Post # 1
I noticed the thread about movies that scare you as a child, but as a child who wasn’t exposed to movies much, I can’t really relate. Since that thread is over 6 months old, I may as well revive the topic to include any childhood fears.
When I was a little girl, my family had a video game called Simon’s Quest, and boy, was it disturbing. It’s about this dude that’s trying to break some kind of a curse over a town, and he must do it by killing dracula. Here are some images that scared the pants off of me, and gave me nightmares as a kid:
Also, Garfield Halloween special used to make me run out of the room when this guy popped up:
Post # 3
Prom. I was terrified of prom, oh and plymouths. Sounds bizzare but as a little kid my aunts thought it was a good idea to take me to see Christine and Carrie at a drive in. I was way too young for those movies, maybe 4 or 5. Still cannot watch them to this day.
Post # 4
I was scared of the movie Matilda, Mrs Trunchbull scared the living daylights out of me! Funny how I always obeyed all the rules in school, avoided getting detention at all costs.
Post # 5
Bambi and Dumbo! I was afraid my mom would get taken away.
I also used to think lifesized teddy bear in the corner of my room was trying to kidnap me in the dark. I’m still pretty afraid of the dark and sleep with my tv on when I’m alone.
Post # 6
@tksjewelry: Eww. No good! I saw that when I was about 14 and I was disturbed then.
Come to think of it, when I was 4 or 5 my father was watching one of the Omen movies in which an elevator cable fell and sliced a guy in half. For many years, I couldn’t ride in an elevator without standing in the corner. Same for my sister.
I’m not a fan of scary movies to this day. I refuse to watch them. They just don’t do it for me.
Also, I was once attacked by an animal, so I’m also very cautious of anyone else’s pet. If I see your German shepherd in Petco, I’m going to avoid you. Do not let your doggie follow me just because it wants to say hi! Dogs do not dictate what gets to happen!
Post # 7
@RnbwznPuppies: Aww! That is sad, come to think of it. Stupid Disney ruining things…
I also keep the TV on when trying to sleep, but mostly for white noise. When I lived by myself in my first ever apartment, the first couple of weeks terrified me because I wasn’t used to the outside sounds that was normal for my neighborhood. I refused to turn out all the lights then.
Post # 8
@StuporDuck: Living alone is so scary at first. Damn, I’m such a scared little bitch.
Post # 9
@StuporDuck: I am not unhappy that plymouth closed in 01. I still will not get into one, totally irrational, but I swear they have headlight eyes and the car will stangle me with their creepy seat belts.
Post # 10
I used to be afraid of not being blonde any more. Both my parents used to be blonde and then just became brunettes as they aged. I was terrified it would happen to me!
I was also scared of the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. I would hide behind the couch whenever her theme music played because I knew that she was coming.
I was also scared of man hole covers on the road. I thought that my sister would be sucked in! I used to dream about it. Not sure where that one came from.
And the dark. What kid isn’t scared of the dark though?
Oh! And that I would be swimming in a pool and there would be a shark or crocodile in it and I would have to get away from. I would always check for one before going in the pool.
Post # 11
I also used to be mighty afraid of the oven when I first learned to bake. That’s left over from being about 4– my mother accidentally left an iron on, and I went into the room it was sitting in. She had been ironing on the floor, so it was about calf level for me. As I passed by it, my leg brushed against it, and melted some skin off. It took a long time for me to get over hot things too. Poor Mom felt horrible.
Post # 12
I was so afraid of The Little Mermaid. Ursula scared the heck outta me!
I was also afraid of thunderstorms. Like, phobia afraid. I still get anxious during storms.
Post # 13
i was afraid of dinosaurs. i watched jurassic park (without my parents permission of course) and had nightmares for years. then my parents made me go on the dino ride at disney world and i was practically hyperventilating. i closed my eyes and put my hands over my ears the whole time.. they ended up buying a picture from the ride because they thought it was funny. even though they are obviously still not around.. i still can’t watch anything with dinosaurs in it!
Post # 14
@Everdeen: I was scared of the Wicked Witch of the West too, “I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!” Miss Gulch mainly because she took away Toto! I still cry when I see that bit, horrible woman!
Post # 15
I used to try to leap from the doorway to my bed to avoid the monsters under there… And no part of my body could dangle over the edge. Hell, I still don’t like dangling my arms over!
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
Aliens. I did not get over it (and I’m still freaked out by the ones with the huge black eyes), until my twenties, so it wasn’t until then that I saw ET, Star Wars, Lilo and Stitch or anything.
Now….zombies. Holy crap they scare me. Mr. D has to watch his shows and movies and play his games when I’m not home. I seriously cry. I try not to, but they scare me that much. Which sucks because they are EVERYWHERE now.