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Formative Horror

Horror movies I watched when I was either far too young, or just shaped my taste in horror.
Horror-adjacent as well, since many movies tilted me TOWARDS being a horror fan.
This is not a complete list, as I have to go through my movies and really whittle it down.
My family had satellite from the time I was 6 until I was 18, and I would stay up late-night to watch scary movies by myself. So, I saw a LOT of movies long before my parents would have let me.

  • Poltergeist
  • The Evil Dead
  • Night of the Demons
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Zombie Flesh Eaters
  • City of the Living Dead
  • Altered States
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Demons
  • Demons 2
  • Stage Fright
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • DeepStar Six
  • Leviathan
  • Halloween
  • The Beyond
  • Wicked City
  • Vampire Hunter D
  • Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend
  • Link
  • Near Dark
  • Monkey Shines
  • Suspiria
  • Tenebre
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Evil Dead II
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Hellraiser
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Evil Dead Trap
  • Waxwork
  • Waxwork II: Lost in Time
  • The Hitcher
  • Split Second
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Samurai Reincarnation
  • Shallow Grave
  • Cat People
  • It
  • The Thing
  • Troll
  • Fright Night
  • Fright Night Part 2
  • Children of the Corn
  • C.H.U.D.
  • Re-Animator
  • From Beyond
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Basket Case
  • Frankenhooker
  • Videodrome
  • The Hidden
  • Puppet Master
  • Subspecies
  • Bloodstone: Subspecies II
  • Scanners
  • Night of the Creeps
  • The Monster Squad
  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
  • Friday the 13th
  • Legend
  • The Witches
  • Possession
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Candyman
  • Psycho
  • Dracula
  • Cemetery Man
  • Nekromantik
  • Cronos
  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
  • Trilogy of Terror
  • Return to Oz
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • The Golden Child
  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla 1985
  • The Return of Godzilla
  • Godzilla vs. Biollante