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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 06:29:58 PM  
There was an episode of the Cosby show where one of the kid's friends was discovered to wear a prosthetic leg. That scared me pretty good.

/was afraid of deformed people
 
2012-07-12 06:40:04 PM  

Onkel Buck: [i26.photobucket.com image 320x213]
My dad can do this creepy smile. Im almost 40 years old and it still gives me the weirds me out
/Twilight Zone where the guy has the devil locked in the basement creeped me out too.


Ah, yes. The chauffeur from Burnt Offering. That was a creepy smile. However the creepy factor was undermined when I saw Return From Witch Mountain, where actor Anthony James again co-starred with Bette Davis, but this time as her doofus nephew.
 
2012-07-12 06:41:38 PM  
thefreshcracker.files.wordpress.com
Still scared
 
2012-07-12 06:46:57 PM  
Oh and these guys too. My boys used to love this show. I was pretty convinced max and emme were going to be trapped one day in their land and eaten alive. Made me so nervous to watch!
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2012-07-12 06:51:59 PM  
28.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-12 07:04:36 PM  

Marty Devoid: 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.


Gordinho: The egghead alien in the end credits of Star Trek


There's something in that episode that's even creepier, if you can imagine. At least it is to me now as an adult.

The episode is called "The Corbomite Maneuver." If you find yourself with 48 minutes or so to spare, watch it online or something. The ending is (presumably unintentionally) ten times as scary as that rubber alien head.
 
2012-07-12 07:14:10 PM  
Dallylamma
Before you write off Beastmaster, she was also in it, wearing very little or no armor at all.
www.cultsirens.com
 
2012-07-12 07:24:20 PM  

championgoober: Oh and these guys too. My boys used to love this show. I was pretty convinced max and emme were going to be trapped one day in their land and eaten alive. Made me so nervous to watch!
[www.freewebs.com image 200x200]



3.bp.blogspot.com
The dragon on Tic-Tac-Dough scared the pee-pee out of me when I was a very little kid.
 
2012-07-12 07:26:25 PM  
Most people on here won't know who I am talking about but if you grew up in Indiana,you will know.As a child Sammy Terry scared the crap out of me.I would sneak onto the livingroom at midnight,turn on the t.v. and as soon as I heard his evil laugh,I'd run screaming bloody murder to my oldest brother's bed.I got to meet him about 6 yrs ago and altho it was cool it kinda ruined it for me because he was so old he made me think of him as a grandpa.But man I loved being so scared as a child.
 
2012-07-12 07:30:10 PM  
not really from my childhood...but the creepy floaty Gentlemen from Buffy...eeeek!
anyone have a pic?
 
2012-07-12 07:34:28 PM  

Joker1773: Dallylamma
Before you write off Beastmaster, she was also in it, wearing very little or no armor at all.
[www.cultsirens.com image 150x200]


Lawdy she was a hottie.
 
2012-07-12 07:35:01 PM  

unlikely: They forgot sleestak.


Scared the bajeezus out of me every time!
 
2012-07-12 07:40:29 PM  
David Bowie's package from The Labyrinth is also missing from the list.

/heebiejeebie
 
2012-07-12 07:47:36 PM  

Missicat: not really from my childhood...but the creepy floaty Gentlemen from Buffy...eeeek!
anyone have a pic?


media.tumblr.com
Here you go. Apparently Google has an assload of them.

This also scared me as a kid.
images.wikia.com
Don't speak his name!!
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-12 07:47:50 PM  
Children of the Stones did a pretty good job of scaring the bejesus out of every kid that watched it. Creepiest theme music too.
 
2012-07-12 07:51:42 PM  

NutznGum: [img94.imageshack.us image 550x360]

/Too soon?



12. The Coach-man - Pinocchio (Story about a guy with a huge nose)

PSU's most disturbing villain is a child-snaring ball of a man who lured his catch with the promise of beer, only to turn them into asses he used to pull his train.
 
2012-07-12 07:53:42 PM  

Joker1773: Dallylamma
Before you write off Beastmaster, she was also in it, wearing very little or no armor at all.
[www.cultsirens.com image 150x200]



And even hotter, soooooo very hot, in Sheena.

Terrible actress, with faptastic aesthetics.
 
2012-07-12 07:56:43 PM  
www.collativelearning.com

still creeps me out to this day.
 
2012-07-12 08:00:54 PM  
Okay, I'll stop with the snark and list my own nightmare. As a young kid, during the summer, a group in the neighborhood would go to the movies. We always saw G rated Disney fare. None of use were over 8 years old. On this day, the parent in charge took us to see Latitude Zero

Cesar Romero is the villain, and there is a brain transplant scene which involves a winged lion. Freaked me the hell out and gave me nightmares for a few years. I still vividly remember this film 40 years later. It was made by a Japanese director. One day I will get a DVD and see if I can bury all the fear from years ago.
 
2012-07-12 08:01:26 PM  

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


Think about it. He practically stole Gilda from G.E. Smith and found the love of his life.
Tried to have children. Couldn't. Lost her in '89.
Then starts filming Wonka. At the time he is still grieving.
Hew has to play a guy who needs a child to take over his legacy.
The props are all of half a man, or half of anything. Quite telling given he has lost half of him self or his better half. As a method actor, he probably channeled his rage at having to play the part of a man finding his heir with non wife to share the joy with.
Or something.
Do I get a gold star now?
 
2012-07-12 08:03:05 PM  

I. M. Foreman: [www.collativelearning.com image 375x277]

still creeps me out to this day.


Oh those kids you could have kicked down an elevator shaft. Tha chick in the apartment upstairs who morfs into a viejo herpes bruja, however.
 
2012-07-12 08:04:55 PM  

vudukungfu: Think about it. He practically stole Gilda from G.E. Smith and found the love of his life.
Tried to have children. Couldn't. Lost her in '89.
Then starts filming Wonka. At the time he is still grieving.



You've got your chronology backwards, by nearly twenty years.
 
2012-07-12 08:11:46 PM  
edu.glogster.com


the stories were a bit hit or miss, but it was the drawings that really made these books creepy as fark.
 
2012-07-12 08:12:19 PM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com

www.latimes.com

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2012-07-12 08:19:00 PM  
i26.photobucket.com

www.gbfans.com

And speaking of Ghostbusters, this scene made me leave the theater when I saw it as a kid:

www.gbfans.com

The Quintessons from the Transformers movie creeped me out as well...
 
2012-07-12 08:19:48 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: [edu.glogster.com image 437x608]


the stories were a bit hit or miss, but it was the drawings that really made these books creepy as fark.


This

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2012-07-12 08:21:26 PM  
tfwiki.net
 
2012-07-12 08:23:58 PM  

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

Think about it. He practically stole Gilda from G.E. Smith and found the love of his life.
Tried to have children. Couldn't. Lost her in '89.
Then starts filming Wonka. At the time he is still grieving.
Hew has to play a guy who needs a child to take over his legacy.
The props are all of half a man, or half of anything. Quite telling given he has lost half of him self or his better half. As a method actor, he probably channeled his rage at having to play the part of a man finding his heir with non wife to share the joy with.
Or something.
Do I get a gold star now?


No, because the Wilder Wonka movie was released in 1971, so unless Gene Wilder has access to a time machine, your theory fails,
 
2012-07-12 08:29:25 PM  

BorgiaGinz: No, because the Wilder Wonka movie was released in 1971, so unless Gene Wilder has access to a time machine, your theory fails,


I don't know... The great glass elevator seemed a bit TARDIS-esque. And Jon Pertwee was offered the role and turned it down before Gene Wilder auditioned for it.
 
2012-07-12 08:31:47 PM  

orezona: [i26.photobucket.com image 250x300]

[www.gbfans.com image 300x249]

And speaking of Ghostbusters, this scene made me leave the theater when I saw it as a kid:

[www.gbfans.com image 640x279]

The Quintessons from the Transformers movie creeped me out as well...




I had totally forgotten about Cat's Eye.
 
2012-07-12 08:32:36 PM  

dallylamma: The_Sponge: 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

Thanks! Note to self: Never watch Beastmaster


farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-07-12 08:41:05 PM  
No Flying Monkeys from The Wizard Of Oz? List fails.
 
2012-07-12 08:42:50 PM  
I mentioned it in the article comments. But the Angel of Death in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen always scared the CRAP out of me when I was a kid.

3.bp.blogspot.com

But it was my first movie boob thanks to an 18-yr old Uma Thurman. Wow.

NSFW
 
2012-07-12 08:43:53 PM  

I Like Bread: 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.


This!
 
2012-07-12 08:54:34 PM  

Gunny Highway: [24.media.tumblr.com image 548x410]

Zeke the Plumber


Holyyyeeee shiate. I haven't seen or heard that name in 21 years and when I saw it, I suddenly remembered everything. Salute Your Shorts, right?

Yikes.

Also the clown with the cigar in Are You Afraid of the Dark
blog.frightcatalog.com

Never forgotten it.
 
2012-07-12 09:01:28 PM  

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

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


at the end? with max's eyes in the robot's shell staring out at hell?

yeah....creeped me right the fark out at the age of 6.

or when norman bates opened up that one robot's mask and it was A PERSON?

*shudders*
 
2012-07-12 09:06:38 PM  
Andre the Giant as Bigfoot in the 6 Million Dollar Man gave me reoccurring nightmares for years.
 
2012-07-12 09:16:07 PM  
Caltiki the Undying Monster

Saw it around 10 yrs old. Major nightmares for a couple weeks about the damn thing coming around the outside wall of the house heading for my bedroom window.

/Caltiki > Blob
 
2012-07-12 09:30:59 PM  
notesfromthebartender.files.wordpress.com

/Harryhausen? More like Scaryhausen!
 
2012-07-12 09:38:03 PM  
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-12 09:47:30 PM  

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

Think about it. He practically stole Gilda from G.E. Smith and found the love of his life.
Tried to have children. Couldn't. Lost her in '89.
Then starts filming Wonka. At the time he is still grieving.
Hew has to play a guy who needs a child to take over his legacy.
The props are all of half a man, or half of anything. Quite telling given he has lost half of him self or his better half. As a method actor, he probably channeled his rage at having to play the part of a man finding his heir with non wife to share the joy with.
Or something.
Do I get a gold star now?


Gildna died in the late '80s. I saw Wonka at a drive-in in '71.
 
2012-07-12 09:52:18 PM  
my #1 is 'the wolf from never ending story'

made me pee my pants on many occasions
 
2012-07-12 10:00:17 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: For my Indiana people:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x243]


Sammy Terry!


Yeah, his laugh was super, duper creepy.

He came to our school when I was in 2nd grade, little kids were crying and pissing themselves.
 
2012-07-12 10:04:48 PM  

wippit: [www.kerrydean.com image 425x321]


yep that scared the hell out of me for years
 
2012-07-12 10:10:47 PM  
How about the Banshee from "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"?
 
2012-07-12 10:17:28 PM  
av-geek.com
This movie gave me arachnophobia. "Kingdom of the Spiders" only added to it.
 
2012-07-12 10:44:08 PM  

WordsnCollision: [notesfromthebartender.files.wordpress.com image 640x454]

/Harryhausen? More like Scaryhausen!


When I met him the first thing he asked me was whether the skeletons scared me. And yes, yes they did.
 
2012-07-12 11:03:24 PM  
I grew up in a house that only had antenna and i wasnt allowed to watch anything other than PG movies. When I saw a commercial for nightmare on elm street, I started having freaking nightmares about freddy krueger. Of course when I watched the movies when I was old, they're funny mostly. except for the first one.

Actually from time to time I still have terrifying dreams about freddy, and i'm 31

/has a lot of crazy dreams that don't involve him too
// One, I had this time-reseting watch. I would hit a button and reality would snap back to the time in the day I pressed. I started messing with it, and while it would reset time, reality was starting to distort. Like I was talking to someone, and when I had the convo with the person after hitting the button a few times, one of their arms was longer than the other and they werent making sense. Eventually reality got completely terrifying, and I broke the watch, and was stuck in this weird place.
 
2012-07-12 11:24:56 PM  

Rasczak's_Missing_Limb: How about the Banshee from "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"?


wow. good call. I thought me and my friends were the only ones that knew about that movie.
 
2012-07-13 12:12:15 AM  

MonkeyAngst: BunkoSquad: WHY am I just now finding out that the BBC made a Tripods series in the '80s?!?!?

/runs to You Tube

Wow! I hadn't thought about Tripods in decades. I remember reading the comics version in Boy's Life.


You read the series, I hope. Still some of my favorite books. Although I can't imagine how they got a "scantily clad" pervo version of it, considering that in the books, the Tripod domination had reverted Earth to sort of a pre-Enlightenment agricultural setting.
 
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