This page talks about the top Valentine’s day horror movies worth watching on February 14.
Valentine’s Day is a time for lovers to watch movies that cause the heart to beat faster while the pulse rate quickens.
We are not talking about romantic or funny movies but horror ones.
We have Christmas-themed and Halloween horror movies, but we also have some horror movies centered around February 14.
These Valentine’s day horror movies are about people who are angry and disgusted by the customs associated with this Day of love.
Others hate the Day because they are reminded of their lack of romance, and some unleash their revenge and anger on lovers.
Here are some Valentine’s day horror movies:
1. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
- Director: George Mihalka
- Cast: Peter Cowper, Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier
- IMDb ratings: 6.2 /10
The first on our list of Valentine’s day horror movies is My Bloody Valentine, the best but one of the underrated movies.
An accident (methane gas explosion) takes place in Hanniger Mine near the small Nova Scotia town of Valentine Bluffs and leads to the death of a group of coal miners.
The accident happened because supervisors left the mine to attend Valentine’s day party.
A year after the accident, Harry Warden (Peter Cowper) – the only survivor – takes his revenge by killing two supervisors and warns the town never to hold any Valentine’s day dance.
Twenty years later, a group of young adults decides to have Valentine’s day dance, rejecting warnings from people.
The dance is canceled after a blood-soaked heart is sent to the police station as a warning.
However, Valentine’s day dance is held at the coal mine; the result is the death of young people in the town.
Does it mean Henry Warden is back to punishing people who went against his warning? My Bloody Valentine is rated 56% by Rotten Tomatoes.
2. My Valentine (2020)
- Director: Maggie Levin
- Cast: Britt Baron, Benedict Samuel, Anna Lore
- IMDb rating: 4.4/10
My Valentine is a horror movie about pop singing. A pop singer Valentine Fawkes (Britt Baron), is playing a show at a small bar on Valentine’s Day when her abusive ex-boyfriend Royal (Benedict Samuel), who acts as her ex-manager, walks into the bar with his new girlfriend/protege Trezzure (Anna Lore).
Both ladies look alike, including how they sound; Royal tries to manipulate them when tension rises in the club and people have to leave.
The result of his manipulation is a bloody and violent fight. One of Valentine’s day horror movies, the movie will keep you entertained, especially if you are a pop music fan.
3. Pontypool (2009)
- Director: Bruce McDonald
- Cast: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Hrant Alianak
- IMDb rating: 6.5/10
Imagine your typical work day turning out to be one of the days you have to pray to be alive.
This storyline is similar to this Valentine’s day horror movie, classified as a psychological thriller.
A radio announcer, Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie), goes to work on Valentine’s Day and gets a report of a virus turning people into zombies, resulting in numerous deaths.
He and some of his colleagues – Sydney (Lisa Houle) and Mendez (Hrant Alianak), lock themselves in a booth to survive the chaos and warn their listeners of the virus without using the English language.
Rated 84% by Rotten Tomatoes, this movie has gory scenes and a storyline that keeps your heart thumping until the end.
4. Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
- Director: Christopher Landon
- Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard
- IMDb rating: 6.2/10
From the name of this movie to its storyline screams Valentine’s Day horror movie.
Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) wakes up each day to face horrific blood-drenched events and her death while trapped in a time loop.
This time loop also affects Carter’s roommate, Ryan (Phi Vu), who faces a mysterious paranoid killer in a single-toothed baby-faced mask with a big kitchen knife, killing him each Day.
How will these friends escape the time loop and move on with their everyday life?
Rotten Tomatoes rated Happy Death Day 2U 71%, and many praised the performances of the lead characters, especially Jessica Rothe.
If you are looking for one of the most thrilling Valentine’s day horror movies, this is a great choice for you.
5. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
- Director: Peter Weir
- Cast: Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray, Anne-Louise Lambert.
- IMDb rating: 7.4/10
How would you feel when a girl’s picnic turns bad, causing a teacher and some students to go missing?
A group of students and their teacher Miss McCraw (Vivean Gray), go on a picnic to Hanging Rock on Valentine’s Day.
The teacher and four students are missing causing concern and panic. Mrs. Appleyard (Rachel Roberts), the school’s owner and proprietress, is worried about her school’s reputation; some students have secrets about themselves.
What happened to these women? Are there ghosts in the deep crevices of the rock?
This movie, inspired by actual events, was adapted from a book called Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 91%. This movie is listed as one of the Valentine’s Day horror movies as the most important day in the film is Valentine’s Day.
6. Down (2019)
- Director: Daniel Stamm
- Cast: Natalie Martinez, Matt Lauria, Arnie Pantoja, Christina Leone
- IMDb rating: 6.4/10
Down takes its viewers from a storyline that seems like a spark of romance to a horrific one, hence the need to add it to our Valentine’s Day horror movie list.
Jennifer Robbins (Natalie Martinez) worked late on February 13, making her one of the last people to leave the office building.
She only wishes to finish work and enjoy the long Valentine’s Day weekend.
However, she gets stuck in the elevator with her colleague – Guy (Matt Lauria).
From these people having chemistry to their Valentine’s Day plans as Guy turns out to be a crazy guy who has been stalking Jennifer.
Guy killed another colleague Eddie and his date (Christina Leone), who happened to come to the office building to see the beautiful roof.
Will Jennifer survive the crazy guy? The turn of events gives viewers the ultimate satisfaction as the twist of events was not expected.
7. The Love Witch (2016)
- Director: Anna Biller
- Cast: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Robert Seeley, Jeffery Vincent Parise.
- IMDb rating: 6.2/10
Another great addition to our list of Valentine’s day horror movies is The Love Witch.
It is better to be alive alone than in love but dead. Elaine (Samantha Robinson) is a beautiful witch who desperately needs a lover after the death of her husband, Jerry; she performs a ritual and seduces Wayne (Jeffery Vincent Parise), a literature professor.
After sex, the victim becomes clingy, leading to his death, and the same scenario plays out with Richard (Robert Seeley).
Griff (Gian Keys), a police officer, is sent to investigate the death, but he falls in love with the suspect.
When Elaine tries to feed him a mixed concoction, Griff rejects it and tells her man can love her enough, resulting in Elaine stabbing him to death due to anger.
The Love Witch is a movie you can watch with your partner to show them as a warning, and you can also watch it to console yourself about your single life on Valentine’s Day. Rotten Tomatoes rated The Love Witch 95%.
8. Warm Bodies (2013)
- Director: Jonathan Levine
- Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Lio Tipton,
- IMDb rating:
Can a zombie become friends with a human? Warm Bodies shows it can be possible for a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world – Julie (Teresa Palmer), her boyfriend Perry (Dave Franco), and her friend Nora (Lio Tipton) to go to scavenge for supplies and meet with a group of zombies.
R (Nicholas Hoult), a young and introspective zombie, eats Perry’s brain, and some of his memories come alive, causing him to fall in love with Julie; he feels the urge to protect her.
He hides her in his home and saves her from other zombies, and they both develop a bond.
Their friendship leads to R regaining his human side, and they face the challenge of bridging the difference between their worlds.
Warm Bodies keeps viewers on their feet with its horrific scenes while wondering if the relationship between the lead characters is possible.
Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 81%. Since Valentine’s Day is about love, we added this horrific thriller to our Valentine’s Day horror movies list.
9. Let The Right One In (2008)
- Director: Tomas Alfredson
- Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson
- IMDb rating: 7.9/10
This horror and romance movie is next on our Valentine’s day horror movies list.
Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), an overlooked and bullied 12-year-old boy, becomes friends with his mysterious and moody new neighbor, Eli (Lina Leandersson).
With both teens being withdrawn, their friendship was reserved till they became closer and created a bond.
Oskar discovers Eli is not an ordinary girl and is connected to bloody murders in the neighborhood. Let The Right One In is rated 98% by Rotten Tomatoes.
10. Honeymoon (2014)
- Director: Leigh Janiak
- Cast: Harry Treadaway, Rose Leslie
- IMDb rating: 5.7/10
Usually, a honeymoon screams love, but what happens when things turn out wrong?
One of Valentine’s day horror movies, this movie is about newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie), who goes to their family cabin in a secluded forest for their honeymoon.
That night, Bea sleepwalks into the forest naked and is found by Paul; however, she starts to act disoriented and suspiciously.
She was impregnated with a creature by a group of silhouetted figures the night she wandered into the forest.
She kills Paul, and the creature deteriorates and peels off her skin.
There are so many gory scenes in this movie, so your pulse rate will go higher and faster while your heart thumps harder. Rotten Tomatoes gave Honeymoon 76%.
11. Hospital Massacre (1982)
- Director: Boaz Davidson
- Cast: Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia, Jon Van Ness
- IMDb rating: 4.9/10
Should all rejections on Valentine’s Day meet murder? This storyline is next on our Valentine’s day horror movies list.
The story starts in 1961 when young Susan Jeremy (Elizabeth Hoy) and her friend David (Michael Romano) mock and reject Valentine’s day card sent by Harold (Billy Jayne), an unpopular boy.
This act leads to Harold murdering David by hanging him. 19 years later, Susan goes to the hospital with her new boyfriend, Jack (Jon Van Ness), to get her physical exam results.
Harold (Charles Lucia), disguised in surgical garb, kills the doctor with Susan’s results and every staff member who comes in contact with Susan and her boyfriend.
Harold takes Susan to an empty surgical room and wants to cut her heart open in revenge for rejecting his Val gift.
He is stabbed and burnt by Susan. While this movie teaches that not all Valentine’s day gifts or proposals should be accepted, we need to be polite while doing so.
12. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- Director: Jonathan Demme
- Cast: Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, Yes Levine, Sir Anthony Hopkins
- IMDb rating: 8.6/10
This movie, nominated for Academy Awards, is the next on our list of Valentine’s Day horror movies.
An FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), is assigned by her superior Special Agent, Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn), to get information from a psychiatrist imprisoned, serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins)
Dr. Hannibal cannibalizes his victims on how to track down another psychopathic serial killer (Ted Levine).
Will she be able to get information from this serial killer? How far is she willing to go?
With 95% ratings by Rotten Tomatoes and many nominations, you can tell this movie is one of the best horror movies.
13. Audition (1999)
- Director: Takashi Miike
- Cast: Eihi Shiina, Ryo Ishibashi, Jun Kunimura, Tetsu Sawaki
- IMDb rating: 7.1/10
This Japanese horror film made it to the list of Valentine’s day horror movies you can watch.
A widower, Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), wants to get a new wife based on his son’s (Tetsu Sawaki) advice.
He asks the help of his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa (Jun Kunimura), a film producer, who decides to conduct a mock audition for a wife.
Asami Yamazaki (Eihi Shiina) applies, and Shigeharu is enthralled by her and proposes marriage.
Asami Yamazaki is a killer who cannot tolerate sharing her man or lover with anyone, including family.
She tried killing Shigeharu and his son but was overpowered and killed. Rotten Tomatoes rated Audition 83%.
This movie will teach viewers that sometimes love comes with grief and surprises.
14. Carrie (2013)
- Director: Kimberly Peirce
- Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde
- IMDb rating: 5.8/10
Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) is raised by an overly righteous and paranoid mother, Margaret White (Julianne Moore), and faces bullies in school.
Her first period made her run out of the changing room, which made her face humiliated by her classmates.
At the same time, Chris Hargensen (Portia Doubleday) took a video of her and uploaded it on the internet.
Carrie discovers she has telekinesis power and learns how to control it. She unleashed the monster in her when some group of boys plotted an evil prank on her.
With 6 wins, 7 nominations, and a rating of 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, Carrie is worth watching.
15. Ready or Not (2019)
- Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett
- Cast: Samara Weaving, Mark O’Brien, Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell.
- IMDb rating: 6.8/10
Wedding nights are usually fun and exciting for everyone, but what happens when things turn out good, including a family ritual?
Ready or Not is listed among Valentine’s Day horror movies as weddings depict love and romance.
Grace (Samara Weaving) is married to Alex (Mark O’Brien), and on her wedding night, she has to go through the Le Domas family ritual and survive or get killed. Grace comes up with a means to turn the table around.
This movie will take viewers to some of the deadly traditions most family observes, and unsuspecting victims can be dragged into them. Rotten Tomatoes rated Ready or Not 88%.