(Closed) What Childhood Movies Were You Afraid Of?

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Post # 392
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I remember (vaguely) something in Winnie the Poo that scared me, those big colourful things. 

Babaa had its dark moments too LOL. 

Milo and Otis just made me cry and cry because you never knew if the animals made it back home, after all that they went through. It seriously disturbed me psychologically LOL. 

Post # 393
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Okay, don’t judge but i am STILL scared of these and I’m 22, for goodness sake! I’ve been scared of ET and The grinch ever since i was a little girl. My fiance thinks it’s hilarious as both these films show at christmas and i lock myself in my room!

Post # 394
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Gremlins and Chucky!! Now I look back at them and think….really?! I was scared of that? Hahaha

Post # 395
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The Goonies! So scary!!!

Post # 396
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Not “kids” movies; but the entire Child’s Play/Chucky series; I blame my hatred on the fact that my older cousins once locked me in a basement closet with one of the Chucky dolls and the Puppet Masters series; I had a college ex talk me into watching them, then he left me in my dorm room ALONE when we’d finished watching them all. I still get nightmares if I come across a picture of one, or one of the movies on like HBO or any of the movie channels!!

As far as actual kids flicks:

Milo & Otis, not really scary but traumaticly upsetting…I can’t stand to see anything bad happen to animals; especially cats! I think that’s the same reason I never could watch Hocus Pocus. I have a very vivid memory of getting so hysterical over the part at the end with Binx that my dad had to carry me out of the living room and explain that it was just a movie and “nobody really hurt the kitty” XD. Still bothers me to an extent. 

Also Snow White (which my 4 year old LOVES), Homeward Bound (for the same reason as above), Tom & Jerry, any of the Fantasia movies and the original animated Grinch…something about that creepy grin and lingering stare as he plots to take Christmas just bothered/s me. Like it lasts WAY too long! 

And apparently I was also incredibly scared of Bugs Bunny for a while….according to the family babysitter! But I longed to be Lydia and go visit Beetlejuice….I was a weird kid!! (still am 😛 lol)

Post # 397
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Blushing bee

The Mask with Jim Carrey was the scarriest movie ever for me when I was younger! I still have reoccuring nightmares about it!

Post # 398
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@shrubfish09:  I grew up on the Goonies & always loved it! Was it the skeletons or the disfigured guy that scared you? Lol now that I think about it that movie is pretty dark.

Post # 399
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

What a fun thread!!

My movie is not a kid movie at all…

When I was 13, I went to visit my friend who had just moved with her family to the next town. We were kind of bored sitting at home, so our parents gave us money and drove us to the movies. They said we can choose whatever we want to watch, and they would pick us up after the movie was finished… Well… my wonderful friend took matters into her own hands (she was slightly older than me, probably 15 at the time), and bought us two tickets for a movie. She said it will be super scary so I better prepare myself… Guys… it was “The Exorcist” …. remastered version… the HD visual and audio quality…

…I still have nightmares about the girl’s face to this day…

…and to be honest, I wanted to visit that movie theatre once or twice over the past few years and write a letter of complaint to the management of letting a 13 year old buy a ticket to the Exorcist showing…..

It’s a brilliantly done film…but the whole plot of it, and the way it was shot just gives me the heebie jeebies to this day!

Post # 400
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ok, now I’m really dating myself . . . The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T!

Post # 401
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Newbee

@kkish3:  The Witches (a film copy of the Roald Dahl book!) When they peel their skin off… argh!!

Post # 402
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Jumanji

E.T.

Edward Scissor Hands

 

Post # 403
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Newbee

For me, it was Hocus Pocus. Still can’t tell you why, but I think it was the children getting turned into cats!

Post # 404
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Agree with others on Gremlins.  The movie Legend also terrified me – the monster in that movie was very creepy…oh and Labryrinth was creepy too.  And, I loved The Goonies, but that guy chained in the basement gave me nightmares.

Ironically, my earliest movie memory was of my mom taking me out of the theater at Bambi – I went ape shit when Bambi’s mom died.  Until that moment I had no idea that mommies could die and that concept terrified me and made me cry, uh, really hard.  I guess I was an overly sensitive munchkin.

Post # 405
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I was uber-sheltered as a child, and was never allowed to watch anything remotely ‘scary’ (i.e. demonic possession, witches, dragons, supernatural events, etc.).

DH tries to get me to watch scary movies now, and I still can’t. I think it’s because I was taught that the paranormal/supernatural is real and prevalent and the things we watch can ‘open the doors’ to demonic beings, sooooo I don’t watch scary movies. I’ve watched paranormal activity and didn’t sleep for a week. LOL. I’m a big baby.

Post # 406
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Blushing bee

Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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