You can't have watched a horror movie without having the feeling that the darker side of the human psyche is being explored. This is particularly regarding the areas that are considered taboo - images and themes that cross lines and challenge boundaries.
As a space of creative expression and shocking content, the horror movie - infamously the arena of sex and death - explores a fascinating array of unusual sexual fetishes.
Check out 10 Horror Movies to Watch to Explore Your Weirdest Sexual Fetishes!
- What is it? Attraction to mucus and general slime. I think most people can agree: Lube wrestling = hot, snot = gross?
- See it on screen: Body Melt
- What is it? Masking can simply involve wearing masks, but extreme Maskers tend towards the 'Living Doll' style - generally heterosexual guys dressing up in full-body latex woman suits.
- See it on screen: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Silence of the Lambs, Cherry Falls... or White Chicks!
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- What is it? Arousal is gained through letting insects crawl over one's body.
- See it on screen: Bug, Creepshow
- What is it? The sexual desire to actually become an amputee.
- See it on screen: The Ruins, Audition, Evil Dead
- What is it? Arousal from disasters such as car crashes, landslides and accidents.
- See it on screen: Crash
- What is it? Arousal by fire, particularly another person on fire.
- See it on screen: Don't Go in the House
- What is it? Arousal caused by cannibalism, or the idea of being partially eaten or swallowed whole.
- See it on screen: The Taking of Deborah Logan (swallowing whole) or the Hannibal series, Cannibal Holocaust, The Hills Have Eyes, and almost any zombie movie for depictions of cannibalism and devouring.
- What is it? Sexual arousal achieved from looking at, touching or otherwise interacting with clowns.
- See it on screen: IT, Stitches, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Clown
- What is it? Sexual gratification through being wrapped up, usually with a highly restrictive material such as saran wrap.
- See it on screen: Heartless
- What is it? Murder fetish! Being aroused by murdering another person is clearly a common trait of serial killers, but it's nice if it can be paired with a partner who enjoys Autassassinophilia - sexual arousal by being almost-murdered, or even the idea of actually being killed.
See it on screen: Halloween, Friday 13th, Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street, Frenzy... Yeah, just about every horror movie ever. That probably says more about me than I'd like it to...