Despite the fact that we live in a world of facts and science, millions of people still base their daily actions on the position of the stars & planets. Horoscopes are an incredibly popular aspect of any news publication, and many even look for romantic partners based on the compatibility of astrological signs. But is there any truth to the tenants of astrology? Can we really predict a person’s temperament/likes/dislikes by examining the position of celestial bodies at the time of his/her birth?
Probably not. Still, even rational minds may be subconsciously influenced by the reputations of particular astrological signs: Scorpios are sexual, Cancers are homebodies, Leos are temperamental, etc. Recently, the folks at Bustle.com published an article that predicted a person’s creepiest characteristics based on their astrology: This Is The Creepiest Thing About You, According To Your Sign! Whether or not there’s any truth to the item is inconsequential because it’s so damn entertaining. Still, it got us thinking: Can we predict a person’s taste in Horror Movies based on their sign?
Using Bustle’s article as a jumping off point, we’ve assembled a list that attempts to match a person’s astrological sign to his/her favorite subgenre of horror. It may have no basis in science, but we put serious thoughts into our analysis—and the main goal here is having fun! Have a read and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Were we able to accurately predict your favorite horror movies based on your astrological sign?
According to Bustle.com, Aries are obsessed with Death.
An obsession with the inevitability of death most likely indicates interest in immortality and resurrection.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Supernatural, Torture Porn, Zombies, Vampires
Favorite Horror Movies: Final Destination & Sequels, Hostel & Sequels, Saw & Sequels, Night of the Living Dead & Sequels, The Ring & Sequels, It Follows, Pet Sematary, The Others, Let the Right One In.
According to Bustle.com, if you’re a Taurus then you’re a stalker.
Someone with a penchant towards stalking will be excited by films that feature single-minded antagonists with the ability to commit societal transgressions (including trespassing) without a shred of guilt
Favorite Subgenre(s): Stalker, Home Invasion, Voyeurism
Favorite Movies: May, Maniac, Single White Female, P2, Psycho, Pet, Black Christmas, When a Stranger Calls, Sleep Tight, The Gift.
According to Bustle.com, Geminis are liars.
Pants-on-fire Geminis love films that claim to be based on actual events, seeking to blur the line between fact and fiction.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Home Invasion, Imposters, Double Cross, Urban Legends
Favorite Horror Movies: The Guest, The Orphan, Urban Legend & Sequels, The Imposter, You’re Next, Last House on the Left, House of Wax, The Belko Experiment, Poker Night, The Strangers.
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According to Bustle.com, Cancers are obsessive In Relationships.
Cancers are softies, gravitating towards horror movies with romantic (though not necessarily erotic) undertones.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Stalker, Romantic, Killer Couples
Favorite Horror Movies: Natural Born Killers, The Fly, Bride of Chucky, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Let the Right One In, Kalifornia, The Bride of Frankenstein, Spring, Near Dark, Return of the Living Dead III.
According to Bustle.com, Leos only care about themselves.
Films featuring sociopathic and narcissistic behavior get Leos blood pumping; their selfish, decadent desires will lead them to explore anarchism and cannibalism.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Anarchy, Cannibals, Vengeance
Favorite Horror Movies: Silence of the Lambs & Sequels, The Hills Have Eyes (Original & Remake), I Spit on Your Grave, Carrie, Audition, The Purge & Sequels, Cape Fear, Hard Candy.
According to Bustle.com, Virgos have secret sex fantasies.
And you thought Scorpios were sex fiends! Apparently, it’s those virginal Virgos looking to push the sexual envelope into transgressive territory.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Vampires, LBGT, Taboo Relationships, Fetishes
Favorite Horror Movies: Raw, Interview with the Vampire, Enemy, Stoker, Hellraiser, Alyce Kills, American Mary, The Hunger, Near Dark, Nekromantik, Blue Velvet, The Wicker Man.
According to Bustle.com, Libras are obsessed with motives.
With the minds of detectives and analytical reasoning skills of trained psychologists, Libras are on the case, unraveling some of horrors most enigmatic and terrifying mysteries. Anything based on true crime is a treat.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Procedural, Mystery
Favorite Horror Movies: Se7en, Zodiac, Saw & Sequels, Pandorum, Alien, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, A Cabin in the Woods, What Lies Beneath, The Boy, Housebound, The Uninvited, Secret Window, Shutter.
According to Bustle.com, Scorpios have scary thoughts.
The perfect cure for a head full of nightmares is: More nightmares! Scorpios have a primal fear of losing their minds, making psychological/supernatural mind benders especially effective.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Psychological, Supernatural, Surrealism
Favorite Horror Movies: Jacob’s Ladder, The Amityville Horror, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Donnie Darko, Frailty, The Babadook, Cube, Martyrs, Suicide Club.
According to Bustle.com, if you’re a Sagittarius you run from your feelings.
If you’re a Sagittarius, you have an attraction to films that stoke the Fight-or-Flight response; natural disasters and apocalyptic devastation certainly helps put your own anxieties on the back burner.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Man vs Animal/Nature, Post-Apocalyptic, Vacation from Hell
Favorite Horror Movies: Jaws, Sharknado & Sequels, The Perfect Getaway, Aftershock, Melancholia, Tourista, The Shallows, 28 Days Later, Zombieland.
According to Bustle.com, Capricorns fantasizes about getting rid of people.
Mass casualties are the key to Capricorns favorite horror offerings; in fact, when watching slasher movies, they always identify with the villain. There’s just something immensely satisfying in watching the life snuffed out of somebody.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Slasher, Outbreak, Alien Invasion
Favorite Horror Movies: Friday the 13th & Sequels, Halloween & Sequels, A Nightmare on Elm Street & Sequels, 28 Days Later, War of the Worlds, Slither, Resident Evil & Sequels, Independence Day.
According to Bustle.com, an Aquarius imagines what to say at your funeral.
Eloquent Aquarians are fans of exposition & life-and-death sagas, cerebral terror, and struggles against insurmountable/metaphysical adversaries.
Favorite Subgenre(s): Gothic, Mad Scientist, Possession/Exorcism
Favorite Horror Movies: Flatliners, Frankenstein, Jeepers Creepers, Crimson Peak, The Exorcist, Witchboard, The Cell, Ouija: Origins of Evil, The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
According to Bustle.com, Pisces view themselves as superheroes.
You may think superhero wannabes would stay immersed in Marvel and DC Universes, but this just means they gravitate towards grandiose horror with universal themes of Good vs Evil. Fantastic storytelling and brilliant FX are also irresistible.
Favorite Subgenres(s): Stephen King, Dark Fantasy, MUTO/Kaiju
Favorite Horror Movies: IT, The Mist, Salem’s Lott, Hellboy & Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pan’s Labyrinth, Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, Cloverfield, Spawn.