When Did You See Your First Horror Movie?

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 9:30 pm

A new survey from Cable TV has some surprising (and scary) results.

The average age at which our survey respondents said they watched their first horror film was 7.2 years old. If that average held true when expanded to the full population, that would mean that the average American kid has seen a horror movie before they finish third grade. In an article full of scary movies, that fact terrifies us more than all of them.

I enjoyed this chart showing the most searched for scary movies by state:

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4 Replies to “When Did You See Your First Horror Movie?”

  1. I saw my first horror film (The Omen) because the people I was babysitting for gave their young daughter permission to watch it before they left for the evening. I was 14. She was like 7 or 8. I would not have watched it if I felt like I had a choice. Ugh.

  2. I can remember seeing the original Halloween in the theater. I was born in 1971 so the math works out. That might be more of a commentary on parents in the 70’s than the kids.

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