When you emerged as a new life-form in the world, the last thing your parents contemplated was what horror movies were currently in theaters. Yet, the scary flicks released the year you were born haunt you for the rest of your life, whether you like it or not.
This list describes the most iconic moments from horror movies released between 1975 and 2000. For those of you born during these years, the movies below and their iconic scenes are likely seared into your memory, terrifying junctures in your development that made the possibility of a monster under your bed a threatening reality. From possessed dolls to aliens to homicidal cars, the villains that give form to fear below enhance the potency of these features.