Scary media has been around for centuries. Dating back to the times of people like Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, and Bram Stoker, people have been trying to get creeped out by scary stories. Short horror films began to appear in the late 1890s, beginning with one by Georges Méliès called The Haunted Castle which is often credited as the first ever horror movie. Since then, people's fascination with watching something scary unfold on the silver screen has yet to stop. People like Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stephen King have continued to popularize the genre in more recent years. Luckily for people who like to be scared, the trend of horror movies shows no sign of stopping!
Classic horror movies from the past have inspired a lot of today's modern movies. Either because they're a remake or they follow the same basic plotline, it's easy to see where filmmakers have drawn inspiration from the past. And for good reason! The classic movie monsters are still some of the best and scariest.
Which classic horror movie monster are you? Take this quiz to find out! But beware, you might want to sleep with the lights on after imagining these terrifying creatures.
1Time to watch some TV! What are you going to watch?
Is there anything better than relaxing on the couch after a long day? It always feels great to stretch out with a snack and flip through the channels until you find something good to unwind and watch. Speaking of watching something awesome, which of these are you most likely to turn on?
2You just got your dream job! What is it?
Everyone has a job they would love to be doing in their ideal world. Whether it's the job they currently have or not is a whole different story. So, imagine for a second that you just got the news that you were offered your dream job! Of these options, which one would you be doing?
3How do you respond to stress?
No matter how much you might try to avoid it, almost everyone gets a little stressed out sometimes. It's important to know how to deal with that stress so that you don't get too worked up over it. So, how do you deal with your stress, if you do at all?
4There's a party this weekend! Are you going to go?
Exciting news: you heard there's an awesome party going on this weekend! Everyone you know is going to be there. What about you? Were you invited to the party? Even if you weren't, are you going to let that stop you from crashing the party and having a good time?
5Is the sequel ever as good as the original?
When it comes to sequels, people are not shy about their opinions. Some people love when a movie has several sequels and goes on for a long time while other people think that movies should just stand alone and that the sequels are never as good. How do you feel about them?
6Which paranormal job would you most like to have?
Watching all the ghost hunting TV shows and movies about people like Ed and Lorraine Warren who made their lives out of studying ghosts is great. Unfortunately, most people don't get to actually do those jobs in their everyday lives. If you could have a job dealing with the paranormal world, what would it be?
7What's your favorite genre of music?
Imagine that you just turned on your favorite radio station in your car and you're ready to sing along loudly while you drive to your destination. What genre is the station going to be playing? Will it be playing the latest pop hits? Or is it going to be turned up loud while you jam to some rock music?
8What's your weapon of choice?
Every horror movie monster has a weapon. Sometimes, they even have multiple weapons. It might be a certain knife that they always carry because it has sentimental value or maybe they're so strong that they just use their hands to take down their victims. What's your weapon of choice when it comes to killing your victims?
9What's your favorite thing to do on Halloween?
Move over, Christmas! For some people, the scariest night of the year is the actual most wonderful time of the year. For centuries, people have had some incredibly interesting Halloween traditions. Whether it's dressing up, trying to talk to ghosts, or scaring themselves with creepy stories, people really know how to enjoy the holiday. What's your favorite Halloween activity?
10What's your favorite social media app or website?
Social media apps are great. They can help people to stay connected with their friends and family members that don't live nearby and give a look into the lives of celebrities that people follow. Of these, which is your favorite social media app or website to waste time scrolling through?
11Other than horror, what's your favorite genre?
Horror movies are great, but sometimes it's nice to take a break and delve into another genre. Variety is the spice of life, after all! When you decide it's time to take a break from getting scared, what's your go-to genre? Do you want to swoon over a romantic movie, have a laugh at a comedic film, or learn something from a documentary?
12Which of these Halloween costumes is the best?
So many horror movies, especially the classics, are set at Halloween. Plus, that's the time of year that a lot of people want to be scared and turn on a creepy movie for a good scare. Along with wanting to be scared, wearing a cool costume is another really popular Halloween tradition. What kind of costume is the best?
13Pick a modern horror movie.
Classic horror movies are great. But so are all the modern ones, right? Let's be honest, for horror fans, any horror movie is great. Whether it's from the 70s or before or it just came out over the weekend, it probably has fans who think it's the best. Out of these, which is your favorite horror movie from the 2010s?
14What's your reputation like?
If someone were to ask several people about you, what do you think they would say? Would they say that you're cool but shy, that you're kind of scary, or that they don't really understand you? Whether you care about what others think or not, everyone has opinions about other people. What does your reputation say about you?
15You're on a first date! How does it go?
Imagine you're on a first date with someone you met recently. Ah, young love can be so cute. Except when it's not and the date goes horribly wrong for some reason. So, how does your date go? Is it love at first bite or do you spill your spaghetti all over your date and never get called back?
16Pick a setting for a horror movie.
The where of a horror movie is always important. Isolation comes with its own anxiety and stressors, but sometimes being surrounded by people who don't believe you or won't help you can be even worse. Where would you set your horror movie? Would you lure your victims to the middle of nowhere or are you the type to take what you want in plain sight?
17What are you?
Horror movies have all kinds of different monsters. Especially the classic ones. A lot of movies now just feature a demonic possession or a serial killer on the loose. While movies back then had those too, they also had some variety. So, what kind of horror movie monster would you choose to be?
18What's the scariest kind of horror movie villain?
Some horror movie villains are kind of lame. They're not very scary and it's hard to believe that the characters in their movie would really be worried about them. Others are pretty terrifying. Whether it's because they're always in the same town or because it's impossible to just avoid having them find you, they're not the kind of thing you want to mess with! Which of these is the scariest?
19Pick a horror book.
Horror movies may be amazing, but they don't have a monopoly on scary media! Even before movies were a thing, people were reading books that scared them and they have yet to stop. Many horror books have even been turned into movies for double the scare factor. Pick one of these horror novels to keep you up at night.
20How are you finally defeated?
Everyone knows the best part of any horror movie is the end. The villain is defeated and the main character finally feels like they get to move on with their lives... Maybe. Usually, you know there's going to be a sequel because the villain is missing or you see them walking in the background. So, how are you defeated at the end of the movie?
21Do aliens exist?
Whether or not Earth is the only planet in the universe with life on it is a question that some people have incredibly strong opinions about. Some people are convinced that no, we are not alone in the universe and aliens do exist. Meanwhile, other people aren't convinced. What do you think?
22It's vacation time! Where do you want to go?
Who else could totally use a nice vacation right about now? There are few things better than getting to go somewhere where you can relax and not worry about any of the responsibilities you left behind back at home. So, if you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go?
23Pick a supernatural creature.
The world of the supernatural has been scaring people for a long time. And for good reason! Imagining something like a werewolf or a vampire chasing you through the night is not cool. This means that it's no surprise that they're the focus of so many scary movies and books. Pick one of these terrifying creatures!
24What do you do when you have a crush on someone?
Pretend for a second that you have a crush on someone. Or, maybe imagine the person you really have a crush on! How do you deal with it? Are you the type to just walk right up and tell them you like them? Or do you stay silent and just imagine yourselves together without ever actually talking to them?
25Pick one of these cult classic movies.
Movies become classics for a lot of different reasons. Some because they were highly praised by critics, others because of the actors or actresses in them. Some are considered "cult classics," a term that means that they may or may not have gained a lot of mainstream popularity but have a strong fanbase either way. Pick one of these cult classic films!