Horror has been my favorite movie genre ever since I was a kid. Back then, I remember being captivated watching Chinese vampire movies and Suzanna’s (an Indonesian most famous horror movie actress) movies, but the one movie that gets stuck in my mind is The Amityville Horror.
I was a fifth maybe sixth grader in elementary school when I watched it. It was aired way past my bedtime and my parents didn’t allow me to watch TV past my bedtime, so I pretended to be asleep when actually I was waiting for them to fall asleep. I tossed and turned on my bed, in the dark (the light’s switched off to keep my parents not alerted), trying so hard to stay awake. And when I was sure that the coast was clear, I sneaked out of my bedroom into the living room, which was the largest room in my house. I turned on the TV and quickly lowered the volume. The movie had already started. It’s funny when I remember it now… I mean, I couldn’t focus on the movie back then, because I was wary that my parents would be awake at any time and caught me in the act. Yet I remember the intense fear I felt from watching the scary scenes in the movie. I remember constantly checking behind the sofa that I sat on, afraid that something might suddenly jump out of the darkness to scare me.
A few years later when The Amityville Horror was remade, I was eager to see it. I went to the cinema alone (not because I wanted to relive my childhood experience watching that movie, but because no one was available to accompany me at that time). Frankly speaking, I was kind of disappointed by the remake; it’s not as scary as I hoped it would be. I wanted to watch the original version once more…but to my dismay, I haven’t find it. Nowadays I find it difficult to find a horror movie that really scares me. Perhaps it’s because I have already watched too many horror movies.. I don’t know. For me, a horror movie does not have to be gory (in fact, I don’t fancy watching movies with blood splashed all over the screen).
Let me share you some horror movies that in my opinion are good and worth watching: