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(io9)   The twenty most unintentionally terrifying films of all time, otherwise known as "kids' movies"   (io9.com) divider line 136
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2012-10-28 04:59:38 PM  
so i09 is now repeating their own articles from last year?

Nov 11 2011
 
2012-10-28 05:16:30 PM  
At least it wasn't a slideshow...
 
2012-10-28 06:34:38 PM  
Does anyone remember a cartoon, from the late '70s or early '80s, about a king's shadow that came to life? Because that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. I remember there being a fachan in it. I think that bothered me the most.
 
2012-10-28 06:39:13 PM  
List fails without The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
 
2012-10-28 06:45:51 PM  
The Black Hole was the one that freaked me out. Not so much from the movie but the fact that it made me realize that life will never be fair. Good people will die for no reason and there is nothing you can do about it. Seems a bit silly now but it was a life altering event when i was a little kid. 

\also the Skeksis from the Dark Crystal.
 
2012-10-28 06:50:15 PM  
Most of those were intentionally creepy and/or scary, they were just made for children.
 
2012-10-28 07:00:34 PM  
Faerie tales are SUPPOSED to be scary. They were the original horror stories. They were tales to teach children caution, of the consequences for being a douche. They are supposed to give wee chill'runs some reason to be careful and cautious. Kids movies are supposed to have scary elements. They are learning experiences within a relatively safe environment. Fear teaches, as much as warm fuzzies, and tends to stick...
 
2012-10-28 07:09:28 PM  

Tellingthem: The Black Hole was the one that freaked me out. Not so much from the movie but the fact that it made me realize that life will never be fair. Good people will die for no reason and there is nothing you can do about it. Seems a bit silly now but it was a life altering event when i was a little kid.


The Black Hole was pretty farked up.
 
2012-10-28 07:25:51 PM  
unsinkablecork.com
 
2012-10-28 07:39:55 PM  
I was going to be all glad when The Plague Dogs wasn't on Netflix, because I don't like movies where bad things happen to dogs.

But then I saw the clip, and now I must watch it.
 
2012-10-28 08:02:34 PM  
Watership Downs, both the book and movie, were never, will never, even a little, be for kids.
 
2012-10-28 08:15:30 PM  
Willie Wonka, saw it as a 10 year old, and it was just ....... weird. Why is this movie deliberately effing with me. Grown ups couldnt explain it either.

I see it now and its great, at the time it was just .. disturbing.
 
2012-10-28 08:28:43 PM  

baka-san: Watership Downs, both the book and movie, were never, will never, even a little, be for kids.


Thisitty this this this.
 
2012-10-28 08:32:53 PM  
Apparently The Plague Dogs has a part where they are being hunted by a guy with a rifle. He falls from a cliff for some reason and later we get to see his mangled half-eaten corpse - the implication being that the dogs have been feeding on him to survive.
 
2012-10-28 08:34:40 PM  
i21.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-28 08:36:31 PM  
Awesome. The version of Alice in Wonderland I remember AND Unico. Unico really messed with me as a kid.
 
2012-10-28 08:36:53 PM  
i841.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-28 08:37:32 PM  
LIst fals without this. (video)

/okay, I'm three days early
 
2012-10-28 08:37:50 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: List fails without The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T


I'm surprised how many people have never heard of Dr T. I remember seeing it over 50 years ago, and it scared the crap out of me. I'm sure it's the cause of my lifelong disinclination to learn how to play the piano..
 
2012-10-28 08:42:36 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-28 08:44:16 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: List fails without The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T


THIS
 
2012-10-28 08:44:19 PM  

baka-san: Watership Downs, both the book and movie, were never, will never, even a little, be for kids.


Watership Down... You've read the book, you've seen the movie... Now.. Try the stew.
 
2012-10-28 08:50:59 PM  
I'm likely alone on this, but the only movie that ever scared me was The Super Mario Bros movie. Freaked me right the hell out.
 
2012-10-28 08:53:58 PM  
This topic seems to get repeated every six months or so, but I just want to say that I was looking for the "Charlie goes to hell" scene on YouTube not long ago and had no luck. So good on io9 for providing that (even though all those video clips on one page put strain on my browser).
 
2012-10-28 08:54:40 PM  
I took my niece and nephew to see the remake of 101 Dalmatians when it came out. My nephew hated anything that even hinted at scariness. The Skinner freaked him the hell out. We almost had to leave early.
 
2012-10-28 08:54:50 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

/nightmare fuel for a 6 year old.
 
2012-10-28 08:57:41 PM  

PacManDreaming: Does anyone remember a cartoon, from the late '70s or early '80s, about a king's shadow that came to life? Because that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. I remember there being a fachan in it. I think that bothered me the most.


I think this is what you're talking about....

/creeped me the fark out, too
//that, and Unico
///Pappy sat down to watch that one with me and could only utter "jeebus christ on a pogostick" afterwards
 
2012-10-28 09:01:24 PM  
No Old Yeller?

Fail
 
2012-10-28 09:04:28 PM  

John Buck 41: No Old Yeller?

Fail


Or "The Yearling" for that matter.
 
2012-10-28 09:06:36 PM  
Scaring the crap out of kids is all part of being a parent.
 
2012-10-28 09:08:39 PM  
They had played the wrong part of Secret of NIMH. I seem to recall a chase through the woods with a scary ass owl with big glowy eyes that scared the ever living crap out of me as an 8 year old watching that movie.

I also remember being close to the same age watching the version of Alice in Wonderland and being freaked out about the Jabberwocky, as well as freaking out about the Wheelers a bit in Return to Oz.
 
2012-10-28 09:16:49 PM  
I distinctly remember something from when I was about four, which would make it 1977 give or take. It must have been a cartoon short before or between movies, but I've never been able to figure out where it might have come from.

The short, animated, started as a group of Indian shoreworkers, circa 1850 or so, loading a cargo ship close to shore by wading out to it. Not long after, they are attacked by a frenzy of sharks and devoured in a number of comical ways. i can remember a shark suddenly catching a worker and showing him on a platter before eating him.

Who thought this was a kids bit is beyond me... though come to think of it, I now wonder if it might have been a small part of some 1970's movie that my mother thought was child appropriate. Anyone recognize that description?
 
2012-10-28 09:16:55 PM  
I just watched The Secret of NIMH today, so I'm really getting a kick out of this article.

Wait, no I'm not; it sucked.

/the article, not TSON
//however, honored to be mentioned first on the list
///Labyrinth rules
 
2012-10-28 09:17:22 PM  

blueviking: I think this is what you're talking about....

/creeped me the fark out, too


That's it! Thanks. Here's the fachan I was talking about. Man, it seemed so creepy back then.

Of course, the animated version of The Hobbit scared me too. The goblins were terrifying. Of course, I was only six years old when I saw it, so that may have had something to do with it.

On a trivial note, the king in The Faeries was voiced by Hans Conried, who voiced Thorin in the hobbit. I immediately recognized his voice.
 
2012-10-28 09:21:59 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: I'm likely alone on this, but the only movie that ever scared me was The Super Mario Bros movie. Freaked me right the hell out.


Those tiny head dudes freaked me out. I hated that movie but LOVE John Leguizamo as Luigi!
 
2012-10-28 09:27:04 PM  
Gmork was farking badass.

But to this day, whenever I see a storm coming, I think of, no, not about The Dark Knight Rises, but about The Nothing from Neverending Story.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/01/the-nothing.jpg

SCARIEST. VILLAIN. EVER.
 
2012-10-28 09:27:46 PM  
Gmork was farking badass.

But to this day, whenever I see a storm coming, I think of, no, not about The Dark Knight Rises, but about The Nothing from Neverending Story.

www.blogcdn.com

SCARIEST. VILLAIN. EVER.


/dammit Fark, implement an auto load pictures from links algorithm. It's 2012 already :P
 
2012-10-28 09:28:57 PM  
I was never scared of any movies as a child but a National Geographic article about black holes and supernovas freaked me out.
 
2012-10-28 09:29:55 PM  
Is it just me, or is the writer of is article a bit of a pussy? Of the ones I've seen, nothing mentioned really stands out as all that scary. Of course I was never easily frightened by "horror" as a kid. Not trying to sound like a badass, I was just actually more scared by things like America's Most Wanted because the killer was STILL AT LARGE!!! I guess reality was always more scary than fantasy.
 
2012-10-28 09:32:54 PM  
Honestly the wheelers from Return to Oz never bothered me that much. However, when Dorthy wakes Mombi trying to retrieve the powder of life and all the decapitated heads from Mombi's collection start screaming as Dorthy runs past them did.
 
2012-10-28 09:36:20 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: List fails without The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

 
2012-10-28 09:36:33 PM  
I'll have to watch it again to figure out why, but I remember Ernest Scared Stupid scaring the crap out of me as a kid.
 
2012-10-28 09:43:15 PM  

RockofAges: I CHALLENGE FARK TO BEAT THIS

Discovered a few years ago. Never the same since.

Link


that has received many greenlights over the years at Fark.

it is not obscure/unknown to those who have been here a while.
 
2012-10-28 09:44:29 PM  
My parents took me to see movies like The Changeling, Scanners, Prophecy: the monster movie, Death Ship, and Ghost Story when I was a kid, so none of these "scary" kids movies had any effect on me.

/I turned out pretty well adjusted, and I haven't had a nightmare in more than 25 years, so I guess they did something right.
 
2012-10-28 09:45:13 PM  

FunkOut: I was never scared of any movies as a child but a National Geographic article about black holes and supernovas freaked me out.


Heh...I got scared as a little kid not by Heffalumps and Woozles but by reading about the end of life on earth after the Sun died in an astronomy book.
 
2012-10-28 09:47:30 PM  
I read Watership Down when I was like 10, and loved it. It never scared me, and I can't imagine a movie being any worse.

However, The Neverending Story and The Last Unicorn scared the crap out of me. Also, The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen, just the part where an unnecessarily realistic grim reaper takes his soul.
 
2012-10-28 09:51:06 PM  
While Labyrinth was a freaky movie, I don't think David Bowie's obsession with Sarah was all that bizarre. He was obviously a representation of her subconscious/imagination and defeating him was statement of choice that she was ready to grow up and accept adult responsibilities - that she wasn't going to be "ruled" by her imaginary worlds anymore. Even as a kid I got that. If you didn't understand that then the entire movie didn't make sense.
 
2012-10-28 09:51:29 PM  
This list is worthless without The Last Unicorn.
 
2012-10-28 09:54:00 PM  

BigLuca: While Labyrinth was a freaky movie, I don't think David Bowie's obsession with Sarah was all that bizarre. He was obviously a representation of her subconscious/imagination and defeating him was statement of choice that she was ready to grow up and accept adult responsibilities - that she wasn't going to be "ruled" by her imaginary worlds anymore. Even as a kid I got that. If you didn't understand that then the entire movie didn't make sense.


I thought it was about a young woman's fear and fascination with bulging male crotches.
 
2012-10-28 10:08:43 PM  

FunkOut: BigLuca: While Labyrinth was a freaky movie, I don't think David Bowie's obsession with Sarah was all that bizarre. He was obviously a representation of her subconscious/imagination and defeating him was statement of choice that she was ready to grow up and accept adult responsibilities - that she wasn't going to be "ruled" by her imaginary worlds anymore. Even as a kid I got that. If you didn't understand that then the entire movie didn't make sense.

I thought it was about a young woman's fear and fascination with bulging male crotches.


Wrong Briton and wrong movie.

You're thinking of this:

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