I don’t like labels, but let’s just say there are several things that probably earn me a spot in the “Black Girl Nerd” category. I’m a sex-ed geek, the trivia game at Buffalo Wild Wings brings out the cutthroat competitor in me and scary movies are kind of my shit. I’m not talking about the heavily computer-animated-zombie kind, or the increasingly insulting remakes like Carrie and Texas Chainsaw Massacre marketed to generations that wouldn’t know scary if it fell from a bucket of pig’s blood on prom night. I’m talking about good old, so cheesy it’s actually pretty fucking frightening 80’s type of horror where monsters were the creations of sick and twisted make-up geniuses and killers were played by real actors. Horror movies are the only movies I’ll even consider buying a movie ticket for and there are some movies that no matter what I’m doing, if I scroll past them on the preview guide, they’re getting watched, no matter how many times I may have seen it.
So in honor of the holiday that celebrates both diabetic shock and horror gluttons across the globe, allow me to present to you 10 movies that scare the hell out me every single time: