After cuddling up with bae on the 31st to watch the scariest movie you can find, why not end the night with something in the theme of Halloween but that will leave you feeling warm rather than chilled to the bone?
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
A classic that is thirty-years-old this Halloween, the movie stars Johnny Depp as a Frankenstein-like man who falls in love with Winona Ryder’s character. It’s a forbidden romance that isn’t very steamy but is definitely romantic.
Warm Bodies (2013)
Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, Warm Bodies tells the story of a zombie named “R” and his romance with a human woman. It’s both a zombie movie (though not a gory one) and a romance, so it should make everyone on the couch happy.
This action-horror is based around a war between werewolves and vampires. Kate Beckinsale plays a vampire who develops feelings for a human, who ends up being bitten by a werewolf. She has to decide whether to betray him or her people.
And, if that doesn’t convince you, Underworld 2 has a sex scene that will convert anyone to a werewolf-vampire movie fan.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Another Johnny Depp/Tim Burton film, this time Depp plays awkward Ichabod Crane, who is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a string of murders that the townspeople say are caused by the “headless horseman”. While his love story with Christina Ricci’s character takes second place to the murder mystery, there’s enough of it to please a romance fan.
Addams Family (1991)
While the story itself is not a romance, both Addams Family movies (the second one came out in 1992) are worth it for the fantastic relationship between the heads of the household: Morticia and Gomez Addams. Plus, the movies are a lot of fun!
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
There are many many versions of the classic novel by Bram Stoker, but the 90s version tries very hard to bring out the romantic aspects of the story. Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder share some smoldering gazes, and who can beat a young Keanu Reeves as devoted Jonathan Harker? A newer take, which twists the story around and incorporates an enemies-to-lovers romance, is the Netflix series Dracula from early in 2020.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
An action-horror-comedy, this movie retells the classic Jane Austen story but where the world has been infested by zombies. Based on a similar book adaptation, it’s a fun, often silly, romp with a love story at its center.
What’s your favorite Halloween movie with a love story?