|By Screenshot from "Internet Archive" of the movie Dracula (1931)|
(http://www.archive.org/details/Dracula1931-Trailer) [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
Yes, in actual fact. Really.
Y U SO SEX-AY?
In the 70s, some weirdos thought to conduct an experiment on poor unsuspecting folk, to see if fear-induced physiological arousal could be misattributed as sexual desire. And damned if they weren't right. The rapid heart rates and breathing caused by the fear-inspiring stimulant seems to have been mistaken for sexual interest in the (previously unknown to them) folks tossed in their paths during the scary incident, whom they later asked out for dates! And that jazz has worked on gals and guys.
OK, I'll buy that for a dollar. But here's my own personal take on this: I dig horror flicks, but liberally mixed with humor. If it's a truly frightening film, any fella wanting to "comfort" me had better be sure we watch it in the morning so I've got time to get the sexy-fun-good-times sorted out and enough time to get the movie outta my head, else I ain't sleepin' that night. And if I ain't sleepin', neither is he.
Hmmm...that could be turned to my advantage, couldn't it?
This gets a bit tricky, as tastes for horror and sexy vary widely. So I can only go with what has been scary/sexy for me. If you'd like to share in the comments, I'm totally interested in learning what's proved scary/sexy for you.
- The Company of Wolves (1984) W00F!
- Sleepy Hollow (1999) OhMahGah, it's cray-cray, but the blood thrills through my veins whenever the Horseman charges on, masterfully wielding his...sword. For realz, though.
- Dracula 2000 (2000) I know I'm one of the few folks turned on by this flick, on any level, but damn: Gerry Butler! Gerry Butler sexing some chick up so fine they be floatin' up to the ceiling during the sexing!!!!!
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Here's a wee homage to the lust-inducing genre by, appropriately enough,
The Bollock Brothers.