5 underrated twisted love stories!!!
After a SUPER long hiatus over here at Staystillviews, we're back and better than ever!!! Today on this chilly January morning, I'm truly in the Valentine's Day state of mind. Little known fact about myself is that I absolutely love the month of February! There's really no real reason other than the fact that I love the colors of red, white, purple, and pink together, adore the slashers My Bloody Valentine (1981) and My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009), and have always loved seeing decorations up for the up coming holiday. So to celebrate our epic return, I'm writing about the top 5 twisted love stories in horror to get us out of the winter blues!
5) Arnie and Christine - Christine (1983)
- This really is a story about boy meets car...boy falls in love with car...car ends up killing anyone that comes between boy and car. Who says a love story can't happen between a human and an object (...) King and Carpenter truly did do a wonderful job showing the obsession and downfall of Arnie the moment he laid eyes on Christine. My favorite moment at the end is when Arnie spends his last moments alive reaching out to the only thing that matters and touching her one last time...
4) Jerry and Amy - Fright Night (1984)
- "She was someone I knew...long ago..." Am I the only one that was sorta rooting for Jerry to win? Mind you I love Charlie, but Jerry really wasn't that bad of a guy (besides all the killings) I'll never forget the single line that made me look at this vampire in a different light. It's when he's attacking Charlie in his bedroom and tells him he's going to give him something he never had...choice. This means whenever Jerry was turned into a vampire it was against his will. How many centuries has this man lived as a monster? How many loves has be lost? We're only shown a small few faint details regarding this question. It appears that Amy bears a striking resemblance to a past lover he had many years ago. Kills me every time he screams her name at the end. Argh!
3) Skinner and Heidi - Skinner (1993)
- Celebrating the fact that this movie FINALLY got the blu-ray release it deserves, I was just talking to a friend about how very little is known about the character Traci Lords plays in the 1993 sleazy slasher Skinner. We do know that she might have been Dennis' very first victim, and that she survived her attack. She's horribly disfigured, and now an addict. Spending the last five years trying to track Skinner, she sets off to try and stop his endless spree of killings to young women in the city. Small hints are shown throughout the movie. She has a photograph of Skinner that looks pretty personal. Were they friends? Was she a hooker who sadly got the wrong customer? Lovers? Maybe even patients at the hospital that Dennis speaks about several times during the movie. Whatever the story is, you can't help but seem the chemistry between these two. When she finally finds him, Skinner even calls her by name. What really went down between these two? Also can't help but love the iconic scene of them both wounded and laying in each other's arms at the end!
2) Tom and Sarah - My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)
- The My Bloody Valentine remake is one of the few films that I honestly feel were a great standalone film and shouldn't be compared to the 1981 slasher classic. In this film they still hold onto the love triangle between Sarah, Axel, and TJ aka Tom. There's clearly a lot going on between the three characters who sadly were torn apart after witnessing those horrific murders all those years ago. What gets me is the fact that Sarah and Axel leave Tom behind in the beginning! Somehow that's forgotten durning the rest of the movie. Nevertheless you can tell there are still feelings (mostly heartbreak and jealousy) it really make you wish there would have been a sequel after that legendary ending shot!
1) Candyman and Helen - Candyman (1992)
- "It was always you Helen..." Anytime somebody asks me what are some of my favorite horror romances, I go through the regular choices (Return Of The Living Dead 3, Bride Of Chucky, etc) but always end up picking the tragic love story between the Candyman and Helen. Without spoiling much about this iconic 90's film, it truly does show that love will last even beyond the grave. I've posted before about what a missed opportunity it was that Helen didn't return in the sequel standing side by side with the Candyman. This is truly a gothic romance if you think about it!