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May 16, 2018 8:33 PM   Subscribe

Seeking examples of romantic horror movies where the protagonist and the antagonist fall in love with each other at some point during the course of the film. Romance should be a significant plot element, even if it all ends in bloodshed. Thanks!
posted by egeanin to Media & Arts (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Spring?
posted by phonebia at 8:38 PM on May 16 [1 favorite]


Bram Stoker’s Dracula!
posted by mochapickle at 8:50 PM on May 16


Creep 2, kind of
posted by KateViolet at 10:18 PM on May 16 [1 favorite]


Cat People (original)
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
posted by cazoo at 11:24 PM on May 16 [2 favorites]


If you classify Heathers as horror, it qualifies.
posted by praemunire at 11:48 PM on May 16 [2 favorites]


Get Out. Well, at least one of them thought it was love.
posted by lunasol at 12:18 AM on May 17


Crimson Peak!
posted by I claim sanctuary at 1:22 AM on May 17 [3 favorites]


It Follows
posted by stellathon at 3:24 AM on May 17


It's a TV show, not a movie, but it SO fits I have to mention it: Hannibal
posted by fancyoats at 4:03 AM on May 17 [2 favorites]


Let the Right One In (the original)
Warm Bodies
The Shape of Water (may not be as horror but it does get bloody)
posted by buttonedup at 4:05 AM on May 17 [1 favorite]


Under the Skin
posted by ocherdraco at 5:21 AM on May 17


Honeymoon is a well-done twist on this. Directed by a woman, Leigh Janiak, it's about a deeply in-love newlywed couple who go to the wife's family cabin after the wedding, where very strange things start happening and their love gets...let's say severely tested. Great writing and acting and smart things to say about newlywed anxiety, romance and body horror.
posted by mediareport at 5:34 AM on May 17 [2 favorites]




Jennifer's Body
Cat People
The Hunger
posted by Lawn Beaver at 8:17 AM on May 17 [1 favorite]


The Lost Boys if you, like me, believe that the film's primary romance arc was between Michael and David, not Michael and Star.
posted by helloimjennsco at 8:39 AM on May 17 [2 favorites]


Hellraiser
posted by Pig Tail Orchestra at 9:38 AM on May 17


Antichrist
posted by Pig Tail Orchestra at 9:47 AM on May 17


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