Hey folks, Horror movies have been a constant companion of mine since I was a kid (though I only started really getting into them in high school). I would love to hear your cherished horror movie-related memories... stuff that has stuck with you for years and years. I'll go first One of my earlier horror movie memories was going to The Fair in Worcester, MA (where I was born and grew up). At that time I had zero interest in horror movies (I would go there with my Mom to rent Nintendo games), but when we brought games up to the cashiers at the front of the store, the walls were COVERED with posters for horror movies (they also rented VHS tapes). There must have been a horror fan on staff, because I remember being absolutely terrified every time I went there. I clearly remember posters for Basketcase and Parents, so whoever it was that chose the posters really had great taste in somewhat lesser-known horror flicks. A second fond memory is when I was in either late elementary school or early middle school. I had a friend who lived right next door whose parents had HBO. So you can imagine I was over there every weekend watching late-night HBO and eating chips. I remember staying up late one night and watching Friday the 13th Part V together, and that movie is still very nostalgic to me to this day. This has to have been the first "gory" horror movie I had ever seen in full (I remember hearing/catching glimpses of Alien and Cujo from my older brother's room), and I clearly remember thinking, hey, that wasn't so bad! Pretty fun actually! I also remember watching Grim Prairie Tales and The People Under the Stairs (ugh) at the same place. I guess my next exposure was when a cousin brought Evil Dead II over for Thanksgiving one year. At the time I didn't realize it was a horror-comedy (we only got to watch up to the part where Ash cuts his own hand off), so it seemed pretty terrifying actually. But more than that, I remember being really impressed with the effects, especially with the intro with the sea of blood and the stop motion Necronomicon. Other than that, it's just bits and pieces I remember from childhood. Watching Poltergeist II when I was very young and being absolutely terrified of it. I mean, I clearly remember walking home after that, finding that my parents were out and the door was locked, and then literally screaming and crying as I ran up the hill to another friend's house. I guess I assumed that the poltergeist had killed my family or something haha. Another was when I was in middle school and catching the very end of Hellraiser II at a friend's house cuz his older sister was watching it. I was extremely confused, but instead of being scared, I remember being intrigued by the lighting, special effects, and sounds. After all that, I eventually got a part time job at Media Play in high school. We got a really nice discount on VHS tapes there, maybe something like 30-40% off, and I remember going over to the movie area on my break and starting up with a conversation with an older guy who was working in that area. I don't remember exactly why, but for whatever reason I remember him recommending some horror movies, and that night I ended up buying 3 or 4 tapes... and that is when my obsession began. So there you have it. I hope some of you will post some memories here!