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#TheListingHop 5 of the scariest movies I’ve seen #music

This is the last Monday in the month, kittens & dawgs. The year is flying away like a witch on a broomstick. I’m pulling together a theme based 2-for-1 post with 5 of the scariest movies I’ve seen.

Let’s get started!

#1 Psycho


Everyone has to agree the shower scene is the heart-stopping moment in this flick. It’s definitely the most memorable. We didn’t have a shower when I saw this movie and afterwards I never wanted to take a shower. Years later I learned that shower sales declined sharply after people saw this movie. Talk about movie persuasion!


#2 Jaws


The opening scene with the gal taking a late night dip in the ocean struck real terror in my heart. Not only did it scare me to death, it roused a hidden fear that I have of deep water and since then if my feet can’t touch the bottom (excluding swimming pools), then I curl my legs up to my chest.


#3 The Exorcist


The wickedest part of this was the whole head turning completely around thing, regurgitating on the priest, bed levitation, creepy demonic voice in this movie. It sorta left me a bit traumatized because I know there are such things as demons and this truly raised the hairs on my head.

#4 Friday the 13th


Up until this point, I had NO idea what horror films were really like and honestly after all that slice and dice, thinking the bad guy is dead, but really isn’t stuff then this totally turned me against these sorts of flicks. This stuff actually happens. What was I thinking of? Anywho, after the first terrifying scene where I pierced DH’s ear drums and the people sitting the row in front us with a shrill pitch that surprisingly escaped my lips, and then I sat in the theater the rest of the time with my hands ready to cover my eyes, which was often, until the movie ended. Boy, was I ever happy when that movie was over!

#5 Alien


Science Fiction is a different kind of creepy and I’m pretty sure this sorta thing can NEVER happen. However, near the beginning of this flick where the “Alien infant” bursts out of that man’s robbed me of six of my seven lives on the spot. I screamed. I jumped. I pulled my feet into my chair (and, I’m pretty sure that’s where they stayed the whole time). It was seriously good scary stuff. The best part is I looked forward to a possible second movie.

Thanks for joining this scaredy-Cathy, but before you go, I invite you to visit Bish and her co-host, Alex. The duo responsible for this blogging community event.

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And, this is a scary thing in itself! Have a safe and happy Halloween!



I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Far Away Eyes

    Wow, that’s some list. Not really fond of scary movies, especially those that ‘could’ happen. I love the water, so I don’t even like to think about Jaws, and The Exorcist, no thank you.

  • Rorybore

    I am such a wuss — cannot watch those slice and dice movies. But… I like to be scared so I like some movies that give a bit of a fright. but after you actually worked in a prison and have met a serial killer? yeah, I don’t want to watch it when I go to the movies. I can put an actual face on the character!!
    Now Jaws, that is the kind of thrill I can handle. and it probably helps that I don’t live any where near an ocean. ha

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Le, you use to work in a prison? Seriously? How is that I didn’t know this? Ahhh, maybe I just forgot. I do that a lot…forget that is. Yikes, that is totally scary to come face to face with a “real” serial killer. I’m so with you on that, why go home and watch such stuff. That’s the biggest reason why I don’t like slice & dice movies because it’s real life stuff, baby. I think I prefer science fiction creepiness over all with the exception of zombies, ghosts, vampires, and other such monsters flicks to spook me. I know there aren’t any such things as these. πŸ™‚

  • Jeffrey Scott

    I have to admit, I’m totally with you on the whole horror/slice n dice genre. I never did consider it entertainment. Though I have seen Alien/Alens and loved them. As you say, it’s a different kind of horror. One of these days I really need to watch Jaws. Can you believe i”ve never seen that? Or Psycho?

  • Colette S

    I remember long ago I wanted to see these movies and then I kinda forgot about them. Not sure I can watch them now though. Too creepy πŸ™‚

    And I still haven’t seen all the Jaws!

    Thanks for the reminders Cathy. Enjoy your week!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Colette, I definitely don’t like those kinds of movies now. I can take a good ole Sci-Fi feature or a monster type movie any day over Mr. Badman who never dies gone wild. We see stuff like this in the headlines (everything, but the never dies part) so why on earth do we want to pay to see overly dramatized versions of the truth? You gotta see Jaws. It’s such a classic! The first Jaws movie is the best; all others in the series isn’t quite as good.

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Alex, you’re so right Jaws is still scary and I refuse to go into the ocean…even in ankle deep waters I stay out of. lol I’m one big scaredy-Cathy! I still feel pretty safe in bathtubs until now. Thanks for dropping by!

  • Liz A.

    Apparently I saw Jaws and The Exorcist as a very small child. I don’t really remember. Drive ins. Apparently (this is family legend) I woke up just at the head turning part of Exorcist.

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Liz, a small child shouldn’t see either of these movies, especially The Exorcist; that’s just terrifying for a youngster. What a spot in the movie for you to wake up to, too?! Poor thing! I bet you had nightmare for weeks. πŸ™

  • XmasDolly

    I was so happy to see you on our linky… how are you doing? Look at all the great tunes you have here! Woo Hoo and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! You have fun, don’t eat too much candy and BE SAFE of course! HUGS!

  • Guilie Castillo

    Brilliant list, Cathy. I’m with you on everything except The Exorcist… That one didn’t faze me (probably because I was raised an atheist). Instead of that one, on my list I’d have When a Stranger Calls (the original, not the crappy remake), which still gives me nightmares πŸ™‚

    Loved it!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

  • Arlee Bird

    I’ve seen ’em all and they are all classics. My scariest would be the original Night of the Living Dead. To me there’s something particularly scary about black and white films.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Lee, I don’t think I’ve seen this flick, but I think either Netflix or Amazon Prime has it and I have it on my watch list. I do enjoy some of those old classic horror films, though. You just can’t beat that B&W effect for these sorts of movies. Thanks for reminding me.

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Chrys, I haven’t seen any of the Paranormal Activity movies, but I think the first one may be on Netflix. I’ll have to check out, as long as it has nothing to do with slice and dice. Thanks for the visit!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Bish, I’m not a huge horror movie buff, either. I like scary movies, if they don’t involve knives or chainsaws or anything else sharp and pointy. Ghosts, Zombies, and other monsters that go bump in the dark type of movies are okay. Thanks for dropping by!

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