With over 45 years of scary movies under my belt, I can honestly say there have been a few that have forever changed the way I interact with the world today.
With Halloween only a few weeks away, I thought I’d give my readers an opportunity to hunt down some of the most psychologically damaging movies that occurred in my life.
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The countdown is created with the least damaging at number 10, to the most damaging to the psyche at number one.
Number 10: Village of the Damned(1960)
Think about government cover-ups, genetic testing, and tainted water from industrial accidents. Add in overzealous fertility and this movie doesn’t seem too far fetched. The children’s glowing eyes and calm yet destructive nature are enough to freak anyone out -especially when we see blond twins, triplets, and so on.
Number 9: The Last House on the Left(1972)
As teens we have all innocently told our parents we were heading to the movies(or concert) and went somewhere else. Never did we learn our lesson better when watching this. As parents, we can relate to the nightmare the parents in the story endured. To make matters worse, it mentioned how the movie was based on a true-life experience.
Number 8: Halloween
It was bad enough when parents would warn us about the dangers of eating candy before they checked it. After seeing this one, you’ll never quite feel safe trick or treating again – especially while walking past bushes. You’ll always be looking for what lurks in the shadows.