While we often watch more horror movies in one week than other people do in a whole year, it’s sometimes the best time to revisit the ones that got us into the genre in the first place. So I want to know what happens when we go all the way back to the beginning, to the very first horror movie you’ve seen!
For me, the first movie that I remember seeing in full was Alien3 but my first movie memory goes back to one of horror’s most iconic villains. Head on below for my first horror movie and then tell me yours!
I can still remember flicking through TV channels when I was very young and switching over to one of the movie channels (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, etc…). I saw a teenage boy looking through his waterbed, seeing a bare breasted woman looking at him with the most seductive gaze my prepubescent mind had ever seen.
And the suddenly Freddy burst through the plastic, splashing water everywhere and dragged that boy into the clear waters which quickly became red with blood. And that’s when my mother made me change the channel.
That scene has stuck with me my entire life. I don’t know what it is about it but it hooked me into horror right away and I’ve never looked back!
So what’s yours? What horror movie do you remember seeing first, the one that turned you into a horror fan? Let me know!