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Roundup: Movies to Make Out to on Halloween

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The reasons are obvious why horror movies make great date films. If it’s a bad horror movie, you guys laugh and talk about how cheesy it was. If it’s a good horror movie, your date will inch closer and grab your hand everytime that axe-wielding murderer inches around the corner. 

However, not every horror film is good for a date. For example, though The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an awesome horror film, I can’t really see getting in the mood after this scene:

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If you’ve seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about.

Here are some general rules of thumb when picking out a scary movie to watch with your date. Watch a scary film, but not disturbingly scary. You want something that they can enjoy in the moment and forget about when you guys start making out afterwards — nothing too traumatizing that will stay in their head for days to come.

Here’s a roundup of good date horror flicks.

Silent Classics

nosferatu

[$25, Amazon]

caligari

[$15, Amazon

Forget the Universal Horror and experience the true birth of horror with these silent classics from the 1920s. Through drastically different, Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari are sophisticated horror films that are still scary to this day. Even though you and your date have to read intertitles, the lighting and music will consume you both.

Romance

the-fly

[$11, Amazon]

Okay, I’ll admit that the above image is pretty disgusting, and it only gets worse, but The Fly is a truly tragic love story from the king of body horror, David Cronenberg.

It’s like Romeo and Juliet, except Romeo creates a teleporting machine, gets his genes spliced with that of a fly, gets super strength and stamina and has sex with Geena Davis like 27 times, then slowly turns into a giant fly.

Comedy

scream

[$12, Amazon]

It’s best when you can both be scared and laugh. Scream is one of the best horror movies of the 1990s. Aside from being smart, sexy, and scary, it is also one of the funniest horror films ever made. And it has a happy ending . . . kind of.

shaun-of-the-dead-one

[$7, Amazon]

And what horror-comedy list can be complete without Shaun of the Dead? Aside from being a hilarious, it’s also a great zombie movie in it’s own right.

Of course, there is always the classic Evil Dead. You can never go wrong with a little Bruce Campbell.

Modern

lettherightonein

[$19, Amazon]

Don’t let the Saw and Hostel flicks set precedent: Let the Right One In is proof that good horror movies are still being made today.

Get ready for vampires, a love story, cute little kids, and some good scares.

Female Empowerment

aliens-4

[$25, Amazon]

To naysayers that assert that horror movies are just about women getting tortured and punished, show them Alien. Sigourney Weaver kicking alien ass. Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3 are all amazing films (stay away from Alien Resurrection) that, aside from being scary, offer up a deeper commentary on motherhood, femininity, and religion. Intellectual debate + horror movie = definite trip to the bedroom.

Don’t forget the popcorn!