When you’re inviting someone over for a date, it’s hard to know exactly what movie to put on to set the mood. You don’t want to lean into the romantic aspect of your evening too hard, or else you’ll end up looking like a chump. Conversely, if you try to impress your date with whatever art house movies you have on hand, it will seem like you’re trying too hard. Both of those options are preferable to what can happen if you try to watch any of these serial killer date movies. Whether you try to play a little cinema of the grotesque while you slurp your spaghetti, or you rely too much on your knowledge of esoteric Nicolas Cage films, you’re going to have a bad night if you put on these awkward Netflix and (no) chill movies.
There must be serial killer cinephiles in the world who constantly extol the virtues of new wave French horror films to the Tinder dates that they’re trying to bed, but it’s hard to imagine them making it to a second date. Although that’s probably not your goal if you’ve got a fireman’s axe waiting in the next room. Not only are these some of the worst date movies ever, but they’re also the movies you should be wary of seeing if you go over to someone’s apartment. Even if some of these films are spectacular, they’re still terrible date movies. So unless you’re looking to Netflix and kill, these aren’t the movies to watch.