Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I’m not necessarily talking about horror movies. Those were intentionally scary. But what other stuff scared you when you were little?
I’m in my mid-30’s, so some of you guys might not remember the stuff I’m talking about, but here goes:
1. The Cliffhanger on The Price is Right. I wasn’t scared of the climber himself, but I was SO SCARED that he was going to fall off, and when he did, I’d bury my face in the couch cushions and scare bloody murder. It happens at 5:25 here.
2. The Tic Tac Dough dragon. This pixelated monster made me want to wet myself.
3. The flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz. I’m sure I’m not the only person who was terrified of them.
4. Artax dying in the Swamp of Sadness in The Neverending Story. I watched this today and was close to tears.
5. The Nazis’ faces melting at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Sure, they deserved it, but I still couldn’t watch it.
6. The woman who got sucked into the computer and then turned into a killer robot at the end of Superman III.
Post # 3
I remember most of those! I love that you found the Cliffhanger guy scary. That’s fantastic. My scariest movie moment (if you count intentionally scary movies) was watching Carrie with my teenage cousins. I was 5, and obviously did not get the whole blood-in-the-shower thing. They thought it would be hysterical to make me sleep by the window that night (I was visiting their house), and make scary noises outside all night. Ahhh . . . cousins. (But I still love them anyway.)
Post # 4
Oh my gosh this is so funny!!!
Ok here is my random thing….
In a Muppet Christmas Carol, when the Marley ghosts come back from the dead in chains….OMG scared the living daylights out of me!! hahah
Post # 5
Not on tv or movies but my boss and I were just talking about learning about lepers in Catholic school and they freaked me out like the would just pop up if your bad and attack you with the leper disease.
Post # 6
ET. Scariest freaking movie ever conceived in the minds of man. I remember hiding behind the couch whenever it came on because I hated seeing the little alien.
This might have had something to do with the fact that dad owned an ET mask (basically a cone of horrifying ET plastic), put it on, and jumped at us when my sister and I were taking a bath. I never recovered.
So yeah. No ET for me.
Post # 7
Okay don’t make fun of me, but ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been afraid of helium balloons….but only when I’m outside. Haha I know it’s dumb and I can’t explain why, but I’ve always been terrified! I will not carry helium balloons outside til this day. They don’t bother me inside, for some reason.
Alright, go ahead and laugh at me! Haha. I’m such a dork. But the normal stuff I was afraid of as a child include clowns and ET, even though I eventually grew to love that movie.
Post # 8
OMG my oma had a stuffed ET doll and whenever I slept over I would always try and hid it somewhere else in the house.
Post # 9
Ooh great thread! Okay two big things: The scary wolf monster thing in the Neverending Story with those awful big glowy eyes. I’m still nervous around black dogs because of it.
Second, the ape-like guys in Willow that could climb on the undersides of bridges and up walls. I used to think they were under my bed and were going to crawl out to get me when I fell asleep.
Post # 10
@minutiae – Weird, I hadn’t even read your comment when I included ET lol. That’s funny!
Post # 11
@nurselindsey: I’m not surprised. That’s one terrifying movie! 😛
Post # 12
@minutiae – It’s weird though, I was so scared of it from ages 2-5, but then when I turned 6 I begged my Mom for an ET poster and suddenly wasn’t afraid of it anymore. lol On a funnier note, my dad used to call sausage links “ET fingers” haha. It always cracked me up.
Post # 13
Ah! I love the never ending story and I still cry when Artax dies…
But back to stuff that scared me…
-In a moment of poor parenting, I was allowed to watch two steve king movies: pet semetary and it (still scared of clowns, but who isnt those things are creepy!)
-ET, Carmen Sandiego (hat + sunglasses = scary, i dont know why) and Legends of the hidden Temple – oh.that.was.scary! the talking head and the creatures which would come and grab the kids while they were in the temple! geez!
Post # 14
Ha! I hadn’t read that you all were scared of ET either! When I was 5 or so, my mom brought me and my borther to the video store (remember those?!) because ET was there to take pictures with people. I wasnt scared of ET when the movie first came out, but as soon as i saw a 6 foot tall ET in the store, i ran away from my mom and hid in the back of the store behind a rack of movies.
we have a very nice picture of my mom, brother and ET though…
Post # 15
OH yeah – those flying monkeys were HORRIBLE!
I was(am!) a huge scardy-cat! As a kid, Scoobie Doo would FREAK me out – haha – every single episode would have me covering my eyes!
Post # 16
Twins… and not just any twins. The kinda twins that can read each others minds and communicate silently and/or speak in their own languages.
well not really scared of that anymore but when I was little there was a show (maybe an episode of unsloved mysteries? not sure) about these twins that planned to kill their mother in their heads and then did it… freaked me the eff out. seriously!