Hi, I’m Allie. I love horror movies. That’s kind of my one personality trait. Anyway, one of my favorite activities as a child was walking through the aisles of the local video rental store* and giving myself completely avoidable nightmares by gawking at all of the terrifying VHS covers and posters on display in the “Horror” section.
But — because I was an actual child at the time — I wasn’t allowed to read the back descriptions of any of the films, so instead I’d just make up the entire plots of the films in my head. What a fun way to pass the time as a kid, amirite?
So, in no particular order, here are some of the horror movie VHS covers and posters that are still burned into my dumb adult brain, and what I decided the movies were 100% actually about as a child:
The Company of Wolves (1984)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Black Christmas (or Silent Night, Evil Night) (1974)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Fright Night (1985)
Alice, Sweet Alice (or Communion) (1976)
Dead-Alive (or Braindead) (1992)
SURPRISE BONUS ROUND: Since you’ve made it this far into the post without leaving and/or calling me mean names, here’s a few more horror movie posters I wanted to include…because they 100% gave me nightmares as a teenager/grown-ass adult woman:
The Descent (2005)
So, uh, yeah…there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this trip down nightmare lane! What horror movie poster(s) gave you nightmares as a young, impressionable child? Which of the above posters is your personal favorite? Share yours in the comments below!
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