View Full Version : How old were you when you watched your first horror movie?

06-19-2008, 01:50 PM
Nightmare on Elm Street, I think I was 8

Phantom Queen
06-19-2008, 05:52 PM
Ummm... I saw a Vincent Price horror movie when I was 5 or 6.

06-19-2008, 07:20 PM
I saw Silent Night, Deadly Night when I was maybe 5 or 6. Nobody could get me to sit on Santas lap for anything after that.

06-26-2008, 04:44 AM
First horrormovie i whatched was when i was 3 , and it was one of the dracula movies

Freddy's Fake Head
07-07-2008, 02:32 AM
4 with child's play, good stuff.

07-13-2008, 03:54 PM
I think I was probably 4 or 5 years old. I seem to remember being on a caravanning holiday with my parents, and peering through the curtains in my bunk-bed watching John Carpenter's The Thing. Scared the **** out of me! lol Man, the crazy sounds those creatures made!

By the way, I haven't killed anyone or got a criminal record, so the theory that horror and violent films inspire violence in the young is a myth.

07-23-2008, 07:43 AM
Somebody I know was forced to watch The Exorcist when she was 5.

Her mother forced her to watch it as punishment because she kept using a hoarse voice that reminded her mother of Regan in all her vomiting, self-mutilating "glory."

That would be creepy to hear your little girl talking like that, but still pretty harsh, huh?

As for me the first movie I ever saw felt like a horror movie -- E.T. when I was 4. Saw it at the drive-in and was inconsolable after seeing E.T.'s sickly white body down by the stream. (was he by a stream? I haven't seen the movie in 22 years)

08-12-2008, 03:18 PM
I was a later bloomer... I think I was about 9 or 10.

08-13-2008, 03:57 AM
I was too young really. About 12 or something like that. (naughty me) lol.

08-13-2008, 09:15 AM
I think that the younger you actually watch horror films the less impact they have on you in later life as you become slightly desensitised to it all through watching films that you don't necessarily entirely understand.

08-14-2008, 08:57 AM
I was 5 when i saw The Mummy.That wasn't that scary when i saw these days. Maybe its because thats the first scary movie i ever saw

08-17-2008, 12:09 PM
i was 5 or six when i saw a movie called dead alive i think, some old zombie movie, really not scary at all, just bad:P. with a zombie baby and so on, remember i was so scared everyday, that was when my crasy horror hobby came!!!!!!

08-18-2008, 05:49 AM
Ya, i know how it feels Lasse, Babies just get scared to anything ,even when watching scarymovie. The Mummy wasn't that scary but I was really scared at that time

Game Over
08-20-2008, 05:17 PM
actually I don't remember :)

11-07-2008, 08:54 AM
The first one I saw I'm not sure counts but my mom took me to see Cujo in theaters when I was 1, apparently I sat there and watched the entire thing and didn't cry until it ended. First one I remember watching was It when I was 6 or 7 right after the first time I watched Labyrinth. I'm one of the only people I know who doesn't finds clowns creepy, but I couldn't make myself watch Labyrinth again until i was 23. Tim Curry as a clown not scary, David Bowie as the goblin king one of the scariest things ever.

Control Denied
11-12-2008, 11:49 PM
I'm sure I actually had seen more before but first I remember was Squirm the movie about attacking Earth Worms when i was 4 or 5 hahahah

11-13-2008, 06:01 PM
I think I saw Alien when I was about 9 or so.

11-19-2008, 02:30 PM
Wow! probably 5 or 6 years old! I don't remember the name of the movie now heh.

01-05-2009, 06:37 PM
I was about ten which I thought was young until I read the other posts that said four or five etc. I can't remember which film it was but it was probably a Hammer Horror.

01-06-2009, 01:49 PM
Candyman, i was really young

01-09-2009, 10:36 AM
I was 10 when I saw The Toxic Avenger for the first time, it really opened my eyes to the wonderful world of horror.

02-05-2009, 03:39 PM
I think my first horror movie was the Exorcist when I was like 3ish. Though like Richleigh said earlier, I think the younger you are the less the creepiness really affects you. It was scary don't get me wrong but it think it actually creeped me out more as an adult than as a kid

04-10-2009, 12:47 PM
I think i was about 10 and my dad was asleep in his room while 'the omen' was still playing on the t.v so i stayed and watched it :D

04-26-2009, 06:00 AM
i was 8 and it was suane of da dead

05-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Doctor Jekyll And Mr Hyde with Frederick March,when I was 7

05-21-2009, 09:09 PM
I watched "Pieces" when I was about 8...scared the living crap out of me!!
Couldn't comprehend chainsaw stuff then.

05-25-2009, 12:37 AM
I was abt 5-6. The movie was The Exorcist. There was a big deal cause it was premiering for the first time on TV.I was staying the night at my aunts house with my cousin who was nine years older than me and she was just getting interested in the occult (she is a witch now). My mother told her under no circumstances was I to watch The Exorcist. Of course she agreed but then we watched it anyway. I've been hooked ever since!

05-25-2009, 12:45 AM
The 1990 movie "The Witches" was the first horror I saw, if you'd even call it a horror. lol. I hardly remember it, I saw it when I was about 6 or 7 I suppose. It kind of saddens me how witches are portrayed so improperly by Hollywood.

06-05-2009, 11:05 AM
i was Five when i started watching tremours, i love it then, i still love it now
it was best way to get into horror!

snuff hunter
06-25-2009, 02:25 PM
i cant remenber my first horror film that i watched, but it most have been zombie flesh-eaters, cannibal holocaust or jungle holocaust that i saw first all those years ago but i must have been 10yrs old thats when my dad got a video recorder

07-10-2009, 01:29 PM
The earliest horror 'film' that I remember was from Night Gallery. It was the episode with the toy horse. That was over thirty-five years ago and I still have dreams about that horse.


07-11-2009, 06:26 AM
Night Gallery was awesome. We have both of the boxed sets on DVD here at the house. The kids love it.

07-13-2009, 10:17 AM
Shows like this prove that you can scare the spit out of people without fancy special effects and without blood and gore. We need more horror like this.


09-14-2009, 12:13 PM
About 7.....

10-04-2009, 05:37 AM
Dracula, maybe when i was 3 or 4 years old...
I used to think that he was my uncle...

02-13-2010, 06:27 PM
My first horror movie I ever seen was when I was 5 years old watching Poltergeist.Quite the movie experience I was laying down only a few feet of away from the T.V. screen.Remains one of my favorites to watch after all these years,sentimental I know but a classic in mine eyes.

04-03-2010, 03:21 PM
My first horror was Nightmare on elm Street and I was three..... I think.

04-06-2010, 03:27 PM
I think I was about 5, I think it was 1983, we just got our first vcr, and the first horror video I saw was Stephen King's Christine

05-26-2010, 02:47 AM
I'm quite sure I saw a few horror movies before this one, but I can't remember the name of them, but I remember when I was 8 I watching "Dusk 'till dawn" on tv. I thought the movie brilliant, with some cool effects and story plot. Not bad for my first horror movie... that I first rembered watching.

05-26-2010, 12:12 PM
I was 5 in 1980 when I watched both Halloween 1 and 2, then Children Of The Corn in 1984 I was 8.

05-27-2010, 04:19 AM
I was 5 in 1980 when I watched both Halloween 1 and 2, then Children Of The Corn in 1984 I was 8.

Sounds good. Not bad for 5, it's usualy a prety grim experience at that age, especialy "Halloween" of them all. But atleast it was one of the good ones to remember.

06-14-2010, 12:20 PM
I was a wee one. Had older brothers.

06-16-2010, 10:00 PM
I saw JAWS on TV when I was 7 or 8 and made me the man I am today:)

09-22-2010, 03:59 AM
four 1975 Giant Spider Invasion It rocked

The Lennox
09-22-2010, 07:10 PM
The Fly, the 1986 one, when i was 10. scared me beyond comprehension for some reason.