Thursday Thirteen–13 of my favorite scary movies

(originally posted November 2, 2006)

Well this probably should have been my Thursday Thirteen last week, but better late than never 😉

Things have changed a lot since I was a kid. My parents were very strict about my watching scary movies, I must admit now with good reason. When I was in about the 6th grade one of my friends had a movie party and we went to Invasion of the Body Snatcher (remake).

That movie scared the bejeezus out of me and I didn’t sleep for about 6 weeks after seeing it. I was horribly disturbed by the fact that the pods “got” you while you slept. It’s been about 27 years since I saw that movie and I still can’t watch it without it really freaking me out. I’m frankly not very comfortable even typing about it now.

Nowdays kids seem to go to those kinds of scary movies much younger. My son saw The Ring when he was 10 and I was horrified when I found out (he lives with his dad) and spent a lot of time discussing that he was too young to see that with his father. Then I talked to a friend that has a son the same age about it and she said all the kids see them nowdays.

I do think my parents being strict as I got older did fuel my love for scary movies in the end.

These are 13 of my favorite scary movies, in no particular order.

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street

2. Halloween

3. Evil Dead

4. Arachnophobia

5. Needful Things

6. Lake Placid

7. Child’s Play

8. Pet Sematary

9. Creepshow

10. Thirteen Ghosts (remake)

11. Army of Darkness

12. House

13. Children of the Corn

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