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« on: January 11, 2007, 02:08:59 PM »

   I can remember a couple of movies I saw as a child that scared the heck out me, not just during the movie but  for weeks and months after I saw the movie. The first one I can think of was "The Beast With Five Fingers", it was on TV. I was bout 8 years old. My father was watching so we all, more or less, watched also. When the hand started roaming around , that was pretty bad but when it started climbing up people, that was it. I just sat there with my eyes closed, didn't want anybody to know it scared the s#$@ out me. I couldn't sleep, every noise I heard I thought for sure the "HAND" was coming to get me. 
    When I was a teenager it was the "Exorcist". The movie was just plain scary, but especially for me it was the devil's voice, the whole theater shook when ever it spoke in it's very low, guttural voice. The face on Linda Blair and the devil's voice stayed in my mind for a long time, again. I would close my eyes and there it was, her face.
    For my daughter it was the zoom out view of the men standing in a circle to show the shape of something under the ice and a fin sticking out..."THE THING".
    Do any of you out there remember the scariest movie or scene from childhood? It will be interesting to here different views of what was really scary to you at the time.


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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 02:18:26 PM »

The bathroom scene in the Shining.  I was up late and "the Shining" was on HBO, the scene when the little kid goes in the bathroom, then Jack Nicholson goes to investigate... I was too scared to get up and go to the bathroom and Peed my pants in the living room.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 02:33:23 PM »

Carrie.  The scene where the survivor goes to Carrie's grave and  Carrie's hand grabs her.   Buggedout

I was probably about twelve at the time.  It just scared the bejeebus out of me.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 02:36:30 PM »

I have several.

I saw the beginning of "at the mouth of madness" and i was scared senseless. It almost made it worse, that i didnt get to see the rest.

Alien 2 was terrefying.

There was an episode of the X files that had this weird fish creature in it, that roamed the sewers, that just really did something for me as well. Also a thing that made you scared to go to the toilet!!!

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2007, 03:20:44 PM »

I was about 4 years old when The Wiz was released. That giant silver head with the smoke and flames coming out of its mouth was pretty scary.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2007, 04:57:05 PM »

Oh, easy one --
Or 2:
I was about 8 or 9, and went to see "Kiss of The Vampire" by myself(!) on the big screen in my small town hometown.  When the first vampire at the gravesite slashes Andrew Keir's hand with her fangs . . . I was outa there --
For weeks afterward, I was scared of guys in red vests, not because of what I'd actually SEEN in the film, but because the head vampire on the poster advertising the movie at our local theatre was wearing a red vest.
Then, went with a bunch of friends -- probably same age -- to see "The Reptile" -- Despite being surrounded by a bunch of kids all making loud fun of the movie, the first time the Reptile is revealed:  Those bug eyes and scaly skin -- Well, some of us went behind our seats and wouldn't come up.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2007, 06:15:44 PM »

Back when I was about 7,they had a show on TV (SHOCK or CREATURE FEATURE) which showed old monster movies.At the begining,they had a montage from old horror flicks as part of the intro...and one scene was Vampiria(from PLAN ) walking straight towards the camera...hands out streched...YIKES! I ran and hid!
 At about the age of eight,I was watching The PIT and the PENDULUM(1961) on tv,and when Vincent Price opens the casket with his dead wife in it,he bugs out and slams the door on the tomb."NO one will ever enter this room again!" Well,my big brother Mike
 locked me in a dark closet and said,in his best horror movie voice "NO ONE WILL EVER ENTER THIS ROOM AGAIN!".The SOB!

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2007, 07:08:45 PM »

There were several that frigtened me out of my wits. One I did not know the name of for years, I just recalled a boy in a grave suddenly becoming vampiric in a startling scene. It's been suggested to me that this was from the TV Series "Salem's Lot " which seems about right as a I was very young and absolutely terrified of vampires for years to come after seeing this. Seriously I would as a child bundle up the bed covers around my neck so as to keep vampires from being able to bite the ole neck.  BounceGiggle I'm still hoping to get to see this series again to be certain. Also have very distinct memories of a beautiful female, busomeque vampiress too.

Then there was PREDATOR, which I saw at an older age but it frightened me so badly that I dreamt for a full week that something unseen was hunting me through the woods near where I grew up.

What's funny is these initial scares were so bad but eventually I would come to love and embrace the horror and sci-fi genres with a passion becoming a dedicated fan.  Of course growing up with He-Man, Astroboy, Tron, Black Hole, Star Wars proved a considerable help to leading me down this path too.


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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2007, 07:56:27 PM »

I was four years old in 1973. One night I sat down to watch George Romero’s original Night of the Living Dead with my four older sisters and my mother. Needless to say, it was an intense experience for me. So intense, that mom had to send me to bed halfway through the film. Talk about torture! There I was, all alone in bed with a giant window hanging over me…and the curtains wide open. I started imagining the faces of dead people appearing in that window, the ghouls desperately trying to claw their way into my room in order to get me. To make a long story short, I was not able to go to sleep and began crying. Mom had no recourse but to let me back out to the family room where I was able to see the rest of the film.

Simply put, the movie scared the living hell out of me. I was so traumatized by it that for years afterwards, whenever a commercial came on that was advertising an upcoming airing of the film, I would quickly turn the channel. In instances where I was not close enough to the TV set to turn the channel before being exposed to too much imagery from the film, I would run like hell out of the room. When that wasn’t an option I went with the old classic of sticking my fingers in my ears, closing my eyes and humming. It would be many years before I let myself watch the movie again, and by that time I found it no longer scared me. In fact, after that initial viewing, I found that very little truly scared me anymore. Why? Because Night of the Living Dead scared me so bad, I got it all out of my system at once. Others might theorize that having four older sisters was enough horror in my life and that explains why nothing much phased me afterwards, but that is a debate for another day. Wink

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2007, 08:00:50 PM »

I was 8 years old in 1975 when My Dad took Me to see JAWS....
When the Guy Head came out of the hole in the sunken boat....
I Nearly Splashed in My Underoos!  Buggedout

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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2007, 02:38:18 AM »

I think for me it has to be Trilogy of Terror.  The story with the Zuni doll.  It wasn't really the doll that scared me (although it did) but the ending when she's possessed by it and is squatting in the kitchen with the knife waiting for her mother to come over. Something about that gave me plenty of nights of having a hard time getting off to sleep. I think it was her teeth.

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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2007, 07:32:56 AM »

i was 4 or 5 around when the second childs play came out (90? 91?)( i know im a youngin) and those goddamn my buddy dolls were still in production (they still showed commercials and stuff) anyway chucky used to scare the s**t out of me, and i can remember one time in particular i was sleepin with my mom on the couch and i woke up to none other than chucky's face laughing at me on the tv screen and i f**kin freaked. i woke my mom up yelling desperatly to change the channel. i dont know who was more scared me or my mother  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2007, 08:33:54 AM »

I stayed up and watched "fire in the sky" the bit where he wakes up on the UFO and the aliens attack him, freaked me out!!!
And when the guy reads out the passage in Evil Dead 2, we lived next to some woods and I was convinced the spirits would get me too!!
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2007, 09:10:07 AM »

Well, As I said in the other thread Rawhead Rex was the main one that really got to me.
But I can also remember catching a scene from Poltergeist where all the skeletons float up in the pool....that scared the hell out of me.

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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2007, 09:17:40 AM »

Anyone seen this?
That terrified me when I was a kid, you say Madman 3 times and he comes get you!! (before candyman was made)
He was a giant caveman looking dude with a massive axe!!! Question
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