Monday, January 8, 2018


Here's a list of movies that scared me the most when I saw them at the theater when they came out, back in the fifties. The list starts with the scariest ones first...

THE BLOB is my number one scary movie, my dad took me to see it when I was just ten years old. When Steve goes back to the doc's house and sees something through the blinds, well, that was enough for me! I sat in the lounge while my dad watched the movie. After about 20 minutes, I went back in to the theater but covered my eyes a lot! I had nightmares for years after that!

Next on my list is THE FLY, when the creature is finally shown, with the twitching and all, well, it literally blew my little mind into bite-sized pieces!!

The ID Monster in FORBIDDEN PLANET was both mind-boggling and terrifying, wow, getting to see this incredible movie when it came out was a gift from the sci-fi gods!! I was 8 years old.

I also saw TARANTULA when I was 8, it was a creepy movie to start with, but, when I caught a glance of Leo here, right before the monster gets him, well, I almost fainted. That face haunted me for years!!

Again, I was only 8 when I saw INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. I swear, this movie was so tense and shocking that it just left me with a feeling of supreme dread!

I was 9 years old when I saw the last three movies on the list. I loved KRONOS, it was so unique! But, the creepiest parts had to do with Dr. Eliot being possessed by that alien force!!

Saw this one with my neighbors, we sat close to the front and in the center. Whenever the big slobbering scorpion made its closeup, they turned the freakin' sound way up!! It was a totally insane experience!

Lastly is CURSE OF THE DEMON. Wow, talk about a wild ride, the part that really got me was when Dana was leaving the doctor's house at night and walks through the woods with that crazy ball of light chasing him!

Okay then, make sure to check back for more cool stuff from the Dungeon Gang!


KD said...

My dad took me to see MR. SARDONICUS when I was like 6 or 7 years old. Couldn't get that guy's crazy grinning face out of my mind for weeks!

Then, when dad was living a couple states away working in construction, mom and I watched the TV premiere of DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL one evening when I was about 8, and the scene where Patricia Neal has to say "Klaatu barada nikto!" to the menacing robot Gort before he might zap her, I was freaking out, "Say the words! Say the words!" and I ended up hiding behind mom and the couch!

Randall Landers said...

Definitely some of the scariest: The Blob, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Caltiki the Undying Monster, Planet of the Vampires, and many creepy Barbara Steele movies. All scared the hell out of me!

EEGAH!! said...

A couple of movies I remember that scared the crap out of me, were "World Without End," because I did not like those mutant monsters, and later "Horrors Of The Black Museum" because that ice tongs scene really freaked me out! The ID was really super scary too!

TC said...

Disney's "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh" and "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" scared me when I was a child, and they were not even horror movies. I am a wimp.

I saw "Jason and the Argonauts" on TV when I was about nine or ten, and I still sometimes have nightmares about Talos!

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