Today’s extra credit question for my freshman was “What was the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?” Keep in mind these kids were all born in this range: 1995-1997 (yikes!). Number of students picking each film is on the left.
3: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (not the original) and Paranormal Activity
2: Insidious and The Shining
1: (in no particular order) Blair Witch Project, Jennifer’s Body, Saw, Willy Wonka (the remake), It, The Strangers, The Grudge, The Creep (don’t know what this is), Friday the 13th (remake), Halloween 2 (remake, I assume), I Am Legend, and Ghost Hunters (remake I assume…hey, 21 out of 22 students following directions well enough to put down a movie is pretty good)
Two students wrote to say that they didn’t generally watch scary movies. IT still resonates with kids (as it was discussed by more than a few students).
Later this week, I’ll poll my seniors, and see if there’s a different range of movie.