Pulling off a great horror film is no piece of cake, which is why most horror films have to rely on other means to lure an audience. Some horror movies like ‘The Conjuring,’ ‘Sinister,’ and ‘The Shining’ are so damn good they don’t have to depend on cheap thrills through sex or nude scenes to attract an audience. But then there are many other horror films that don’t have anything other than these to offer. The gore and nudity in most of these films try to make up for a poorly strung storyline, or it tries to bring you to a theater at least. But there are also some exceptional horror films that somehow manage to hit a sweet spot with both horror and sex. The sex scenes in these movies draw you towards them while the horror gives you heebie-jeebies.
Sex is a recurring theme in a lot of horror films, and these days, nudity and horror often co-exist. So, let’s take a look at some of these sex scenes from horror films that either managed to make them much better or just made the whole viewing experience even worse. Here’s the list of top steamy sex scenes from horror movies. Warning: Some of these scenes could also qualify as horror movie rape scenes and hence may not be suitable for everyone.
19. The Hunger (1983)
The trailer of ‘The Hunger’ itself justifies why this film should be on this list. Blood and sex often go together in most vampire movies and TV shows, and this one is no different. It revolves around the story of a gorgeous-looking vampire named Miriam who looks for a new lover after her husband John (David Bowie) begins to age too fast. There’s nothing sparkly or glorified about the vampires in this one, and the story sticks to the most basic vampire need, which is to drink blood and hunt down victims. But young Tony Scott, who has directed this film, also brings in a dark tinge of eroticism to the genre that just makes the whole viewing experience a bit more pleasing.
The best scene in this film is where the protagonist Miriam, who is the classic noir female fatale, seduces a female doctor named Sarah, and the two get down and dirty for some really steamy vampire sex. This one’s the best because its the only lesbian sex scene in the movie, and because of that, it just somehow stands out from the other repetitive straight sex scenes.
18. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
‘An American Werewolf in London’ starts with the story of two young men named David and Jack who decide to go on a trip to England, but upon reaching there, they get attacked by a werewolf. Jack dies during this incident, but David gets away with a bite which later transforms him into a werewolf. The movie is known more for its iconic special effects that portray the transformation of David into a werewolf and also quite a few undressed moments of lead actor David Naughton. But the most memorable scene is where David makes love to his hot nurse in a hospital after the werewolf incident. Hot steamy sex in the shower with a beautiful nurse while Van Morrison’s music plays in the background — that right there is the fantasy of any man in the world.
17. Jennifer’s Body (2009)
A typical school girl named Jennifer (Megan Fox) becomes the victim of a satanic virgin sacrifice made by a rock band to attain fame. But the whole thing goes terribly wrong and turns Jennifer into a hungry flesh-eating monster who feeds on men to get stronger. Jennifer’s nerdy best friend Needy soon notices that Jennifer is up to no good and tries to bring her killing spree to an end.
Megan Fox is like a walking sex goddess who brings to life the dream of every teenage boy. She’s the kind of girl you would be willing to die for if only you could get on with her just once. The one scene that most would suggest involves Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried. The two best friends get all cozy, warm, and vulnerable for a few brief moments as they make out in Needy’s bedroom. Sadly, it does not last too long, but it sure is memorable enough to be on this list.
16. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ is the sexier adaptation of the classic vampire novel and has an unmatched sex appeal of its own. The story revolves around Vlad Dracula, who becomes a blood-sucking demon after his wife kills herself. He then tries to hunt down a reincarnated version of her who lives in London with her lawyer fiance.
Being a Vampire movie, ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ has quite a lot of sex scenes for obvious reasons. But this one scene which is by far the weirdest thing ever portrayed on the screen has earned its place in this list. Lucy, the vampire’s wife, almost gets boned by a half vampire-half werewolf state of the Dracula (Don’t know if that’s hot or downright terrifying), and she makes out with this weird creature for a few brief moments. Imagine walking, running around your neighborhood late one night, and seeing something like this — how would that make you feel?
15. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
‘Sleepaway Camp’ starts off slow with the death of the father and brother of the main character named Shy Angela. Shy is then forced to go live with her cousin, and that’s when she gets to attend Camp Arawak. Things get interesting when everyone at the summer camp who teases her starts showing up dead. Movies of this kind don’t usually deliver too much sex but this one is far beyond those explicit scenes that lure not just teenage boys but adults as well. With time the movie takes a very creepy turn, and at every turn, there will be something that will scare the hell out of you. But it also makes it clear that the teenagers are far away from home and are not under the supervision of their parents, which adds a sexy undertone throughout. The ending of this one is the creepiest, and it would be advisable to watch it with the lights turned on.
14. Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Delphine Seyrig plays the role of a Hungarian Countess named Elizabeth Bathory, who kills young virgins and bathes in their blood to stay young forever. The film also has some other very attractive actors who bring in that dreamy vampirish vibe to it. The one sex scene that is unforgettable is where Elizabeth joins a young couple who are traveling to Belgium for their honeymoon. Wearing a tight silver shiny dress, she seduces the couple and joins them for a threesome. This is where she realizes that she is in love with Valerie, and the two women eventually kill Valerie’s abusive husband, drink his blood, and live happily ever after.
13. Cat People (1982)
Forget werewolves for a moment and think about werecats. Not too many movies are made around this topic, but the few that have been made are strange and unforgettable. The original ‘Cat People’ came out in 1942, but this remake is far sexier and bolder. Partially the reason why this one caught so much attention is that it displays some very explicit nudity. The film is about a young woman named Irena who discovers that she and her brother are both werecats, and they turn into vicious murdering black panthers every time they have sex.
A scene that comes before her eventual werecat transformation diminishes the line between animal and human instincts. In this scene, Irena walks up to a flight of stairs, slowly undressing as she seduces Oliver all the way to her bed. The hunger of a predator gleams in her eyes and her movements, and it becomes clear that this might be the last time Oliver is getting laid.
12. Interview With the Vampire (1994)
As sullen as vampires may seem in almost all of the movies they are portrayed in, they always bring an element of sexuality to them. ‘Interview With a Vampire’ is another vampire movie that revolves around two hunky vampires played by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, who add a lot more value to the sex appeal of the film. These vampires whine throughout the film and go through the struggles of being blood-hungry monsters. Out of all the freaky intimate scenes in this movie, the one truly graphic scene is where the two vampires bring home two young women and start seducing them with their sharp glow. They get them high on wine and what starts as a make-out scene soon turns into a horrifying drunk blood-sucking fest.
11. Thirst (2009)
A patient who has been devoid of any kind of sins finds himself getting lured into a life of lust and murder when he is accidentally turned into a vampire after a blood transfusion goes terribly wrong. His lust for a beautiful married woman named Tae Ju becomes unbearable, which leads him to commit one sin after another. Blood and sex together create the story of a man who keeps his distance from anything close to sin throughout his life, and then, one event changes everything, turning him into a flesh desiring monster. One scene of the film is an absolute WTF moment and makes you question how you even ended up watching something like that. It starts off with a sexy make-out scene between the lead characters on a waterbed and soon turns into a weird threesome when out of nowhere, Tae Ju’s dead husband joins them.
10. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Yes, this, too, is a vampire movie, but we can’t help it. There’s just something about vampires that scares the hell out of us but also attracts us towards them. The film revolves around the love life of two immortal vampires named Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), whose love has lasted for more than a lifetime now, and they share an unbreakable devotion towards each other. The film has various sex scenes where the two are tangled up in bed, naked against each other, but the true eroticism comes from their connection and the sweet words that come out of their mouths every time they exchange glances with one another.
9. Cabin in the Woods (2012)
‘Cabin in the Woods’ became famous for its dark and compelling story, but another thing about the movie that caught a lot of attention are the sexy moments, most of which feature Anna Hutchinson. The sexy moments in this film are awkward and erotic at the same time. And one scene that takes away all the attention is where Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchinson have sex in the middle of the jungle. This is where you get a full-frontal view of bare Anna Hutchinson in a dark forest. This film proves that a lot of times horror and sex are two inseparable genres that often go hand in hand.
8. Don’t Look Now (1973)
Starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, ‘Don’t Look Now’ deserves to be on every horror movie list out there. The story of the film is about a couple who take a trip to Venice after the death of their daughter, and there, they meet a shrink who says that he has a message for them from the beyond. The film depicts the grief and pain of losing a loved one in ways only a few other movies have. There’s also a sex scene in this movie that got a lot of attention. This one involves the couple, and it is so graphic and real that it almost gives you the impression that they’re actually doing it.
Most horror movies make an attempt to portray a balance between steamy sex and terrifying horror but often fail at both. ‘Don’t Look Now’ sets an example for these films by showing that sex that is non-exploitative does not affect the creepy atmosphere of the film. ‘Don’t Look Now’ is the kind of movie that can ruin your life if you watch it at night with the lights turned off. So if you think you’re a little too weak-hearted for horror, then just skip through the entire film and enjoy only the adult scenes. Even then you won’t be disappointed.
7. Species (1995)
‘Species’ gained quite a cult following during its release and, since then, has had three more sequels. The critics were not too happy with this sex horror thriller, but it did get a lot of publicity because of its bold sex scenes and a streak of alien sci-fi that most of its fans dig. ‘Species’ is about scientists who create a human whose DNA is spliced with that of an alien. This crossbreed human girl ages rapidly and turns into a voluptuous 20 something young girl who only has one objective — reproduce more like her. She goes around having sex and murdering everyone who crosses her path, fulfilling her ultimate goal.
6. Antichrist (2009)
‘Antichrist’ gained quite a controversial reputation after its release because it features real sex scenes with real intercourse. Lars Von Trier wanted to change the current trend of the market where wither body doubles are used for such scenes, or the whole thing just fades into darkness. The sex scenes not only get very graphic but extremely gory as well, which can be very disturbing to watch. Torture porn is not something that everyone can handle, and if you are one of those people who can’t stand violence and nudity, then this could potentially ruin your entire day. But still, this one can be considered more watchable than a cinematic disaster like ‘Nymphomaniac.’
5. Pirhana 3D (2010)
Sex sells, and no other movie knows it better than the ‘Piranha’ movies. It’s almost like a softcore porn film with a lot of gore and fun. The marketing of the first Piranha film was absolutely brilliant as this bloodfest sci-fi was promoted like a coming of age fun comedy, and that’s how we got a sequel. The film has everything from body shots, bikinis, porn with actual pornstars, and a whole lot of gory entertainment. ‘Piranha 3D’ and ‘Piranha 3DD’ were failed attempts at making a good remake of the old horror classic, but they’re pure entertainment, and for some weird reason, we keep asking for more of such films. Sex sells indeed!
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4. The Demoniacs (1974)
‘The Demoniacs’ is like a horror full house — it has everything from clowns, a devil, evil pirates to rape and exorcisms. Sex in this one is used for amplifying the horrors and involves a scene where a group of men invade a shipwreck and then assault the girls in the wrecked ship. These victims then gain strange powers after having sex with one of those men. The plot of ‘The Demoniacs’ is weird and gets very complex. By the end of the movie, you’re only left with a whole lot of unanswered questions about the plot and unwanted memories of the characters jumping from one sex scene to another.
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3. Teeth (2007)
Most horror-comedy films are not funny at all and we end up watching them for the sake of it, but ‘Teeth’ is a little different. It’s the kind of horror-comedy that has some really disturbing and unforgettable moments that will make you laugh your face off. ‘Teeth’ tells the story of a young woman named Dawn who discovers that her vagina has teeth and also a mind of its own. So for obvious reasons, sex has always been a big NO for Dawn. The first time Dawn has sex with a guy in a cave, the guy kind of forces himself on her and that’s when Dawn’s angry vagina snaps off the guy’s tool. This scene is bloody and brutal, but at the same time, the silliness of it makes you laugh out of confusion. ‘Teeth’ may not be the best horror-comedy but it sure has some of the funniest moments out there.
2. Hostel (2007)
Those who are familiar with Eli Roth‘s old movies will know that he defined the genre of torture porn horror. The entire plot of the first film revolves around two American men along with an Icelandic man on an adventure trip across Eastern Europe with only one motive, and that is to have as much sex as they can. The trio indulges themselves completely in the local ladies, and it does not take them too long to find women for themselves. They take these women to their rooms and what follows is one of the best sex scenes in this genre. These are moments of pure ecstasy and joy for all three because the whole world around them just fades away. But this might be the last time they’re at so much peace because what happens next will change their lives forever.
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1. Friday the 13th (2009)
The odd remake of the classic ‘Friday the 13th’ came out in 2009 and fans were hoping for some good old nostalgic scares, but it turned out to be a horrible recreation that almost gave off the impression that a teenager has written its script. The film has one unforgettable sex scene that is overall just as normal as the sex scenes in most other horror films. But the dialogue exchange that follows after this scene is downright stupid and hilarious. A couple from the movie are done making love, and that’s when the guy looks at the girl and tells her that she has “the perfect nipple placement.” This dialogue is undoubtedly straight out of a porn film, and as for the movie, anyone could’ve done it better. But look at the bright side, the sex scene was so uniquely stupid that it actually made the whole thing unforgettable, and here we are with this scene included on our list.
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