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Signs Your Significant Other May Be a Killer, According to the Movies

Time and time again we find big-screen heroes and heroines getting a little too cozy with the enemy. Had they just taken a moment to examine the situation, charisma and good looks aside, perhaps they would have noticed all the red flags signaling that they’re walking right into a relationship trap. In this week’s House at the End of the Street Ryan (Max Thieriot) is a guy Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) knows has a troubled past, but is still drawn to. But is he a killer? Here, we bring the big screen’s most glaring sadistic significant other warning signs.

They Know Where You Are 24/7 (Sorority Row)

I’ve got to admit, I love me some Julian Morris, but there’s nothing sweet about Andy and Cassidy constantly knowing each other’s locations via a GPS pinning phone application in Sorority Row. The technology is quite useful when it comes to tracking down a lost cell phone and checking out local whether, but things get creepy when people know where you are at all times (minus all of you proud Four Square Mayors). Worst of all, this is a prime slasher deception tool here. Want your victim to think he or she is alone in the house? Take a cue from Julian and put your phone on a Greyhound.

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10 Items Movies Have Taught Us Not to Touch, Ever

In this weekend’s new release The Possession, poor little Em Brenek just has to buy an old box at a yard sale. Even though the thing clearly isn’t meant to be opened, Em insists and she’s left with creepy fingers popping up in the back of her throat. If only Em had watched a few more horror movies, she would have picked up on the telltale signs that something isn’t right about her precious little box. No, we don’t want to live our lives in plastic bubbles, but thanks to the genre we know that there are quite a few things out in the world that might be alluring, but are just not worth touching.

Infamous Videotapes

When legend has it that if you watch a certain videotape you’ll die within seven days of watching it, you might as well stay on the safe side and opt out of popping it into the VHS player. Nightmares, nose bleeds and incessant phone calls just aren’t worth it. If you’re so curious that you can’t bear to go on without catching what’s on this haunted videotape, better figure out if you’ve got the guts to make a copy and pass it on. But then what poor soul will you pass it on to? Good thing VHS players are just about obsolete!

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8 Worst … Places to Get Stranded According to the Movies

As you probably noticed from my “8 Great Weapons the Movies Taught Us to Always Keep Handy” and “9 Ideas for the Next Great Final Destination Opening Disaster” pieces, I spend way too much time thinking about big screen kills. As much as I love coming up with these crazy ideas, the thought of getting caught in a real horror story is downright terrifying, particularly the idea of being stranded in a grim situation much like what happens to Liam Neeson in the upcoming release, The Grey.

It’s one thing to crash land in the middle of an icy tundra patrolled by vicious wolves with Liam Neeson by your side, but imagine getting stuck in one of these scenarios minus our favorite big screen survivalist.

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