I remember my first scary movie. I was visiting my dad and my step mom pretty much let us watch anything we wanted. There were a couple of very b-movie slashers called Sleepaway Camp about these kids that were way at summer camp and were getting killed. They were about 13 or so, so it was supposed to be extra scary to us 7 + 8 year olds. It wasn’t scary at all, and was really more groan-inducing than anything. You totally would have been able to see the zipper on the suit if it was that kind of movie.
After seeing that I could totally cope, we moved on to Nightmare on Elm Street. I think we started with #4, which is still my favorite of the series. I think #2 is after that, but I can’t totally remember. That’s the one where the dude that has razorblade nails chases the kids, right? Heh.
We then moved on to Friday the 13th. I do not like those. At all. I don’t like the plotlines. I don’t like the gore factor. No thank you to all of it.
However, I really like suspenseful movies! I don’t generally think of them when I think of “scary movies” but I suppose they are. They get you sitting on the edge of your seat, hanging on to every plot twist. And then when something happens – AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Boom.
So, I guess I do like some scary movies – like the so bad they’re good B movies. What about you? Are scary movies A-ok or a no-go in your house?