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2012-07-12 09:25:41 AM  
When I first saw star wars in the theater I was about 5 and thought the big black helmet guy was just awesome.
 
2012-07-12 10:00:16 AM  
WHY am I just now finding out that the BBC made a Tripods series in the '80s?!?!?

/runs to You Tube
 
2012-07-12 10:03:07 AM  
20 scariest if you grew up in the UK.

They forgot sleestak.
 
2012-07-12 10:03:28 AM  
I thought that Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka was scary, particularly when he started his yelling.
 
2012-07-12 10:26:41 AM  
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?
 
2012-07-12 10:30:02 AM  
I watched Jaws as a kid and had to check to the toilet for shark fins for the rest of the year.* So, really, giant man-eating robo-sharks should be on the list.

*Sometimes, I still do

 
2012-07-12 10:56:45 AM  
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amateurs


except for Pennywise. That farking clown had me scared of shower drains for years.
 
2012-07-12 11:05:47 AM  

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?


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How can you be scared of this? All he wants in a nice curry and some peace and quiet.

That and to reap Rincewind, and really can you blame him for that??
 
2012-07-12 11:16:12 AM  
Meh, I grew up on Chiller Theater and Dark Shadows. By the time I was 8, I was completely jaded. The Child Catcher was awesome, Willy Wonka was eccentric but turned out great in the end, and Darth Vader was a cool villain.

The rest on the list...never head of them or never saw them as a kid. I was a teenager when I saw Dark Crystal and could only marvel at the detail and how convincing the puppetry was, but my little brother was definitely scared. I'm a recent Doctor Who fan, so only first saw Davros maybe last summer. I was in college when Return to Oz came out and still haven't seen it all the way through. As for Pennywise, I had already read It and hated it--only watched It for Tim Curry. When I did watch It, all I could see was Tim Curry doing an AWESOME job and acting circles around Richard Thomas.
 
2012-07-12 11:23:28 AM  
The The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang dude reminded me of a cross between Alice Cooper and the wicked witch from the Wizard Of Oz.
 
2012-07-12 12:01:09 PM  
My childhood apparently wasn't very British.
 
2012-07-12 12:16:57 PM  

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

/runs to You Tube


If you're interested, this guy has the comic serial of the trilogy that ran in Boy's Life back in the early '80s.
 
2012-07-12 12:20:58 PM  

PacManDreaming: If you're interested, this guy has the comic serial of the trilogy that ran in Boy's Life back in the early '80s.


VERY interested. Thanks!
 
2012-07-12 12:23:25 PM  
 
2012-07-12 12:45:57 PM  
I think I would have appreciated it if my Dad would have had an overly familiar girlfriend, especially as I got into the teenage years...
 
2012-07-12 12:50:07 PM  
Came for Skeksis, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-07-12 12:52:14 PM  
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2012-07-12 12:54:09 PM  
"Bullet" Baxter was far scarier than Gripper. Gripper was a bully, Baxter was
a) a teacher
b) a psychopath
 
2012-07-12 12:55:13 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-12 12:56:25 PM  
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2012-07-12 12:58:29 PM  
www.americanenglishdoctor.com

UH OH!
 
2012-07-12 12:58:38 PM  
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2012-07-12 01:00:16 PM  
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I'm Skeksis and I know it.
 
2012-07-12 01:00:36 PM  

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

/runs to You Tube


Good series, but they only made the first two books - The White Mountains and City of Gold and Lead. They didn't fund the final book.
 
2012-07-12 01:02:10 PM  
www.rlnaquin.com
 
2012-07-12 01:02:17 PM  
List fails without the scary old preacher dude from Poltergeist II.
 
2012-07-12 01:02:21 PM  
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"BOY!"
 
2012-07-12 01:02:27 PM  
Geez and nobody thought to include the person who wrote the PIF Apaches, quite possibly one of the scariest movies to show a kid?!?

List certainly fails.
 
2012-07-12 01:03:33 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-12 01:03:49 PM  
List fails without Bubba/The Scarecrow:

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2012-07-12 01:04:42 PM  
Technically... I wouldn't classify stuff like Poltergeist, Phantasm, and It to be 'childhood' stuff.

+1 for Large Marge, though, forgot all about her.
 
2012-07-12 01:05:44 PM  
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Hello, child.
 
2012-07-12 01:06:28 PM  
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2012-07-12 01:06:54 PM  
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2012-07-12 01:07:10 PM  
Everything that scared me as a kid seemed to always have Sid and Marty Krofft involved.
 
2012-07-12 01:08:44 PM  

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?
 
2012-07-12 01:11:04 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img171.imageshack.us image 500x363]

amateurs


except for Pennywise. That farking clown had me scared of shower drains for years.


Maleficent didn't scare me, but she gave my sister nightmares.
 
2012-07-12 01:12:55 PM  

MadMonk: [i406.photobucket.com image 400x300]

Hello, child.


God is in...his holy temple. God is in his holy tem....ple!
 
2012-07-12 01:13:08 PM  
List fails without the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys
 
2012-07-12 01:13:52 PM  
List fails without

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2012-07-12 01:14:20 PM  

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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2012-07-12 01:14:40 PM  
Chucky used to give me nightmares as a 6 year old. I thought my toys were going to come alive and kill me. I only saw a few minutes of the first Child's Play when I was that age, but it really stuck out in my young mind.
 
2012-07-12 01:14:41 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-12 01:15:33 PM  

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

It also needs to include the Glick boys.


Salems Lot was the first thing I thought of, as well. Barlow left a very distinct impression on my 8 year old self when that aired. A few years later on rebroadcast, my buddy that I was watching it with threw up.
 
2012-07-12 01:16:22 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-12 01:16:28 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-12 01:17:41 PM  
Not a character, but probably the scariest thing I remember from my childhood was the intro to Tales from the Darkside. My sister would actually put her fingers in her ears, close her eyes and hum during the intro.

After it was over we could relax and enjoy some terrible acting.
 
2012-07-12 01:17:47 PM  

ColSanders: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]


As a kid I'd have faced a legion of those monsters for a smile from Holly.
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2012-07-12 01:19:42 PM  
This list is for old, British people.
 
2012-07-12 01:20:33 PM  
I was terrified of Chucky.

But I was even more scared of "The Temple of Doom". I was certain that every night, my basement would turn into the Temple of Doom and my parents and big brother would have satanic heart-eating rituals in there. I assumed that was why I had an earlier bed time than everyone else.

I wouldn't go in there for years.

/I had a very active imagination for a 4 year old
 
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  

katerbug72: [flipcups.com image 500x375]


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.

www.unmuseum.org
 
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  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 456x319]

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  
johnkennethmuir.files.wordpress.com

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!
 
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  
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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  

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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  
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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  
img.photobucket.com

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:

[johnkennethmuir.files.wordpress.com image 640x459]


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....

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

and...

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

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

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 384x288]


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.

[www.unmuseum.org image 320x240]


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.

images.starpulse.com
 
2012-07-12 02:32:11 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Bumble.jpg]


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:

images.wikia.com

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.
1.bp.blogspot.com
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".
 
2012-07-12 02:40:43 PM  
For me, these guys (and the show as a whole) definitely freaked me out quite a bit:

www.gumbyworld.com
 
2012-07-12 02:42:25 PM  

Lollipop165: I was terrified of Chucky.


Chucky was pure genius. The beauty is that he could be underneath your theater seat RIGHT NOW!, and you wouldn't see him coming. It's like when I went to see Arachnophobia and they had a low ceiling outside the auditorium door(Maybe 7 feet), and it was dark. They put up a bunch of fake spiderwebs, and although the movie was silly, you still had to collect your nerves to walk under it.
 
2012-07-12 02:45:22 PM  
Looks like British television really sucked.
 
2012-07-12 02:45:54 PM  
i48.tinypic.com

Scariest part of Pet Cemetery for me..
 
2012-07-12 02:46:10 PM  
massholemommy.com

dgesfootytalk.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-12 02:51:36 PM  
img545.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-12 02:51:41 PM  
superradnow.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-12 02:53:14 PM  

Broktun: [massholemommy.com image 220x300]

[dgesfootytalk.files.wordpress.com image 230x273]


The flying monkees scared the crud out of me for about 3 years. This was when we had to wait for the annual holiday broadcast of the movie since videos weren't invented yet.
 
2012-07-12 02:53:27 PM  
The angel named satan from the 1985 "The Adventures of Mark Twain" should be on that list.
 
2012-07-12 02:53:33 PM  
For my Indiana people:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-12 02:55:22 PM  

The_Sponge: 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..


You may be right but there something about his delivery of the "so shines a good deed" line from The Merchant of Venice that makes me think he was surprised by the gesture and felt guilty about his tantrum. Even if he he was playing it up, I'm sure he was still a little piissed off over the Fizzy Lifting Drinks. Charlie and Grandpa Joe did break the rules just like all the other kids. They were only one burp away from having an Oompa Loompa song dedicated to them.
 
2012-07-12 02:57:11 PM  

Mmmmkaay: 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.
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]
[racksandrazors.com image 320x240]


THIS. I was scared to go even near my window, lest some vampire kid be hovering out there
 
2012-07-12 02:58:00 PM  
www.apollopony.net
 
2012-07-12 03:00:03 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.google.com
This one scared the crap out of me when I saw it. I think I was 5 or 6 when we rented it on video.
 
2012-07-12 03:01:41 PM  

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
 
2012-07-12 03:06:08 PM  
I read it as The Child Catcher - Chitty Chitty Gang Bang (1968), which is an entirely different movie.
 
2012-07-12 03:06:51 PM  

Evil Mackerel: The angel named satan from the 1985 "The Adventures of Mark Twain" should be on that list.


Seriously. That's stuff's messed up, and I never saw it until a couple years ago.
 
2012-07-12 03:08:25 PM  
I better see Wheelers on that list.

*clicks link*

Mombi. Yeah. I'll give you point, Short List.
 
2012-07-12 03:09:18 PM  
i662.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-12 03:11:55 PM  

rickycal78: [encrypted-tbn0.google.com image 212x237]
This one scared the crap out of me when I saw it. I think I was 5 or 6 when we rented it on video.


Heck most of the characters in that movie creeped me out. Great Owl, Nicodemus, and Jenner. The scene with all the scared onlookers when Justin cuts Jenner, and the follow-up when Sullivan throws the dagger into Jenner's back.
 
2012-07-12 03:12:59 PM  

dittybopper: 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".


Look at Snow White. Came out in 1937. A woman gets into a jealous snit because a mirror says that her step-daughter is prettier. So naturally she asks a huntsman to take her out to the middle of nowhere, kill her, cut out her heart, and bring it back so she can have it as a trophy.
 
2012-07-12 03:13:30 PM  

The_Sponge:


/Even Viggo Mortensen is scarier than Vigo.


www.brego.net

Little The_Sponget. How I loved listening to your sweet prayers every night. And then you'd jump in your bed, so afraid I was under there. AND I WAS !
 
2012-07-12 03:13:59 PM  
List fails without Cloony the Scourge.
 
2012-07-12 03:14:24 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.


Uh, wrong end dude
 
2012-07-12 03:17:53 PM  
I still turn away from the screen (pops)

/Image too large
//heck no i'm not saving it to resize it
 
2012-07-12 03:21:49 PM  

One Bad Apple: The_Sponge:


/Even Viggo Mortensen is scarier than Vigo.

[www.brego.net image 630x269]

Little The_Sponget. How I loved listening to your sweet prayers every night. And then you'd jump in your bed, so afraid I was under there. AND I WAS !


If you two were allowed to watch that as a child, your parents must have been laughing their asses off when you wet the bed.

Viggo was one scary fark in that flick.

/I'll lay you down and fill your mouth with your dead grandmother's fecces.
 
2012-07-12 03:22:07 PM  

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.

upload.wikimedia.org
Rutger Hauer as Barlow

ferdyonfilms.com
Barlow from the original miniseries
 
2012-07-12 03:22:23 PM  

pacmanner: [i662.photobucket.com image 400x300]


Is that a Wookalar?

/or however it's supposed to be spelled
 
2012-07-12 03:28:17 PM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
josephmallozzi.files.wordpress.com

Yeah, I'm that old.
 
2012-07-12 03:32:49 PM  
Yup, list needs more Witchie-Poo.
 
2012-07-12 03:34:17 PM  
jaymckinnon.com

So scary.
 
2012-07-12 03:35:06 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

Zeke the Plumber
 
2012-07-12 03:36:18 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Still gives me the heebie jeebies...
 
mjg
2012-07-12 03:37:07 PM  
Saw a MUCH earlier version of this as a kid at my parent's church in the 80s.

/ had nightmares.
// thankfully, it scared the Christianity right out of me:)

www.iwannawatch.net
 
2012-07-12 03:38:12 PM  

Gunny Highway: [jaymckinnon.com image 450x300]

So scary.


Ok, I remember the visual but I have no clue what that was from.
 
2012-07-12 03:39:58 PM  

mjg: Saw a MUCH earlier version of this as a kid at my parent's church in the 80s.

/ had nightmares.
// thankfully, it scared the Christianity right out of me:)

[www.iwannawatch.net image 336x475]


Wasn't called "Thief in the Night" was it?
 
2012-07-12 03:40:04 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-12 03:42:03 PM  
Of my childhood? You're gonna laugh, but for me it was McGruff. It was the voice that did it. I literally covered my ears and ran screaming into the next room the instant I realized McGruff was about to open his mouth and say something.
 
mhd
2012-07-12 03:42:06 PM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-12 03:42:12 PM  

Odd Bird:

If you two were allowed to watch that as a child, your parents must have been laughing their asses off when you wet the bed.

Viggo was one scary fark in that flick.

/I'll lay you down and fill your mouth with your dead grandmother's fecces.


I was well into my 20's when THAT "Prophecy" came out.

1.bp.blogspot.com

This however I see in a drive in when I was 8 or 9. They figured I'd be asleep by the time it started.

In space no one here you scream but sound carries pretty well from the back of a pontiac station wagon.
 
2012-07-12 03:42:36 PM  
deathby1000papercuts.com

home.earthlink.net
 
2012-07-12 03:42:39 PM  
Yeah, that Trilogy of Terror Indian doll is a scary little motherf*cker, no doubt.
 
2012-07-12 03:42:47 PM  
content8.flixster.com
content9.flixster.com
images.worthpoint.com
 
2012-07-12 03:43:34 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-12 03:43:34 PM  

One Bad Apple: The_Sponge:


/Even Viggo Mortensen is scarier than Vigo.

[www.brego.net image 630x269]

Little The_Sponget. How I loved listening to your sweet prayers every night. And then you'd jump in your bed, so afraid I was under there. AND I WAS !


He loves you more.
 
mjg
2012-07-12 03:44:44 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: mjg: Saw a MUCH earlier version of this as a kid at my parent's church in the 80s.

/ had nightmares.
// thankfully, it scared the Christianity right out of me:)

[www.iwannawatch.net image 336x475]

Wasn't called "Thief in the Night" was it?


Holy crap. Yeah it was. Agh, the nightmares I had from that tripe.
 
2012-07-12 03:45:13 PM  
img94.imageshack.us

/Too soon?
 
mhd
2012-07-12 03:45:52 PM  
Can't find a good picture of the finale, and the wailing is a major part, but her, too:

i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-12 03:45:54 PM  

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

Zeke the Plumber


Thats a Tellarite,
 
2012-07-12 03:49:08 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [www.apollopony.net image 316x237]


AHHHHHHHHH!

rickycal78: [encrypted-tbn0.google.com image 212x237]
This one scared the crap out of me when I saw it. I think I was 5 or 6 when we rented it on video.


This one too!

Although these movies are also my #1 and #2 favorite movies of all time!
 
2012-07-12 03:51:40 PM  

mjg: Raug the Dwarf: mjg: Saw a MUCH earlier version of this as a kid at my parent's church in the 80s.

/ had nightmares.
// thankfully, it scared the Christianity right out of me:)

[www.iwannawatch.net image 336x475]

Wasn't called "Thief in the Night" was it?

Holy crap. Yeah it was. Agh, the nightmares I had from that tripe.


There were two or three sequels to it too. Parent's made me watch them as a kid too. They did scare the crap out of me.
 
2012-07-12 03:52:05 PM  
only 2 scared me
child catcher from chitty chitty bang bang
cyclops from original sinbad
 
2012-07-12 03:52:42 PM  

dittybopper: List fails without Bubba/The Scarecrow:


That movie scared the shiat out of me back in the day. Is it on DVD?
 
2012-07-12 03:53:21 PM  

gunga galunga: pacmanner: [i662.photobucket.com image 400x300]

Is that a Wookalar?

/or however it's supposed to be spelled


heh.....that sure is a Wookalar.
 
2012-07-12 03:53:51 PM  
Kirk Cameron?
 
2012-07-12 03:56:01 PM  
That list was a joke.
 
2012-07-12 04:05:05 PM  
Darth Vader was scary? Who knew? As for the rest of that list, I never even heard of most of them.
 
2012-07-12 04:08:28 PM  

Drew P Balls: dittybopper: List fails without Bubba/The Scarecrow:

That movie scared the shiat out of me back in the day. Is it on DVD?


Apparently.

Best part of it was that it's not particularly gory: It's a made-for-TV movie, but *DAMN* if it isn't just scary as all Hell. Anyone looking at doing horror films needs to watch it to see how real suspense and just plain creepiness is done without resorting to buckets of blood.
 
2012-07-12 04:14:52 PM  

Odd Bird: If you two were allowed to watch that as a child, your parents must have been laughing their asses off when you wet the bed.

Viggo was one scary fark in that flick.


Actually, I haven't seen it.....hell, I don't even know what movie that is.
 
2012-07-12 04:25:53 PM  

The_Sponge: Odd Bird: If you two were allowed to watch that as a child, your parents must have been laughing their asses off when you wet the bed.

Viggo was one scary fark in that flick.

Actually, I haven't seen it.....hell, I don't even know what movie that is.


That's from "The Prophecy" Pretty decent 90s horror flick. Christopher Walken as the angel Gabriel, and he's not a nice guy.
 
2012-07-12 04:26:09 PM  

dittybopper: Anyone looking at doing horror films needs to watch it to see how real suspense and just plain creepiness is done without resorting to buckets of blood.



See also:

Halloween
 
2012-07-12 04:27:39 PM  
I may be completely imagining this, but I seem to remember late, late at night there was one channel that showed these little short horror films.

One was about a guy who worked in a department store, and was obsessed with the mannequins, The eventually come alive and the next day he has been turned into a mannequin also.

There was another one, that had a similiar premise to the Zuni Fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror, about this doll that comes alive and attacks a lady.

Anyone else remember these?
 
2012-07-12 04:31:49 PM  

Brytanica1: I may be completely imagining this, but I seem to remember late, late at night there was one channel that showed these little short horror films.

One was about a guy who worked in a department store, and was obsessed with the mannequins, The eventually come alive and the next day he has been turned into a mannequin also.

There was another one, that had a similiar premise to the Zuni Fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror, about this doll that comes alive and attacks a lady.

Anyone else remember these?


They both sound like pretty famous Twilight Zone tv show episodes. The first one, the person worked in a department store was actually a mannequin. They took turns each week being a real human and had to go back. The one that week had forgotten they were a mannequin and got scared whenever the others started coming to life to get her.

The other was Talky Tina. Jesus, that was a creepy episode. Basically Chucky, but black and white and 30 years before.
 
2012-07-12 04:34:11 PM  

Drew P Balls: dittybopper: List fails without Bubba/The Scarecrow:

That movie scared the shiat out of me back in the day. Is it on DVD?


Yes. And for a 30 year old made-for-TV movie, it's an amazingly good transfer.

Better yet, the movie still holds up. Watching it now as an adult, I finally picked up on something that went over my head when I was 10. I never understood why Charles Durning's character was so strangely obsessed with Bubba's friendship with the little girl. Now that I have a better understanding of the mindset of a pedophile, it makes a lot more sense. And it makes the scene where he confronts the girl at a Halloween party, where she is wearing adult make-up, even creepier.
 
2012-07-12 04:34:55 PM  
The Gremlins definitely terrified me as a young child. I don't think it was in the first movie, but the part where they trap the guy in the giant ball of Gremlins particularly freaked me out. 80s horror movies are the best!
 
2012-07-12 04:35:34 PM  

Brytanica1: I may be completely imagining this, but I seem to remember late, late at night there was one channel that showed these little short horror films.

One was about a guy who worked in a department store, and was obsessed with the mannequins, The eventually come alive and the next day he has been turned into a mannequin also.


Wasn't that an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Also sounds like it could be Sondheim's Evening Primrose. Was it a musical starring Anthony Perkins?
 
2012-07-12 04:37:01 PM  

dittybopper: Drew P Balls: dittybopper: List fails without Bubba/The Scarecrow:

That movie scared the shiat out of me back in the day. Is it on DVD?

Apparently.

Best part of it was that it's not particularly gory: It's a made-for-TV movie, but *DAMN* if it isn't just scary as all Hell. Anyone looking at doing horror films needs to watch it to see how real suspense and just plain creepiness is done without resorting to buckets of blood.


starseeker.com

Oh and that Yeti TV movie. Snowbeast.
 
2012-07-12 04:37:46 PM  

gunga galunga: Drew P Balls: dittybopper: List fails without Bubba/The Scarecrow:

That movie scared the shiat out of me back in the day. Is it on DVD?

Yes. And for a 30 year old made-for-TV movie, it's an amazingly good transfer.

Better yet, the movie still holds up. Watching it now as an adult, I finally picked up on something that went over my head when I was 10. I never understood why Charles Durning's character was so strangely obsessed with Bubba's friendship with the little girl. Now that I have a better understanding of the mindset of a pedophile, it makes a lot more sense. And it makes the scene where he confronts the girl at a Halloween party, where she is wearing adult make-up, even creepier.


Is that the one where someone gets it by a combine and someone else in a silo?
 
2012-07-12 04:42:13 PM  

gunga galunga: Brytanica1: I may be completely imagining this, but I seem to remember late, late at night there was one channel that showed these little short horror films.

One was about a guy who worked in a department store, and was obsessed with the mannequins, The eventually come alive and the next day he has been turned into a mannequin also.

Wasn't that an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Also sounds like it could be Sondheim's Evening Primrose. Was it a musical starring Anthony Perkins?


Just found it. It was a short film called Living Dolls that was part of USA's Saturday Nightmares.
 
2012-07-12 04:44:22 PM  
I didn't recognize half of the characters from TFA, and most of the rest didn't really qualify to be on the list.

A kick-ass villain doesn't automatically equal scary. Darth Vader was kick-ass, but not disturbing to watch.

Pennywise wouldn't be on my list, because I didn't see the movie until after I'd read the book, and the movie paled in comparison.

Willy Wonka wasn't a disturbing character for me. The tunnel ride was disturbing because of the images, not the chanting.


Large Marge - I've seen it a million times; each and every time I closed my eyes during that part.

G'mork - Never had to close my eyes, but I can still feel the ice running through my veins when I think back on it.

Superman 3 (robot scene) - I'd totally forgotten about it until just now, but yeah...this too.
 
2012-07-12 04:49:15 PM  

Brytanica1: I may be completely imagining this, but I seem to remember late, late at night there was one channel that showed these little short horror films.

One was about a guy who worked in a department store, and was obsessed with the mannequins, The eventually come alive and the next day he has been turned into a mannequin also.

There was another one, that had a similiar premise to the Zuni Fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror, about this doll that comes alive and attacks a lady.

Anyone else remember these?


On the USA Network, on weekends in the late 1980s, sometimes they would air these little film shorts. Sometimes they were scary, sometimes just "ha-ha" scary or ironic. I always assumed they were just airing them when they needed to fill a few minutes between features. I think I remember seeing these there.

The one I remember specifically was about a fisherman who got reeled in himself after picking up a dollar bill that was attached to a hook and line.
 
2012-07-12 04:50:22 PM  
www.horrortalk.com

psycho priest from Happy Hell Night - one of the creepiest from my childhood
 
2012-07-12 04:55:53 PM  
Scary? No. Gave me the heeby-jeebies... still does... the sight of viscera unsettles me1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-12 04:57:52 PM  
www.bryanreesman.com

These guys terrified me as a kid...


Also, Bill Bailey reveals the hidden terrors of The Magic Roundabout

/Bow down to the Spring, for I am King of the Roundabout!
 
2012-07-12 05:02:43 PM  

rickycal78: The_Sponge: Odd Bird: If you two were allowed to watch that as a child, your parents must have been laughing their asses off when you wet the bed.

Viggo was one scary fark in that flick.

Actually, I haven't seen it.....hell, I don't even know what movie that is.

That's from "The Prophecy" Pretty decent 90s horror flick. Christopher Walken as the angel Gabriel, and he's not a nice guy.



Ah...got it.

/Came out when I was in high school.
//Still need to watch it.
 
2012-07-12 05:03:53 PM  
For some reason I had a huge fear that I would be watching TV one night, glance over at the window and see this staring at me. Which is odd because I liked the movies.
media.jinni.com
 
2012-07-12 05:04:48 PM  
"Engine" Joe??? You're kidding me...

Actually, no. When I was little I seriously thought it was Engine Joe. Raised in a very liberal upper middle class neighborhood and probably didn't even know, at six, what "Injun" might mean. But it does look funny now, doesn't it?
 
2012-07-12 05:08:28 PM  
I only remember three things that seriously freaked me out when I was little:

1. That murderous energy blob thing from Outer Limits' It Crawled Out of the Woodwork. Link to a little pic that won't let me hotlink it here

2.

www.flanagans.com

this thing, also from Outer Limits

3. That one Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode where Kowalski started turning into an octopus monster thing. Can't find a pic.
 
2012-07-12 05:08:47 PM  
i742.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-12 05:08:58 PM  
mundabor.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-12 05:09:14 PM  
www.marahcreative.com

The only nightmares I ever remember having were related to this thing.
 
2012-07-12 05:12:43 PM  

Brytanica1: 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.


I did the same exact thing to my little sister, but in my defense I was 12 at the time. She screamed and cried so hard I started sobbing. Bad joke, bad joke . . .

Amazing that show was on primetime TV (pre-cable) for all to see. Also:

www.variedcelluloid.net
 
2012-07-12 05:14:34 PM  

MilesTeg: 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 image 640x467]


And they were so evil Maya couldn't stay duplicated as one. Great series. Don't reboot.
 
2012-07-12 05:17:34 PM  
Hmm scared me the most when I was a kid.

The Alien from Aliens
Predator (I was 9 when I saw it).
Was deathly afraid of the Terminator
Mentioned above the wolf from Neverending Story
Oh Cujo also.
 
2012-07-12 05:30:00 PM  
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
 
2012-07-12 05:30:33 PM  
Speaking of Twilight Zones:

img14.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-12 05:32:41 PM  

gunga galunga: Better yet, the movie still holds up. Watching it now as an adult, I finally picked up on something that went over my head when I was 10. I never understood why Charles Durning's character was so strangely obsessed with Bubba's friendship with the little girl. Now that I have a better understanding of the mindset of a pedophile, it makes a lot more sense. And it makes the scene where he confronts the girl at a Halloween party, where she is wearing adult make-up, even creepier.


I remember that movie playing on USA channel late at night. As a girl, I understood why the officer was so concerned even back then. It was creepy as hell.

Between the horror movies, Rhonda Shear's Up All Night, Howard Stern's tv show, and Duckman, USA network was largely responsible for my first introduction to all things non-kiddy.
 
2012-07-12 05:39:38 PM  

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

/Too soon?


Nope. In fact, about 20 years too late.
 
2012-07-12 05:42:54 PM  

MorePeasPlease: [content8.flixster.com image 360x270]
[content9.flixster.com image 360x265]
[images.worthpoint.com image 400x297]


My oldest sister was seriously frightened the Chief Meanie when we were little. The way he talked quiet and calm, THEN SUDDENLY FREAKING OUT AND SCREAMING HIS HEAD OFF!
 
2012-07-12 05:45:45 PM  
I had to rapid scroll by most of the comment pictures in this thread because I was going to have to run to a safe place if I looked at many more of them.
 
2012-07-12 05:51:04 PM  
If you are a child of the 70's you might get a kick out of this. This TV ad for Suspiria scared the daylights out of me when I was a kid. I know many folks who feel the same.

Link

/Roses are red, violets are blue
 
2012-07-12 05:55:04 PM  

TimSTP: Speaking of Twilight Zones:

[img14.imageshack.us image 415x321]


upload.wikimedia.org
You called it
 
2012-07-12 05:56:06 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: gunga galunga: Drew P Balls: dittybopper: List fails without Bubba/The Scarecrow:

That movie scared the shiat out of me back in the day. Is it on DVD?

Yes. And for a 30 year old made-for-TV movie, it's an amazingly good transfer.

Better yet, the movie still holds up. Watching it now as an adult, I finally picked up on something that went over my head when I was 10. I never understood why Charles Durning's character was so strangely obsessed with Bubba's friendship with the little girl. Now that I have a better understanding of the mindset of a pedophile, it makes a lot more sense. And it makes the scene where he confronts the girl at a Halloween party, where she is wearing adult make-up, even creepier.

Is that the one where someone gets it by a combine and someone else in a silo?


Yep.
 
2012-07-12 05:58:06 PM  
niviusvir.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-12 06:00:04 PM  

phaseolus: I only remember three things that seriously freaked me out when I was little:

1. That murderous energy blob thing from Outer Limits' It Crawled Out of the Woodwork. Link to a little pic that won't let me hotlink it here

2.

[www.flanagans.com image 324x216]

this thing, also from Outer Limits

3. That one Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode where Kowalski started turning into an octopus monster thing. Can't find a pic.


Cliff Robertson, right?
 
2012-07-12 06:12:17 PM  
i26.photobucket.com
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.
 
2012-07-12 06:17:02 PM  

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


But enough about what happened in the men's room, what did you think of Vader?
 
2012-07-12 06:25:54 PM  
Critters, those little s.o.b.s freaked me right the fark out.
 
mjg
2012-07-12 06:28:43 PM  
www.clearpathtofitness.com

Different Strokes 'The Bicycle Man' episode. Holy crap that was creepy.
 
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!
www.freewebs.com
 
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

i847.photobucket.com
 
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

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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.
 
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....

[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!
 
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!!
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 301x229]


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:
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

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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