Lovely Nightmares: Top 8 Breakups in Horror Movies (sponsored)

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It’s the stuff of breakups and horror movies: one minute you’re madly in love, the next you’re struggling to get through each day, next you feel that desperate anger after breakup. If you’re currently going through a tough breakup, take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. Here are the top 8 breakups from horror movies that will make you feel better about your situation:

List of Top 8 Breakups from Horror Movies

1. The Shape of Water

This movie is a heartbreaking tale of love and loss. Elisa, a mute woman, falls in love with a fish-man being held captive at the lab where she works. When they are finally able to be together, they are tragically separated when Elisa’s coworker murders the fish-man.

2. Carrie

This movie is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Carrie is a shy, bullied girl who discovers she has telekinetic powers. After using her powers to get revenge on her tormentors, Carrie is betrayed by her own mother and left to die in a fire.

3. The Omen

This movie is about a young boy named Damien who is actually the Antichrist. His adopted parents become increasingly worried about Damien’s dark behavior and the strange events happening around him. At the end of the movie, Damien causes the death of his own adoptive father, proving that he is truly evil.

4. The Shining

The Shining is a horror classic about a family who moves into an isolated hotel in the Colorado Rockies to care for it during the winter. The father, Jack Torrance, is a writer who falls into a deep psychosis and tries to kill his wife and son.

5. Saw

Saw is a horror franchise that revolves around a psychopathic killer who traps his victims in deadly games. In the first movie, two men wake up in a dilapidated bathroom, chained to pipes with no memory of how they got there. They must work together to escape before the killer, Jigsaw, returns.

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street

In A Nightmare on Elm Street, a group of teens are terrorized by Freddy Krueger, a man who kills them in their dreams. One teen, Nancy, is determined to stop him. Nancy’s breakup with Glen is one of the most traumatic scenes in the entire movie. Not only is Glen killed right in front of her, but she also has to deal with the fact that Freddy is after her.

7. Friday the 13th

In Friday the 13th, a group of camp counselors are killed off one by one by an unknown assailant. One of the counselors, Alice, is the only one who seems to be able to stand up to the killer. However, she is ultimately unsuccessful in stopping him.

8. Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary and Guy’s break up is one of the most disturbing scenes in the movie. After finding out that she is pregnant, Rosemary begins to suspect that her husband and friends have been involved in a conspiracy to use her baby for Satanic purposes.


While some might say that horror movies are all about the scares, there are plenty of them that also deal with the more emotional aspects of life. These eight films are just a few examples of horror movies that feature breakups and heartbreak. Whether you’re looking for a good scare or just want to see some characters go through some tough times, these movies are sure to deliver.

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