1428 Elm: The Movies That Introduced Us to Horror

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Teresa Lobos – Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Definitely the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The first time I saw it, I was simultaneously disturbed and intrigued. It’s a powerful genre that can evoke such conflicting emotions in the viewer. 

And though I don’t think it’s scary now, when I saw The Haunting (1963), it totally gave me nightmares. It’s one of those films that remind us that a slow-burning horror that relies more on psychology than blood can be just as terrifying.