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Scare Your Date with These 10 Valentine’s Day Horror Movies

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5. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

A classic in every sense, Bride of Frankenstein, directed by James Whale, remains one of the most iconic horror films of all time. This sequel to Frankenstein (1931) introduces Elsa Lanchester in a dual role as Mary Shelley and the Bride. It’s a film that combines horror, romance, and dark humor in a way that was ahead of its time.

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4. Bride of Chucky (1998)

Taking a sharp turn into horror-comedy, Bride of Chucky by Ronny Yu revitalized the Child’s Play franchise. Jennifer Tilly steals the show as Tiffany, Chucky’s equally homicidal lover. It’s a fun, campy ride that doesn’t skimp on the scares, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day horror movie.

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3. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

A staple in the slasher genre, My Bloody Valentine stands out for its mining town setting and a killer in mining gear. Directed by George Mihalka, this Canadian horror flick combines a Valentine’s Day dance with a vengeful miner’s rampage. It’s a classic slasher that delivers both in terms of suspense and thematic relevance.

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2. Valentine (2001)

Jamie Blanks’ Valentine is a post-Scream slasher that plays on the Valentine’s Day theme with a masked Cupid killer. Starring David Boreanaz and Denise Richards, it’s a film that blends a whodunit mystery with gruesome deaths, making it a fun and suspenseful watch.

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1. Scream (1996)

Bad boyfriend’s abound! Topping our list is Wes Craven’s Scream, a film that redefined the slasher genre. With Neve Campbell’s iconic role as Sidney Prescott and a killer who’s as obsessed with horror movies as the audience, it’s a smart, self-aware film that’s both terrifying and entertaining. Scream is not only a great horror movie but also a perfect choice for a Valentine’s Day scarefest.

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This Valentine’s Day, why settle for the usual rom-coms when you can spice up your date night with these spine-tingling, heart-pounding Valentine’s Day horror movies? Whether you’re in the mood for classic scares, psychological twists, or bloody good fun, this list has something for every horror-loving couple. So, grab your significant other, hit play, and prepare for a night of horror that’s as unpredictable as it is unforgettable. After all, nothing says “I love you” like sharing a scream or two.

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