This Saturday at 9E/6P, SPACE is premiering Let Me In, the North American remake to the critically acclaimed Swedish film, Let the Right One In. It is described as a romantic horror as it centres around two outcast kids who form a connection with one another – the problem is one of them is a vampire. Unlike the popular series Twilight, which seems to glamourize the idea of eternal love with a creature of the night, Let Me In doesn’t shy away from the grim horrors that come with vampire lore when the young human boy is drawn to the mysterious vampire girl.
And besides, what’s scarier than falling in love, amirite? You don’t have to be a vampire to rip someone’s heart out. The following is a list of movies that are centralized around a love story (or is it an obsession?) when supernatural beings are afoot.
Let the Right One In
I mentioned the original so why not feature it?
A Chinese Ghost Story
When a love story involves a werewolf or vampire, it’s cool and potentially graphic. When it includes a ghost, you’re guaranteed tragedy.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Ahh, the Original V-A-M-P. Francis Ford Coppola romanticizes Dracula’s obsessions with Mina Harker by introducing a bit of backstory connecting the two.
Again: Ghosts. Tragedy. Children. Terrifying.
Shaun of the Dead
Are zombies supernatural or are they a byproduct of a virus? Whatever they are, our go-nowhere hero Shaun battles them and steps up just so that the people he loves (including the ex-girlfriend he wants to win back) can survive the night.
Television gets an honourable mention in the form of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Being Human. Neither of those would be categorized as a romantic anything but they did explore matters of the heart while dealing with the supernatural. Being Human season 3 returns to SPACE in the New Year.
Watch Let Me In followed by Blade Trinity premiering this Saturday at 9E/6P!