An exploration of how the founders of Really Awful Movies both got into horror films and the early movies that fueled our passion for the genre.

We focus on the seminal Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and misconceptions about how violent it is, and Friday the 13th Part II.

We also examine Grimm fairy tales, “violent” music (metal, early blues and rap) and weirdly, Christopher Plummer and The Sound of Music!

(Plummer starred in a super cool Jack the Ripper period piece called Murder by Decree)

We absolutely love horror, all genres, made in any country. We’re less warm to supernatural and found footage films, so these have to be really really well done to pique our interest.

For more, check out our review of A History of Horror Films: