Being it's October and there is a film fest being aired on numerous channels, it’s time for a WHAT IS THE SCARIEST MOVIE YOU HAVE EVER SEEN? poll.
I am a fan of horror/thriller flicks. Not the gory bloody raunchy type, nor the torture type. I am of the Chiller Theater generation. Every Saturday night, right after the ½ hour local news there I’d be, curled up on the couch, the television all to myself, watching the classics – Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931), The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), just to name a few.
A truth: I would stay up and watch the scary movies by myself, but when they were over I would yell up to my sister to come down and walk me to bed. (that's just sad)
What’s fun about taking the same poll every year (or two year, or three…) is looking back over them to see if opinions have changed.
My last poll was 2015 and I had only asked family members. You can see the results here. It will be interesting with all the horror/thriller films that have been released since if anyone has changed their pick.
Are you a fan of horror films? Were you a huge fan of Chiller Theater? Did you stay up late on Saturday nights to watch Chilly Billy?
Not that old, huh??? Well, you still have plenty to choose from, for instance, The Conjuring and all its sequels, or Insidious and all its sequels. How about IT (a fave of my great grandson).
A truth: When The Omen (1976) was showing at the local theater my mom and I went. We sat in the very last row, with a wall behind us. I can’t even tell you how many times we still turned around to make sure nothing was there.