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Old 07-05-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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What movies or shows terrified you the most as a child?

Two that come to mind first for me are...
Arachnophobia (1990) I had a horrible dream after watching this movie back in the day.
FernGully (1992) Hexxus the giant smoke villain at the ending of the film, I found to be very unsettling and creepy to watch.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:20 PM   #2
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Courage the Cowardly Dog. Great show but even after all these years, the show is pretty unsettling considering its demographic.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:22 PM   #3
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In my teens: The Omen (1976), The Fly (1986), The Outer Limits (1995), The X Files, Alien and Blair Witch Project.

As a 11 or 12 year old: The Puppet Masters

They scared the hell out of me. Never had any nightmares about them, though, surprisingly enough. I would get over what had happened in them the next morning.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:33 PM   #4
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The Sixth Sense by far. I was only like 13 or so when it came out.

I love Bruce Willis, but seriously, **** that movie. It traumatized me as a kid with all those ghosts and the guy smashing through his home window in his underwear. "I see dead people," go to hell you creepy boy.

I can't even rewatch the movie to this day as an adult.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:38 PM   #5
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Batman 1989 and Batman Returns scared the **** out of me as a kid. Now as an adult they are my favorites.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:57 PM   #6
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Pet Sematary, Freddy Kruger and Fright Night
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:10 PM   #7
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Roger Rabbit because of that scene at the end, man. You all know which.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:32 PM   #8
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The first time I saw Jurassic Park was a bit scary as I Saw it at my dad's farm in the middle of the night, and the Sheriff's mom in Robin Hood Price of Thieves scared me as a kid.
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:04 PM   #9
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Amazing Stories, episode "Miscalculation" (1986) with Jon Cryer gave me nightmares as a child. I watched it more recently on Netflix and it's actually super cheesy.
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:27 PM   #10
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Also SIGNS. Especially the part where the aliens are banging on the doors and walls.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:16 PM   #11
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As a kid? Aliens. The Gate. Hellraiser. Jacob's Ladder.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:32 PM   #12
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I watched Jaws for the first time when I was 6-7. Scared shitless when I got near any body of water for a while after that.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:38 PM   #13
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First horror movie I ever watched as a kid was New Nightmare, and boy was I terrified of Freddy at that time. Had to have a light on while trying to sleep for the first few weeks after the fact.
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I was a kid that was allowed to watch all those kinds of spooky shows from Goosebumps to Truth or Fiction to Tales from the Crypt and never did the content

and the one thing I could never handle was that doll from the opening of Are you afraid of the dark.



I could handle the show just fine, but that little 2 seconds I had to close my eyes.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:45 PM   #15
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Come to think of it, E.T. was scary as hell as a child.

Did anyone even like E.T. (the alien itself, not the movie), as a kid? He looked ugly as all hell.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:50 PM   #16
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This was more of a movie intro than the movie itself. For whatever reason, the MGM lion constantly scared me; anytime an MGM film plays, I hide or fast forward through it. I've gotten over it.

One film that did frighten me, however, is the Medusa from Clash of the Titans. Nowadays, I admire the amount of work that went into it, but back then it crept the hell out of me. I think playing the original Castlevania scared me with the Medusa boss, which is why I feared Medusa for a few years.
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As a kid? the first Piranha movie. I had bad dreams about them for weeks after that, and even got physically ill after I went to bed the night I watched it (it was on USA Up All Night).

Later as a teen the second Jurassic Park movie was the first movie to actually make me scream a bit when the raptor digs under the shack and pops up just as Malcom and his daughter are about to crawl out from that very spot. I jumped a little at the one that comes out from behind the power box at the black guy in the first JP, but never actually screamed. For some reason, the second one made me do both, though....
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:02 PM   #18
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Never really thought about it before but it seems that animals in movies can really frighten kids. It just doesn't seem as obvious as the undead, alien, or possession themed movies.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:23 PM   #19
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Ghostbusters II and Tales from the Crypt.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:01 PM   #20
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Come to think of it, E.T. was scary as hell as a child.

Did anyone even like E.T. (the alien itself, not the movie), as a kid? He looked ugly as all hell.
Yeah, I was scared of E.T. I was 3 years old when I first saw it in 1982 and it gave me nightmares.
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