A feel-good horror movie might seem like a contradiction in terms
given the genre’s tendency to leave us feeling unnerved, grossed out and
But not all horror films are a succession of gory deaths and heart
attack-inducing jump scares, and nor should they be. Some eschew all that stabby,
scary stuff in favour of a more warm-hearted approach and – dare we say – have
the potential to warm the cockles of even the coldest of horror fan hearts.
And let’s face it: all that torture porn and splattercore can get
a tad tedious and depressing after a while and even the most ghoulish of gore
hounds needs a little respite from all that every now and then.
So, for the benefit of harried horror fans everywhere here’s a
selection of movies more heart-warming than horrible. Well, we say
‘heart-warming’ but there are still some scares and gory moments – they are
horror films after all. But in these movies happy(ish) endings abound and
you’ll be left feeling weirdly uplifted rather than just plain weirded out.