“The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can’t pick the same horror film more [than] once. So once you pick say THE EXORCIST for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can’t [pick] it again for any other day [whatsoever,] including favorite horror film.”

Source: Dollar Bin Horror

Day 26 – Your favorite horror film to watch as a child
Film: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) – dir. Stephen Chiodo

I’ll never forget the first time I rented this movie: my sister and I were heading over to my aunt and uncle’s house to be babysat for the evening.  My grandma was going to be there too, and she took us to the video rental store (surprisingly not Blockbuster, unlike all my other stories during these past 30-days).  For some weird reason, I decided on this oddball cult classic from the 80s.  Killer Klowns from Outer Space is not a scary film, but those freaky clowns scared the shit out of me when I watched it that first time.  Since that night, this film has owned a special place in my heart, and I was excited to see it make it on Netflix Instant Queue.  If you haven’t seen this weird film, Netflix has you covered.

An honorable mention goes to Pinocchio’s Revenge, which helped fuel my terror of ventriloquist dummies.  I nearly had a heart attack when I realized this was available on Netflix Instant Queue a few minutes ago.  I know what I’m doing tonight, and you should too!

Branden Chowen
Editor-in-Chief at Cinefessions
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn't until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor's and master's degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.