Till Death Do Us Part. I will love you forever. I can’t live without you. These are all classic quotes of love and romance, but let’s not forget how disturbing those phrases can be when love takes a darker turn. Here are a few love themed horror films to cozy up with your sweetheart this Valentines.
The Mummy (1932)
Synopsis - A resurrected Egyptian mummy stalks a beautiful woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his lover and bride.
A classic in so many rights. In this film we see how the power of love connected these two characters in a forbiden love like none other. A curse and death cannot dare to keep them apart. Withthe help of some English explorers, the mummy and his reincarnated soul mate are brought together again. Brought together and on the brink of being reunited for ever, only the power of another true love can change the course of events.
Cat People (1942)
Synopsis - An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.
This film should be seen by all who love horror, and classic dark noir films. Actually scrap that... If you have a pulse you need to watch this. The atmosphere that is created by the use of darkness and our own internal fears is breath taking. In this film it’s not death that has separated our lovers, but the fear that the intimate act of making love with her husband will turn her into a monster. Mixed with the devilish feelings we woman get when jealousy is sparked.
Bran Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Synopsis - The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
I LOVE this film. Dracula is portrayed as both a monster and a sad love sick victim of war. Loosing the love of his life sends him into turmoil resulting in his transformation into the undead as he has been forshaken by the God he served. He is reunited by chance with the reincarnation of his lost love (sound familiar) and again we find all our characters locked in a battle of love new and old and a health dash of carnal lust.
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Synopsis - Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.
This movie is honestly just a good slasher feast. Lots of plot twist and turns, relationships all over the place, and it takes place on around Valentines. This was the first movie I saw with my husband. So a little extra special for me. Even if the film isn’t one of the best O’ve seen.
Happy Valentines all!