Scary movies seem to be a Halloween tradition. Right now at the box office there are plenty to choose from. The re-make of the classic Texas chainsaw massacre has been drawing big crowds to theatres across the country.
Scary Movie 3 set a new October record earning nearly $50 million. So what is our fascination with being scared? Movie critic Steve Senski from WFHR radio says we just can't help it.
"I think it's a way of going to the movies and saying, I might be unemployed and my life may not be where it is, but at least I don't have a serial killer stalking me, at least my child is not possessed by the devil," Senski says.
Senski is also a collector of horror movies. He says flicks don't always get the respect they deserve.
"Anybody can jump from a bush and say boo, and you get a cheap shot. But the best scare is recently, the 6th Sense, The Ring. Movies that create eerie feelings and a sense of unease, those are the true masterpieces," he says.