The Waypointeers have mentioned their first horror movie a few times in podcasts and in a recent Hot Mic Mornings. I always automatically say the first horror movie I ever saw was Halloween but the more I think about I think the real answer is something else. I think that Halloween was the first horror movie I ever experianced.
I’ve always loved Halloween as a season or holiday so when I was young (I couldn’t have been older than 6 or 7 I think) and I found out my mum was watching a movie straight up called Halloween I really wanted to watch it but of course, she wouldn’t let me. So what I did was hide behind the couch and just listened to the movie with occasionally peaking my head around when I think my mum won’t see me or when something scary is happening. I don’t remember much but I’m pretty sure she knew I was there the whole time and might have said at some point that it was enough and I needed to go to bed.
The actual real answer to the “what was the first horror movie you watched” must have been a few years later. I remember it was the summer holidays and I was up really late at night. Maybe because it was too hot to sleep (which doesn’t happen often in Scotland but when it does its horrible and humid) or maybe it was just beacuse it was the holidays and I could do what the hell I wanted. Either way a horrible and facinating movie was on tv that was called the Texas Chainsaw Massacer. TCM really sticks in my head beacuse of how uncomfortable of a film it is to watch but also I love it beacuse of that. I could write a whole thing about what I like about that movie but I might save that for another thread.
What are your first horror movie stories?