You can learn some serious lessons of love from even the spookiest movies.
October is officially here, which means it's time to break out the horror flicks, the costumes, the pumpkins and of course, your scary movie collection. Scary movies are just better in October. You can curl up with a blanket (because it's perfect blanket weather), a pumpkin pie and a little Norman Bates ,and that is an ideal night. Plus there are 31 nights to scare yourself!
However, there are many things that horror movies do for us besides terrify us and force us to sleep with one eye open (and sometimes even a light on). Scary movies can actually teach us many things. They teach us that locking yourself in a room when the murderer is in a house is really stupid, and they also show you not to investigate a scary situation. (Seriously! Why do they all want to explore the basements and the attics?! No thanks.)
They can also teach you important lessons about love. Maybe you didn’t go into The Shining or Scream thinking you could leave with some sound dating advice, but there are many things you can take away from movies like this. Mainly things like where you shouldn’t have sex and the type of people you should probably stay away from. Here are 15 love lessons from your favorite scary movies.
1. Don't have sex in the woods.
Because, dead. You will die.
2. If your BF seems really creepy, he's probs a killer.
Take it from Scream, if he seems like a murderer, he probably is a murderer. P.S. Don't care who you are, you can't fit through a dog door…ever.
3. Stop splitting up.
Seriously! In every scary movie people (couples included) think that splitting up will somehow help the situation. You're all idiots. Stick together in situations that are scary or sketchy. Come on now, common sense.
4. Check in on your over-sexual roommate from time to time.
So maybe you piss her off a bit because she's in the middle of a bang sesh, but if Urban Legends taught us anything it's that if it's dark, she might be getting murdered, not having sex. Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light? Um, actually yes.
5. Beware of men who are too attached to mom.
If Norman Bates taught us anything, it's that we should question a mother-son relationship that's too close for comfort.
6. Being pretty isn't everything.
The really pretty dumb girl always dies, so you're better off being yourself. Acting dumb for attention is just as bad as being dumb, if not worse.
7. Seeing dead people isn't a gift.
Take it from every scary movie you've ever seen, if someone can see dead people, you shouldn't be dating them.
8. Watch out for overly obsessive people.
Or you'll have a Misery-type situation on your hands. Watch out for your feet.
9. Don't buy a house with your S.O...
...that multiple people were murdered in. It's called a murder house and won't end well.
10. Pale dudes who hate garlic ...
... Are probs vampires. And not the sparkly Stephanie Meyer kind.
11. Date a real man.
Sissies and wusses will be terrible in scary situations.
12. If they are a zombie, it's over.
You don't need to worry about killing your BF/GF if they're already a zombie. P.S. That also means you're single.
13. Don't date writers.
Especially ones with writers block who look like Jack Nicholson.
14. That being said, some hotels aren't worth it.
If there is a hotel with a giant creepy maze in the backyard and there are no other guests, it's pretty clear that it's time to go home. Even if you are trying to have a romantic weekend.
15. If your boyfriend doesn't come back after a while…
…bring some sort of weapon with you. You might be annoyed that your boyfriend went down to the kitchen for a drink 30 minutes ago, but if you have something at least Mike Myers can't strangle you with a telephone cord.