It may seem unlikely at first but the combination of horror and romance works. Who doesn’t love some gore in cheesy love stories? This Valentine’s Day, enjoy these horror movies with your significant other, with friends, or alone.
The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993)
Despite the spooky gothic parents and homicidal children, the Addams family is #goals where two individuals despite being together forever are still passionately in love with each other. Rotten Tomatoes gave this 60 percent on the Tomatometer where one critic reviewed it as “Dark comedy with macabre humor for teens.”
Nina Forever (2016)
This one’s new and the plot is completely original (we thought it’s impossible to come up with something original in 2016). The story is about a man who is just getting over the recent death of his girlfriend, starts dating again, and discovers that every time he tries to have sex, his dead lover comes back and gets in the way. Gruesome and perfect if you like meaningful relationships with a bloody corpse.
Warm Bodies (2013)
If the usual Romeo and Juliet bore you here’s something new, zombies and humans falling in love. This film is a story of a young girl (Teresa Palmer) who finds an unexpected kind of love with a young zombie (Nicholas Hoult). Jonathan Levine’s film, based on the novel by Isaac Marion, has fresh new ideas about unlife after death, and a surprisingly hopeful interpretation of a horrifying concept that most people – filmmakers and audiences alike – think of as inherently cynical.
Fright Night (1985, 2011)
You can opt to watch the two movies (original and remake) or, no or, just watch both. The two movies have their own charm. Empire calls this movie as “Funny and scary — and sometimes both at once”
My Bloody Valentine (1980)
This movie is considered as the holy grail of Valentine’s day horror. This is a slasher film with quality acting and a crazed, murderous miner as the center of the plot.