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2012-07-13 12:25:55 AM

sovietski: Bathia_Mapes: sovietski: I wish the Lot would be made into a feature film, but then it would probably suck.

The 1979 miniseries got remade as a made-for-TV movie in 2004, and yes, it sucked. It had Rutger Hauer playing Barlow and he wasn't even close to being creepy looking as Barlow in the original miniseries.


Rutger Hauer as Barlow


Barlow from the original miniseries

Yeah, I remember that. I didn't watch it simply because, to me, it lacked that ohholyshiat factor.

Then again, I can't really picture any actors/actresses that would do the Lot justice.

/read the book years after I'd seen the miniseries...will NOT own a home with stairs.


I read the book before the miniseries, but I think they did a decent job even if Barlow had more of a Nosferatur look than in the novel. IMHO, it made his more menacing.
 
2012-07-13 01:50:03 AM
I hate articles that presume anything about me.

/C'mon, VIGO?! No one was afraid of Vigo.
//The Gelflings scared me more than the Skeksis.
 
2012-07-13 01:53:19 AM

gbcinques: List fails without mention of that nasty little doll from Trilogy of Terror!
[cinemaknifefight.files.wordpress.com image 264x375]


I am 43 and i still check under the bed. That scream and little spear.ugh
 
2012-07-13 02:38:11 AM
Oh good, everyone always looks it me like I'm crazy when I say Worzel Gummage scared the bejeesus out of me as a kid.

Also, The Ragman in movie Nutcracker Fantasy. No one seems to remember that movie, but it scarred me and my siblings FOR LIFE. FOR. LIFE.
 
2012-07-13 04:06:01 AM

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...

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 369x450]

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


The thing on the wing still haunts me as well!! My Dad and Stepfather were in the Army so I was always on a friggin' airplane! Man that scared the Fark outta me as a kid. We just don't have stuff like that anymore man!
 
2012-07-13 04:08:29 AM
Cujo scared the shiat out of me as a kid. I was afraid of almost every medium sized black dog for quite a while, and matters were not helped by our family friends' rottweiler. Sure they say it was just friendly, but I swear it wanted to eat my face.
 
2012-07-13 04:25:55 AM

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


Not like you can... no DVD, no online streaming, no torrents. Grr!
 
2012-07-13 07:23:29 AM

FrankieD: 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....

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x223]

and...

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 369x450]

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

The thing on the wing still haunts me as well!! My Dad and Stepfather were in the Army so I was always on a friggin' airplane! Man that scared the Fark outta me as a kid. We just don't have stuff like that anymore man!


I know what you mean. Everything back then had such a visceral, real feeling to it. Mostly because if they needed someone to look like an insane plane eating demon covered in slime...they had to make a demon suit and cover it in slime.

CG is good for some things. But it'll never replace the scariness that comes from seeing someone actually run around with an excellent makeup job or creature suit.
 
2012-07-13 07:31:01 AM

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

still creeps me out to this day.


CSB time
I was in Montreal for work many years ago. My colleagues and I were walking down the hallway of the hotel on our way to the elevator and one of them commented how the hallway looked like the one form "The Shining." He no sooner said that when a young boy of about 4 years old, jumped out from behind the corner at the end fo the hallway and growled trying to scare us. My friend screamed like a little biotch!
 
2012-07-13 07:46:14 AM
The Garthim...

www.grayclouds.net

And these tall, cow-skull-head things from Time Bandits:

static.flickr.com

They both gave me all kinds of heebs.
 
2012-07-13 08:32:29 AM

Gunny Highway: KatjaMouse: Gunny Highway: [jaymckinnon.com image 450x300]

So scary.

Ok, I remember the visual but I have no clue what that was from.

Ernest Scared Stupid. I was labeled a puss for years because that movie freaked me out so bad. That label was pretty accurate.


Quick, grab the miak.
 
2012-07-13 08:34:59 AM

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

[media.tumblr.com image 450x337]
Here you go. Apparently Google has an assload of them.

This also scared me as a kid.
[images.wikia.com image 299x234]
Don't speak his name!!
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Oh I am THE GRITHER!!!
 
2012-07-13 08:54:40 AM

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

[media.tumblr.com image 450x337]
Here you go. Apparently Google has an assload of them.

This also scared me as a kid.
[images.wikia.com image 299x234]
Don't speak his name!!
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 301x229]

Oh I am THE GRITHER!!!


Leave It To Grither?
 
2012-07-13 09:40:31 AM
mike myers

clown from poltergeist

ED-209

that robot scared the shiat outta me
 
2012-07-13 09:47:51 AM
Yeah a lot of you guys were watching stuff TOTALLY inappropriate for childhood. Really, the exorcist? Friday the 13th? That is some scary shiate meant for adults.

Yeah there are b-movies and kids shows and movies that I could see kids watching and beings cared by. But if you're watching hard rated r movies as a kid, that is on your parents. Your nightmares are their fault.
 
2012-07-13 10:04:11 AM
So, the doll from Trilogy of Terror and the clown from Poltergeist have been mentioned, with the nice addition of the Scary Stories illustrations (I love those damn books). I'll just have to add a discovery from last year's trip to Finland. I'm a grown adult, and this creeps me the hell out.

media.tumblr.com

I don't know.

/WTF, man
//I still love you, Finland, despite (or possibly because of) this sort of thing
 
2012-07-13 10:41:59 AM
A few things stand out from my childhood that I remember as scaring me, or just really disturbed me.

*Japanese TV Show the Space Giants (Goldarr, Silvarr, etc), they fought other aliens that took human form, and when they got blasted, they melted into a goo. Creepy.

*Captain Scarlett vs. the Mysterions - yes, it was puppets, but the voices and general off screen menace of the Mysterions always scared me.

Growing up, there was always Jaws, Halloween (the scene where Michael Myers sits up silently in the background after the closet scene), and the first Alien movie.
 
2012-07-13 12:10:07 PM
My apologies to UK thirty-to-fifty-somethings:

www.unlimitedricepudding.co.uk
 
2012-07-13 12:16:16 PM
Actually, 40-to-50-somethings, what was I thinking?
 
2012-07-13 12:19:50 PM
moonport.org

Growing up, seeing this usually had me convinced that death would be imminent.
 
2012-07-13 12:53:12 PM

nmiguy: Yeah a lot of you guys were watching stuff TOTALLY inappropriate for childhood. Really, the exorcist? Friday the 13th? That is some scary shiate meant for adults.

Yeah there are b-movies and kids shows and movies that I could see kids watching and beings cared by. But if you're watching hard rated r movies as a kid, that is on your parents. Your nightmares are their fault.


Go stick your head in a pig, spoilsport.
 
2012-07-13 01:09:20 PM

elev8meL8r: [moonport.org image 480x360]

Growing up, seeing this usually had me convinced that death would be imminent.


Hey, that reminds me of this, which was fairly scary:

Special Bulletin.
 
2012-07-13 01:29:15 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.


Rapmaster2000: 1.bp.blogspot.com


If you like Scooby Doo villains, y'all are gonna love this guy's artwork.
 
2012-07-13 01:37:22 PM

Gordinho: The egghead alien in the end credits of Star Trek and the the cenobite in Hellraiser, not the pinhead guy or the fat fark, the other one


Cenobites. Only thing that ever freaked me out enough to want a night light. Those chattering teeth and malevolence of the bunch of them.
 
2012-07-13 02:24:24 PM

T.rex: [28.media.tumblr.com image 320x211]


i didn't have the balls to post that one
 
2012-07-13 03:10:18 PM
orezona:

Wow, you posted exactly the top two things that terrified me as a kid: the troll from Cat's Eye, and the librarian from Ghost Busters. I also hated the clown from Poltergeist. Since you hit all the black keys, here's one more that creeped me out:

d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net

I never even saw the movie. Its promotional image alone was one of the most terrifying things of my childhood.
 
2012-07-13 03:12:47 PM

dittybopper: elev8meL8r: [moonport.org image 480x360]

Growing up, seeing this usually had me convinced that death would be imminent.

Hey, that reminds me of this, which was fairly scary:

Special Bulletin.


That looks interesting. Says it's out of print, but I would like to track down a copy.
 
2012-07-13 07:24:35 PM
img.photobucket.com

Looks just like my dad, and scared the bejesus out of me.
 
2012-07-13 09:11:13 PM

championgoober: T.rex: [28.media.tumblr.com image 320x211]

i didn't have the balls to post that one


Lol... I saw you beat me to it, moments before. Honestly...Zelda is the one face that just looking at her,... yikes.... I saw the film in the theater as a kid... Whenever she came on screen, the audience would just shriek and sit way back in their seats, trying to squirm away.
 
2012-07-14 10:14:22 AM
I feel like either I'm too young, or there's something wrong with me. Scariest damn thing in the world to me was this:
blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk

My dad, whom I loved, but was truthful to a fault, let me watch this farking, farking, motherfarking HORRIBLE movie:

images.suite101.com

still not over it, to be completely honest.
 
2012-07-14 12:47:07 PM
My mom was not a whore like your, subby.
 
2012-07-14 01:50:42 PM
i14.photobucket.com
Night Gallery - The Doll
 
2012-07-14 06:46:10 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?


The second is from The Beastmaster. (Apologies if already posted--haven't read the whole thread.)
 
2012-07-15 02:31:09 AM

elev8meL8r: dittybopper: elev8meL8r: [moonport.org image 480x360]

Growing up, seeing this usually had me convinced that death would be imminent.

Hey, that reminds me of this, which was fairly scary:

Special Bulletin.

That looks interesting. Says it's out of print, but I would like to track down a copy.


They had to put a big disclaimer at the start, to avoid any repeat of the Panic Of 1939. But like the War Of The Worlds broadcast, it was a interesting way to tell the story. I was glued to my seat the whole program.

Aaaand, TV Tropes has a page.
 
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