Add a little lighthearted horror to your romance…

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and honestly most of the time I’m like:

whatever

Some people really like it, others loathe it and I’m probably more in the camp of ‘it’s a marketing ploy’. Anyway I thought it would be much more fun to recommend some horror-type entertainment… it has red, just more like the bloody kind.

I don’t think you can do all of this in one day but you could give it a good try. 😉

The film recommendations do contain romance… some of them might even have a happy-ish ending.

Film

Warm Bodies


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Manga

Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino
(10 Volumes)

petshop

A smoke-filled alley in Chinatown harbours Count D’s Pet Shop. The pets sold here aren’t your everyday variety and the Count prides himself on selling Love and Dreams in the form of magical creatures that come with an exclusive contract. But buyers beware. If the contract is broken the Count cannot be held accountable for whatever may happen. A fascinating and macabre look into the very soul of human nature.

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Web Series

carmilla

A modern take on Sheridan Le Fanu’s gothic novella, Carmilla follows Silas University freshman Laura Hollis, as she investigates her the disappearance of her roommate while dealing with her odd, nocturnal and sarcastic new roomie Carmilla – who may or may not be a centuries-old vampiress.

There are 2 series already up on Youtube, 1 Christmas Special and CarmillaZero. So binge-watch worthy.

I still think this episode is such a great intro:

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Anime

Boogiepop Phantom
(12 Episodes)

This can be viewed in 1 day but, well… let me know how that goes.
(I did that the first time round.)

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Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rumors have begun once more. Boogiepop… Everyone knows about Boogiepop: meet her one dark night and you are taken. People tell each other the stories and laugh: no one believes that she can possibly exist in this day and age. Still, strange things appear to be going on and the darkness is taking on many forms. Something is out there. Are you safe?

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Film

Horns


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Manga

Vampire Princess Miyu by Narumi Kakinouchi & Toshiki Hirano
(Original Series, 10 Volumes)

Miyu is an eternally youthful, 13-year-old vampire. Her peculiar appearance; golden eyes, pale skin, and hair tied with a ribbon in a strange fashion, are concealed during the day. Miyu is the Guardian, whose duty it is to return the Shinma – god-demons that prey on humans – to the dark. She has the power to call forth fire, which burns Shinma and sends them to the dark. Her only companion, friend, and protector is Larva, a Western Shinma who is bound to serve her. Together, they hunt stray Shinma across Japan. How Miyu became a vampire is unknown, so is how and why she became the Guardian. However, more mysterious is the gift she bestows on the people she feeds from…

I have only read the German translations of these, so I don’t know how good the English version is.

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Film

Odd Thomas


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My Valentine’s Day is going to be amazing. 😀

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