The choice of posters nurse Alex pinned at her wall in An American Werewolf in London, shows a unfortunate pre-disposition to the great Romance classics, none of which held a happy-end for their main cast. It's her own faith foreshadowed there on the wall, a true mene tekel.
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit