By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., Nov. 22, 2018 Is the horror film A Quiet Place more of a date movie than the romances A Star is Born and Crazy Rich Asians? A new study suggests that’s the case, with scares out-grossing snuggles in movies that generate the most profit. These days, if you look past the superhero sagas and kidpix that tend to draw their own specific audiences, what we think of as a date movie is something that’s more likely to make you scream than swoon. Once mainly the purview of drive-ins and cult fandom, horror movies are now decidedly mainstream. But first let’s define “date movie,” which increasingly seems like an outdated concept. To me, the term applies to those films likely to attract both men and women as a safe choice on date night — a term that itself is under revision, for couples who opt to stay home so they can “Netflix and chill.” Date movie and date night in the past often meant … [Read more...] about Is horror the new date movie?