Dread Central's Top 10 Greatest Horrific Couples
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Dan Gallagher and Alexandra "Alex" Forrest
Fatal Attraction did for infidelity what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean. Suddenly it did not seem like such a great idea anymore. Glenn Close may never have been more powerful and memorable than in her role of Alex Forrest. She single-handedly scared every man in America into monogamy for at least the summer of 1987. The bunny boiling scene alone was enough to have men returning their zippers to the upright and locked position for awhile. Although not a traditional couple, Dan Gallagher and Alex Forrest are forever locked in their cinematic tryst as his infidelity would undoubtedly haunt his family forever, regardless of the outcome for Alex. The relationship between Dan and Alex was a familiar one, but the result of the fling was anything but. No matter how brief, this was a relationship for the ages that was burned into our memories for life.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington and Sally
There may not be another couple in horror cuter than Jack and Sally. The pair appear to be made for each other (not literally... unless maybe Dr. Finlestein had something up his sleeve). Sally's undying love for Jack is apparent from her very first scene in the film. And although Jack is a little busy big-timing everyone, he eventually realizes what a treasure Sally is. Their budding friendship/romance is priceless and shines in the culmination of the film, making Jack feel less miserable and taking some of the sting out of getting shot down by missiles. A good woman can do that for you.