Online dating has changed the way people find and establish romantic relationships. There is no shortage of dating apps available for any kind of relationship you might think of and according to Pew Research Center report 30% of Americans say they have ever used an online dating site or app. If you’ve just joined a dating app and are apprehensive about what might lie ahead, don’t be! Whether you’re just out to be sociable, or seeking a love interest, these platforms are such a convenient way of interacting with people. Once you’ve signed up to Flirtini.com or any other dating app, it’s extremely easy to browse through the profiles and find other singles sharing your interests. After developing a rapport, you can suggest date night activities. How about meeting up to enjoy a paranormal horror movie? Who says that’s not very romantic? Being scared witless is the perfect excuse for snuggling closer! Here are six of the top chillers.
A Quiet Place (2018)
The world has been invaded by mysterious aliens that hunt by sound. This means that to avoid a sticky end, the remaining humans must creep around, allowing stealth to become their key to survival. This scenario means you and your partner will be poised on the edge of your seats for the duration, as one family, Evelyn (Emily Blunt), Lee (Joe Krasinski), and their kids, struggle to survive surrounded by aurally-sensitive creatures.
It may be a few decades since this film brought together the screenwriting talents of one Steven Spielberg, and the directing skills of Tobe (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) Hooper, but age hasn’t diminished its impact one bit. This tale of a typical suburban family, the Freelings, who discover their home is built on a Native American burial ground, not to mention a portal into a dimension peopled by demonic entities, is made all the more terrifying by the daytime normality. When the youngest daughter Carol Anne hears voices beyond the TV and announces, “they’re here!” shivers will run down your spine!
If Poltergeist is an example of brilliant horror that first chilled previous generations, Host is current, tapping into the zoom culture we have all become so familiar with. Six friends conducts an online séance, with the screen split into component parts to show how they are each affected by events. When one of the group plays a prank, a seventh-guest begins infiltrating their live sessions – a demonic presence. The tension is maintained throughout this creepy feature, drawing you into the terrifying paranormal activity unfolding on the separate screens before you.
Blair Witch Project (2016)
Found footage movies have become a familiar trope for the horror genre, but this was the original, demonstrating that hand-held cameras could generate just as many shocks as any film with a much larger budget at its disposal. A trio of filmmakers heads deep into the backwoods of Maryland to investigate the mysterious disappearance of one of the group’s sisters, who went into the same murky forest to investigate stories of a horrific witch. As they cower over a campfire, discussing previous incidents, including murders, their anxiety is palpable. We share in their reaction to every snapping twig, and as events spiral out of control, you will be seeking comfort in your partner’s arms.
The Babadook (2014)
Like many movies of this genre, this debut feature from Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent is founded on what seems to be the innocence of a child being read fairy stories. But just as many fables can contain layers of darkness, the boy, Sam (Noah Wiseman) begins fantasizing about a mysterious humanoid, tall, with a thin face, and savage talons, and who wears a top hat. This entity torments its victims as soon as they become aware of its presence. His mother, Amelia (Essie Davies) is disturbed by the book and the inexplicable events that begin to occur, while Sam lives in terror that the so-called Babdook is anything but imaginary.