Valentine's Day is kinda meh for me...don't get me wrong, I adore love, but I feel our modern celebration of the holiday is kinda lacking. I don't want roses, a box of chocolates (unless it's the Fatally Yours box, I'll totally take that!), rom-coms, or whatever else they try to sell you for VDay (unless it's on my wish list!). All I want is to snuggle up on the couch with a decent horror movie that shows us how monstrous love can really be!
Luckily for those of us with darker desires, horror movies that examine both the pain and euphoria of love are our escape from the vapid Valentine's sentiments. And while horror movies aren't generally known for their love stories or romantic side, there are those that do explore this theme, some in a straightforward way while others turn the concept of love on its head.
I've compiled some horror movie titles below that I feel encapsulate a darker shade of love, some are creepily sweet, some are for the hopeless romantics, others are twisted, where adoration is shown through acts of revenge, while others are simply set on Valentine's Day. There is a wide range of films below, including a few titles that aren't quite horror but that dark hearts like myself appreciate.
It's this kind of unconventional, monstrous love that really makes my dark heart flutter, which you'll see from my selections below! I've grouped them in several categories, depending on what you are looking for...
So have a bloody heart this Valentine's Day and cuddle up with some horrifying love:
For Those Seeking the Promise of Eternal Love:
Let the Right One In (available on Amazon)
Only Lovers Left Alive (available on Amazon)
Near Dark (available on Amazon)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (available on Amazon)
For Those Whose Love Haunts them Beyond the Grave:
Crimson Peak (available on Amazon)
Soulmate (available on Amazon)
Make Out with Violence (available on Amazon)
Return of the Living Dead 3 (available on Amazon)
Cemetery Man (available on Amazon)
The Mummy (available on Amazon)
For Those That Would Kill for Love:
Audition (available on Amazon)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (available on Amazon)
The Signal (available on Amazon)
Sweeney Todd (available on Amazon)
Shaun of the Dead (available on Amazon)
Candyman (available on Amazon)
Thirst (available on Amazon)
Love Object (available on Amazon)
May (available on Amazon)
Sightseers (available on Amazon)
If You're Simply Looking For Films Set on Valentine's Day:
My Bloody Valentine (available on Amazon)
Be My Valentine, or Else... (aka Hospital Massacre aka X-Ray,
you can find this one on YouTube)
you can find this one on YouTube)
My Bloody Valentine 3D (available on Amazon)
Pontypool (available on Amazon)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (available on Amazon)
Valentine (available on Amazon)
What are your favorite horror movies to watch on Valentine's Day?
What are you planning on watching this Valentine's Day?
Great list! This Feb 14th is the 25th anniversary of 1991's epic American thriller "The Silence Of The Lambs" ..That's what my clan will be watching.ReplyDelete
Thank you and great choice!!!Delete
I always get such inspiration from your movie lists - reminded of some oldies but goldies, and pointed towards some I've never seen. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Awwwww thanks so much, that means a lot! :) Happy V-Day! <3Delete
Great list! I haven't seen some of the newer titles.ReplyDelete
By the way, "Soulmate" is on Netflix too.