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The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

Updated October 12, 2020 17.5k votes 2.5k voters 213.9k views78 items

List RulesHorror films and psychological thrillers that are good to watch on dates.

Are you hoping for the perfect horror movie pick for a night of cuddling as a couple? Horror movies can sometimes make the best choice for a date night, causing boyfriends and girlfriends to cling together in fright, and giving them a great topic for discussion after the movie. Browse through this list of the best horror movies for date night to see which horror movies were voted the most popular horror movie for date night by other couples. Ranked in order of the most popular horror movie for a date night to the least popular, if you’re looking for a quick idea, simply pick from the top of the list and see for yourself if you agree with the voting or not.

You can also vote for your own favorite date night horror movies and see them get raised higher on the list. Maybe it's getting close to Halloween and you want a horror movie that you'll enjoy especially with your partner.

Some horror movies are a perfect choice for a date night. Whether they are a psychological thriller, a frightening horror movie or a scary movie with a touch of comedy, couples are sure to find a favorite pick that they both can enjoy. Instead of taking a chance on an unknown horror movie, use this list to help you make a wise choice for your date night with a top-voted horror movie, then sit back and enjoy the night of fright.

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    Candyman

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    Frankenstein

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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

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    The Woman in Black

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    Nosferatu

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