Nothing brings a couple closer than hacking off limbs, shooting zombies in the head, and being possessed by demons and or ghosts. Ahh, horror movies: a place where couples go through hell and usually always come out of the situation even stronger. In honor of the lovely Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day, I have decided to compile a list of my favorite horror movie couples. Are yours on the list?
1.) Oskar and Eli: Let the Right One In
Being young and in school can be hard, especially if a bunch of assholes are constantly bullying you. Not to mention, your parents are divorced and barely care about you. For the friendless and weak Oskar, his life changes for the better when he meets his mysterious new neighbor, Eli, who only comes out at night. Quickly, the pair become good friends and Oskar soon learns Eli’s dark secret–she’s a vampire. Later, he also learns an even bigger secret regarding his new friend’s identity–but I won’t spoil that one for you! This couple has to be one of my favorites because they are perfect for each other. The heartbreaking story of Oskar makes the audience really feel for the poor and lonely guy and when he meets Eli, she helps him to become stronger and stand up for himself. Not to mention, Oskar helps Eli when she needs it the most too. I wish I had a vampire to kill anyone who ever messed with me!
2.)Nancy and Freddy: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Although this relationship was never actually consensual (Freddy is a child-molesting perv), you can’t help but love seeing this pair together. Nancy, the strong-willed final girl of A Nightmare on Elm Street is the perfect match for the shit-talking sadist dream rapist, Fred Krueger. Nancy was never afraid to back down from the burned pedophile with knives for fingers and audiences couldn’t help but notice that it only turned Mr. Krueger on even more. The best in the Nightmare series were the entries that featured Miss Thompson as she battled everybody’s favorite bad guy. Too bad these two could never get along!
3.) Sam and Dean: Supernatural
Family is forever and the demon hunting Winchester brothers prove that to be true, never actually turning their backs on each other and always fighting by each others sides. The chemistry between Sam and Dean is undeniable and their bond is unbreakable. The pair has battled a yellow-eyed demon who murdered their mother, fought God’s soldiers, defeated Lucifer, and literally went to hell and back. The tough and resilient brothers prove that nothing is a match for them or their hearts and the two will never lose sight of what is most important in life: your family. If only these two actually existed (Sigh).
4.) Otis and Baby: The Devil’s Rejects
Despite the fact that the next two siblings on my list are ruthless serial killers on a murdering spree, you can’t help but actually root for them and feel the love between the two. Similar to the Winchester brothers, Otis and Baby Firefly are suckers for family and they’re just trying to stay together while murdering people a long their great escape. If the police never came and busted their cannibalistic, skin-wearing, devil’s den in the first place, none of the further killings would have actually happened. So, it’s all the police department’s fault. Tutti fuckin’ fruity.
5.) George and Kathy Lutz: The Amityville Horror
Note to new homeowners: you might want to check out your new home’s past history before moving your unsuspecting family in. If you don’t, you could end up getting possessed by the devilish spirit who possessed the past residents and end up wanting to kill your family. Even after George gets possessed and starts acting crazy, Kathy never gives up hope on her husband. Through thick and thin, the terrified mother of three protects her children while simultaneously trying to save her husband from evil’s grip. Love conquers all in the end: Kathy gets her good ol’ Georgie back and the family flees the house before it can swallow them whole. Now, here’s a couple who really takes their vows seriously.
6.) David and Judy: The Crazies
Imagine finally becoming pregnant from the man that you love, in the town that you both love, only to realize that your world is quickly burning down around you. When an accident causes the residents of Ogden Marsh to become infected and turn crazy, it’s up to the local Sheriff, David, to get his wife,Judy, and friends out alive. The job isn’t that easy when, on top of the murderous townsfolk, the military swoops in to quarantine and kill everyone. Despite the disaster and chaos occurring around them, David and Judy stick by each other, even when David has a chance to get away but chooses to go back and rescue his baby mama instead. The young couple manage to still talk and listen to each other despite the stressful situation they are forced to deal with. They are the picture of perfection. Then again, if Timothy Olyphant was my husband, I would never argue with him either.
7.) Micah and Katie: Paranormal Activity
Katie and Micah seem to be the perfect couple on the outside. However, a dark evil lurks around the vulnerable Katie and threatens to destroy both their lives. Even after the super adorable boyfriend catches weird activity on film, and watches his girlfriend get pulled down a hallway by something that isn’t there, he decides to stay by her side and fight rather than run away, which would have been the smarter thing to do. Sadly, Micah’s love for Katie isn’t strong enough to stand up to the demon who is intent on having the young woman as his own. But they were cute while they lasted!
8.)Ichabod Crane and Katrin Van Tassel: Sleepy Hollow
The timid and shy Ichabod Crane is terrified of pretty much everything. He is sent to the town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate mysterious murders where villagers are losing their heads. While there, he meets the beautiful daughter of the town’s richest family, Katrina Van Tassel, and the two quickly fall for each other. With the help of the strong-willed Katrina by his side, Ichabod stands up to the evil terrorizing the town and he saves the day. The young woman brings out the best in Ichabod and as the old saying goes, opposites attract, which is true in this case. But in all honesty, who wouldn’t be attracted to Johnny Depp?
9.) James and Kristen: The Strangers
That awkward moment when your long-time girlfriend turns down you marriage proposal and the two of you are supposed to spend the weekend together? I hate when that happens. Only, in the case of James and Kristen, the awfulness of their night doesn’t end there. When three strangers come knocking on their door and decide to terrorize the couple, simply for the reason that they were home, their night gets a whole lot worse. Despite going through a rough patch in their relationship, the couple stand by each other and try their best to fight the situation. However, the outcome isn’t exactly ideal. But, the couple never wavered from each other and the one true thing by the end of the night is: they did really love each other. And, don’t answer the door to strangers because they will ALWAYS kill you.
10.) Jack and Wendy: The Shining
Now, I didn’t say that my favorite couples on this list actually had to be good for each other, and in the case of Wendy and Jack Torrance–they are far from the perfect couple. When Jack slowly spirals out of control mentally, Wendy must make the tough decision to turn on her husband to keep her son alive and out of harms way. Although the pair are literally at each others throats, there is an undeniable chemistry between the two, even if it is compressed of fear. “Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. You didn’t let me finish my sentence. I said, I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in!” I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love for a man to say those things to her?! What a sweetheart.