Great horror movies are usually the polar opposite of love stories since they are usually all about the literal and figurative ripping apart of people who care about each other. Yet some are romantic in unexpected ways. So, if you are looking for a gift for the lady in your life that loves horror movies, why not watch the classic My Bloody Valentine? There are other less obvious movies that would also make the Valentine’s Day great, though more loosely centred around the annual celebration of love, these feature bad romances, bloody sexcapades, and twisted love. As for a gift that she will expect to receive, take a look at valentinesideasforher.com.These are stories of the dead falling for mortal men and women (and vice versa) which have a tragic, but often sincere, undertone. Even the most horrifying monsters have a heart if you know where to look for it. Here are some of them:
My Bloody Valentine
One of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite movies, with its shadowy, claustrophobic setting. Decades ago, Harry Warden was the only survivor of a mine accident, but in a deranged mental state he escapes the mental hospital and murders those he believes are guilty for the mine accident, defying anyone to celebrate Valentine’s Day again. However, the young people of the small mining town do organise a party, and people are brutally murdered again. Is the suspect Harry Warden?
Beautiful Monika, a young Berliner, is a hospital nurse by day and visits graveyards to seek out cadavers at night. With her new lover Mark completely unaware, Monika exhumes the corpse of a recently deceased man and brings it home. However, as Monika’s necrophilic obsession grows, she will have to decide to either love the living or love what was once alive.
In Tokyo, widower Shigeharu Aoyama asks his movie producer friend, Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, for help in finding a new wife. A sham audition for the casting of a lead actress for a fake movie has many applicants. Shigeharu becomes obsessed with the gorgeous Asami Yamazaki. Despite Yasuhisa’s advice, Shigeharu calls Asami for a date and falls in love with her, but who is the mysterious Asami?
An unconventional horror movie follows a romance between a mysterious European woman who harbours a dark, primordial secret and a young man in a personal tailspin fleeing from the US to Italy. This is an original horror movie that has won over audiences with its brash charm.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Julia is a man-eating corpse who resumes human form by feeding on the blood of those she lures to bed. She also seduces the obsessive Doctor Channard to take on her morbid cause. The story takes place between two worlds, of Earth and the realm of the Cenobites, who exist to tear human souls apart, and thereby opening the doorway to hell.
A funny, subversive, feminist twist on horror cinema’s gender stereotypes. Dawn has grown up near a nuclear power plant and whilst at school discovers through biology lessons in evolution, that she has an ‘adaptation’, like a hidden curse. This tale of rape-revenge follows this innocent high school student who discovers that her body’s unique advantage makes her become her own hero against callous and abusive men around her — with her vagina dentata.
Cleverly drawing together the plots of the first two movies, this film’s camp, black humour, uses a couple’s wedding as the location, in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality, of a horrific outbreak that wipes out the entire guest list, leading you to watch the final instalment, the future 4: Apocalypse.