Is it October yet?
  1. Burnt Offerings (1976)
    I was eight. You didn't see it, but if you did, this guy would own your nightmares.
  2. The Shining (1980)
    I was 12. And trust me when I say this clip ends just in time.
  3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    I was 16. This first one was one of the best horror movies ever, but the sequels buried that impression and made Freddy a joke.
  4. Hellraiser (1987)
    I was 19, and these were horror's first superheroes. Evil was never so cool, but they could take it easy on the spray mist.
  5. The 6th Sense (1999)
    I was 31. And it got me. With such a gimmicky ending, its easy to forget some of those dead people are pretty spooky.
  6. The Ring (2002)
    I was 34. This was truly $@!& scary and the first of the "creepy crawling ghost girl" movies. I know I need to see the Japanese original.
  7. Let Me In (2010)
    I was 42. Beautiful and patient storytelling made this not just a great horror film, but a great film, period. I know I need to see the Swedish original.
  8. It Follows (2014)
    I was 46. Between the visuals and the music, this film nailed creepiness like none I had seen in a long time.