Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Your Turn

Stealing this one from Twitter.

A movie that traumatized you as a child.

121 comments:

Julia H said...

The Last Unicorn

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

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mkkeo said...

The Shining

Krab said...

Jaws

filmfanb said...

Snow White...

Boldblonde said...

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sandybrook said...

I really wasn't a child anymore but Jaws..another one was The Exorcist

Boldblonde said...

The Exorcist.

Dena said...

Sybil.

Heather said...

Pet Sematary.

longtimereader said...

Nightmare on elm st. Saw it when i was 13ish and it gave me nightmares for years.

Guesser said...

The Wizard of Oz,the flying Monkeys gave me nightmares. In spite of that,It is still a favorite movie.

Khaleesi said...

I know, @Boldblonde. Spit out my wine last night when I caught wind of that.

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Halloween 2. Nightmares galore

MontanaMarriott said...

Suspira and The Fury....It was a double feature my evil ass older cousins took me too. I didn't sleep for weeeeeeks.

sharoncat said...

Freddy Krueger

Jane said...

A Thief In The Night. Crazy ass Fundamentalists like to scare the "Hell" out of children and the feeble minded to keep them in the flock. Sick Bastards.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Thief_in_the_Night_(film)

Spider Rico said...

The Night Stalker '72

PG Tips said...

The Omen movies. They shit the life out of me.
Also, The Exorcist and also, Rosemary's Baby.

WickedBee said...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The child catcher scarred me for life.

Khaleesi said...

Edward Scissorhands, ha.

Flying monkeys scared me too. Especially in Return to Oz.

totaji said...

St Elmo’s Fire: I didn’t want to face the shit storm that was adult life.

Martin said...

Darby O'Gill and the Little People. The Banshee freaked me out.

Moose said...

The Omen.

That pane of glass on the back of the truck....I still won't get anywhere near a truck carrying glass.

Desi Derium said...

"Phantasm". I saw it when I was wayyyyy too young, and it freaked me out something fierce.

Casper said...

The Tingler

ImmodestyBlaise said...

Bambi.

Brooklyn Girl said...

The Exorcist.
The green vomit and head spinning around and the crazy eyes.
I lost a lot of sleep with that one.
And whatever happened to Baby Jane.
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis were scary as hell.

Do Tell said...

The Tin Drum.

Also the Flying Monkeys made frequent appearances in my nightmares.

Boo Hearne said...

Guesser: Me, too! I was about 5 when I saw it. Nightmares for months!

WalterNeff said...

Episode of the Outer Limits called The Zanti Misfits.

Were Not Sorry said...

The Neverending Story. Its made even creepier by the fact that it was revealed on ROTC in a segment with Gabe Hoffman of "An Open Secret" that good old Marty Weiss is parading around wearing a medallion containing a symbol found in the movie...

Do Tell said...

Randomly, the chauffeur from Burnt Offerings also scared the crap out of me.

Me Again said...

Wizard of Oz .... flying monkeys scared the crap out of me. My mother would tell me they were in the trees at night so she could get me to come in the house. It worked Love the movie now.

Amy C Wright said...

The Dark Crystal.

Satan 666 said...

Bambi. WTF was Disney thinking when they showed Bambi's mother dying? I still get chocked up thinking about that damn movie.

Sarah Linney said...

Ditto! Absolutely petrified of him!

Carolina Prado said...

Arachnophobia. I can't bear the sight of a spider no matter how tiny it may be, my heart races and I can't breathe.

meigling navarrete said...

The exorcist, watched it when i was 7, bad choice.

rocky619ca said...

Pirahnas.

Alexandria Anna said...

Neverending Story, because horse drowned in the mud. It's bizarre movie in general. Never again :(

SDaly said...

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder version) - I was terrified of the Oompa Loompas.

Smalls said...

I'll give the same answer I gave on Twitter: The Day After. That movie traumatized me and there are certain images burned, as it were, into my brain.

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Doc said...

Salem's Lot. The kid floating outside the window still freaks me out.

Somebody light my fire--if you can find it said...

My entire childhood was a terror, therefore, if it was made into a movie it would be that.

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Ervin Thompson said...

IT the original had nightmares for weeks

Kimberley said...

The Exorcist. Saw it in the cinema when it first came out and went with a friend. She was wearing her 'cross/crucifix earrings' for protection, lol. A man sat behind us and breathed heavily and groaned throughout, especially noticeable in the quiet bits, and we were totally freaked out!

malcam66 said...

1. Trilogy of Terror - the doll

2. As Doc said, Salem's Lot - the kid at the window. I haven't slept with the curtains up since I saw that. I've tried, but I wake up thinking I'm hearing the scratching.

Jeannie said...

Arachnophobia has left me permanently terrified of spiders but The Shining is the only movie that scared me so much I had to stop it and finish watching it in the daytime. So, one of those two.

Nonya Bidness said...

Poltergeist. The clown scene and when they fall in the pool hole with the skeletons.

Now that I know poor Heather O'Rourke's story, it's even more traumatizing. :(

Vicki A. said...

The Bad Seed

txredhd said...

Beneath the Planet of Apes and the Exorcist.

Kendrick Schroder said...

Poltergeist because the evil clown. Now maybe for another reason.

Annie578 said...

Bonnie and Clyde. Saw it when it showed on TV and it was way too violent even then.

Kikibunny said...

Jaws...i'd come home from school alone and if it was raining I was sure jaws was in my closet and I'd have to run to my bff's house for the afternoon.. my bff's mother loved to recount this story at her yearly xmas party up until I was 45 yrs old and she passed.

tinydancer61 said...

First was a Twilight Zone episode where the doll came to life when the little girl was asleep. Egads! Secondly was Jaws and thirdly was The Exorcist. My parents wouldn't let me see it when I was a teenager so I finally watched it as a 21-year college student on HBO. I couldn't believe how that movie scared the living crap out of me and I was an adult! I was crying for my Mama during that movie! lol

cheesegrater15 said...

I don't know the name of it, but it was some 70s horror movie that was on TBS in the mid-80s. It was something like the devil came to Earth and possessed all the snakes or something. I specifically remember a scene where a woman was taking a shower and the camera panned behind her to reveal a snake in the tub with her. Fucked me up for years. I was in college when I could stop looking behind me every time I took a shower.

OB said...

The Exorcist. When it first came out it was in a big theatre in my city in somewhat of a roadshow production. Big speakers and sound, which if you remember the movie there are very quiet stretches then all of a sudden mayhem. I didn't sleep for 3 days; then left the light on at night for a month

Norfredycat said...

It's Alive--killer babies!!

The Kenzie Face said...

Quite a few gave me a few nights of nightmares, but none traumatized me (and my younger brother) more than IT. I was 8 and he was 6, and I don’t know why my dad thought it was a good idea to let us watch it, but he did. Terrified of sewers, drains, toilets, moons, under the bed, the basement, the sink, the shower... you name it, I was scared! Then around 12, I got up the nerve to watch it again, and became obsessed and watched it like everyday for a year and read the book in 8th grade. Now IT is in my top 3 all time favorite books and I am a lifelong Constant Reader (Stephen King fan 😉). Go figure.

carolinalily said...

IT (the original) - made me afraid of clowns

Poltergeist - Another nail in the clown fear coffin

Wizard of Oz - flying monkeys

Sd Auntie said...

Wizard of oz, when the lion jumps put the window. Any movie with the crucifixion. Start bawling like a baby. No horror movies either

carolinalily said...

Oh! And Lady in White - made me terrified of the sweet grandma from Who's The Boss.

Lamby said...

Hocus Pocus...I had to leave my friends and sit in the lobby of the movie theater by myself because I was too scared to continue watching. lol.

TVAnnie said...

"The House of Dark Shadows" my little sister and I slept with the lights on for months afterward. Dark Shadows the TV show was in black and white, we were not prepared for the color movie and the blood. I remember vividly just how scared we were and we walked home in the dark and fog after. Every time a leaf blew across the road we screamed and ran. I never bugged my Mom and Dad to let me see scary movie again until "Jaws" came out.

shakey said...

Many of you have brought back so many memories as I read which movies tramautized you.

Satan 666 - I was kicked out of the school library when I was 6 because I cried too hard when Bambi's mother died. As an adult, I watched the movie with my now-husband while I was PMSing really bad. Since I didn't see the rest of the movie, when the hunters shot at Bambi's father I cried, "HIS FATHER DIES TOO???" My husband made me leave the room.

Do Tell - I remember seeing Burnt Offerings in the theatre. It was bad enough both Karen Black and Oliver Reed were in it (for some reason they've always terrified me), but that chauffeur? I had nightmares for a week.

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Berserk swore me off of Joan Crawford forever.

One movie that scared me silly was Reptilicus. I didn't see the whole movie until I was a teenager; then I laughed so hard I cried. It launched me into years of watching bad B-movies.

Belinha Mcdermid said...

Aracnophonia

346NYC said...

Poltergeist & Children of the Corn.
Never was the same after those f+cking movies.
They both still terrorize me.

I wasn't supposed to watch either of them, but
caught one at a girlfriend's house and the other at a relative's
during the holidays.

Texas Gal said...

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, the Disembodied Hand gave me nightmares for years! I still don't sleep with my hand under my pillow in fear of a discovering a hand there! Lol! That and Dark Shadows, the original tv show.

fairylights said...

The Wizard of Oz, I had nightmares about the witch and her flying monkeys for weeks.

Rob Horine said...

Two.

First is "RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD".
It was on HBO in 84 about 5 in the morning. It showed the Zombies attacking Louisville. When the army was called, the president (supposedly Reagan) allowed the nuking of Louisville. Guess where I lived? YOU GUESSED IT! Louisville. Scared me to death.

Second is "Testament". A movie about the first few months after a nuclear war in upstate New York. It was dark and depressing. A mother stands by and watches her children die, one by one.

Or as my mom called it. THE FEEL GOOD HIT OF THE 80s!

annie roo said...

Don`t Be Afraid of the Dark. With Kim Darby. Gave me nightmares for years.

A neurotic housewife named Sally and her business exec husband move into Sally's family house, a spooky two story Victorian mansion. When Sally starts the redecorating along with her pompous decorator she comes across a locked room in the house. After arguing with the handyman who insists she should leave the room locked, she finally gets the key. But once she opens her father's old study and has the bricks from the fireplace removed, strange things begin to happen. Sally begins to see small creatures everywhere, but no one will believe her. Her husband dismisses her as neurotic and her friend thinks Sally may be losing her mind. But things take a deadly serious turn when the decorator trips at the top of the stairs and falls to his death. Sally sees a rope lying across the place where he tripped, but when she picks it up to take it, a horrifying little creature pulls it from her grasp. Is she crazy? Or has Sally released demons in the house, demons her father summoned?

garrison scott said...

The Legend of Boggy Creek

I was very little but it stuck with me.

geomeo504 504 said...

“The Haunting” 1963 Julie Harris best best ever. The breathing walls !

GrumpyOldCatLady said...

Pet Semetary. Zelda's scenes were so terrifying, and also little Gage slicing Jud's Achilles tendon with a scalpel... Makes me shiver even now.
It was my first horror movie and after that I read compulsively all of Stephen King's books and rented every horror movie available in my video club. I must have been about eleven or twelve.

bunny honey said...

Salem Lots and some 70's Franknstein movie I shouldn't have been watching in the first place.

delete account said...

The original Fail Safe with Larry Hagman and Jack Lemmon.
Oh God did that scare me....I saw it the first and last time late one night one TV when I couldn't sleep. It was 1990, I was 16, but still...it scared the holy poo emoji out of me. Could not bear to watch that movie again especially the way things are now.
And I had watched a lot of horror movies thanks to my selfish mother forcing them on me because she was gonna watch whatever she wanted regardless of whether I was in the room or not. Those movies revolted and sickened me but didn't "scare" me. Mention the word "nuclear" though and I automatically see a very young black and white Larry Hagman.

Leila Haikonen said...

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Bikey said...

I can´t believe someone here (Spider Rico) was also traumatized by 1972´s The Night Stalker!! That movie scared the bejesus out of me!

Spike Ghost said...

The Faculty, Scary Movie (yeah i know), the opening of a random episode of X Files where a guy just starts bleeding out of nnowhere, I know what you did last summer, also when i was 14 the teacher's death in Final Destination gave me a panic attack

Sekrit said...

Not a movie but Meg Foster in Quantum Leap. Her pale, icy blue eyes and that stoic look she could give just made me feel fear I'd never felt before

THAT and The Screaming Face in the X Files intro. That contorted bastard.

LuLu said...

Dressed to Kill. i didnt close my eyes in the shower for 30 years.

Amused said...

The Lottery. I was a really little kid and it was on PBS... I'm still not a fan.

Cee Kay said...

That very last scene in Carrie did me in for a loooong time...

Owlette said...

The Watcher in the Woods
Candyman
The Peanutbutter Solution (pretty sure it was on Disney)

Scandi Sanskrit said...

"Gone With The Wind" (my parents were watching it on video). I was very small, about 5 or 6 years old.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Aw.

Lissette said...

You guys mentioned my two trigger-scary movies: Don't be Afraid of the Dark and A Thief in the Night...both equally terrifying

Scandi Sanskrit said...

LOL! 🚪 HEEEEEEEEERE'S JOHNNNY!

Hanniam said...

Ghostbusters. I noped right out of the theater at the librarian ghost.

Hanniam said...

But nowhere near as bad as Watership Down. I think I blocked that from my mind until this moment.

Violet said...

Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte. Saw it at five, had nightmares for YEARS. Tried to watch it again at sixteen, figured now I knew it was all fake blood and body parts it would desensitize me. Made it through the first 10 minutes before I gave up. Then I had nightmares AGAIN.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

I wish I could see that! IDK where to find a copy.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Holy fucking shit. What kind of snaaaake? 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 When i was small I had a phobia of blue whales and my imagination got too vivid and it started to feel much too real, and I'd have a panic attack and jump out of the bathtub. *Shudders*

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Yeah you know something has seriously messed you up when you have to block it out of your mind that you never talk about it. One thing gig I had traumatised me so bad, I erased it off my brain, that a mutual friend had to remind me I was in it. The baffled look on his face when I genuinely couldn't recall working in it, it was priceless.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

I'm sorry you feel that way about my origin story... 💔

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Wait isn't "Watership Down" the one with the rabbits? My favourite Boyzone (the Irish boyband) member, Stephen Gately, sang "Bright Eyes" for it. I haven't seen the film. Hm. 🐰🐰

Dallas Alice said...

The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane

MovieBuff said...

4 movies I saw as a kid

Slaughter High - Marty wearing the court jesters mask bursting through his class photo paper poster and chasing after the girl down the hallway.

Legend - The red faced devil I CANNOT watch that movie and see that devil.

The Warriors - The baseball players with painted faces chasing the Warriors through the park.

Silent Rage - The crazy guy and Chuck Norris. The end of the movie Chuck kicks guy down the well and he last minute pops up from for the final scare scene.

2 movies as an adult

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - Watched this in my early 20s late on night. That crazy guy character Ronnie Z or whatever had me shook for several days. I couldn’t sleep thinking about that crazy mofo.

Cruising - The killer gay guy was very creepy and I had a hard time sleeping after watching that movie.

Honorable Mention

The Strangers - I watched this movie with the volume so low because i was so afraid. When it was over I pushed the sofa in front of the door just in case. Didn’t sleep well after this one either.

Of course I still have the occasional nightmare about Michael Myers even as an adult. No movie bad guy is more traumatic than the boogeyman.



MovieBuff said...

Thanks to everyone for their posts I have to see a few of these movies.

Skibunny said...

Ameityville. Who lets their 6 yr old watch this?!

Terri said...

Psycho - Yes, I'm old! As an aside, to all of you traumatized by The Exorcist, I work at a place where part of the real story happened. Not the hospital or the house, a small part of the story. We get occasional calls asking about it :)

Mark said...

The Nanny with Bette Davis

The Wizard of Oz

Unknown said...

The Omen, Poltergeist and all those movies like it!

MattDaddy said...

Poltergeist. Jeeeezus. And now reading the blinds about that poor little girl makes it a thousand times worse.

mike m said...

The Birds, Mark of the Devil, TV show Twilight Zone.

Roman Holiday said...

Sybil.

Sd Auntie said...

You are too cute shake! I cried during Bambi too and my boyfriend thought I was being silly.

Monique Ryan said...

The Serpent and The Rainbow

MatineeIdolx said...

A few...poltergeist with the clown scene, some weird movie where giant spiders were spinning webs around people, and even though this isn't a "movie", the Thriller video scared the crap out of me. As an adult, The Ring gaves me nightmares for weeks.

Admin User said...

wizard of oz. the tornado looked so real, the angry apple trees were shocking and those flying monkeys!

Do Tell said...

Nobody mentioned Corky the dummy from Magic! Holy crap, just the commercial alone was enough to give me nightmares.

Original trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezkx07HYylo

Marie-Jo said...

Jaws. I was afraid to go in the swimming pool for a long time.

Cyndy said...

OK, I'm a newbie, posted a few times. I'll participate!

The movie that traumatized me as a child was "THE BLOB" (really dates me!) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051418/

When I was about 5-6, my Dad used to go out of town on work assignments about once a month. When that happened my Mom would pop the popcorn, pick up her sister, and we'd all head to the Drive-In. It was always scary movies. I always got the back seat. At the tender of 5 or 6, THE BLOB is terrifying. I developed a lifelong fear of the empty space where your feet go in the back seat. I thought for sure a Monster was going to come up from there and GET ME.

malcam66 said...

Do Tell - regarding Magic. I was babysitting the first time I ever saw the commercial. I was always a little afraid of being in this particular house anyway, and then the commercial came on and I completely lost it.

I called my mother and I was crying in absolute terror. She stayed on the phone with me for the rest of the night until the people finally came home.

What a good mama she was. I probably didn't even thank her.
Wish I could now, but it's too late. :-(

Weekittylass said...

A show that was on British tv in the 60's. It was called Myastery and Imagination, I think, but the episode with Struwwelpeter was absolutely terrifying to me. That and the Crawling Eye and The Great Behemoth. The month I spent at a chalet we rented in Davosdorf was anxiety-inducing due to that damn one-eyed monster and my four brothers. Every time we crossed over London Bridge I was on the floor in the back seat because of that evil reptile monster. Teen years was definitely The Exorcist. The night I saw it, my 120 pound German Shepherd decided it was a good idea to sleep under my bed which she had never done before. I believe I went catatonic.

Randaleese said...

The Birds
Still terrified of birds.. Italy, and getting pic of pigeons on outstretched arms, in piazza in Milan, was horrifying!!

she_just_iss said...

Guess I'm the only one that was traumatized by Deliverance.

shakey said...

Thank you, SD!

Rob Horine - you're right, Testament really was quite frightening. One of the saddest movies I have ever seen. AND - once when watching the original War of the Worlds, I was scared because they mentioned various cities where communication was knocked out because of the aliens. One of them was Montreal. I asked my brother (who is 3 years older than me) if that meant our grandparents were dead. He smirked and said, "It's just a movie." He was 8 or 9 years old, I believe.

I don't think I've ever seen Serpent and the Rainbow. A friend of mine told me about it years ago. Maybe I blocked that movie out of my mind, lol.

Thanks for this thread, Ent!

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