Horror movies for Valentine’s Day that prove true love really exists

After Midnight. Image courtesy Shudder
After Midnight. Image courtesy Shudder /
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Photo: Dogs Don’t Wear Pants.. Image Courtesy Shudder
Photo: Dogs Don’t Wear Pants.. Image Courtesy Shudder /

Valentine’s Day horror movies: Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (2019)

This might not technically qualify as a romantic horror movie ripe for Valentine’s Day enjoyment, but that’s only because not everyone considers it a horror film. When a man turns to increasingly sadomasochistic arousal just to enjoy a fleeting glimpse of his deceased wife, though, this story pushes dangerously close to the genre of body horror.

Even as you constantly cringe while watching protagonist Juha consent to torture by dominatrix Mona, you can’t help but pity that the loss of a partner could lead to such drastic behavior. Mona is also dealing with her own demons. In the end, the connection between the two could be the real love story of the film.

Valentine’s Day horror movies: Bride of Chucky (1998)

Hey, don’t you judge me. The Child’s Play franchise has lasted over 30 years, and it’s because Chucky rocks. And if you’re looking for a romantic horror film to enjoy this Valentine’s Day, the fourth installment of the series has got your number.

Sure, Chucky and Tiffany have an overtly toxic relationship. At the end of the day, though, they’re perfect for each other. Even as you watch the train wreck that is their marriage—or the follow-up films that reveal just how criminally insane they are—it’s very difficult to deny that this twisted union is an example of love that refuses to die.