If you still haven’t made reservations for Valentine’s Day, the bad news is that most of the places might’ve already been booked. The good news is that you can stay back, throw up your sheets, cuddle with your partner, and watch these awesome horror flicks. 

This amazeballs website gave us the number of jump scares in every movie, making our lives easier. 

Jump scares = Intense cuddling opportunities.

1. Sinister

Intense cuddling opportunities: 17

The story revolves around a true-crime writer, Ellison Oswalt who finds a box of super 8 homemade movies. The movies suggest that the murder he is currently researching is the work of a ‘serial killer’ whose work dates back to the 1960s.


Sinister is genuinely terrifying in the sense that it isn’t so much interested in blood and guts as it is in freaking you out. Its creepiness will make you jump a mile high and the ending will linger in your mind for days.

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2. It Follows

Intense cuddling opportunities: 5

After a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, a nineteen-year-old finds herself plagued by strange visions and a sense that someone or something is following her.

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It Follows is a horror film made for horror fans. So much so that it will leave a daunting stain of its disturbing ‘after-effect’ that will ‘follow’ you for a long time. It’ll serve as a constant reminder to always be aware of your surroundings, especially your back.


3. Shutter

Intense cuddling opportunities: 11

After hitting a young person with her car, a woman and her photographer boyfriend start seeing a shadowy figure in the background of photographs. They soon learn that they cannot escape the mistake that they’ve made in the past.

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Shutter has a good share of terrifying moments, slow build-ups, and psychological scares following some very creepy and disturbing revelations.


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4. A Quiet Place

Intense cuddling opportunities: 14

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family struggles to survive where most humans have been killed by noise-sensitive creatures. Not a sound can be heard from the family hiding in silence. All it takes is a little squeak before literal hell breaks loose.


Due to the ‘absence’ of dialogues, the pace of the movie seems like a deliberate slow-burn. But this paves the way for genuinely scary and unnerving sound design that generates an unbearable tension.

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5. Oculus

Intense cuddling opportunities: 14

Haunted by the violent demise of their parents, two siblings struggle to rebuild their relationship. The sister believes that their antique mirror is behind the tragedy – the reflections contain a supernatural force that infects the mind of anyone who gazes into it.


Oculus is a slow burner that will mess with your mind and will suck you into its creepy and dark imagery. The movie will surely send chills down your spine.

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6. The Cabin In The Woods

Intense cuddling opportunities: 13

Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. When the cellar door flings open, they go down to investigate and stumble upon a book. But when one of the women reads a passage from it, she unleashes a horror they were never prepared to brace.


The Cabin In The Woods is a deliciously bloody, funny, and brilliantly written and directed satire of the horror genre. The movie has a wonderful mix of bizarre, horror, and comedic elements. And most importantly, it is laced with twists and turns when you least expect them.

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7. The Ritual

Intense cuddling opportunities: 15

Reuniting after the tragic death of their friend, four college friends set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. A miscalculated decision leads them into the mysterious forests where an ancient evil exists and stalks them every night.


The movie takes the terror of getting lost in the woods up a notch. The creepiness, sense of dread, and surrealistic nightmare sequences add solid tension to the movie and make it truly nightmarish.


8. The Conjuring

Intense cuddling opportunities: 12

After a family moves into a dilapidated house, strange things start happening around it. Desperate, they call upon the famed paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren who discover that the area is steeped in a satanic haunting.

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The Conjuring has a fair share of frightening visuals and pee-in-your-pants moments and pulls all the right stops that’ll surely frighten you.

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9. The Nightmare on Elm Street

Intense cuddling opportunities: 11

A monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.


The movie introduced one of the scariest villains of all time – Freddy Kruger. Gory, tense, and full of over the top death scenes, A Nightmare on Elm Street brought something new to the horror genre which made it go down in history as one of the best horror movies ever made.

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10. Hereditary

Intense cuddling opportunities: 8

After a family’s matriarch passes away, the grieving family begins to be haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences which unravels their ancestors’ terrifying secrets.


The spectrum of emotions that you will go through while watching the movie will range from sheer terror to complete hopelessness and sorrow. You’ll notice that the movie will be hard to watch but at the same time, it will be impossible to look away.

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11. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Intense cuddling opportunities: 16

Two siblings along with their three friends en route to visit their grandfather’s grave end up falling victim to a chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is full of pure and uncompromised horror. It’s a classic which continues to confront, disturb, and terrify people worldwide.

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12. The Evil Dead

Intense cuddling opportunities: 22

Five friends travel to a remote cabin in the woods where they play a tape with mysterious incantations. The tape holds a mysterious power to release demons which possess them in succession.

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Gory, desolate, hopeless, and still funny, The Evil Dead is a masterpiece that ‘shockingly’ entertains. There a number of downright chilling moments in the movie that most horror flicks nowadays are unable to muster.

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13. Let the Right One In

Intense cuddling opportunities: 2

A bullied 12-year-old falls in love with a peculiar girl who drinks other people’s blood in order to survive. She eventually shares her dark and macabre secret with him, one which contains her connection to a string of bloody murders.


Let the Right One In is artistic, poetic, and in many ways a profound movie exploring the nature of good and evil. It does so through the eyes of a child where both evil and goodness are somewhat discernible.

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14. Martyrs

Intense cuddling opportunities: 15

Fifteen years after a horrifying experience of abduction and prolonged torture, a woman embarks on a bloody quest seeking revenge from her oppressors. Along with her childhood friend who also suffered abuse, she descends into madness and her own delusions.


Martyrs isn’t a horror flick in the truest sense. Rather, it’s a bleak and depressive look in the darker depths of the human condition. It will make you cringe in your seat but without ever numbing you down.

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15. The Babadook

Intense cuddling opportunities: 11

A woman loses her husband in a car crash on the way to give birth to their only son and struggles to cope with her fate as a single mother. Fast forward to a few years, the woman and the son read a strange book in their house about the Babdook monster that hides in the dark areas of their house. The woman seems to feel the effect of Babadook and desperately tries to destroy the book, but in vain.

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The Babdook is creepy and disturbing all the way. The movie displays some of the hallmarks of the traditional horror film, but there’s a lot more in the movie than meets the eye. 

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16. House of 1000 Corpses

Intense cuddling opportunities: 6

Two young couples travelling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers. 

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At its core, it’s a story of a family, one with twisted individuals, who, with each slash of a throat or stabs through the chest, add more bodies to their sick human menagerie.

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17. The Ring

Intense cuddling opportunities: 9

After a journalist’s niece dies a horrifying death, she sets out to investigate a mysterious videotape that kills its viewers within a week’s time.

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Featuring plenty of ghostly images to frighten the audience and a mellow flow of hypnotically haunting music to set the mood, The Ring is a real gem of a fright flick whose spooky images and scary storyline will linger with you long after the movie gets over.


18. The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Intense cuddling opportunities: 8

When a young girl, Emily Rose, dies, everyone puts the blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by a local priest. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder and put on trial as no one wants to believe his side of the story.


The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a wonderful amalgamation of a horror movie and courtroom drama. However, there is no sparing of pure psychological terror. The movie will leave you pondering the possibilities of the modern perspectives and scientific rationales for things that sometimes can’t be explained.

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