I will never forget my introduction to Horror Movies. I was 10 years old and we had the early version of Cable Television (Remember when there were 5 movie choices that played a hundred times a day?).
Anyway, Terror Train with Jamie Lee was one of the movies on, and I was FORBIDDEN to watch it by my slightly over-protective mother. But a man’s gotta do….
I was glued to the screen, hunched close to the television speaker so that I could keep the volume low enough to avoid detection and swift punishment. I will never forget the first time I heard the queen scream! When the train ran over a victim’s head, the popping sound it made about made MY head explode! (Did they use a melon?)
Of course, I had nightmares for a week, but I didn’t care! I was hooked!
Since that day I couldn’t get enough. I made myself nervous to swim in the ocean (and sometimes even the swimming pool) by watching Jaws, listened to the static on the T.V. for spectral voices after Poltergeist and stared in horrific wonder at strangers that walked funny after Night of the Living Dead. Of course, I also jumped at every suspicious sound or strange shadow after watching movies like Halloween and Friday the 13th.
What is the source of this strange attraction we have to Horror Movies? I don’t know and I don’t care, really. I love them, and so do you!
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