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What is the earliest Horror movie you can remember seeing?

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15 comments:

Carl (ILHM) said...

As far back as I can remember, it would have had to have been either JAWS or PIRANHA, I forget which one my dad subjected me to first, but I will tell you one thing: to this day, I still have panic attacks swimming under water in the deep end of the pool because I am certain Jaws will come out of the light.

The Mike said...

I'm pretty certain it was The Phantom of the Opera. Yeah, Lon Chaney style.

I mangled that video tape over the years.

ratof13 said...

I'm thinking it would of been IT.

As a little kid that frightened me half to death. I remember watching it on holiday in the rented unit while my parents were at dinner. When they came back they had to deal with this little child who no longer wanted to go anywhere near a damn drain.

wiec? said...

in the theatre when it first came out I saw the movie Alien. i was 6 yrs old. my dad who took me to see it thought it was going to be a lot like Star Wars.

he was very wrong. he did let me stay until the very end though and after it was over he made me promise not to tell my moms what it was about.

Jenn said...

I'm thinking it was either CUJO or POLTERGEIST. I remember both being just so terrifying. POLTERGEIST still gets me - that fucking clown doll! Geez!

Wings said...

Saw lots of "Creature Double Feature" stuff. But the first I really recall is Amityville Horror.

B-Movie Becky said...

I'm not completely sure, but I know my earliest memories are from the Child's Play movies and Cujo. I was probably around five-ish when I saw them, but I'm not sure. I just remember my older brother getting upset when he saw me pull Child's Play off the shelf from Aplha Video (no Blockbuster in town then). He was so scared of that doll!

The Frog Queen said...

I am sure it was some old B&W Vincent Price movie on TV, but my first movie in the theater was The Exorcist. I was in catholic school at the time and had bit of a discipline problem...I think my mom was trying to scare me into submission :D

Cheers!

Andy said...

Peeking through my bedroom door as a wee lad and watching "Blue Sunshine" (1976) on Showtime around 1979. One particular scene of a crazed bald acid-head falling off a tall building and smashing into the ground really freaked me out. And then there was "The Shining"...

oducerproducer said...

Probably a Universal horror film, i've literally been watching stuff like Dawn of the Dead & Phantasm since i was 3 or so.

Matt-suzaka said...

I can't remember exactly which one it was, but it might have been either Jaws, Halloween, or kind of horror movie, War of the Worlds.

forestofthedead said...

First horror movie I think I really got into was The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Then at some point we got a copy of Poltergeist, scared the tar out of us.

Elwood Jones said...

"It Came From Another World" was my first experience and I can understand why John Carpenter adores it, especially with it's gasoline throwing scene, which still looks great today.
The other early horror experiences I remember were watching Critters, Aliens and Psycho which I saw with my dad along with a whole heap of b-movies growing up. I also used to watch horror films with my Gran, who is still a big horror fan.

Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

I'm pretty sure it was "Horror Express" with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

Belle Dee said...

I can't remember which came first but I remember 'An American Werewolf in London' and 'Creepshow' being my first horror movies. 'American Werewolf' scared me so bad I never even re-watched it until 15-20 years later. The werewolf creature holds up and still frightens me. But it's probably the subway scene that scares me the most!

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