There's 8?! Oo Didn't they stop being good after the first one? =D
I honestly can't remember my first horror film. My parents were complete horror buffs and used to go to the drive-in every Friday night to see some dodgy horror double bill ever since I could remember. Talking from 1979-80 onwards when I was around 7 or so. I used to collect Fangoria magazine as a kid as it was the best way I could disassociate myself from the screen horror and remind myself it wasn't real. I'd play a game trying to work out how they created the prosthetic effects.
But the first one I remember vividly was Halloween. Damn that movie was impressive.
Ed- Oh...and the original Dawn of the Dead. I remember seeing that at the drive-in though I'm sure there must've been some Argento horrors I saw before then, but blanked out. Dawn of the Dead was an impressive movie and still holds weight as a satire on consumerism, though of course I didn't get that when I was a kid. I just remembered the biker getting his guts ripped out (my first appreciative glance at Tom Savini's work) and the protagonist who slowly turns into a zombie. Scary shit at the time.