30 of Our Favorite Spooky Movie Couples
There are all kinds of scary movies that will get you in the mood for Halloween, ranging from hide-under-the-bed horror flicks to the more lighthearted but still supernatural fare. Personally, I'm a fan of creepy, dark movies that have a little humor and romance thrown in. In these spooky movies, the couples may be running for their lives, they may have already died, or they may be the ones doing the killing. There are also star-crossed lovers and a pair that includes one monster and the person who falls in love with him anyway. See some of our favorite couples from hauntingly fun movies now!
Jonathan and Mina, Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Jonathan and Mina have been engaged for five years without consummating their relationship, but after she's bitten by temptation, so to speak, she tries to seduce her unsuspecting fiancé.
Dr. Frankenstein and Inga, Young Frankenstein
Mad scientist Dr. Frederick Frankenstein falls for and ends up marrying his servant, Inga, who loves to roll in ze hay. Roll, roll, roll in ze hay.
Janet and Brad, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Newly engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss have no idea the wild, transsexual adventure they're about to embark on when they find themselves at the Annual Transylvanian Convention one stormy night.
Louis and Claudia, Interview With the Vampire
While vampire Claudia has the body of a young girl, she's actually quite an old woman when she and her beloved Louis de Pointe du Lac share a kiss (Kirsten Dunst's first kiss!).
The Phantom and Christine, The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom believes his disfigured face will prevent the beautiful Christine from returning his affections, but it's really his rage and hateful actions that leave him alone in the end.
Ichabod and Katrina, Sleepy Hollow
Inspector Ichabod Crane doesn't just fall in love with Katrina Van Tassel, he saves her life (and her head) as well.
Victor and Emily, Corpse Bride
Although Victor Van Dort accidentally proposes to corpse bride Emily, she eventually shows how much she cares for him by allowing him to marry his intended flesh-and-blood bride.
Shaun and Liz, Shaun of the Dead
It turns out all Shaun and Liz needed to reconcile and add excitement to their relationship was a little doomsday zombie attack.
Lupin and Tonks, Harry Potter
Although Remus Lupin is frighteningly deadly as a werewolf, Nymphadora Tonks stands by him through the good times and bad. The pair even end up marrying and having a child together.
Peter and Dana, Ghostbusters
Dr. Peter Venkman and Dana Barrett manage to make it work, even though Dana is a lot more sexually charged when she's possessed by Zuuuuuuul.
Seymour and Audrey, Little Shop of Horrors
Nerdy florist shop assistant Seymour Krelborn doesn't think he stands a chance with his co-worker Audrey, but it turns out she has feelings for him, too. He just has to figure out how to save her from her abusive dentist boyfriend.
Sam and Marion, Psycho
Tired of not having enough money to get married to her boyfriend, Sam Loomis, secretary Marion Crane steals from her work and ends up staying at a lonely motel that leads to her doom.
Columbus and Wichita, Zombieland
Columbus and Wichita may not even know each other's names, but they manage to find a real connection as they fend off zombies to stay alive.
Adam and Barbara, Beetlejuice
All deceased couple Barbara and Adam Maitland want to do is haunt their home in peace, but things get out of control when they hire a bio-exorcist to scare the current residents out.
Gale and Dewey, Scream
Although they have their rocky patches throughout the series, aggressive reporter Gale Weathers and deputy sheriff (eventually sheriff) Dwight "Dewey" Riley get married and work things out.
Max and Allison, Hocus Pocus
Young love faces some bewitching hurdles in this 1993 Halloween comedy, as teenage virgin Max Dennison must save his loved ones from three evil, kid-killing witches before living happily ever after with his crush, Allison.
Alec and Alice, Swamp Thing
Scientist Alec Holland and government agent Alice Cable fall for each other before Alec is transformed into the monster Swamp Thing by his top-secret bioengineering project gone wrong. As the tagline for this 1982 horror film goes, "Science transformed him into a monster. Love changed him even more!"
Ash and Sheila, Army of Darkness
"First you want to kill me, now you wanna kiss me." Ash's love interest after he travels back in time to 1300 AD is Sheila, whom he saves from being a demon-possessed Deadite.
Cindy and Bobby, Scary Movie
In the first film of the spoofy Scary Movie series, high schooler Cindy Campbell loses her virginity to boyfriend Bobby Prinze, who may or may not be the Ghostface killer.
Larry and Vickie, Haunted Honeymoon
Manhattan Mystery Theater radio stars Larry Abbot and Vickie Pearle must survive Larry's eccentric family and a sinister presence at the castle-like mansion where their wedding is to take place in this kooky, spooky comedy.
Helen, Madeline, and Ernest, Death Becomes Her
It's a twisted love triangle between Helen Sharp, Madeline Ashton, and Dr. Ernest Menville that involves murder, witchcraft, and disembodied heads. And even though technically Ernest kills his wife, Madeline — who promptly comes back to "life," albeit with her head facing the wrong way — it is a labor of love when he uses his reconstructive mortician skills to make her look alive again.
Sam and Molly, Ghost
While more romantic than scary, the 1990 supernatural thriller does involve murder and brokenhearted lover, Molly, who is haunted by her dead boyfriend, Sam.
Veronica and J.D., Heathers
In the black comedy, a popular girl gets mixed up in murder and a nasty scheme against the "Heathers" who rule their high school, thanks to the bad influence of her rebellious new boyfriend.
Sally and Jack, The Nightmare Before Christmas
In Tim Burton's classic, Sally falls in love with Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, but doesn't know how to tell him how she feels. Instead, she helps him try to take over Christmas and defeat Oogie Boogie.
Kim and Edward, Edward Scissorhands
In Tim Burton's fantastical tale of star-crossed lovers, a man with scissors for hands falls in love with the teenage daughter of the family that takes him in.
Morticia and Gomez, The Addams Family
Who can deny that Morticia and Gomez Addams are the romantic, sexy, and all-around awesome heart of the Addams family? They're giving us some serious scary-movie relationship goals.
David and Alex, An American Werewolf in London
The horror film starts off with two college students from the states getting attacked by a wolf while backpacking through England. While recovering in a hospital, the young man who survived the attack (David) falls in love with a nurse named Alex, just to find out he's actually become a werewolf and must run away to protect her.
Boris and Elsa, The Bride of Frankenstein
When Dr. Henry Frankenstein's wife is kidnapped, he is forced to create a female partner for his monster in this horror classic.
Burt and Vicky, Children of the Corn
In Stephen King's horror film, a couple with marital issues go on a road trip to California to salvage their relationship but end up in a fight for lives in a small town run by strange, evil children.
Charlie and Harriet, So I Married an Axe Murderer
Charlie can't commit until he meets and falls for Harriet, a butcher. But before and after the pair get married, Charlie suspects she's a murder known as "Mrs. X," a bride who kills her husbands on their honeymoon.