Horror Movies

I’m taking a break from my regular blog posts to have a little fun and talk about my favorite movie genre…


I fell in love with horror movies when I was around 12 or 13. I love them so much that when my husband first met me, he thought I was crazy because I had to fall asleep watching them. I could watch my favorites over and over. In a strange way, they comfort me. And it was all thanks to a little movie you might have heard of called Scream. I watched Scream for the first time in our living room at a time when our mother was not around. The movie pulled me in. I was entranced. I had never seen anything like it. I loved the idea of trying to figure out who the killers were (I did in each of the movies except Scream 3). It was suspenseful, funny and the kill scenes were awesome (I never looked at a doggie door in a garage door the same way).

After Scream, I watched any horror movie I could get my hands on — I Know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legend, The faculty. Then I went back to the classics: Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Last House on The Left, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pet Sematary. When I was a sophomore I started at a new high school. I didn’t know anyone. But I was put in a film class that I fell in love with. My teacher was so enthusiastic about every movie he showed us. I could feel the love he had for film, and it made me excited to experience these movies. We watched many old movies. It was the first time I watched classics like Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and Casablanca. But my favorite was when he showed us old horror movies. He introduced me to Alfred Hitchcock. We watched The Birds and Psycho. He also showed us one of my favorite horror movies, House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price . I loved the class so much I took it again the following year.

I enjoy when a movie can scare me without the gore. Gore doesn’t scare me, it just grosses me out. And I don’t scare easily so I love the feeling when it happens. I watched a movie about a year ago that I still think about. It’s called Open House. The story is unique (which is great in a world full of the same stories over and over) and, without spoiling the movie, the idea that this scenario could happen stays with you long after the movie has ended. I highly recommend it.

To cap off this blog I’m going to list my top five horror movies. I would also love to hear your top five! Please leave me a comment with your favorites and recommendations. I am always looking for something new to watch.

5. Hell House LLC: This is a movie I watched around the same time as Open House. It’s a great movie to watch around Halloween. It centers on a group of friends who open a haunted house every year in a new abandoned location. This year, some strange things start to happen. It was filmed like The Blair Witch Project. It’s spooky and a fun watch.

4. Sinister: Again, a movie I thought had a unique story and a great twist. In it, an author in need of another bestseller moves his family to a house with a dark past to try to get inspiration and solve a mystery.

3. Psycho: I mean what is there to say about this movie that hasn’t already been said? I will leave it at this: Classic. Alfred Hitchcock. Twists. Janet Leigh. Shower.

2. Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis at her finest! Laurie Strode is babysitting on Halloween night when she ends up having to fight for her life when murderer Michael Myers escapes from the mental hospital. Fun fact, the mask Michael wears in the movie is an inside out Captain Kirk mask. Lastly, lets be clear, the only reason they made a Jason vs. Freddy movie and never a Michael vs someone is because everyone knows Michael Myers would kick their ass.

1. Scream: Of course it’s my number one! I said enough about it before but I will say Sidney Prescott kicks ass!!!

One more thing before I go. If you haven’t already, check out foreign Horror movies. There are some great ones out there. My favorite is The Devil’s Backbone.

Thanks for reading and I am excited to hear what Horror movies you all love.


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