So you've gotten yourself a date who likes horror movies! Or at least, a date who doesn't mind watching a horror movie with you because they like you so much they're prepared to put up with being scared silly? Either way, congratulations! You'll need to pick the perfect horror movie to get the mood right... check out this handy guide to finding your perfect horror movie for Valentine's Day.
Oh, and listen to this song from classic horror My Bloody Valentine!
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Something with Non-Human Creatures
Why? At a pleasant remove from reality, a movie about zombies or bloodthirsty mutants is often easier on the brain than an all-too-believable serial killer scenario.
Suggested Movies: The Descent, Quarantine
Too Far! Too Far! Dead Alive a.k.a. Braindead - watching horny zombies rut at the dinner table and eat their own necrotic appendages as they drop into their soup might put you off your snogging.
Why? Duh, there's never gonna be a more appropriate time to watch!
Suggested Movies: Valentine, My Bloody Valentine
Too Far! Too Far! Be My Valentine, or Else... which is super fun to watch but you don't want to be spending too much date time digging around for a busted-ass VHS copy of this rare horror (tip: the film also goes by the alternative titles X-Ray, Ward 13 and Hospital Massacre).
Why? A classic black and white masterpiece will lend a touch of sophistication to proceedings, creating talking points about the development of art and culture over the years... or it'll just make you feel a bit cool for 90 minutes. Either way, WIN.
Suggested Movie: Night of the Living Dead, White Zombie, The Old Dark House
Too Far! Too Far! Les Vampires - It's from 1915 and it's 417 minutes long. Nobody's expecting you to go quite that far into the classics!
Something about Home Invasion
Why? Don't pick anything too horrific or you might be sleeping with the lights on, but something about creepy types slipping into the homestead will drive you into each other's arms in no time.
Suggested Movies: You're Next, Cheap Thrills, The Purge
Too Far! Too Far! Inside - you are probably not gonna feel soppy and romantic after watching an enthusiastic amateur caesarian. Besides, if you start snogging, you'll miss the subtitles.
Why? It's the day of lurve, after all, so why not slip a cheeky one in the DVD player? Get a little hot and bothered with on-screen sexy antics then continue the party afterwards!
Suggested Movies: Jennifer's Body, The Hunger, Species
Too Far! Too Far! Nekromantik - yeah, something sexy is nice, but not something so consumed by unnatural lust that it copulates with corpses...
An Old Favorite
Why? This one is gonna work out well for you. Either you've both seen the movie so many times you can just make jokes and get ready for each scare moment together, or if your squeeze doesn't know the film like you do, you can impress them with your film buffness.
Suggested Movies: Halloween, Friday the 13th, Sleepaway Camp
Too Far! Too Far! I'm not sure if you can go 'too far' with a beloved movie, but remember to sync your preferences with your date's – just because you want to watch every single Hellraiser movie in order doesn't mean they will!
Which horror movie will you be watching this Valentine's Day?