ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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Jancy Richardson

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!

1. Mucophilia

'Body Melt' [Credit: ViewCave]
'Body Melt' [Credit: ViewCave]
  • 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

2. Masking

'Cherry Falls' [Credit: October Films]
'Cherry Falls' [Credit: October Films]
  • 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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3. Formicophilia

Bugs everywhere in 'Creepshow' [Credit: WB]
Bugs everywhere in 'Creepshow' [Credit: WB]
  • What is it? Arousal is gained through letting insects crawl over one's body.
  • See it on screen: Bug, Creepshow

4. Apotemnophilia

'Evil Dead' [Credit: TriStar Pictures]
'Evil Dead' [Credit: TriStar Pictures]
  • What is it? The sexual desire to actually become an amputee.
  • See it on screen: The Ruins, Audition, Evil Dead
'Evil Dead' [Credit: TriStar Pictures]
'Evil Dead' [Credit: TriStar Pictures]

5. Symphorophilia

'Crash' [Credit: Telefilm Canada]
'Crash' [Credit: Telefilm Canada]
  • What is it? Arousal from disasters such as car crashes, landslides and accidents.
  • See it on screen: Crash

6. Pyrophilia

'Don't Go in the House' [Credit: Film Ventures International]
'Don't Go in the House' [Credit: Film Ventures International]
  • What is it? Arousal by fire, particularly another person on fire.
  • See it on screen: Don't Go in the House

7. Vorarephilia

 'The Taking of Deborah Logan' [Credit: Millennium Entertainment]
'The Taking of Deborah Logan' [Credit: Millennium Entertainment]
  • 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.

8. Coulrophilia

Tim Curry as Pennywise in 'It' [Credit: WBTV]
Tim Curry as Pennywise in 'It' [Credit: WBTV]
  • 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

9. Mummification

Tom Tyler in 'The Mummy's Hand' [Credit: Universal Studios]
Tom Tyler in 'The Mummy's Hand' [Credit: Universal Studios]
  • What is it? Sexual gratification through being wrapped up, usually with a highly restrictive material such as saran wrap.
  • See it on screen: Heartless

10. Erotophonophilia

Judith Myers in 'Halloween' [Credit: Compass International]
Judith Myers in 'Halloween' [Credit: Compass International]
  • 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...

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