I saw some of the so called "horror movies" and they are like pg compared to todays films. I would be surprised if they were ever considered scary at all. Though i havent seen each and every one.
Honestly, my biggest enjoyment when watching old horror movies is seeing how they're crafted. Like, the original Halloween does not scare me, but the way they set up everything so that it feels like Michael Myers is omnipresent is extremely impressive.
Or maybe it's just because sometimes they manage to create an extremely unsettling situation, even if it's not necessarily "scary". Jack's and Danny's conversation while the former is going insane in "The Shining", Frankenstein's monster 'playing' with a little girl without realizing he's killing her, the way the camera moves in the credit scenes of "The Conversation" that looks way too much like surveillance (though that one's a psychological thriller rather than horror)...
I hide under a blanket when the scary stuff comes on and I wee my pants sometimes.
When my girlfriend comes over I try pretend she is scared but it is really me. Like when the gremlins turned into scary gremlins I threw up in my popcorn and shat my pants and I accused my girlfriend friend of farting to cover it up
@rawsos: I would say that before the 90's or the 80's there were less extremelly scary movies like now, but there were a few:
Those are the most well known, but at that time there were lost of obscure very odd and freaky movies.
The Fly ( 1986 film ) with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis was one of the Scariest Films I had seen in the 1980's. The ending sequence gave me chills for years.
Love this film. I haven't seen it in years, might rewatch later.
Yes. It's easily a classic.
Horror films were scarier back then imo
Nah. Some of the classic horror movies are not scary to me even though they're great movies. Some movies today could be scarier if done well enough.
It depends on if you're desensitized to it as well
I was 5 when I first saw Children of the Corn. Living in the country I'm like yeah I could see a cult of kids taking over a town in the middle of nowhere. I went to a horror con and could hardly look at the actor who played Malachi (Courtney Gains).
Jaws is a horror classic that scared so many people from swimming at the beaches. That opening scene thrashing around the girl...
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