Scary Movies according to the youth of today (a very unscientific poll)

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.

 

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  1. “The” Creep I don’t know. Creep is the first film from the same director who made Black Death, Severance and Triangle, starring Franka Potente and the guy who plays Micheletto the assassin on The Borgias.

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