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Added by Mackenzi on 17 Aug 2011 05:32
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Blockbuster's Scary Movie Covers

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People who added this item 2859 Average listal rating (1852 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
People who added this item 1209 Average listal rating (837 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Child's Play (1988)

His face was gross, and he had a knife.
People who added this item 574 Average listal rating (386 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Cujo (1983)

It's just a dog, but it's mouth was so red...
People who added this item 1121 Average listal rating (718 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Dead Alive (1992)
People who added this item 2466 Average listal rating (1683 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Halloween (1978)

I don't understand why this scared me.
People who added this item 557 Average listal rating (390 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
People who added this item 1447 Average listal rating (969 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Hellraiser (1987)
People who added this item 412 Average listal rating (285 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.5

I just could not escape this guy's face! He was the worst!
People who added this item 582 Average listal rating (397 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.7
Lake Placid (1999)

My parents brought this one home once, and I was present for the "give the cow a drink" scene. At least I think it's Lake Placid, I never watched it all the way through. I can still hear that cow's screams...

Once I looked at this one and thought, oh, it's just a moth. Let's get a closer look. Then I saw it was a skull. The skull of a dead person. I was outa there!
People who added this item 1044 Average listal rating (749 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
They Live (1988)

Once I was brave enough to read the first part of the tagline. "You see them on the street." That was enough to scare me away again.
People who added this item 1603 Average listal rating (1082 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

I like this movie now. I don't think I made the connection between the movie and the poster until much later.

We rented movies from Blockbuster when I was little (5 or 6), and many of the good action films were on the other side of the dreaded horror aisles. My sister and I would make a mad dash for the other end, using our hands as blinders- but on occasion, that deep-rooted curiosity for scary things would get the better of us, and the terrifying images would be burnt into our memories for the rest of the night.

Some (Hellraiser, Dead Alive) would immediately freak me out, and I'd scamper off. Some (Nightmare on Elm Street, Silence of the Lambs, Lake Placid) I would glance at, and for a moment not see what was so scary. It would only take another second for me to see the tiny details of terror and send me running.

Here are the covers I still remember seeing (and fearing). Maybe someday I'll get the nerve to watch them!

*I remember a movie cover with the silhouette of a moth or bee or some insect, and also one with a woman's naked back, if anyone has any ideas what those may be. May or may not be horror movies, but they still scared me somehow.

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