An evening of good, old-fashioned gore? We’ve got you covered.
The film was literally made for this holiday. It tells the story of the fictional community Valentine Bluffs. The town decides to host its first Valentine’s Day dance in 20 years, and it ends up getting ransacked by a vengeful killer. Think Footloose but with a pissed off killer in a mining suit instead of Kevin Bacon. Or don’t. You can also take a gander at the 2009 remake of the same name, which isn’t half bad.
'Prom Night' was filmed in Toronto and at the time was Canada’s highest grossing horror film. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, who was known as the “scream queen” of horror films during that time, and tells the story of a vengeful killer who attacks a high school prom. If you were planning on watching a bunch of high school rom coms this Valentine’s Day, swap them out for this slasher flick.
'The Blair Witch Project' is a 1999 psychological horror film that follows three film students who go missing trying to find the legendary Blair Witch. The film was shot by actors using handheld cameras, meaning much of the footage is shaky. Several viewers actually experienced motion sickness watching the film.
'The Invitation' is more of a thriller than a horror film, but trust us, it'll give you the willies. A dinner party with friends takes a spectacularly chilling turn when guest Will becomes convinced that his hosts are trying to kill him.
If you haven't seen this, forget every other movie on this list and watch it. Seriously, right now.
The year before Anna Faris made her breakthrough in Scary Movie, she appeared in this totally awful but great 90s horror movie. Riddled with every slasher film cliche imaginable and 90s teen angst, this film is about a serial killer with a hook instead of a hand that kills hormone frenzied teenagers at a makeout spot called Lovers Lane.
It's a psychological horror film about an overworked widow struggling to care for her troubled son Sam. Sam asks his mother to read him a bedtime story called Mister Babadook. The monster from the bedtime story, the Babadook, soon begins to torture the family!
The film tells the story of a deaf woman living in a remote house in the woods, who is stalked and attacked by a masked murderer. The film premiered at South by Southwest last year, garnering rave reviews.
The film is a Swedish horror flick about a young boy named Oskar who develops a close friendship with a vampire girl of the same age. Oskar is heavily bullied at school and doesn’t have a great home life, and finds solace with his new vampire friend who also protects him from bullies. Although it has its gory moments, particularly because Oskar’s new friend kills humans to feed, this film also tells the story of a romance that develops between two kids who are both suffering in their own ways.
This Australian horror-romance is about a high school dance gone horribly wrong. What did you do when your crush was into someone else? Most people would just brush it off and go to the dance alone or with someone else. But not Lola Stone.
If you're in the mood for a classic horror film, look no further than "The Shining." Stanley Kubrick's psychological thriller follows hotel caretaker Jack Torrance as he descends into madness at the isolated Overlook Hotel.
'Housebound' is a 2014 horror comedy film out of New Zealand. Kylie is a troubled girl who is sentenced to house arrest after attempting to steal cash from an ATM. Kylie is then trapped in her home with her oddball family members and unseen spirits.
The 2006 film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning' is a prequel to 2003's 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' remake. See the origin story of cannibal murderer Leatherface as he kills a group of road trippers in increasingly gory ways.