There’s something romantic about cuddling up to someone for a night in–especially if it involves hanging on to them for dear life while you cower in front of an extra fun and scary horror movie. But what horror movie should you suggest to your significant other for your next date night? Find your zodiac sign below and I’ll suggest a streaming movie that fits your personality. Heck, you could look up your date’s sign too and make it a double feature! Now get some popcorn and your partner, because you’re about to get spooked.
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Aries: Barbarian (2022)
You’re a brave soul. Even if you spook easily, you like to challenge yourself just to prove you can handle it. Barbarian’s a good choice because it has twists and turns that you can talk about with your date for hours afterward. It’s best to go into this one knowing absolutely nothing. Just enjoy the ride. Watch Barbarian on HBO Max.
Taurus: The Night House (2021)
As a homebody, the idea of a ghostly presence in your home–and a weird mirror version of your exact house nearby–is the stuff of nightmares. It’s all about relationships, homes, and what’s hidden in each. Although the release of The Night House was fairly quiet, it got positive reviews from critics and audiences for its suspense and the great acting job from Rebecca Hall. Watch The Night House on HBO Max.
Gemini: Freaky (2020)
What happens when you mash together body-swapping fan favorite Freaky Friday with the classic slasher movie Friday the 13th? Freaky, where a murderous Vince Vaughn swaps bodies with an unassuming high school girl. The mix of comedy and horror is perfect for you–someone who just likes to have fun. Watch Freaky on Amazon FreeVee.
Cancer: The Sixth Sense (1999)
You prefer emotional, psychological horror movies over the brutal films that some people clamor for. You’re also more likely in the mood for something you’ve already seen, so how about The Sixth Sense for date night? Though it came out almost 25 years ago, it’s aged like a fine, spooky, ghost-seeing wine. Watch The Sixth Sense on Peacock and Paramount+.
Leo: It Follows (2015)
You love attention. The idea of people paying attention to you sounds lovely. But what if it were creepy weirdos that won’t stop following you? And all because you slept with someone you shouldn’t have? That’s the vibe of It Follows, a horror fan favorite. It’s like an STD in supernatural form, with artistic shots and personality-bare stalkers that will leave you filled with dread. Watch It Follows on Netflix.
Virgo: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
You’d prefer a romance over a horror movie and you’re not too keen on getting scared. Luckily there’s Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, a romantic pick considered one of the best horror comedies from most fans. You’ll be sympathisizing and rooting for the downhome hicks living in a gnarly cabin in the woods over the stupid college kids who accidentally die around them. And the romance? Chef’s kiss. Watch Tucker and Dale vs. Evil on Prime Video and Peacock.
Libra: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
You tend to lean more toward mystery or suspense than horror. With 10 Cloverfield Lane, it’s more about interpersonal conflict as a woman wakes up in an underground bunker after a car accident. Are the dangers outside the bunker real, or just a way for Howard to keep her locked up? And can she trust the other guy locked up with her? Watch 10 Cloverfield Lane on Paramount+.
Scorpio: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
You like the classics, and I Know What You Did Last Summer is one of the ’90s slashers that reinvigorated the horror genre nearly three decades ago. A group of plucky teens accidentally hit a guy on a lone highway and decide to hide the death and their involvement. But when they start getting threats a year later, maybe they didn’t hide it so well after all. Watch I Know What You Did Last Summer on Netflix.
Sagittarius: The Ring (2002)
You love to get scared. You’re adventurous that way. In that case, I submit to you one of the spookiest movies from the early 2000s: The Ring. A mysterious VHS tape (those big plastic things your parents won’t shut up about) is going around and anyone who watches the weird art film within gets a call warning them that they’ll “die in seven days.” You won’t look at tube TVs, landline phones, and VCRs the same way again. Not that you’ll really run into that problem… Watch The Ring on Paramount+.
Capricorn: The Invitation (2022)
You don’t like scary movies. Luckily The Invitation really isn’t that scary. It’s more like a modern and even sexier version of the classic Dracula story. But this time you’ll almost wish that you were falling for the vampire lord of the film. It follows an American woman as she meets distant relatives in England–and falls for the unrelated and wickedly handsome man of the house in the process. Watch The Invitation on Netflix.
Aquarius: The Menu (2022)
You don’t like mindless horror. You want your movies to mean something. So why not watch The Menu, a suspenseful horror-adjacent film that’s more of a commentary on the bourgeoisie than a slaughter fest. This small group of affluential diners–and one interloper–are in for a life-changing meal on a remote island thanks to an eccentric celeb chef and the zealots who work for him. Watch The Menu on HBO Max.
Pisces: Odd Thomas (2014)
Oh, the emotional Pisces. If your date has suggested you watch a horror movie, recommend this instead. While it’s about a young man–played by the late, great Anton Yelchin–who sees dead people, it isn’t as scary as it sounds. In fact, it’s much more romantic and emotional, so it’s a good one to spring on your horror-loving date so you both get what you want. Just be prepared to cry. Watch Odd Thomas on Prime Video.