The Babadook has became an unlikely gay icon for Pride month

The Babadook

The Babadook has become an unlikely gay icon, and a viral hit, as the internet celebrates Pride month.

Social media has been flooded with jokes, memes and fierce photos of this new gay superstar.

The trend may have began when a photo was shared online of The Babadook in Netflix's LGBT film section.

The Instagram post, by DJ Mikey Pop, was also an early moment in The Babadook movement.

He mocked up the fictional monster as a RuPaul's Drag Race contestant.

Since then, social media users have gone to town on the Babadook trend.

The Babadook is the main character from a 2014 Australian/Canadian horror movie about a monster that seemingly haunts a single mother and her young child.

But now, he's got a much more important role in society.

Here are some of the best moments in The Babadook's big gay reinvention.

He'll be celebrating Pride month throughout June in this outfit.

And this isn't the first time he has campaigned for gay rights.

This wasn't a page in the movie's scary book - but it should have been.

The Babadook may also be redefining how we talk about the gay community.

And some gay men are seeing a reflection of themselves in The Babadook's dark hollow eyes.

It's good to see this overlooked icon get the recognition he deserves.

But all the attention on The Babadook will surely have other horror icons Baba-shook.

So, just for fun, we've given a few of our favourites a fabulous makeover too, so no one feels left out.

Scream
Image caption Scream? Squeal is more like it
Jaws
Image caption Jaws is serving pure ocean glamour
Friday The 13th
Image caption The scariest thing about Jason Voorhees is how tight his tuck is
The Ring
Image caption Samara's accessories are on point but the weave needs work

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