When I was 4 years old, I watched the scary movie ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ on the VHS – I was scared!

5 The VHS tape was my parents’ first exposure to scary movies. 

It was one of those childhood memories we shared in the comfort of the house. 

My dad had seen it and liked it, and so did I, which was a really weird experience because we were both very terrified of things. 

But I remember being really, really scared. 

I was 4. 

We had just moved to London from New York City, and I had just finished my first year of university. 

At the time, the only things scary were zombies and clowns. 

And that was scary. 

Then, my mum came to visit me for a few weeks and my dad got me the first ‘A-list’ horror film. 

The movie was called ‘A Night at Freddy’s’. 

I remember thinking ‘Oh, that’s so creepy. 

There’s a whole family of them’. 

That was when I knew the movie was scary, because I saw a bunch of kids who looked like them, and my mum said ‘That’s the kids from Freddy’s, are they scary?’ 

She was so shocked. 

That’s when I realised how scary the kids in the movie were, and the fact that the movie had been made at that time. 

So I had the VCR for the first time, and started watching it a lot. 

Every once in a while, we’d go and watch it together, and it was always fun, because we’d just laugh and make fun of each other and we’d laugh so hard. 

Now, I’m 41 years old and I’ve watched every single one of them, and I still can’t stop laughing! 

The films have a huge impact on me, and they’ve been a huge part of my life for the past 30 years. 

“My first impression of a film was that it was terrifying.”

Source Business Insider The films have been a major part of a life-long love affair with horror, with my father watching films in the cinema as a child. 

When I was a child, my dad was the only person I knew who didn’t like the horror genre. 

He was so into ‘The Cabin in the Woods’, and I remember him saying to me ‘The movies are terrifying’. 

He thought I was an idiot. 

A few years later, my mother saw the film ‘A Christmas Carol’, and we watched it together. 

For the first two years of my adulthood, I loved horror films, but then, when I was about 16, I began to really fall in love with ‘The Conjuring’ and ‘The Grudge’. 

But then I saw ‘The Babadook’ and it changed everything. 

‘The Babads’ was the first film that really helped me understand that I could love the genre.

It’s not just the genre that I like. 

 It’s also the characters, and how they are so vulnerable, and that’s what I love about it. 

You’ve got this whole family, from the mum who loves the genre, to the dad who is obsessed with the genre and the other kids who are fascinated with it.

 I’ve watched the movies for 30 years now, and for the last few years, I’ve also become obsessed with horror. 

As soon as I saw the Babads, I knew I had to get rid of them. 

After that, I started watching ‘The Last House on Earth’ and other horror films as well. 

Because I didn’t have a TV yet, I’d watch them on my sofa in my bedroom. 

In between, I would watch horror films on DVD. 

By the time I was 15, I was obsessed with them.

You don’t know what it’s going to be like when you’re 14 or 15 years old. 

On top of that, we don’t get a lot of horror films in Britain anymore, so it’s a really unique time.

I’ve never seen a film where they were on a big screen, or where they filmed in a movie theatre.

The Babadaook is a film that changed everything for me, because it showed that it’s OK to be scared.

I’ve been fortunate enough to be in movies where I’ve seen a lot more scary films. 

This is what I learned.