Halloween Screams

halloweenWith Halloween only a week away, this weekend is the perfect time to stay in and have a scary movie marathon. Personally, I don’t watch many of the horror films that have come out in recent years. There is too much gore for me and, frankly, I’m just too easily spooked. Ever since watching The Ring while home alone and almost having a heart attack from all the scares, I just can’t handle most contemporary horror movies.

I do, however, love classic horror. The old black and white films were the best sleepover movies when I was kid. Looking back on them now, they honestly aren’t that scary, but to a group of young teenage girls ready to be scared, Boris Karloff’s bandaged hand creeping out of the sarcophagus in The Mummy was definitely scream worthy. It is also pretty likely that many bird phobias were started after a late-night viewing of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, and shower curtain terror after seeing the iconic scene in Hitchcock’s Psycho.

Below, I have listed some of the classic horror movies that have scared me over the years. They span the decades, with the earliest premiering in 1920 and the latest in 1984. Did your favorite make the list?

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