Perhaps the reason I set my mind to writing an erotic horror novel (editing presently) is that I wanted a story that was equally balanced.
Most horror movies have gratuitous sexuality or some sensual movies have suspenseful themes, but never are the two very similar dynamics driven into a plot with balancing weights.
In sensual movies, it's a mix of setting, mood, lighting, music, and of course the characters and how they come alive in that environment and ooze their sensual nature. It's not always about outright sex, but about the tease of what could be....
I am listing the top 10 most sensual horror movies because sex can be in lots of horror movies, but sensuality and tease, beauty and arousal are quite a different element that adds depth to even sometimes poor horror movies.
(Descriptions thanks to IMDB)
Bram Stoker's Dracula
This movie was a sensual delight with amazing sets, costuming, slow drawn out arousal....
You attractive women and their budding sexuality and personal power. Powerful combination.
This movie was chock full of beauty and youth, but also a tension that comes with holding back a power too intense to handle at that age, not just witchcraft powers but sexual powers.
Embrace of the Vampire
This movie might have sealed the deal for Alyssa Milano fans. She was hot in this movie. The sexual tension was off the charts and the seduction of a young innocent.
An 18-year-old college freshman is seduced by a handsome vampire lover who introduce her to a dark world of carnal desires.
This movie is perhaps one of the most mentioned movies when it comes to a sexy horror movie. Classy, classic, and hungry.
The Wicker Man (1973)
This movie portrays the forbidden pagan charms, the open-minded, sexually free, and wild abandonment that an uptight officer is unsettled and confused by. It is a rich tale told with great naughty delight.
A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
A gorgeous young woman coming into her sexual awakening with horrifying consequences. This is most viewers' all time favorite for sensual horror.
This is a sensual and delightful movie that has caught the attention of those who note more obscure and lesser known horror movies.
A succubus? Need I say more. This one caught the men's eyes as a sexy horror movie.
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?