9 Alternative Films To Watch This Valentine’s
Now all we need is a hot date to hide behind…
Who needs soppy when you can have totally, completely, creepy, right? Forget your typical romcoms, we all know that the BEST type of film to cuddle up to is a super-scary horror.
In honor of Happy Death Day 2U releasing on 13th February, just in time for Val’s Day, here are 10 more of the best - shall we say alternative? - films to watch this Valentine’s Day. Now all we need is a hot date to hide behind…
Nothing says romance like joining The Losers Club as they take on Pennywise, an evil clown that takes on different forms and uses the sewer lines to travel around town. Speaking of which, who else feels like their love life’s in the toilet?
Truth or Dare (2018)
Remember when you’d play Truth or Dare as a kid and it felt like life or death? Well thank your lucky stars that you’ve never played it with a demon that will literally kill you if you don’t play properly. What happens in an abandoned Mexican mansion doesn’t always stay in an abandoned Mexican mansion…
Get Out (2017)
Meeting the in-laws is everyone’s worst nightmare, right? There’s the social anxiety, the judgement, the awkward small talk. And after seeing Get Out, we can add getting locked in a basement and forced into a whole brain transplant situation to the list.
Happy Death Day (2017)
Jessica Rothe stars as Tree – a uni student who is murdered on her birthday and begins waking up and reliving the horror over and over again, Groundhog Day-style. Keeping the Valentine’s vibes going, you’ll love the relationship between Tree and her pal Carter, AND the film gives us a scary baby-faced (literally!) killer on the loose to get all creeped out over! Catch up on the black comedy slasher before the sequel, Happy Death Day 2U, hits cinemas this month.
It Follows (2015)
For those of us riding solo this Valentine’s Day, It Follows is the perfect reminder of why you’re better off alone. When Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend Hugh, she’s cursed to have Death follow her everywhere. As if it weren’t bad enough worrying about catching feelings, now we’ve got to worry about catching sexually-transmitted curses!
Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Have you ever been on a weekend getaway with your best pals and had a sneaking suspicion that you’ve actually become part of a blood sacrifice to appease a demon and save humanity? Cabin in the Woods will make you think twice about going on a romantic getaway with that special someone. Who knows what’s lurking underground?
Let the Right One In (2008)
This award-winning Swedish horror film is a proper romance, too. Following a kid who befriends a young Vampire in wintery Stockholm, the love story between them is as sweet as it is savage.
Fright Night (2011)
This remake of the original 1985 Fright Night is a standout if only because it stars Colin Farrell as a mysterious and alluring vampire. When his teen neighbour uncovers his secret, an explosive and bloody battle unfolds between the two.
You’re Next (2013)
When Paul and Aubrey gather the family to celebrate their wedding anniversary, their party gets crashed by a gang of vicious killers in animal masks. And there we were, thinking that the worst that could happen at a party was someone showing up in the same outfit as you!