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9 Every Day Things Horror Movies Made Terrifying

August 24th, 2017
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9 Every Day Things Horror Movies Made Terrifying


The horror genre has the uncanny ability to make everyday things terrifying. From mirrors to getting food out of the fridge, warping the tiniest thing about an everyday object can make you paranoid for months. In honor of the horror movie, IT, coming to theaters the first weekend of September, we have compiled a list of 9 things that horror movies have made terrifying.




Horror movies have made us question are own safety by utilizing mirrors as a tool to make you jump as the sinister villain suddenly appears in the reflection. There are countless movies that feature a scene where a character is getting ready for bed or trying to calm down in a private space as they look at themselves in a mirror. It’s hard to look at mirrors the same way after being scarred by a movie like Mirrors…



We can all admit that we have walked into the bathroom and checked behind the shower curtain to make sure that there wasn’t a serial killer. Psycho, one of the most iconic horror movies that featured a shower murder and has made showering become one of the most anxiety enducing everyday activities.



Phone Calls


Initially, phone calls might not scare you. It’s not like the phone can do anything to you. But, scary movies like Scream and When a Stranger Calls, elicit us to question anyone who calls at an abnormal hour.



Nursery Rhymes

1-2 Freddy’s coming for you, 3-4 better lock the door. Nursery Rhymes have added a whole dimension of creepy by manipulating a melody to inflict fear into the watcher. There is nothing creepier than a child singing a nursery rhyme in a horror movie.



In every horror movie, there is inevitably a chase scene that involves a staircase. This is usually the moment you scream “NO! NO! DON’T GO UPSTAIRS,” as you brace yourself for the loud and terrifying demise of a secondary character who stupidly ignores your advice. Not only are you annoyed, but now you have a fear of dark staircases.



Throughout the history of horror classics, there are many movies that feature dolls wreaking havoc. From Child’s Play to Annabelle: Creation, possessed dolls make you think twice when you are walking past a row of them in your grandma’s house.

Getting Food Out of the Fridge

How many times has there been a scene that features a character going to a fridge to grab food? As a character opens the door and takes an excruciatingly long time to pick their food, the killer waits behind the door to pounce. Food is supposed to be a comfort, and horror movie has exploited it for it's own advantage. 





For most people nowadays, clowns were never been a normal thing to begin with. But in medieval culture, clowns were a popular form of entertainment and brought laughter and humor into situations. As time progressed, you would see clowns at the circus and at birthday parties. IT, the classic Stephen King novel, capitalized on warping clowns into a sinister element and made one of the most iconic horror stories of all time. Now, more people than not hate clowns. This September, the remake of IT is coming to theaters. Check out movie times for IT here. You won’t want to miss this.



What else do you think horror movies made terrifying? Comment below!