This week’s prompt from the Broke and the Bookish is a Halloween-themed Freebie, so here we go!
Top Ten Used-to-Be Scary Movies
These are the movies that creeped me out or just outright terrified me when I was younger. Now I can watch them and giggle.
Some of them, at least.
- The Exorcist – Yeah, this one still has official “Don’t watch it at night or with Miss L in the house.”
- Child’s Play – This movie scared me so bad when I was younger that I tied all my porcelain dolls to their chairs. When that didn’t abate my fear, I put them in a garbage bag, stuck them in my closet, and propped a chair up against the door knob. Since that day I’ve not willingly kept anything bigger than a barbie in the house. (Yes, even now. I know its stupid, but …but…Annabelle, dangit!)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (Okay, so 1-7 are now laughably ridiculous. The New Nightmare is still a…tad…creepsy though. That whole blending reality, possession of an idea thing. Eugh!)
- The Ring – Yes, I still cover my eyes with the scenes of Samara coming out of the well. Gyargh!
- Paranormal Activity – The first one. The first one ONLY! Yes, I mostly laugh at it anymore, but I still jump in all the right places.
- Poltergeist – The original(s) (as if I need to clarify). That scene at the end with the pool and the skeletons? I admit, they sort of get mashed together in my head, but the pool scene, the meat to maggots scene, Carol Anne in the mirror in NYC, etc. Creepy as heck when I was younger!! Luckily all just laughable now though.
- The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock – Alright, lets be honest, the special effects do not hold up AT ALL, and so its more a “watch and giggle” movie now, but the IDEA? Stillllllllllll terrifying!
- Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight – I might have had a nightmare or two after watching this for the first time. Watched it a couple years ago though, and happily cackled.
- The Fog (1980) – It might have came out before I was born, but it still ruddy creeped me out the first time I saw it.
- Silent Hill – I don’t care if it did come out when I was already an adult. STILL creepy! And I laugh at it now, not because its no longer creepy, but because its so freaking ridiculous that I’m scared by a movie based on a game. Those walker thingies, though…just urgh.
Did I mention I’m such a skeeredy-cat that while I can watch pretty much any zombie movie out there, I can’t play any ‘scary’ games like Resident Evil because they creep me out too badly
Yes, yes, laugh it up, Chuckles.
Did I forget one?? What would be on yours?