Good ol' Sammy Terry. Robert "Bob" Carter (1929-2013) was watched by generations in Indiana when hosting WTTV's (now Fox 59) Shock Theater which was later renamed Nightmare Theater from 1962 to 1983. My brother and I grew up with him camping those Grade B horror flicks. (Thanks for being a part of this kid's memorable childhood, Bob. Keep resting in peace.)
Trivia: "Sammy Terry" was a play on the word cemetery. Bob once filled in for Dick Clark on American Bandstand.
I don't think I could tell you the first horror movie I saw. It was such a long time ago. When I was very young I'd watch the old Universal monster movies; I was fond of them and still am, sort of. You know, the classic 1931 Frankenstein, or the 1932 Dracula, and so on. These were never really scary, more atmospheric. I still love them.
I could easily tell you the first movie which scared me, and that was in 1978: John Carpenter's original Halloween. This was my introduction to the "jump scare" movie.
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The Fly, the original, double-billed with The Angry Red Planet. I was 8 years old, so 1959 or 60, and I had nightmares about The Fly for YEARS! My dad took us to the drive-in, the one and only time he did, and I have never learned why he chose those movies and if he ever regretted it. I don't even know if my parents knew I was having nightmares, we are not a demonstrative people.