10 Weirdly Feel-Good Horror Movies With Happy Endings

Horrors to warm the cockles of even the coldest hearts.

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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 terrified.

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.

Fair warning: spoilers are headed your way.


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