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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2002, 10:37:26 AM »

...was used in Wired to Kill (1986).  It may also have been in some other movies; see if the screencap jogs your memory:

« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2002, 10:39:53 AM »

There was an animated Raggedy Ann and Andy TV-movie (stop laughing, dammit!) with a psycho camel that kept seeing a phantom caravan of ghostly camels all calling him home -- always with weird Eastern music playing under those scenes.  Freaked me out for months on end.

« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2002, 10:50:52 AM »

The Blob. I went to the old Southern theater with some neghibor kids, and about the time it finished eating the doc, i walked out, and waited till both movies were over to get my ride home. Sheesh! You coulden't shoot it, and it CRAWLED UNDER THE DOOR to get to you! It diden't just kill you, it DISSOLVED you! Some how, that gave me the heebee jeebees like nothin. Now, of course, i make booger jokes, but way back then!...........
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2002, 11:42:48 AM »

To this day, I stiall haven't been able to watch Creepshow.  I remember seeing parts of it off and on on the local FOX station as a kid, and it all scared the crap out of me.  Specifically, the animted creep coming to the kids window, and the part in the mold guy story where the doctor says he'll have to take his arm off.  I've heard it's actually really funny, but I just can't make myself watch it.
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2002, 11:51:39 AM »

The monsters and the witch on H.R. Puff-n-Stuff scared the crap out of me.  I'd scream everytime my brothers and sisters tried to watch it.  For those of you too young to remember it was an early-mid 70s children's show.

The melting faces at the end of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK really got to me too.
Pete B6K
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2002, 01:32:35 PM »

I've always found Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory srangely disturbing. Can't remember exactly why, I havent seen it for a while, but I still avoid it when its on TV. Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka is definitely kind of evil and sinister.
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2002, 01:54:10 PM »

I would admit the OOMPA LOOMPAS were a bit scary. The pictures in the boat ride down the Choca River were a bit too much. Needless to say blueberry flavored bubblegum or any flavor for that matter never went into my mouth for quite sometime. Did not want to know what watermelon did to you.
John Morgan
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2002, 02:09:17 PM »

I never watched that many horror flicks as a kid because they would scare me.  Now I look at them and laugh.  Freddie, Jason, Jaws, even Hellraiser, These were supposed to "Scare me?"  

I'm alway pointing out the flaws:

"Too much blood"
"Spooky Music = your gona die"
"Sex = your gona die"
"Door + running + panic = Your gona die big time."
"That looks fake" (Shark in Jaws especially)
"Bad special effects: I can make that look better with a wad of tin foil and a flash light" (Lightening in Hellraiser)
"What would Ash do here?"
Mofo Rising
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2002, 03:10:12 PM »

Yup, WIRED TO KILL was the cocaine movie.  Reading your review makes me realize I remember nothing about the movie except the cocaine ooze and the bike seat.

I also remember another movie that scared the dickens out of me.  SWAMP THING.  In the beginning Alex Holland is coated with bright yellow goo and pushed into the swamp, where he turns into the Swamp Thing.  For some reason, my young brain made the connection between the goo and apple juice.  I wouldn't drink the stuff for years.

And those Sesame St. aliens.  It was probably their "yupyupyupyup" and the fact they crept into familiar places when nobody was around.
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2002, 04:16:11 PM »

Kolchak the Nightstalker always scared me.  It was on again  a couple of years ago, forget what station (USA? SCIFI?) and, wow, I was scared of that?!

Bring back Kolchak!
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2002, 05:57:47 PM »

When I was little Freddy Kruegger was THE scary image. My brother used to hold me down with a pillow over my face saying, "I'm Freddy now!", and I believed him. One time I went into a video store with my mom and there was a cardboard stand-up of Freddy, positioned in a way so that he seemed to be coming around the aisle for me. I screamed so horrifically my mom had to drag me out. TRUE STORY: A kidthat lived next door used to terrify me with a Freddy mask. In 1996 he was convicted of murder. Spooky. Of course, I've now seen every Elm Street movie and own part 1 on DVD, so it's subsided.
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2002, 05:59:10 PM »

Oh, and the Maytag repairman. That's right. Similar incident as with the Freddy stand-up, i was in a Maytag dealership and there he was, staring over the counter, searching my soul.
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2002, 06:57:56 PM »

"The Blob" (1958).  Just read my review and it explains it all.

To this day, I still think that "Jaws" is a good horror movie.  Once I was out swimming, fairly far from shore (probably 400m), and suddenly "Jaws" came to mind.  I started heading in and a large fin broke the water RIGHT NEXT TO ME.  To say I had a serious moment of fright would be an understatement.  It was a dolphin, probably just wondering what in the heck I was doing so far out.  It stayed along with me for a little while, then headed back out.

« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2002, 08:14:55 PM »

salem's lot, the reason? you've probably already guessed it. no? i can't, couldn't be bothered, really. but there's a lot of better examples here.
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2002, 11:47:34 PM »

Oh my.   Am I really that much older than most of you?  

THEM did it for me.   I must have been five or so.   Left a lasting impression.
The Wizard of Oz:  those flying monkeys and the witch-on-the-roof scene.
Bela Lugosi as Dracula.   I slept with the covers tight around my neck for twenty years.   (Do not laugh!)

I still find Willy Wonka disturbing - even though I saw it as an adult.
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