One reason why so many singles are drawn to online dating is the way you can fine-tune your searches. As well as algorithms suggesting other dating site members who would be most suitable, you can check out individual profiles, keeping an eye out for individuals with similar interests. If you happen to be searching for someone sharing your passion for classic horror movies, how about checking our favorites? When it comes to interacting with a prospective love interest, mybesthookup dating platform compiled five titles that will give you so much to chat about.
The Exorcist (1973)
Director William Freidkin’s tale of demonic possession has become a classic of the paranormal genre, often imitated but rarely bettered. The story commences innocently enough, with an archaeological dig that uncovers the sculpture of an ancient demon. But at the same time, a 12-year-old American girl, Regan (Linda Blair), begins acting strangely, talking about an imaginary friend, Captain Howdy, and using language scarcely appropriate for any adult, especially someone so young. As events spiral out of control, her distraught family enlist the services of a Jesuit priest. There are frequent scenes that still have the power to shock, not least projectile vomiting, or Regan’s head revolving like an owl’s!
The Shining (1980)
Based on Stephen King’s psychological thriller, this is another classic that would be ideal for enjoying with your partner. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes the job of a caretaker at an isolated hotel in the Colorado Rockies, cut off from the outside world for several months during the onset of winter. His family accompanies him. But while snowstorms rage outside the palatial building, Jack’s sanity becomes ever more frayed, while his son Danny (Daniel Lloyd), finds himself plagued with visions of the hotel’s horrific past. The scene where Jack hunts down his wife and son by breaking a door down with an ax has gone down in movie history, not least for Nicholson’s ad-libbed line, “Here’s Johnny!”
This is another film based on a scary novel by Stephen King. Carrie (Sissy Spacek) is a gawky, unpopular kid, cosseted by her mother, a religious fanatic, and plagued by the high school bullies. On prom night, they plan to humiliate Carrie at the moment when she is crowned the Prom Queen, by engineering a practical joke involving a bucket containing pig’s blood. No sooner is Carrie publicly humiliated, than she begins unleashing her ‘telekinetic’ abilities – she can move objects by the power of thought. Soon her rage is in full flow, and as fires commence and exit doors are slammed shut, everyone who has crossed her is suddenly filled with deep regret for having done so!
Co-written by Steven Spielberg, and directed by Tobe (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) Hooper, this is another classic of the genre. The moment when a little girl claims to be aware of entities living in the dimension beyond the TV screen by announcing “they’re here” is the cue for a heart-stopping sequence of events, as a typical suburban American family faces increasingly ghastly paranormal activities.
This horror classic caused quite a stir when it was first released, not least because its main character, played by Janet Leigh, dies a bloody death very early on in the proceedings. The scene where she is murdered in a motel shower by the knife-wielding Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), against a backdrop of spine-tingling music, will be enough to propel you into your partner’s arms as you ‘enjoy’ the spectacle from a couch. Alfred Hitchcock’s movie is perfect for a night in with your significant other.