I've loved horror movies since I was a little kid. I remember I started watching them when I was really young, probably too young to even understand what I was watching. My half-sister introduced me to them, probably as a joke, thinking that I was going to be scared shitless. It had quite the opposite effect lol. I remember my favourite movie when I was 4 or 5 years old was A Nightmare on Elm Street (I still love it).
I have fond memories of going to a video rental place that was very close to my home all the time and spending hours just looking at all those beautiful VHS horror tapes before actually choosing which one I wanted to watch. The cover art was beautiful back then. I feel like it's a lost art.
A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Alien, The Exorcist, I could probably write down names for hours, both mainstream and B-movies. You name it, I've probably watched it (and if you name one that I haven't, I most definitely will!
I specially love slasher flicks. There's not a single type of movie in the world that's more entertaining than an 80s slasher full of boobs and blood.
I've been a bit out of touch with the newer horror movies in recent years, mostly because, well... They're all the same. I actually had to start an IMDB list just so I actually know which ones I've watched and which ones I haven't, because trailers and descriptions alone weren't enough anymore. Long gone is the age of original horror movies. Seems like they come in waves... Classical monsters in the 30s and 40s, then aliens in the 50s and 60s, then the supernatural in the 70s, then the slashers in the 80s, then the self-aware horror movies that were barely horror at all of the 90s, then the torture-porn movies of the 00s, aaaand we're back to the supernatural now in the 2010s...
Anyways, friday the 13th is coming soon. It's a personal tradition of mine to (almost) always watch a slasher flick on friday the 13th and on halloween, though I sometimes watch a non-slasher horror movie instead.
Do you guys enjoy horror movies? Tell me about your favourites and share your stories.
Any recomendations for the coming friday?