Quiz: Which Queer Character From the Flanaverse Are You?

Mike Flanagan’s latest and final Netflix horror series The Fall of the House of Usher dropped just before the weekend, and we’re recapping an episode a day because there are just. so. many. queer. characters!!!!! But really, the full Flanaverse is full of queer characters in general. So many, in fact, that I tried to limit myself to main characters for this quiz because it was starting to get unruly! Characters from UsherThe Haunting of Hill HouseThe Haunting of Bly ManorMidnight Mass, and The Midnight Club are all possible results! Just answer a series of questions (I went with 13 questions, as it is indeed the spookiest number — did you watch Friday the 13th on Friday btw?)

And if you’re a fan of the Flanaverse, definitely tune into those The Fall of the House of Usher recaps! I’m breaking down all the Edgar Allan Poe references I can find, and I’d love to nerd out in the comments with fellow horror gays about this series about soooooo many bad gays!!!!!


Which Queer Character From the Flanaverse Are You?

What kind of horror do you like to watch?(Required)
What’s your favorite Flanagan project?(Required)
Pick a movie from Autostraddle’s 30 Scariest Queer Horror Movie Moments:(Required)
Who is your favorite character from Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House?(Required)
What describes your ideal party?(Required)
Pick an Edgar Allan Poe poem/story (you can google a synopsis if you haven't read):(Required)
Which of the following would you be most likely to wear for a night of gay revelry?(Required)
What horror monsters scare you the most?(Required)
What gay deal with the devil would you make?(Required)
Pick a non-Flanagan horror series:(Required)
What expensive gift would you most want to receive?(Required)
What’s the best snack to have while watching a scary movie?(Required)
What sounds like an ideal October Sunday activity to you?(Required)

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

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12 Comments

  1. I got Theo! I relate to her a lot but ultimately am more of a Dani.

    On another note, would anyone be able to rank these shows from most to least scary for me?

    I know this’ll be somewhat subjective, but it still might be helpful. I loved Hill House but was only able to watch half of it because I was haunted by it for months and months afterwards. Bly Manor felt less scary to watch but still stopped me sleeping. After that I stopped with horror series but Flanagan’s Netflix shows look so good and I’d love to be able to watch at least one more!

    • I could probably help answer this a bit if you can give a little more info as to what you typically find scary? I’d say Usher is def the most gory/violent. Hill House has a lot of jumpscares and more of a haunting vibe.

      • Thanks Kayla – it’s difficult to say, especially as it was so long ago that I watched Hill House and I’ve largely avoided any sort of horror over the past few years. The one moment in Bly Manor that continues to still haunt me at times to this day is (I’ll try to explain this briefly so as not to spoil anyone) when we see what’s happened to Hannah and that she keeps seeing the crack in the wall. In Hill House I felt especially affected by the way Nell was forced into doing what she ultimately does. I suppose, thinking about it now, both of these instances are about a character being entirely trapped within certain horrifying circumstances in a way that seems to strip them of bodily autonomy. (Although I guess that can be said for much of horror!) Wrt Hannah also just that creeping unease of being in denial but knowing on some level that something is horribly wrong.

        The ghosts creeping around the house in both HH and BM were terrifying to me, too.

        I don’t really enjoy violence/gore/jump scares, but I think they tend to be less likely to continue to haunt me post watching. It’s definitely the psychological/relational drama, along with atmosphere, that I’ve really enjoyed in Flanagan’s shows – on a personal level I wish we could have that with much less horror!

        I don’t know if any of that’s helpful! I’m sure it’s probably pretty difficult to ascertain what’s going to be scary to any given person. Thank you for asking :)

  2. I’m Camille which is faintly concerning! Right now I’m a librarian which I feel is as far as emotionally possible from PR, but always useful to know I can turn evil as needed

  3. Sarah? Yeah, that description sounds accurate.

    I would like to say that “What kind of horror do you like to watch?” was missing the answer I would have found most appropriate: “Yes.”

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