Love is in the air! That’s right, gorehounds; it’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is here, and we’ve got a special treat just for you. There has certainly been no shortage of terrifying couples, obsessions and forbidden loves in fright films over the years. Today we bring you our Top 10 Greatest Horrific Couples.
We’re not talking about the hero who battles the monster and saves the helpless girl at the end. That’s not going to make this list. We’re talking about the couples that were somehow uniquely intertwined within a film. Of course first we have our honorable mentions.
We’d have loved to include Leatherface and Stretch from Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 here, but they weren’t really a couple as Stretch was just using her womanly wiles to try to escape in one piece. Also, you can’t really have a list like this without mentioning Bella Swan and Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga, just for the sheer volume of loot the films have brought in. We decided, however, to pass on them. Too sappy, even for this list. Vlad and Elisabetha from Francis Ford Coppola’s film Bram Stoker’s Dracula was another near miss for a love affair that spanned generations. Oh, there’s also Adam Green and Joe Lynch, but that one just involves too much body hair.
King Kong (1933)
King Kong and Ann Darrow
“Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplanes…it was Beauty killed the Beast.” Isn’t that so often the case, fellas? You bend over backwards for your girl, battle monsters on Skull Island, climb the Empire State Building to protect her, and what do you get? That’s right, shot down by fighter pilots. I’ve seen it a million times. But this is a story of true love. Yes, there is the unfortunate bestiality angle that needs to be considered, but Kong truly loved his girl. So what can we learn from this story? Firstly, if you discover a place called Skull Island, best to just stay the hell away from it. But if you must go, don’t bring back any souvenirs, especially the hulking over-sized gorilla kind. Because when giant apes get attached to someone, they tend to be a bit overzealous with them. Just a word to the wise.