A lot of horror fans wouldn’t watch a romantic movie if you paid them. But if you like a little love and romance with your horror, then you know that there are actually some great movies out there that manage to combine classic horror with a love story that won’t make you cringe. So grab your Valentine and watch one of these romantic horror movies on V-Day.
The Fly (1986)
The good news is you’ve met the love of your life and he happens to be a brilliant scientist doing exciting cutting-edge research. The bad news? The man of your dreams morphs into a repulsive human-fly mutant after a scientific experiment goes wrong. Director David Cronenberg skillfully combines gross-out horror with a genuinely heart-wrenching love story.
Let the Right One In (2008)
Young love takes a surprising twist in this highly-regarded Swedish vampire movie. An awkward young boy becomes interested in his new neighbor, a strange girl who just happens to be an ageless vampire. She saves him from bullies by brutally killing them, and he may be the perfect choice to be her next caretaker.
In the mood for some romantic body horror? Then check out this movie about a guy who falls in love with a young woman on a trip to Italy. She happens to have two different-colored eyes, but that’s the least of her issues. An immortal mutant, she must get pregnant every 20 years and use the embryonic cells to survive. Guess who she chooses this time around.
The Hunger (1983)
What do you do if your lover is an immortal vampire queen who promises you eternal life in exchange for a bite on the neck, but then all those years catch up with you and you start to age rapidly? If you’re David Bowie in The Hunger, you consult a sexy young gerontologist and the three of you form a unique love triangle.
Red White & Blue (2010)
This dark movie will make you appreciate your boring significant other like never before. The lives of 3 damaged people become dangerously intertwined after a promiscuous young woman meets a military veteran with a scary past. Their relationship gets complicated when a past sexual partner seeks revenge on her for giving him HIV. Payback was never so gruesome.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Francis Ford Coppola’s faithful retelling of the original vampire tale, this movie follows Count Dracula to London where he becomes obsessed with a young woman he thinks is the reincarnation of his Transylvanian love from centuries earlier. Can he defeat her jealous fiancé and the vampire hunter Van Helsing to have her forever?
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