what movie started your love of horror movies?

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fljoe0

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I think I was maybe 8 or 9 when Psycho was on TV (a Saturday afternoon, no less). My mom walked past during the scene where Mrs Bates is revealed and she asked what I was watching. I said "I dunno" and she said "Okay" and kept walking. Bless her heart, cause when I was a child she let me watch anything on TV as long as it didn't have any nekkid people.
It's funny how naked people are scarier to mom than a psychopathic killer. ;-D
 

champ1966

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When I was young, I had a television in my room and would watch late night horror movies when I was supposed to be asleep. The one that vividly stands out in my memory is "Let's Scare Jessica To Death."
I remember watching a Blair Witch type film, where it was CCTV footage of a young girl watching a horror film. I think it was called 'Let's Scare Becca to Death'
 

champ1966

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Yeah, I know, and The Exorcist
You should search out a spoof of Baby Jane by French & Saunders (What Ever Happened To Baby Dawn), a British comedy duo. There's probably about two or three parts to it. It's hilarious!!! They also do one of Misery which is fantastic.
We've discussed French and Saunders on another thread mate.
 

hossenpepper

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Well don't let me stop ya, but cool thread idea...

For me it was the original Wolfman movie starring Lon Chaney. Scared the crap outta me as a kid. I had a recurring dream about the wolfman chasing me around a pile of construction debris that was in a field near our house at the time. After a few times I realized in the dream that it was obviously a dream because I was able to outrun the wolfman. The fact something could create such a mental response fascinated me. From there, I took an interest in special effects and creature makeup. I still do today. My son is also in a magnet school arts program for special effects and film making.

The Hoss household does a huge Halloween scare house every year that is on par with pro level theme park presentations. 2 of my kids have been performers in the Busch Garden How o Scream attraction. A few more of the friends that help us are also performers there or at Universal Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando.

Ironically, the wolfman makes an appearance every year, but only his severed head on a spike in my wraith's graveyard. Perhaps a subconscious desire to remind myself I conquered him? :)

Anyway, yay horror flicks!!!

BTW, I recently saw the flick "Green Room". Though not strictly technically "horror", it was pretty good. I'd recommend it.
 

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Well don't let me stop ya, but cool thread idea...

For me it was the original Wolfman movie starring Lon Chaney. Scared the crap outta me as a kid. I had a recurring dream about the wolfman chasing me around a pile of construction debris that was in a field near our house at the time. After a few times I realized in the dream that it was obviously a dream because I was able to outrun the wolfman. The fact something could create such a mental response fascinated me. From there, I took an interest in special effects and creature makeup. I still do today. My son is also in a magnet school arts program for special effects and film making.

The Hoss household does a huge Halloween scare house every year that is on par with pro level theme park presentations. 2 of my kids have been performers in the Busch Garden How o Scream attraction. A few more of the friends that help us are also performers there or at Universal Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando.

Ironically, the wolfman makes an appearance every year, but only his severed head on a spike in my wraith's graveyard. Perhaps a subconscious desire to remind myself I conquered him? :)

Anyway, yay horror flicks!!!

BTW, I recently saw the flick "Green Room". Though not strictly technically "horror", it was pretty good. I'd recommend it.
Your dream wasn't wolfman, it was a goat. Waiting for you to feed it and love and call it George.
 
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