Spooky szn is finally here! If your introverted self isn’t up for a Halloween party, you can always just stay at home and get cozy with a romantic horror movie. And no, we’re not just talking about Twilight (no shade to Twihards!)—we’re referring to gripping films that will actually make your heart pound in more ways than one. TL;DR: These are the movies to check out if you want a great love story minus all the mushy stuff. Read about some of our top recs below:
THE CAST: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen
THE PLOT: A religious college student struggles to cope with her attraction to a female schoolmate, re-activating her dangerous psychokinetic powers.
2. Wicker Park
THE CAST: Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne, Matthew Lillard, Diane Kruger
THE PLOT: After encountering his long-lost love by chance at a café, a young executive goes to extreme lengths to track her down.
3. The Honeymoon
THE CAST: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway
THE PLOT: A newly-wed couple’s Venice honeymoon is ruined when the groom’s best man gatecrashes the trip.
THE CAST: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker
THE PLOT: During an impromptu vacation in Italy, a young man gets romantically involved with a genetics major harboring a dark secret.
5. Jennifer’s Body
THE CAST: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried
THE PLOT: Upon getting possessed, a high school cheerleader goes on a killing spree that targets her male classmates.
6. Let the Right One In
THE CAST: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson
THE PLOT: A bullied 12-year-old boy befriends his moody neighbor without knowing that she’s actually a vampire.
7. Crimson Peak
THE CAST: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver
THE PLOT: Following a family tragedy, an heiress weds a British aristocrat and moves into his mysterious ancestral home.
8. Only Lovers Left Alive
THE CAST: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, John Hurt
THE PLOT: Centuries-old vampire lovers deal with depression while adjusting to contemporary society and reuniting with a brazen family member.