Every Friday we’ll pick a theme and then five things (hence the name! We’re so original!!!!!) that fit that theme. Feel free to make your own choices in the comments, or send them to us on Twitter. This week we’re talking about the films that made us shriek, cover our eyes, and possibly wet our pants.
For me (someone who doesn’t do scary movies) one of the scariest I remember seeing was Children of the Corn. My little town is surrounded by cornfields & little kids are crazy. It sounds not super scary bit really freaked me out.
I HATE SCARY MOVIES. But I love zombies. It’s a weird conundrum. The first zombie thing I ever saw was the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, and I distinctly remember my roommate at the time and I crawling up over the back of the couch to get away from some of the scenes. I ended up loving the movie so much, but it was (and is) still terrifying.
I think I watched this because an ex wanted to, and I regretted it for so long afterwards. Gory stuff sometimes makes me sick, and this one definitely did. That’s not even mentioning the nightmares.
I was terrified of Freddy Kruger for a solid decade. I cannot tell you how many sleepless nights I had as a child thanks to that asshole. Oh man. I remember there was a store that ALWAYS had a poster in it’s store front and I was run pasted it every time we were even close. It didn’t get better as I got older either. There was a corn maze that had a section that was themed after this and I LOST it. I’m talking crying and climbing up my then boyfriend and making him carry me out. There’s just something so terrifying about a monster that kills you through your dreams.
Fuck this movie. I *still* hate dolls because of it. My brother got a “My buddy doll” as a gift right after we watched this movie (Yes, we were too young to watch anything like this) and we buried it at the bottom of our toy box as a form of protection. Thank heavens my kids have no interest in dolls like this because I think I would lose it if we had one in the house. Learn from my trauma: DON’T LET YOUNG KIDS WATCH SCARY MOVIES.