14 Most Horror and Scary Movies you need to watch with your Partner for Improved Bonding

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 02 Aug 2018 - Written by Dr. Tanvi Tuteja Mansukhani - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

If you want to improving bonding with your partner, then you need to know that interestingly scary movies can play a cupid. Some of the best horror movies of all time are The Orphanage, High Tension, The Strangers, The Smiling Man, Dead Silence, and As Above, So Below to name a few.

There is a reason why those couples are happier who watch horror flicks together. Horror brings the partners closer by cementing their relation biologically. Plus, this genre also helps couple feel closer as they share an emotional experience together. Throughout the movie, they will share their fear and once the plot starts developing, they will feel relief. It is good for your relationship health as they share vulnerable moments together. 

It is also a great excuse of getting close and cuddling together and make your partner feel safe. It helps in releasing feel-good oxytocin.

If you are looking for such horror movies for the next weekend for strong bonding then go through the list of 15 scary movies:

1. It Follows (2015)

It follows

What it's about: A teenage girl picks up a curse that's passed on through sex. The only way to get rid of the curse is to have sex with somebody else.

"It Follows has been my new favourite ever since I went to see it and was on the verge of escaping the cinema in terror the whole time. It was the definition of edge of your seat!"

2. The Witch (2015)

The Witch

What it's about: Set in the 1630s, a family are exiled to a new home next to a forest. Witchy things start to happen, leading to paranoia and the family turning on one another.

"If you ever want to shit your pants, I suggest you watch this movie. It's made in such a way that you genuinely are spooked."

3. The Orphanage (2007)

Horror Movies

What it's about: A woman buys the old orphanage she was raised in and converts it into a home for sick children. When her adopted son goes missing, she starts to hear voices of the spirits that are still there.

"The scariest movie I have ever seen in my life. It still gives me chills just thinking about it."

Best Horror Movies

4. The Strangers (2008)

What it's about: A couple are staying in a house in the middle of nowhere. They're not banking on having guests, which is why it's a shock when there's a knock at the door.

"My husband and I had to shut it off the first time watching it. It could totally happen."

5. High Tension (2003)

High Tension (2003)

What it's about: Alex takes her friend out into the French countryside to visit her parents, but when her parents are killed by a psychotic truck driver, the horror really begins.

"It's still the best horror film I’ve seen to date. It’s creepy, unnerving, and will leave you saying 'What just happened'."

6. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

Trick 'r Treat

What it's about: The rules you should never break at Halloween: Wear a costume, hand out treats, never blow out a jack o’lantern, and always check your candy. A small town are about to find out what happens when these rules are broken.

"Trick 'r Treat is a definite must for Halloween. It's creepy and scary, but there is a certain delight you get from watching Halloween folklore come to life in the modern world. You get jump scares, twists and turns, creepy children, and some gore to bring it all together. One of my favourites to watch right before Halloween to get in the spirit of the holiday."

7. The Smiling Man (2015)

The Smiling Man

What it's about: A little girl is home alone and soon comes face to face with evil.
"YouTube short horror films are incredibly underrated. First, they’re scary as hell. And second, they can keep the attention of anyone who can’t sit through a full length movie. The Smiling Man still haunts me every time I think about it. It’s incredibly unsettling and just fucking creepy."

8. Them (2006)


What it's about: A story based on actual events. A couple that lives in the middle of the woods are terrorised after receiving repeated phone calls.

"A few years ago a friend and I went to see Them, not realising that it's in French with subtitles. We almost walked out because we're too basic to watch a foreign movie, but decided to stay. It was one of the most frightening movies either of us had ever seen in our lives, and I have never been able to sit through it again since."

9. Dead Silence (2007)

Dead silence 2007

What it's about: When his wife dies, a man returns to their hometown determined to find answers. While searching, he uncovers the legend of Mary Shaw.

"Only horror movie to ever truly make me jump. It's a doll movie, but I promise its legend is one you’ve never heard of before. 'Beware the stare of Mary Shaw, she had no children, only dolls. And if you see her in your dreams, be sure you never, ever scream.'"

10. Hush (2016)


What it's about: A deaf writer, living alone in the middle of the woods, finds herself the victim of a masked man who’s determined to find his way in.

"Not as much a horror movie as it is a nerve-wracking thriller. It puts a spin on the classic slasher that will leave you locking your doors and windows after. Truly one of my most watched and loved scary movies."

11. The Descent (2005)

Best Horror Movies

What it's about: A group of friends go on an underground expedition to explore caves, but soon realise they are not alone.

"The Descent is terrifying. I was stupid enough to watch it on a plane, and I jumped around so much my seat-mate must have thought I was crazy. And that was after I'd already seen it once before."

12. As Above, So Below (2014)

Hollywood Movies

What it's about: An archaeologist is obsessed with finding the philosopher’s stone, and so assembles a team to help her find it underneath Paris. However, the group are unaware that they’ve just entered their personal hell.

"Super scary movie. The concept of being so close to hell totally tripped me out for days."

13. Lake Mungo (2008)

Lake Mungo

What it's about: A host of strange occurrences start happening to a family after their youngest daughter accidentally drowns while swimming in a lake.

"I’m a huuuuge horror fan, and not much aside from jump scares has ever really given me a major spook. That is, until Lake Mungo happened. It was so completely horrific that my heart was beating so hard I had to calm myself down. I had trouble getting to sleep that night, and that was absolutely a first for me. If you like horror movies that tell a truly disturbing tale, then definitely check out Lake Mungo."

14. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs

What it's about: Clarice is a student training at an FBI academy. When she is asked to interview an imprisoned psychopathic therapist to try and solve a current murder case, she meets Hannibal Lecter.

"The Silence of the Lambs scared me so much as a young teen I actually had to go to therapy for trauma. It took me six months to open up to my therapist because of the fact Hannibal Lecter was technically a therapist too."

Nothing can match the bonding over fear. Watching horror flicks together is inexpensive and an easy habit to let your relation working.  
Plan your weekend with your partner for next horror movie.

Dr. Tanvi Tuteja Mansukhani

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Dr. Tanvi Tuteja Mansukhani is an Infertility Specialist and Obstetrician hailing from Mumbai and has an experience of more than half a decade. She completed MBBS from KJ Somaiya Medical College And Research Centre in 2006. She later continued with her Diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics from College Of Physicians and Surgeons Of Mumbai in the year 2008. She came to Delhi to complete her DNB in Obstetrics and Gynecology from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in 2011. She is the member of the Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynecology Society and Association of Medical Women in India (AMWI) and was also awarded a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology (Infertility) at Seoul, South Korea in the year 2015. She is an IVF and IUI expert and also treats patients who require high-risk pregnancy care. She is presently practicing at a Multi-Speciality Hospital named Sunny Hospital in Chembur, Mumbai. You can get the contact details of Dr. Tanvi Tuteja Mansukhani at



Nisha Verma

I will follow the instructions and watch all the listed movies with my husband. But he doesn't really enjoy watching horror movies as he is scared of them more than me.

Dec. 31, 2018, 5:17 p.m. 5.0


Sumitra Sonkar

My husband and I watched a horror movie named "Truth and Dare". It was hard for us to watch that but since then he became a bit more protective for me.

July 21, 2018, 12:50 p.m. 5.0


Calvin Jones

Horror Movies and Halloween together are a superb combination! :D

May 30, 2018, 6:19 p.m. 5.0


Prasenjit Kisan Tayade

I'm still not sure if I would watch these with my wife for any reason.. no matter what!

May 20, 2018, 9:53 a.m. 4.5


Narayan Madan

I won't lie that I have seen all of these listed movies as I am a horror movie freak but only some are concealed. I have got my targets to achieve in the next weekend.

May 9, 2018, 9:11 a.m. 4.5

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