From the paranormal to the psychological to the downright gory, people love to go to the movies and have the bajeezus scared out of them. Filmmakers began producing fright flicks way back in the silent era, and they continue to churn them out at an almost dizzying pace. Elliot “The King of Chicago Geeks” Serrano joins the Morning Shift to talk about his favorites from the spooky cinema genre, and listeners weigh in with the first scary movies they ever watched.
Thanks @WBEZmorning, had to turn my radio down to avoid being totally spooked all day by The Exorcist audio clip. First horror flick I can remember seeking out and watching was Scream, and first in theaters was Scary Movie. Please excuse me now while I turn all my lights on 😨— Patrick Donges (@patrickhdonges) October 31, 2018
The first scary movie that really captivated me was John Carpenter’s “The Thing” when I was 7 years old, which still holds up extremely well today— Harrison Williams (@hdub) October 31, 2018
First scary movie I remember being enthralled by The Shinning. First scary movie ever… I think it was Nightmare on Elm Street. But go to Halloween movie, how about series? Buffy the Vampire Slayer! https://t.co/X27AHKgsyJ— Olivia the Vampire Slayer (@ChicagOlivia) October 31, 2018
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