What Your Favorite Scary Movie Says About You

Horror movies aren’t just trashy, thrilling entertainment — they’re a window into our deepest fears, anxieties, and obsessions, records of what’s lurking in our subconscious waiting to freak us out. You can tell a lot about a person by their favorite scary flick. So, since nothing gets us into the Halloween spirit like gluing on our amateur psychoanalyst beard, we’re predicting what your favorite horror movie says about you. Tell us whether we’ve got you pegged (or if you’re suing us for malpractice) in the comments.

Two words: Mommy issues.

The Night of the Hunter
Two words: Daddy issues.

The Exorcist
As a child, you had at least one scarringly violent vomiting episode.

The Amityville Horror
Somehow, the idea of moving to Long Island has just never appealed to you.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
You are not now, and have never been, a member of the Communist Party.

A Nightmare on Elm Street
The doctors are having a whole lot of trouble diagnosing your sleep disorder.

You hope your exotic tastes will disguise your unhealthy obsession with teenage ballet dancers.

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
You hope your exotic tastes will disguise your unhealthy obsession with… ugh, I think I’m gonna be sick.

You like scary movies — you just haven’t seen any since high school.

Scream 4
You like scary movies, and you’re currently in high school.