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(Short List)   The 20 scariest characters from your childhood. List thankfully fails to include your mum's overly familiar boyfriend   (shortlist.com) divider line 334
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2012-07-12 01:20:45 PM
I literally got up and left the room.

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2012-07-12 01:21:25 PM

MatrixOutsider: Polt


OMG THIS.

also The Gmork from The Neverending Story.
 
2012-07-12 01:23:09 PM
Child catcher number 1!
 
2012-07-12 01:23:43 PM
List fails without mention of that nasty little doll from Trilogy of Terror!
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2012-07-12 01:23:53 PM

Your_Midnight_Man: I literally got up and left the room.

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Nice. Perfect with your log-in name too.

"Let the midnight special...shine a light on me."
 
2012-07-12 01:24:11 PM
As a child I saw the Exorcist. Nothing was scarier than Linda Blair spewing pea soup to a kid.

Oh and...

beantowndog: When I first saw star wars in the theater I was about 5 and thought the big black helmet guy was just awesome.


This! I was 6 and Darth ruled!
 
2012-07-12 01:24:44 PM

Your_Midnight_Man: I literally got up and left the room.

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What is that one? Looks familiar...like I know it, but don't want to remember that I do....
 
2012-07-12 01:24:58 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: That would be the Child Catcher, and yes, this list is lame without him.


He's on the list.
 
2012-07-12 01:25:56 PM

Walker: Hmmmmm seems to be a very UK-centric list. I've never even heard of half the characters. And a boy on the show "Grange Hill" is scarier than Death?


Seriously. They're the only kids in Britain who never say f---

/that bit from The Young Ones is the only reason I even know about Grange Hill
 
2012-07-12 01:27:18 PM

Raug the Dwarf: Your_Midnight_Man: I literally got up and left the room.

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Nice. Perfect with your log-in name too.

"Let the midnight special...shine a light on me."


My log-in is actually from a Nick Cave song.
 
2012-07-12 01:28:19 PM

Big Beef Burrito: Your_Midnight_Man: I literally got up and left the room.

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What is that one? Looks familiar...like I know it, but don't want to remember that I do....


The first part of the Twilight Zone movie..

/Do you want to see something really scary?
 
2012-07-12 01:29:01 PM
Glad to see Skeksis, and Pennywise on there.

Return to Oz had more creepy characters than anything, but just about every character or group of characters were creepy, especially the Wheelers? (Can't remember if that's what they were called or not.

I can't remember the character name, but I could have sworn there was a farked up owl in Secret of Nimh that scared the crap out of me when I was little.
 
2012-07-12 01:29:24 PM
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After this movie, I never went anywhere in the country side again. I'm still here. He's out there. Keeping it that way too.
 
2012-07-12 01:30:59 PM

gbcinques: List fails without mention of that nasty little doll from Trilogy of Terror!


Seconded ... and I've seen the actual guy in real life (the filming puppet, not magically animating, thank Christ).


Also...

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2012-07-12 01:31:46 PM
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Saw in theaters at like 7. Remember it giving me a nightmare after.
 
2012-07-12 01:33:56 PM
Are you serious? Pennywise AT THE BOTTOM of that list? Under VIGO?!?
 
2012-07-12 01:38:08 PM
With the exception of the driver from Pinocchio, everyone on that list was invented after I was 22 years old.

Maleficent and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, those affected me. Yeah, I'm old, and American.
 
2012-07-12 01:39:45 PM
Why is Vigo on this list? Seriously...Vigo...why? Slimer is scarier than Vigo. The librarian from the first movie is WAY more scary than Vigo. The painting of the Ghostbusters in togas is more scary than Vigo!

Author fails.
 
2012-07-12 01:40:36 PM

gbcinques: List fails without mention of that nasty little doll from Trilogy of Terror!
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Oh God, that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. I used to keep a little brat I babysat when I was a teenager in line by doing the YI-YI-YI-YI-YI thing. He never even saw the thing and it terrified him.
 
2012-07-12 01:41:42 PM
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2012-07-12 01:42:39 PM
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2012-07-12 01:43:46 PM

unlikely: 20 scariest if you grew up in the UK.

They forgot sleestak.


Thanks: came for sleestak!
 
2012-07-12 01:44:53 PM
Here's an addition for the list:
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This or the astronaut ghost. Scooby Doo, nightmare fuel for children age 4-10.
 
2012-07-12 01:45:00 PM

wippit: hbk72777: wippit: Technically... I wouldn't classify stuff like Poltergeist, Phantasm, and It to be 'childhood' stuff.

+1 for Large Marge, though, forgot all about her.

Mommy didn't let you watch R rated movies?

Oh she did. Watched the original Friday the 13th with me and laughed her ass off the whole time. Still not a childhood movie.


Freddy, Jason,Chucky, were all slap stick cheese. But the Tall Man was pure badass.

My childhood was watching Maude re runs during the day, and Mash in the afternoon, sprinkled with HBO movies like D.C. Cab, Vacation, Porky's , at night.
 
2012-07-12 01:45:24 PM
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2012-07-12 01:45:55 PM
A few things:

1) The list is too British, and Darth Vader does not belong on said list.

2) My childhood list:

Jerry Dandridge (Fright Night)

The Vampires from "Vampire Circus".....Commander USA showed it one weekend. Yes, I realize it's hypocritical of me to mention a Hammer film since I just complained that the list is too British. Also, I really miss "Commander USA's Groovie Movies".

Jason Voorhees

3) I'm glad they mentioned the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
 
2012-07-12 01:46:07 PM

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Was that the trucker scene from PeeWee's Big Adventure? Scared the piss out of me when I was a kid!
 
2012-07-12 01:46:23 PM
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Rupert The Bear tv series from the 80s. WTF, man?! The whole thing was weird and unsettling.
 
2012-07-12 01:46:46 PM

PacManDreaming: Sorry, but that list fails without Mr. Barlow.

It also needs to include the Glick boys.


CSB time,

The scene with the Glick kid outside Mark's window freaked me out so bad as a kid that ny 8 year old self demanded my mom get me new curtains for my bedroom, as the ones I had were very thin, see through white gauzy ones, and I wanted thick ones that I could not see outside or anything see in.

A year or so later, my oldest brother came home from leave, and thought it would be HILARIOUS to put on one of those monster masks and stand outside my window, scratching at the screen. I opened up the curtains, saw him, let out a blood curdling scream and passed out.


My dad ran in, saw me lying there all white, and thought I was dead. A minute later my brother ran in, holding the mask, it took my dad about 2 seconds to figure out what had happened, and he was so freaked out and upset he just hauled off and knocked the shiat out of my brother because he thought he had quite literally scared me to death.

They woke me up, and I woke up still screaming bloody murder.
 
2012-07-12 01:48:06 PM
Glad to see Watership Down on this list. "Oh, hey, a movie about rabbits. This will surely be good, clean, fun and- OH GOD WTF WHY IS THIS HAPPENING"
 
2012-07-12 01:48:10 PM

PacManDreaming: Sorry, but that list fails without Mr. Barlow.

It also needs to include the Glick boys.


Bah!!!! That part scared the FARK out of me when I was younger! Just when I thought I had that movie repressed too! I never thought a made-for-TV would freak me the fark out!

I wish the Lot would be made into a feature film, but then it would probably suck.
 
2012-07-12 01:48:11 PM
We begin bombing in 5 minutes... ha ha ha...

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I'm not really a president, I just play one on teevee!
 
2012-07-12 01:48:22 PM

Dr. Whoof: Why is Vigo on this list? Seriously...Vigo...why? Slimer is scarier than Vigo. The librarian from the first movie is WAY more scary than Vigo. The painting of the Ghostbusters in togas is more scary than Vigo!

Author fails.



Slimer? Come on. Really?

But yes, I agree that the librarian is scarier....and she's one more for my personal list.

Oh....and the possessed Dana from the first movie is scarier than Vigo.

/Even Viggo Mortensen is scarier than Vigo.
 
2012-07-12 01:48:29 PM
This guy was a dick too.

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2012-07-12 01:51:21 PM
Three things-
1. Melting nazis in Raiders.
2. Skeletons coming out of the ground in Poltergiest.
3. The scene in the little kid's bedroom in Close Encounters when the aliens made all his toys come to life and the light coming out of the floor vent. That scared the crap out of me!

The Tripods was a great show but it's so dissappointing to get to the final episode without the story being resolved. I was introduced to the story by the Boy's Life comic serialization, then I read the novels. I can't believe there hasn't been a big screen version of this one yet.
 
2012-07-12 01:52:05 PM
Evil from Time Bandits was quite horrifying to me.

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2012-07-12 01:55:12 PM

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After this movie, I never went anywhere in the country side again. I'm still here. He's out there. Keeping it that way too.


You watched The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in YOUR CHILDHOOD? Where the hell were your parents?!
 
2012-07-12 01:55:19 PM
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2012-07-12 01:55:57 PM
the scariest thing in my childhood slept in my parents bed.
 
2012-07-12 01:57:03 PM
I remember once, as a kid, they showed the Exorcist during the daytime on TV. There's my scariest childhood character.

/shudder
 
2012-07-12 01:57:12 PM
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2012-07-12 02:01:14 PM
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The worst part was probably the horrifying, screaming wail it made.

Oh, and the smoking, dessicated bodies it spat out.
 
2012-07-12 02:02:17 PM

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The elf that wanted to be a dentist was FAAAR scarier than the abominable snowman. Just think, you fall asleep, then some amateur wanna-be dentist rips out ALL your freakin' teeth.

Not only that but he's a magical ELF that works in Santa's workshop and has full access to the sleigh that can go around the world in one night.

That Elf was scarier than shiat.

The only thing that terrified my kids was the new Wiilly Wonka movie. The effects freak them out (Especially the oompa loompas, they are terrified of them).
 
2012-07-12 02:02:41 PM
There was a movie that I saw part of as a kid that really terrified me. I've been trying to figure out what it was for years, maybe one of you can help.

From my vague recollection it was a Sword and Sorcery type flick. There were two scenes that burned into my memory and still kind of freak me out today.

The first was children being sacrificed by being thrown into a furnace or lava pit. The hero manages to rescue a kid and smuggles it back to the kid's parents in a large sack carried over his shoulder.

The second involved a terrified man running through a group of motionless cloaked figures that looked like Ring Wraiths or Dementors. The man runs into one of the figures and is absorbed into the cloak, seconds later the cloak opens and a collection of slime covered human bones drops on the ground in front of the figure.

Any ideas on what movie this might be?
 
2012-07-12 02:03:10 PM

improvius: [johnkennethmuir.files.wordpress.com image 640x447]

The worst part was probably the horrifying, screaming wail it made.

Oh, and the smoking, dessicated bodies it spat out.


...like so:

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2012-07-12 02:03:49 PM

dallylamma: There was a movie that I saw part of as a kid that really terrified me. I've been trying to figure out what it was for years, maybe one of you can help.

From my vague recollection it was a Sword and Sorcery type flick. There were two scenes that burned into my memory and still kind of freak me out today.

The first was children being sacrificed by being thrown into a furnace or lava pit. The hero manages to rescue a kid and smuggles it back to the kid's parents in a large sack carried over his shoulder.

The second involved a terrified man running through a group of motionless cloaked figures that looked like Ring Wraiths or Dementors. The man runs into one of the figures and is absorbed into the cloak, seconds later the cloak opens and a collection of slime covered human bones drops on the ground in front of the figure.

Any ideas on what movie this might be?



Beast Master
 
2012-07-12 02:04:18 PM

minoridiot: I thought that Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka was scary, particularly when he started his yelling.


I took the tunnnel of horrors scene in stride. What freaked me out was when he starts yelling at Charlie at the end.
 
2012-07-12 02:05:59 PM

elev8meL8r: List fails without

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Agh.
I remember running out of the room after every episode when I was a kid just so I didn't have to see that guy in the closing credits.

/I've been told it's a common thing amongst abductees
//not an abductee... I think
///nightmares, I hope you relish them as much as I
 
2012-07-12 02:06:20 PM

gunga galunga: I took the tunnnel of horrors scene in stride



Same here. Even as a little kid, I knew that Wonka was just messing around with them.
 
2012-07-12 02:06:27 PM
List farking fails without Jabberwocky from that old Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass tv miniseries.

Christ, I'm going to have nightmares just typing the word. Jabberwocky. Jabberwocky. Jabberwocky!
 
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