The other day I was reminiscing about some of the places I loved spending time as a kid. And one of them was going to the movies.

That got me to thinking about some of the old movies I watched in the 1960s that seemed awesome or scary at the time, but watching them now, I have a different opinion of each.

One of the first scary movies I've saw as a kid was 'The Lost World' featuring Michael Rennie, Jill St. John and David Hedison who I remember from the TV series 'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea.' The movie was released in theatres in 1960, filled with fake dinosaurs and huge spiders, but it all looked pretty real to me watching it when I was only 7 or 8 years old. Check out these trailers from some of the campy movies I loved.

Another movie that was quite silly that I went to the movie theater to see, was 'It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World', which came out in theatres in 1963. A cast of 'A' list actors including Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney and so many more. Here's the movie trailer.

And then there was the 'Creature From The Black Lagoon', a movie released in 1954. I didn't see this movie or the ones that followed in theatres, but I did see them over and over again on Saturday morning TV. It was a scary movie back then, but pretty comical to me now.

Don't forget the 1955 classic 'Tarantula!' movie. Those huge spiders were scary and nothing could stand in their way, not even bullets or dynamite, although they tried in the movie. Only a napalm attack could bring down that gigantic tarantula.

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