Let’s face it: Valentine’s Day can be exhausting. There’s the big date, jewelry, flowers and chocolate — it adds up. Also, if you aren’t in a relationship, you might feel a bit lost on what to do on Wednesday. Here are five movie suggestions for a night in commemorating why being single and pigging out on pizza alone might be the best way to spend Feb. 14.
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Directed by Patrick Lussier, the 2009 slasher highlights Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles) who instigated an accident that killed five men and put Harry Warden into a coma. A year later, Harry woke up and butchered 22 people with a pickax on Valentine’s Day. Fast forward to present day, Tom returns to the town to make amends but finds himself trying to escape the killer in a miner mask with a pickax who could be Harry’s ghost. Originally inspired by the 1981 cult film of the same name, this slasher is the perfect way to say “I love you.”
It Follows (2014)
This horror flick is about Jay (Maika Monroe) who sleeps with her new boyfriend Hugh (Jake Weary) and is the next beneficiary of a curse that he gives her. Jay learns that death will stalk her through her friends or complete strangers until she passes the curse onto the next person through sex. The movie is said to be a metaphor for an STD. It’s definitely not romantic at all, so it’s a perfect film for an anti-Valentine’s evening.
6 Years (2015)
6 Years is a drama in which Dan (Ben Rosenfield) and Melanie (Taissa Farmiga) are in a six-year relationship. Dan interns at a record label company and is offered a promotion and must choose between his career or a future with Melanie. The relationship is abusive and in the end, he can’t say that he wants to spend his life with her. You do you, boo.
Romeo and Juliet (1996)
You probably know the story. Star-crossed lovers, forbidden love, everyone dies.
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Directed by Karyn Kusama, this cheesy horror film focuses on Jennifer (Megan Fox), who is possessed by a demon. Jennifer eats boys at the high school and has a craving for human flesh. Jennifer’s friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried) promises to stop the bloodshed. A movie like this says to your crush: I’ll eat your heart out.