10 Horror Movies With Murderous Couples RANKED - Because Those Who Slay Together, Stay Together

10 Horror Movies with Murderous Couples

It’s Valentine’s day so you know what that means? No, not opposing groups of people being equally annoying about whether they like to celebrate the day or not. It means it is time for another list focused around a somewhat love based theme. All horror sites do this, right? So I thought I would join in on the act. Today we are going to be ranking 10 Horror Movies With Murderous Couples because those who slay together, stay together.

Each of the movies listed here places the spotlight on vicious killer couples hell bent on ruining everyone else’s day. Despite how interesting of a concept the whole murderous couples thing is, it’s just not all that common in horror. You really don’t see that many movies that follow this topic which is a crying shame, to be honest. It also makes putting together an interesting list a little bit difficult but we managed it.

We have a nice mix of movies here from some absolute horror classics to some lesser known, more modern movies. There’s something for everyone so sit back, relax, and celebrate Valentine’s day the only way a true horror fan should. In front of the television, binging movies.

If you absolutely hate Valentine’s Day, why not check out our brand new list of 10 Anti Valentine’s Day Horror Movies For When Love Goes Horribly Wrong – Ranked? This list features ten movies that focus on the bad side of love for those of you who just need a break from the saccharin bullshit. Or if you so happen to be a Valentine’s Day lover, take a look at our list of 10 Romantic Horror Movies Perfect For Valentine’s Day Viewing – Ranked.


Hosts (2020)

I’m going to level with you, I was not a big fan of this indie horror coming by way of British YouTubers Adam Leader and Richard Oakes. Hosts just didn’t do very much for me but it does have a few fans out there. It’s a sci-fi horror set over Christmas and follows a young couple becoming possessed by something otherworldly before subjecting their friends to a vicious and sustained campaign of brutality.

Hosts (2020) Horror Movie Review

Hosts has a few genuinely shocking moments, one of which is in fairly bad taste but will probably stay with you. It also puts a bit of a different spin on the “killer couple” formula. Worth checking out but don’t get it confused with the far superior Screenlife horror movie “Host”, also from 2020. We awarded Hosts 1.8/5 in our review.


Fractured (2016)

We have yet another British horror movie here in 2016’s Fractured by Jamie Patterson. Young couple Michael and Rebecca are heading out into the countryside of England for a relaxing getaway. Only to realise they are seemingly being stalked by an unidentified person. This one leans a bit more into the “thriller” side of things than horror but it is still a satisfying watch, despite the lack of scares. It’s also jam packed with former soap opera stars who should be recognisable to Brits.

Rebecca (April Pearson) undressing in Fractured

Saying too much about Fractured would be spoiling its plot, but it is fair to point out that it most definitely follows the theme of this list. It features an interesting twist and does just enough to keep you engaged. Receiving a 3/5 in our review. I found this one to be quite enjoyable, despite some of its flaws such as the piss poor script.


Bride of Chucky (1998)

Is there a more iconic couple in the entirety of horror than Chucky and Tiffany? Probably, but Chucky and Tiffany are pretty awesome as well and they raised hell together in 1998’s Bride of Chucky. Featuring an all star cast that includes Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Katherine Heigl and the late John Ritter. Bride of Chucky sees the eponymous crazed toy reunited with his love Tiffany after he manages to kill her and transport her soul into a doll.

Bride Of Chucky (1998) - 10 Murderous Couple Horror Movies

Naturally, the pair cause havock as they attempt to recover the Heart of Damballa buried with Chucky’s body so that they can become human again. You could also throw in 2004’s Seed of Chucky here if you want to see what the pair do next. Bride of Chucky leaned way more into humour than the previous films and was incredibly self aware, almost bordering on parody. It’s a lot of fun, though, and worth a watch.


A Perfect Getaway (2009)

Milla Jovovich heads up the cast here in this horror, thriller, about a couple heading to Hawaii for a holiday. While there, they meet another couple and group up. Tensions rise when the group learn of a double homicide and it becomes clear that the killers may be closer than they all realise.

A Perfect Getaway (2009) - 10 Murderous Couple Horror Movies

A Perfect Getaway isn’t the most in depth or complicated movie on this list. It doesn’t have the deepest story or a significant message. It’s simply good, old fashioned, cat and mouse, slasher fun. High octane and very violent in parts; this is a genuinely enjoyable movie that makes for a great option when you want to switch your brain off and have fun.


Alleluia (2014)

Single mother and morgue worker Gloria finds herself getting far too involved with conman Michel in this French/Belgian collaboration from 2014. Michel seduces women and Gloria is all too happy to help him in his schemes. Despite finding herself becoming wickedly jealous, leading to horrific results.

Alleluia (2014) - 10 Murderous Couple Horror Movies

Alleluia is loosely based on the true story of Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck, better known as The Lonely Hearts Killers and does a great job bringing the 1940’s case to the modern era. It’s witty in parts and genuinely quite nasty while also managing to be pretty enjoyable throughout. A nice option if you are looking for something a little different.


Hellraiser (1987)

Clive Barker’s fantastic 1987 horror hit Hellraiser launched an icon in the form of the Cenobite Pinhead and remains a great movie to this day. Barker took a big risk with his S&M focused story and slow, brooding, pace and Hellraiser divides audiences even now. But it’s hard to ignore just what an important movie it was and how different it feels from the legion of slashers doing the rounds in the 80s.

The Cenobites from Hellraiser (1987)

It’s the killer couple Frank and Julia, played by Sean Chapman and Clare Higgins, that we are interested in here, though. Julia’s need to commit grizzly murder after grizzly murder to bring back the love of her life is what makes Hellraiser such a captivating watch. Putting a twisted spin on the concept of doing anything for the person you love. It’s fantastic stuff and worth checking out. We awarded Hellraiser 4/5 in our review.


Us (2019)

We have not so much a couple but more like an entire family in our next movie; Jordan Peele’s Us from 2019. Couple Addy and Gabe are haunted by their murderous doppelgangers as they head out to the lake on a vacation in this Psychological horror movie with a message. Us was Jordan Peele exorcising his frustrations over the genre confusion surrounding his previous film. Proving that he could make an all out horror movie with no ambiguity.

Us (2019) - 10 Murderous Couple Horror Movies

Peele takes some risks with Us and, for the most part, they pay off tremendously. It’s an unsettling movie that received widespread critical acclaim. It’s not one of my favourite horror movies of all time and, being completely honest, I found myself a little disappointed and underwhelmed. But loads of people love it so don’t take my word for it, check it out.


Hounds of Love (2016)

We are off to Australia next for this ultra brutal, crime, horror film based on the real life case of killer couple Catherine and David Birnie. Hounds of love follows the story of young teen Vicki finding herself at the mercy of murderous lovers John and Evelyn White in this grim, affecting, movie from Ben Young.

Hounds of Love (2017) - 10 Murderous Couple Horror Movies

Hounds of Love falls very much into that mould of brilliant Aussie horror that is just a little depressing and just a little bleak. It’s gritty and realistic, staying with you long after you are done watching. It is still essential viewing, though, and deserves special praise for the fantastic acting and general nastiness. Not a fun movie by any stretch but definitely a great one.


The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Wes Craven directs in this absolute classic from 1991. The People Under The Stairs follows young burglar “Fool” and his two adult accomplices as they get locked in a house while attempting to steal the owner’s possessions. Little do they realise that the couple who live there are maniacal lunatics that enjoy nothing more than whips, chains, leather and locking up people in their basement.

The People Under The Stairs (1992) - 10 Murderous Couple Horror Movies

I’ve loved this movie from the very first time I watched it years ago. It’s simply great fun and actually manages to be quite tense in parts. What makes it even more compelling is that Wes Craven actually based it on a real life case of a burglar who discovered children locked up in the basement of a house he broke in to. The People Under The Stairs has a wicked mix of humour and socially aware commentary that makes it feel relevant even to this day.


Get Out (2017)

We have more Jordan Peele and more murderous families next but it is the unsettling couple Missy and Dean that we want to focus on in Get Out from 2017. Taking a poke at a whole new generation of racism that comes by way of Liberal Americans. Peele’s first crack at Psychological horror is both clever and relevant. Managing to be both unsettling and legitimately comedic in parts.

Get Out (2017) Review

Missy and Dean have more than just a passing fascination with President Obama, and African American culture as a whole, in this absolutely fantastic horror that took everyone by surprise. Taking their obsession to frightening levels that make for some legitimately tense moments. Awesome stuff and a must watch if you haven’t already seen it. We awarded Get Out 4 our of 5 in our review.

Thanks for Reading

So that’s 10 Horror Movies with Murderous Couples Ranked. There’s some fantastic films here and all are worth a watch. Well, maybe not Hosts but you get my point. I’ll be expanding on this theme a bit this week because it is Valentine’s day so why not? The next list is going to be the Anti-Valentine Horror Movies List so keep your eyes peeled for that. We have also put together a list of 10 Romantic Horror Movies Perfect For Valentine’s Day Viewing – Ranked so check that out if you are in the mood for some love themed horror.

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