In the world of fiction, different genres have long danced an intricate waltz, producing lovechildren with irresistible allure. One such beguiling fusion is the marriage of eroticism and horror, where desire and dread coalesce to evoke visceral and spine-tingling experiences. And Netflix has amassed quite a collection of these cinematic gems.
We bring you five such films, each with its distinct blend of sensuality and fear, to explore the curious and terrifying depths of human desire and dread.
Whether it’s the digital mysteries of Cam, the cultish pull of The Babysitter, the psychological torment of Gerald’s Game, the relentless pursuit of It Follows, or the otherworldly seduction of Under the Skin, these movies on Netflix offer a mesmerising journey into the darkest recesses of the human psyche.
Here, we unveil five erotic horror movies that beckon you to partake in a provocative and terrifying pas de deux.
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Cam is a chilling exposé of the uncharted territories that cam girls navigate in the digital realm. Directed by Daniel Goldhaber and written by Isa Mazzei, herself a former cam girl, this film masterfully weaves together elements of psychological horror, eroticism, and suspense.
When the protagonist, Alice, discovers an eerie doppelgänger broadcasting explicit shows on her channel, the film unravels into a dark and seductive exploration of identity, voyeurism, and the blurred lines between the real and virtual worlds. A digital thriller that delivers the thrills while confronting the unsettling power dynamics of online intimacy.
The Babysitter (2017)
McG’s The Babysitter takes a playful twist on the horror-comedy genre, where horror and humour intermingle to create an electrifying experience. Cole, an innocent young boy, discovers that his babysitter and her friends engage in sacrificial rituals.
The film, with its comic pacing and objectively attractive cast, is a wickedly delightful descent into the world of seductive cults and teenage fantasies gone terribly wrong. From sharp dialogues to over-the-top gore, The Babysitter delivers an intoxicating cocktail of fun, horror, and eroticism all in one go.
Gerald’s Game (2017)
Based on Stephen King’s novel, Gerald’s Game invites you to explore the confines of a couple’s secluded cabin, where the mundane quickly morphs into an unsettling nightmare. Director Mike Flanagan’s adaptation is a tour de force of suspense and psychological horror, exploring the intimate and disturbing aspects of marriage.
When a sex game takes a dark and dangerous turn, Jessie (Carla Gugino) finds herself bound to a bed, alone and vulnerable. The tension simmers and builds to a crescendo as Jessie must confront her deepest fears and desires in a chilling, disturbing, and titillating tale.
It Follows (2015)
David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows has been hailed as a modern masterpiece of horror cinema. With a synth-driven score and dreamlike cinematography, this film beckons you into a nightmarish landscape where a malevolent entity haunts those afflicted with a sexually transmitted curse.
The film’s central premise is both a metaphor for sexual anxiety and an exploration of the destructive power of desire. As the curse is passed from one victim to another through sexual contact, the tension rises, resulting in a suspenseful and erotically charged horror experience.
Under the Skin (2013)
Under the Skin may not be available on Netflix in every country, but this hypnotic exploration of eroticism and alien horror deserves to be on this list. Directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson, the film blurs the line between seduction and terror. Johansson plays an otherworldly creature who prowls the streets of Scotland, luring men to their eerie demise.
The film’s visual and auditory beauty invites viewers to confront the boundaries of human desire and the darkness lurking beneath the surface. Under the Skin is unsettling and visually striking in equal measure.