Horror That Makes You Horny: Are Porn and BDSM Fantasy Horror Movies That Different?

Turns out horror and BDSM fantasy movies have been borrowing tips and tricks off of one another since the advent of both. 

The thing about horror movies is that they generally apply to a very specific type of person. They seem to be a “love ‘em or hate ‘em” genre. If you’re not into horror movies yourself— chances, are you definitely have the friend who is. BDSM fantasy movies, really, doesn’t work so much differently. While you may not indulge yourself, chances are you know someone who does, or rather, 1 in every five of your friends. 40 million people in America alone report regularly visiting porn sites, with about 35% of all content downloaded being of a sexually graphic nature (i.e. porn). Any good horror fan will tell you that sex is absolutely a part of the trope. 

“There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. For instance, number one: you can never have sex.” Perhaps one of the most iconic lines from the iconic 1996 horror movie Scream. The movie that essentially created the idea of horror inception. With the killers being massive horror fans and doing their utmost to recreate all the things we love about horror movies while laying down the rules they live by. BDSM Fantasy movies, horror porn, cosplay, and a number of other types of fringe fetish porn absolutely capitalize on this concept— marrying terror and tingles in almost exactly the same ways our favourite horror movies have been doing for years. 

The Rules of Horror and BDSM Fantasy Movies Aren’t So Different

While it’s easy to separate the two— as in, bdsm fantasy movies are pretty obviously porn, and horror is clearly horror— there are a number of things that these two distinct genres share between themselves. From plot lines, to script flow, psychology and of course, the sins of the flesh. Horror movies and BDSM actually have a lot in common. 

There’s Always a Good-Looking Couple 

While one could argue that pretty much every actor to grace the silver screen has some degree of sex appeal— in both there is always the ultra good-looking couple. Whether or not they are together, the rules seem to almost forcibly imply that there must be a minimum of one outrageously hot guy, and one incredibly sexy chick, involved. While these two seem to die off fairly quickly in your standard horror movie, it’s usually only after they start to get busy. 

B-Flicks Are King 

Special effects, high-quality film, extravagant locations, and high-level actors are usually not things that you’d immediately associate with bdsm fantasy movies, nor would you expect to see them in horror ones. While there have been some major horror flicks that showcased some seriously well-known actors (Scream— once again we look to you), most major Hollywood starlets got their start in a b-flick horror movie, or porn for that matter. That’s largely because these two film genres are usually low-budget by circumstance, but instead by choice. Largely because b-flick horror movies as well as b-flick bdsm fantasy ones 

generally, perform better than their high-budget counterparts. Mostly because neither one brings in covetous amounts of cash at the box office— instead relying on their healthy supply of fans who have no desire to go to the theater to get their fix. 

You Have to Have the Right Costume 

And the right equipment. If you’re looking at handguns and assault rifles, you’re looking in the thriller section. Likewise, if you’re seeing ornate bedrooms that look like a Tahitian spa, that’s romance. In horror movies, only the gritty tools of the trade will suffice: machetes, axes, chainsaws, and the like. For bdsm fantasy? Look poolside or to an outdated kitchen or an obviously studio-set office space. More than just the tools and venue, both porn and horror rely on their leading actors to look the part. This means that the costumes have to be over-the-top obvious. Think pinhead and Freddy Kruger, alongside the naughty librarian and postal delivery guy. 

Build-Up and Release

The tension, anxiety, build-up, and all cathartic release that is experienced in bdsm fantasy is also an ever-present story arch that exists within pretty much every horror movie ever made. This is because both types of film are considered to be “body genres”, whose sole purpose is to elicit a physical response from their audience. Whether that response is fear or erections, depends largely on the audience member themselves. But these movies are specifically designed to cause tangible, physical reactions in their audience members. Through the subtle use of music, tension, social cues, and a number of other circumstances that we’re programmed to find evocative. Which makes the big build up, and eventual release, so darned enjoyable. 

What You See is What You Get 

More than just what these films and movies are made of, the titles also seem to bear an uncanny resemblance to what you can expect from the movie itself. While there are definitely those within either genre that go the creative extra mile to provide punny, clever, or altogether artistic titles: what you read in the headliner is generally exactly what you can expect from the movie itself. Think about it— Amityville Horror, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist….. the list goes on. With bdsm fantasy, Gang-Bang Sluts 2, Teens & MILFs 15, 3 Cheers for Satan.  There’s not a huge amount of imagination poured into the titles for most movies of either sect. Which is why we love them; you know exactly what to expect. 

Always Excessive, Always Sexual 

Perhaps the best— and most commonly shared— themes throughout a well-made bdsm fantasy film and a decently produced horror movie is their penchant for excess. Whether that’s excess blood, or other bodily fluids, there is always plenty of it to go around. The sensuality in either genre is deliciously palpable, from the femme fatal of many of the Fantasy horror movie headliners, to the delightfully sexy Brahm Stokers Dracula. There is always an undercurrent of unbridled sexuality and power play, regardless of which titles you’re watching. Everything is exaggerated, everything is over the top, which is something that can be just as gratifying in either category. And exactly what keeps audiences coming back, time and time again, whether or not you’ve seen it all before. 

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