What Was Your First Horror Movie?

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Horror may not be for everyone but we have all seen at least one before and odds are the first one you watched made an impression as if you would be a fan or not. For some, like me, that first horror movie just sucked us in and made us want more. For others, it either terrified you or you simply decided that wasn’t for you. Either way, there is a good chance your first experience with a horror movie left its mark on you in some capacity. So, we want to hear what it was and what you thought of it?

So the question I ask today is: What was the first horror movie you watched?

I can see it my first as clear as day and it is up there as one of the movies I have rewatched the most. It also introduced me to my favorite horror franchise and all-time favorite killer. I was probably about 6 years old when I sat down to watch Jason Voorhees start to pick off unsuspecting college kids in Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter. I was glued to the tv set. I wasn’t scared because I knew it was just a guy in a mask but I loved everything I saw and heard. The music, the vicious killings, the honey’s of course, Cripsin Glover’s dance moves, and that big ol lug running around doing all the killing. It thrilled me and is one of the biggest factors of why I love horror so much to this day.

So what about you, folks? What was the first horror movie you watched?

I’ll see you in the trenches.

Author: Vincent Kane

I hate things.