Alternative Valentine's Day film guide: gory Valentine's horrors

If you're bored of all of the mushy, lovey-dovey movies that are constantly on during Valentine's Day, we are providing you with an alternative this Valentine's Day.

Here are the best Valentine's Day-themed horror movies, we're not saying they're good, just that they revolve around 14th Feb.

 

My Bloody Valentine (1981)


On Valentine's Day, 20 years ago, a small Nova Socia town of Valentine Bluffs suffered an explosion of methane gas that killed a group of coal miners working in the mine, because the supervisors left their posts to attend the annual Valentine's Day dance. 

A year later, the only survivor of the accident retaliated by killing the two supervisors, and leaving a terrifying warning never to hold another Valentine's Day dance.

Now, a group of teenagers decide to hold another party... at the coal mine. And it isn't long before the town's young people begin dying violently.

 

My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)


Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people.

Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he's innocent.

 

Valentine (2001)


When a pre-med student is murdered by a man in a cupid mask after receiving threatening Valentine's Day cards, four of her high school friends are brought together at her funeral.

All four begin to receive similar threatening cards and messages, they narrow the suspects down to a geeky boy they all bullied in high school. Has he come back to get his revenge on the girls that wronged him in the past?

 

Lovers Lane (2000)


A hook-wielding maniac who slaughtered couples on a local lovers lane escapes from a mental institution after 13 years.

Upon his escape he hunts down his victims' children with his deadly hook.

 

Hospital Massacre (1981)


Originally titled Be My Valentine, or Else... which sees a beautiful woman receiving a routine hospital check-up only to get stalked by a maniac dressed in a doctor's surgical mask and clothing.

He kills all the staff are associated with her and then goes after her - could it be possibly the psycho who killed a friend of her on Valentine's Day 19 years earlier?

 

The Loved Ones (2009)


In order to avoid a ghostly figure in the road, high school senior Brent Mitchell wraps his car around a tree, killing his father.

He has a shot at happiness with his goergeous girlfriend Holly, a grounded, caring girl with drop dead good looks, a dream date for the high school prom, but there’s another girl who yearns to comfort Brent - Lola, the quietest girl in school. 

When he politely turns down her offer of a date to the prom, that refusal turns out to be the biggest mistake he ever made.

For Brent will now be attending a macabre, alternative Prom; a sick creation from the twisted minds of Lola and her father. A terrifying series of events take place involving pink satin, glitter, syringes, nails and power drills; all under a mirrored disco ball with Brent as the centrepiece.

 

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)


Three students and a school teacher disappear on an excursion to Hanging Rock, in Victoria, on Valentine's Day, 1900.

Widely (and incorrectly) regarded as being based on a true story, the movie follows the rest of the class, as the disappearances frustrate and haunt the people left behind.

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