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'Til Death Do Us Part: Romantic Horror Movies

Horror Movies for Couples

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Can horror movies be romantic? Here's a list that says, "Sure, why not?" So sit down by the fire, cuddle up to your loved one and put on a horror movie for a change.

Blood and Chocolate (2007)

Blood and Chocolate
© MGM

Twilight before Twilight, Blood and Chocolate likewise adapts a young adult novel about supernatural interspecies love -- in this instance a human and a werewolf -- and arguably does it better than the human-vampire love story of Twilight.

 

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Blood Moon (AKA Wolf Girl) (2001)

Blood Moon
© 20th Century Fox

This unorthodox werewolf movie not only incorporates social commentary about prejudice, it also features a touching love story about a boy who looks past the exterior of a hairy "wolf girl" to see the beauty within. Sniff.

 

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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Bram Stoker's Dracula
© Columbia

Francis Ford Coppola's rendition of Dracula turns the novel into more of a sexy and epic tale of eternal love between the female lead, Mina, and the titular vampire, who's presented in a more sympathetic light. (Luckily, the horror elements aren't sacrificed for the sake of the romance.)

 

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Cannibal (AKA White Skin) (2004)

Cannibal
© Lionsgate

This French Canadian vampire flick incorporates racial dynamics into the story of a college student who woos a mysterious pale musician who turns out to be a maneating succubus.

 

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A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

A Chinese Ghost Story
© Image Entertainment

Beautifully shot with a dreamy fable-like quality, this Hong Kong period piece tells the tale of love between a human and a ghost enslaved by a wicked tree demon.

 

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Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield
© Paramount

Although it's buried beneath the carnage of a giant creature laying waste to New York City, the core of Cloverfield is the love of the main character that drives him to cross the city in search of his trapped ex-girlfriend. Awww...

 

Ghost (1990)

Ghost
© Paramount

Primarily thought of as a romance, there's something for everyone in this smash hit that blends romance, drama and comedy with supernatural horror elements.

 

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I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

I Walked with a Zombie
© RKO

One of a string of classy, atmospheric Val Lewton horror productions of the 1940s (including Cat People and The Body Snatcher), I Walked with a Zombie is the unusual story of a man and a woman...and the man's zombie wife.

 

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Let the Right One In (2008) / Let Me In (2010)

Let Me In DVD
© Anchor Bay
Two highly regarded adaptations of the Swedish novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist about the sweet, innocent relationship that develops between an adolescent boy and the vampire girl who moves in next door.

Night Tide (1961)

Night Tide
© Alpha Video

A young Dennis Hopper stars as a seaman who falls in love with a woman who plays a mermaid at a Santa Monica side show who may or may not be descended from a race of sirens who ultimately lead sailors to their doom.

 

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