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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 02:08:23 PM  

nmiguy: Evil from Time Bandits was quite horrifying to me.

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I love that movie.
 
2012-07-12 02:08:56 PM  
redsquid:

1. Melting nazis in Raiders.

Yup.

2. Skeletons coming out of the ground in Poltergiest.

Nah, that didn't get me. The clown freaked me the hell out and so did the big red mouth with the tentacle.

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!.

Oh wow, I had totally forgotten about that until you mentioned it. I think the red light in the vent made a very young me think something was crawling up to get them.
 
2012-07-12 02:09:04 PM  
www.toysyouhad.com
 
2012-07-12 02:11:18 PM  
A Volkswagen with a mind of its own, driving all over the place and going mad. If that isn't scary, I don't know what is.
 
2012-07-12 02:11:54 PM  
Grew up in the seventies. The list fails without Phyllis Diller guest starring on the Love Boat and Roddy McDowell as Satan on Fantasy Island.
 
2012-07-12 02:13:39 PM  
Oh...and the vampire versions of Evil Ed and Amy in "Fright Night".
 
2012-07-12 02:15:46 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: [www.toysyouhad.com image 480x352]


OH
MY
GOD


I honestly thought I was the only human being on the entire planet that was scared to death of the Venus probe. Every day when the bus droped me off at the end of our lane, I would run all the way home because I was afraid of the probe.


A year or so ago I watched some clips of the episode where he is fighting it, and it was just laughable. All that slow mo and bionic noises.
 
2012-07-12 02:16:25 PM  
i.imgur.com

Scared the crap out of me as a kid... and this is a Disney film!
 
2012-07-12 02:16:33 PM  

The_Sponge: 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.


Exactly. He's an eccentric who thought the group would enjoy a little thrill ride.

But to this day, I still can't decide if he is really that furious at Charlie, or is he just hamming it up to see if that would drive Charlie to sell the Everlasting Gobstopper to Slugworth. I'm sure that Gene Wilder played it so that it could be read either way.
 
2012-07-12 02:16:56 PM  
Willy Wonka scared the ever loving shirt out of me when I was a kid. To me he was a psychotic lunatic who lured children into his chocolate factory only to kill them off one by one.
 
2012-07-12 02:17:50 PM  
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This show. Every episode.

There was nothing scarier than Robert Stack narrating stories about brutal murders, unexplained phenomena and strange disappearances. "The killer is still at large. He may be anywhere in America. He may be in your home town at this very moment. Maybe even outside your window. What was that noise just now? Maybe you should go outside and check it out."

Even the theme song was creepier than half the things on this list.
 
2012-07-12 02:17:56 PM  
I do remember these guys being kinda creepy.

Mummenschanz
 
2012-07-12 02:18:52 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.


Yep...
And these guys

www.space1999.net
 
2012-07-12 02:19:19 PM  

improvius: 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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That episode was creepy as hell.
 
2012-07-12 02:20:07 PM  
sixpacktech.com

"Oooh, hey kids, this list fails without me!"
 
2012-07-12 02:20:10 PM  

I Like Bread: [img.photobucket.com image 320x240]

This show. Every episode.

There was nothing scarier than Robert Stack narrating stories about brutal murders, unexplained phenomena and strange disappearances. "The killer is still at large. He may be anywhere in America. He may be in your home town at this very moment. Maybe even outside your window. What was that noise just now? Maybe you should go outside and check it out."

Even the theme song was creepier than half the things on this list.



Ha! Good call.
 
2012-07-12 02:20:13 PM  

genepool lifeboat: As a child I saw the Exorcist.


Well that's just all kinds of wrong.
 
2012-07-12 02:21:13 PM  
www.straland.com

Oh, I'm sorry! I thought the list was most fappable character from childhood!
 
2012-07-12 02:21:51 PM  
farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-12 02:22:11 PM  
The growing eyes from "Amityville Horror" bothered me. The list is silly.
 
2012-07-12 02:22:26 PM  
nomorepopcorn.files.wordpress.com

How about this guy?

/Jazz hands are freaky!
 
2012-07-12 02:23:59 PM  

Scaevola: Grew up in the seventies. The list fails without Phyllis Diller guest starring on the Love Boat and Roddy McDowell as Satan on Fantasy Island.


Remember the devil scenes from Fantasy island, those were neat.
 
2012-07-12 02:24:10 PM  

gunga galunga: Exactly. He's an eccentric who thought the group would enjoy a little thrill ride.

But to this day, I still can't decide if he is really that furious at Charlie, or is he just hamming it up to see if that would drive Charlie to sell the Everlasting Gobstopper to Slugworth. I'm sure that Gene Wilder played it so that it could be read either way.




IMHO, he was hamming it up.

Oh...and they should have cast Sammy Davis Jr. as the sweet shop owner instead of that limey bastard.
 
2012-07-12 02:24:11 PM  

Evil Mackerel: The growing eyes from "Amityville Horror" bothered me. The list is silly.


I remember at most 5 or them.

/1975
 
2012-07-12 02:24:25 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Raug the Dwarf: I remember almost every one of those. Thanks for the nightmares, jerks. When I was a kid, I made the mistake of watching the Twilight Zone movie. Two things scared the hell out of me....

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and...

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To be honest, that Gremlin still kinda creeps me out.

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My first thought literally was "is that Lady GaGas new look???"
 
2012-07-12 02:25:14 PM  
Oh....and the shark from "Jaws".

/Even if I went swimming in a lake, I kept thinking about him.
 
2012-07-12 02:25:51 PM  

Evil Mackerel: The growing eyes from "Amityville Horror" bothered me. The list is silly.


er glowing, sry
 
2012-07-12 02:26:19 PM  

under a mountain: This guy was a dick too.

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Bogeymen!
 
2012-07-12 02:27:44 PM  

DaCaptain19: [www.straland.com image 349x260]

Oh, I'm sorry! I thought the list was most fappable character from childhood!


I use to know a girl that looked like her except she had freckles.
 
2012-07-12 02:27:47 PM  
Sleestak? yup

Trilogy of Terror doll? yup

Maximillion? yup

OK then, all I have to add are these guys:

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-07-12 02:29:40 PM  

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


Yeah, my wife is still freaked out by that character. Personally, I absolutely loved it.
 
2012-07-12 02:29:56 PM  
Also:

The ventriloquist dummy from that episode of "ALF".
 
2012-07-12 02:30:58 PM  

Bag of Hammers: OK then, all I have to add are these guys:


Bingo.
 
2012-07-12 02:31:01 PM  
Speaking of terrifying memories...
www.movieposter.com
 
2012-07-12 02:31:14 PM  
The farking clown on "Poltergeist". If I ever develop full fledged clown phobia, that one will be the reason, followed by John Wayne Gacy and Pennywise in that order. I'd already read 'It' 3 or 4 times, so Pennywise was a little less of a freak out by the time the miniseries came out.
 
2012-07-12 02:31:24 PM  
I remember watching Black Sabbath on teh Creature Double Feature. This chick gave me nightmares.

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2012-07-12 02:32:11 PM  

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Glad to see I'm not the only one.

Also, this.
 
2012-07-12 02:32:16 PM  

Dr. Whoof: 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.


The ululation of the alien ghost in "Spooky Space Kook" still gives me shivers.
 
2012-07-12 02:32:41 PM  
Pennywise barely cracks the list at 20? Fail.
 
2012-07-12 02:33:05 PM  
www.herogohome.com

This robot scene from Superman III scared me to no end.
 
2012-07-12 02:33:41 PM  
Saw this as a teenager, and while not the "scariest", still creeped me the eff out:

The Bunyip
 
2012-07-12 02:34:50 PM  
Pennywise would be my number one. My bed was against my wall growing up and I was way too scared to even let my arm drape down between my mattress and the wall in case that creepy bastard was down there ready to drag me under.

Another one missing from that list:

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When I was a child, and she grew into a giant, I cried. Everytime. It was farking terrifying! Her voice, face, especially when her eyes got all spirally....Man, if Disney was trying to scar me as a child, mission accomplished.

Also, there was an episode of the (I think) 80s Twilight Zone. I don't remember much of it, but this kid was taking care of his grandmother alone in the house. She's like evil or possessed. At one point we see her, and she is vile. Then she drags the kid into the bed and I think kills him, or eats him. I managed to block most of it out, but I couldn't sleep for days.
 
2012-07-12 02:34:53 PM  

otherginger: I am old old old, and the abominable snowman on Rudolph did, in fact, scare me when I was little. As did the Grinch. As did Cruella de Ville, who was scarier than Malificent. I also remember a show where Huck Finn was live action mixed with animation and in each episode the guy who played Lurch showed up as some form of Engine Joe. He scared me.

I was a weenie little kid in the 60s.


"Engine" Joe??? You're kidding me...
 
2012-07-12 02:35:06 PM  

GungFu: The whole thing was weird and unsettling.


You want weird and unsettling, and down right creepy?

Click here.

/Fruit salad. Yummy yummy.
 
2012-07-12 02:36:00 PM  

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

It also needs to include the Glick boys.


Gah, Danny Glick and the rest of the Salem's Lot night nightmares ... shivers.
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racksandrazors.com
 
2012-07-12 02:36:30 PM  

Rottweiler8: [www.herogohome.com image 640x272]

This robot scene from Superman III scared me to no end.


Holy crap, I think I repressed that, it gave me untold amounts of nightmares.
 
2012-07-12 02:37:35 PM  
Hey Dad, who are all these people?
 
2012-07-12 02:38:31 PM  
www.lamajigme.com
 
2012-07-12 02:40:10 PM  

jsc010: [i.imgur.com image 640x273]

Scared the crap out of me as a kid... and this is a Disney film!


Disney used to make dark films. Go watch "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea".
 
2012-07-12 02:40:11 PM  

AngryJailhouseFistfark: Godscrack: The The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang dude reminded me of a cross between Alice Cooper and the wicked witch from the Wizard Of Oz.

That would be the Child Catcher, and yes, this list is lame without him. Growing up the the US in the 70's, most of the characters in this list are unknown to me or not so scary when I saw them

They fail without the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz.


He's #8, did you not see him, or are you saying that the list would be lame without him? Most people when they phrase it the way you did are implying that it is not included. Also: This list fails without "X".
 
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