7 Spine-Chilling Romantic Horror Movies to Watch This Valentine’s Day

There’s no need to be discouraged if you’re a horror film enthusiast and Valentine’s day is here, because romantic horror movies exist that are capable of giving you a good spook and keeping the romantic vibes alive. This article explores a selection of seven romantic horror movies. Although they can be unsettling and distressing, these films incorporate romance at their core. Expect graphics, unforgettable performances, psychological thrills, and an abundance of love stories exploring the haunting depths of the human relationship.

My Animal

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Composed by Jae Matthews from the electronic music duo Boy Harsher, “My Animal” is a scarcely seen werewolf romance film that has a similar narrative structure to a Shakespearean disaster story. The storyline revolves around Heather (portrayed by Bobbi Salvör Menuez), a teenager from a rural town who hails from a family with an accursed lineage. However, things take a monstrous turn when she gets romantically involved with Jonny (portrayed by Amandla Stenberg).

Bug

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“Bug,” a brain-twisting psychological horror movie, stars Ashley Judd and Micahel Shannon. Judd plays a grieving mother looking for love, but she descends into a paranoid nightmare instead. Helmed by William Friedkin, the director of The Exorcist, the script is based on a play by Tracy Letts.

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The Loved Ones


“The Loved Ones” is a notorious horror film from Australia that features one of the most horrifying female villains of all time, Lola Stone. She kidnaps Brent, her crush, after he declines her invitation to the dance. And so, her horrifying prom night commences.

Trouble Every Day

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“Trouble Every Day” is a French film from 2001 blending eroticism and horror, directed by Claire Denis. The movie features Vincent Gallo and Tricia Vessey as an American couple in Paris under the guise of a honeymoon, with Gallo’s character seeking a past acquaintance involved in dark secrets. The narrative unfolds with themes of obsession, violence, and the macabre, as hidden desires lead to deadly encounters. Béatrice Dalle and Alex Descas play significant roles, enhancing the film’s intense atmosphere, complemented by a soundtrack from Tindersticks. A brief appearance by Alice Houri adds a connection to Denis’ earlier work. The plot spirals into a chilling climax of murder and madness, leaving a haunting impact.

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Attachment

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“Attachment” is a Shudder original film that combines a sweet love story with a narrative of demonic possession. This horror film revolves around Maja, a Danish actress, and Leah, a British student, depicting their struggle with dark secrets and their fight to keep their love alive.

High Tension

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“High Tension,” directed by Alexandre Aja, is a horror thriller that narrates the harrowing ordeal of Alex and Marie, who face a psychotic truck driver’s brutality in the countryside. Emphasizing survival, psychological terror, and intense suspense, the film showcases strong performances, adept direction, and effective use of cinematography to maintain tension, making it a standout in the horror genre.

Only Lovers Left Alive

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Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star in Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive,” potentially the most passionate, less disturbing, and rather amusing film in this list. They portray two centuries-old vampires who resort to stealing from blood banks and at times consuming humans to survive.

Wrapping Up

Whether you’re a fan of horror, romance, or even both, there’s a movie out there for everyone. Even on Valentine’s Day, horror enthusiasts can enjoy a thrilling, spooky movie night with their love interest. From the bone-chilling to the heart-rending, these movies are sure to leave you gripping your seat and feeling sentimental all in tandem. Enhance your horror film experience today by exploring HitPlay.

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