The Weirdest Romantic-Horror Relationships on Film

Part Richard Linklater love story, part Cronenbergian horror film, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Spring — in theaters this weekend — follows the bizarre development of a fling between an American backpacker and mysterious woman in Italy who hides a dark, primordial secret. It’s an unusual romantic tale that follows in the footsteps of some of horror cinema’s strangest couples. Here are ten of the weirdest.

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The Fly

Brundlefly is bae in David Cronenberg’s extra grody body-horror adaptation of George Langelaan’s 1957 short story. Jeff Goldblum’s eccentric scientist Seth Brundle and Geena Davis’ plucky journalist Veronica Quaife get it on. Accidental teleportation with a common housefly ensues, and Veronica’s beau turns into a melty-faced freak oozing in his own digestive enzymes. Cronenberg love is real love.