These scary flicks offer some sound dating advice in what NOT to do with your boo.
There's nothing like a horror movie to get you in the mood for Halloween! Horror movies give you the chance to curl up under a blanket and indulge yourself in some creeptastic goodness until the big day when evil (and candy) will abound.
Lions, tigers and bears? More like zombies, disasters and serial killers. Enjoy hours on end of couples running for their lives from whatever bad guy or gal has appeared, and take some notes while you're at it. Not only do these very scary flicks prep you for October 31, but they also offer some sound dating advice for what NOT to do with your boo.
While horror movie dating mistakes are common—fear will do that to you—these 10 dating fails are by far the top of them.
So when you're beginning to feel guilty for getting your terror on, remember that you're also improving your dating ability! Don't make the mistakes these folks did, because you just might live (or die) to regret it.
- Candyman (1992). Trevor seems like he's got the whole significant other thing down when he bails Helen out of jail—not so much when he starts shacking up with one of his students while she's in the psychiatric ward. He learned his lesson, though. You don't want to chant your dead wife's name after cheating on her; you'll be dealing with a very vengeful spirit!
- You're Next (2011). After you've been involved in the murder of the majority of your family members in an effort to inherit the family fortune, your girlfriend is probably not going to be tempted with promises of a better life. This can be seen with Crispian and Erin. After all, would a "better life" really be spent with a greedy, homicidal nutjob?
- The Grudge (2004). Take a note from Takeo and do not read your love's diary. If the movie is anything to go by, something will be misinterpreted, you'll kill your wife, kid and cat and your home will be haunted by a curse. It's important to remember that someone's internal thoughts should remain just that: internal. If you have a question for your SO, just ask them.
- V/H/S (2012). This movie offers your pick of lessons, but the most important thing to take away is that a good boyfriend or girlfriend does not allow aliens to use their partner as an incubator for human/alien hybrids. Emily is the one who deserves someone better and more normal, because James is not the kind of person you want to date—even if he is a doctor.
- The Craft (1996). Chris learns in this movie that you should treat your partner respectfully. Don't lie about what you two have done, don't otherwise mistreat them and definitely don't try to force them into having sex. That's how you end up being cursed and falling out of a window to your death. This is precisely why couples should embrace the golden rule!
- Scream (1996). Maybe do a little digging before you start dating someone! Sidney finds out that her boyfriend Billy is actually her mother's murderer from the previous year and he's about to frame her father for the rest of his victims. Apparently, an affair between her mother and his father drove his mother away. Mommy issues can literally kill a relationship!
- The Shining (1980). Major career changes should generally involve some input from your SO, particularly if they involve moving your family onto a haunted Indian burial ground that you'll be trapped inside for months on end. You never know how a move like that could impact your relationship, like when your spouse (Jack) tries to kill you.
- Shaun of the Dead (2004). When your significant other wants to shake up the daily routine, it's important to listen to their concerns and not just focus on your own problems, like Shaun. While they may enjoy the change of pace, handling a zombie apocalypse is not something anyone is really prepared to do. Instead, just try a new activity, like playing racquetball.
- Let Me In (2010). What you should learn from Owen is that you need to learn to recognize the signs that something is wrong in a relationship and be open to discussing them. He doesn't, and that's how he ends up with a rather murderous vampire for a girlfriend...at age 12. It's imperative not to tie yourself down to someone who doesn't discuss problems...and might kill you.
- Paranormal Activity (2007). When your love believes there is an issue that needs to be solved, trust them. You can take this cue from Micah, who didn't believe Katie when she said she was being haunted and wanted to call the demonologist. When compromise can't be met between you two to resolve issues, bad things happen. Just look at what happened to him!
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