Halloween and horror movies go together like peanut butter and
eyeballs jelly. So, I’m going to share some horror movie trailers that I have sentimental attachments to.
The first horror movie I ever watched was, according to my parents, Halloween. I was in preschool at that time… I don’t remember really watching it, though. The first movie that I know I watched of my own free will was Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, when I was in elementary school. Sadly, this wasn’t on VHS, but through the power of television and local channels at that! It was majorly edited. (In other words: good thing for my growing brain.) Of course I watched others in the series, but this one has a special place in my heart.
In middle school, I became obsessed with a franchise: Sleep Away Camp. Over a single week in summer, I had my mom rent any and every VHS available (I think we even went to different rental places to look for more, but even then I didn’t see them all). And that’s how I ended up sitting on my mom’s bed, eating spaghetti, and watching a guy get his head drilled. Oh, and the ending of the first one… Dude!
Oh, yes… Candyman. Do you have an endearing memory of your high school best friend? Mine is how we had to stay by the door of the bathroom, just in case he came. We watched it, each clutching a remote that could stop the tape in an instant. We were so freaking scared!
Last, but not least, is a horror movie I watched with my husband (I think it might even have been pre-kids). Most horror movies I watch once and I’m done (that goes double for House of 1,000 Corpses). But Thirteen Ghosts is one of those movies I can watch over and over again. It is beautiful and wonderful. And this is the only of the movies I watched on DVD!
With Halloween just around the corner, are you thinking of watching something scary? What is your horror movie history? What are your horror movie favorites?