A view on the set of Paramount Pictures movie "My Bloody Valentine" in 1981.  (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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The 12 Best Valentine’s Day Horror Movies
"Cupid" follows a witch, who summons a homicidal Cupid to take revenge on the schoolgirls who wronged her, and this low-budget horror film looks better than most of its ilk. While the pacing lags at times, there's always another death right around the bend, and some of them are grislily effective.
"Down" (Season 1, Episode 5) of "Into the Dark" features two workers trapped in an elevator on the night before Valentine's Day; they grow close and become intimate, but it's short-lived as terror arrives. It blends deception, claustrophobia, and corporate terror to create a tense and terrifying story that pairs Valentine's Day with an inventive concept.
My Valentine
"My Valentine" (Season 2, Episode 5) of "Into the Dark'' follows Valentine, a pop star embroiled in a controversy involving stolen songs, rival star Trezzure, and shady music manager Royal, who's likely responsible for the whole ordeal. Despite its uneven tone, the film has one of the better depictions of toxic masculinity in recent memory and balances its message with thrills.
Susan visits a local hospital for a routine physical exam, only to find out Harold, whom she rejected on Valentine's Day many years ago, is still stalking her. It's silly, ridiculously violent, and features contrivance upon contrivance, and though slashers like "X-Ray" aren’t for everyone, those who appreciate a good, bloody yarn will find a ton to love here.
Poetic Justice
Crushed by his neighbors' unrelenting smear campaign, Arthur Edward Grimsdyke (Peter Cushing) commits suicide; however, he dabbles in the occult and rises from the dead a year after his death on Valentine's Day. "Poetic Justice" is the best of what the anthology film "Tales from the Crypt" has to offer, and it's a delight to see Cushing in action.