We all have one, so which is yours?
It’s time to fess up! I was first introduced to the horror genre at a very early age with George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Surprisingly, that movie didn’t scare me. It instead created this fascination for all things horror that would eventually become a huge part of my life. Now, that doesn’t mean they didn’t scare me. We all have that one horror movie that left us with our eyes open when the lights went out, so I’m curious to find out which film did that to you when you were just a kid?
For me, there was one film that scared me so much that it actually took me a while just to get passed the cover art. That film was Stan Winston’s directorial debut Pumpkinhead. Weird, right? Anyone who has ever seen that movie’s VHS cover knows exactly what I’m talking about. Pumpkinhead is standing nightmarishly tall in front of a full moon with one of his clawed hands reaching above his head. That image crawled its way into my nightmares long before I even had the chance to watch the movie. How unfair is that!? It might be because it left such an impression on me when I was a kid, but to this day I still think the monster design for that movie is one of the very best the genre has ever seen. So that’s the movie that scared me the most when I was a kid. I did eventually watch it for those of you that are curious. I loved the movie but not the nightmares.
So that leaves me with asking you fine readers the question of: What horror movie scared you the most as a kid? Spill it!