullivan (left) appeared as a judge.
Where Nick Jonas famously brought us the broner while spooning with his sexually secure hetero roommate.
Season 3 of the MTV series…which moved to VH1 and turned into more of a miniseries….features a new cast, including Keke Palmer’s gay BFF.
THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT ELVIRA
I didn’t know this show existed. I didn’t know there was a FOX Reality channel—which no longer exists. I don’t even know if I actually had it on cable when it existed. But now I know about The Search for the Next Elvira. It’s only a 4-episode show.
7 DEADLY ROOMMATES
This sinful web comedy series has it all—a gay guy, a trans girl, a bi boy, and Satan, who is simply fabulous. My blog here.
“The Treehouse of Horror XX”
In the musical segment “There’s No Business Like Moe Business,” Moe makes Marge think Homer dumped her because he’s gay…so Homer does a gay musical number.
Gay couple introduced in the very first episode is just another set of neighbors on the block. Season 2 takes the gay stuff to a much darker place. And Season 3 is so gay it’s virtually a gay horror plot from start to finish.
While the show has always flirted with bromances and even had others misinterpret the relationship between Sam and Dean, this episode has the brothers helping a gay, interracial bear couple hunt a monster.
Cute guys, often shirtless, and plenty of gay characters and storylines.
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL
This awesome Canadian horror comedy features an entire episode in which all the straight guys turn gay. I blog about the show here.
True Blood has always had gay vampires and gay humans galore. Not to mention, straight characters having gay fantasies!
THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1980s)
The very first season, features an episode titled “Dead Run,” in which a man responsible for transporting evil souls to hell rescues some that don’t belong there…including a gay guy!
TWO GUYS AND A GIRL
“Halloween 2: Mind Over Body”
“The Satanic Curses”
Two different Halloween episodes find Nathan Fillion in less than heterosexual situations. In “Halloween 2” Mind Over Body,” an evil scientist’s brain swap causes Nathan’s woman to land inside Ryan Reynolds, which forces Fillion to cozy up to Reynolds. And in “The Satanic Curses,” his woman’s curse is that she grows a winky….that’s bigger than his.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
Gay characters do occasionally get sucked into The Vampire Diaries for a story arch!
THE WALKING DEAD
It took 5 seasons, but finally, gay character Aaron and his partner Eric proved that even gay guys can survive the zombie apocalypse.
WHERE THE BEARS ARE
Hilarious and sexy web series. Men, hairballs, dead bodies, and a psycho killer in every season. And in season 3, the guys are on the set of a backwoods horror movie and being stalked by a masked killer! Plus, the DVD includes a Halloween Special!
WILL & GRACE
“It’s the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
The first major gay sitcom didn’t exactly have the most memorable Halloween episodes.
Season 2 prominently features a gay couple that could either be viewed as sterilized because we never even see them kiss, or as not defined just by their sexuality, for they are more affectionate than the straight couples, which is at one point juxtaposed with a straight couple being fully sexploited.
Near the end of season 4, there’s finally a gay moment. Occasional characters Sketchy and Skeezy share a kiss to get out of a tight predicament, however, only one of them thinks it’s just to get out of the predicament!