It goes without saying that this movie left just about everybody wanting to leave the light on at bedtime. It continues to hold its own as a true horror film.
— Carl Wilson, Restaurant and Retail Reporter
It’s about the devil!!!
— Robyn Taylor, Calendar Editor
Who knew outdated technology could be so scary?
— Tim Rickard, Graphic Artist
A Nightmare on Elm Street
I think it’s the out-of-control aspect of this film that gets me. I can run from Jason or Michael Myers, but Freddy Krueger can get me while I sleep!”
— Kim Mills, Go Triad Editor
Easily the scariest because the movie centered around teenagers, and I was in high school at the time. The plot — and Freddy’s character — were so beyond creepy.
— Annette Ayres, Assistant Features Editor
Nothing is conventional or predictable in this film, which sets a dark, creepy mood that transports you to another time, and forces you to feel a Puritan family’s sense of isolation and dread.
— Allen Johnson, Executive Editorial Page Editor
That’s some bad hat, Harry. And that’s some scary movie, thanks in large part to one of the great mood-setting movie scores of all time. I was 10 when I saw it (without parental permission) for the first time on HBO at a friend’s house. All these years later, it’s still the last movie to give me nightmares.
— Jeff Mills, Sports Writer
One of the better Stephen King adaptations, the bleak ending caps basically two hours of despair.
— Mike Kernels, Assistant Local Content Editor
Dream A Little Dream
Corey Feldman dancing like Michael Jackson sent me to therapy.
— Joe Jurney, Digital Editor
The Silence of the Lambs
It’s one of those movies I can’t forget, but I don’t really want to see again. Anthony Hopkins was brilliant, but the creep factor in that movie was unsurpassed.
— Dick Barron, Staff Writer
That little boy was just creepy, and it kept me in suspense throughout the movie.
— Kenwyn Caranna, Staff Writer/Editor