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2012-10-29 01:20:53 AM  
That 1970 Easter special where the kid's dog gets kidnapped. To whatever psychopathic cadre of monsters created this and subjected my young self to it...a hearty f*ck you.
 
2012-10-29 01:35:53 AM  

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


Perhaps. It is extremely violent and scary but that being said, I saw it in daycare and wasn't all that traumatized. Great movie.
 
2012-10-29 01:37:04 AM  

Neondistraction: ShawnDoc: This list is worthless without The Last Unicorn.

Yeah, it wouldn't be the creepiest on the list, but it's creepier than Labyrinth. I remember the giant vulture and the red bull in particular giving me the creeps when I was a kid. Of course that didn't stop me from renting it at the video store on occasion. Oh, and that living tree with the giant boobs - wtf was with that?

I was hoping that The Last Unicorn wasn't the movie I was thinking about when I first came in to this thread. That farking tree created some messed up nightmares in my youth.

 
2012-10-29 01:37:58 AM  

Summoner101: Neondistraction: ShawnDoc: This list is worthless without The Last Unicorn.

Yeah, it wouldn't be the creepiest on the list, but it's creepier than Labyrinth. I remember the giant vulture and the red bull in particular giving me the creeps when I was a kid. Of course that didn't stop me from renting it at the video store on occasion. Oh, and that living tree with the giant boobs - wtf was with that?

I was hoping that The Last Unicorn wasn't the movie I was thinking about when I first came in to this thread. That farking tree created some messed up nightmares in my youth.

Wooooooo, tag fail.
 
2012-10-29 02:18:47 AM  

JonZoidberg: Something Wicked This Way Comes.

For a Disney flick, that one creeped me out, especially where that guy gets stuck on the carousel that can alter your age and he turns into a skeleton and collapses sorta like that german at the end of Last Crusade.


Or the spider scene? *shudders*
 
2012-10-29 02:20:57 AM  

res_nihil: /I hated this movie because it was always the go-to 'put on a movie when there's nothing to do' flick when I was in grade school. Saw this tons of times then and just got sick of it. However I think I'd probably be able to appreciate it nowadays.


Hey no way, me too! In fact, I'm not sure I've ever seen the entire movie because my mom was always picking me up from summer camp or school or whatever like half way through it.

That said, the parts of the movie I did see never creeped me out, just depressed me. Come to think of it, I don't think I ever got creeped out by stuff as a kid. Probably because I refused to watch it. Still won't watch scary movies except like once every few years. It's always "okay, this shiat totally won't freak me out in the middle of the night for the next month". And then it does. I'm a huge wuss.

/Irrational fears should really respond to logic better
 
2012-10-29 02:34:06 AM  

FunkOut: rocky_howard: BTW, you're not the only one who gets confused lol, even Google does:

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Uh, dude...


"Nothing? Nothing, tra la la?"
 
2012-10-29 02:34:37 AM  

Mugato: 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.



That movie couldn't decide whether it wanted to be an action-adventure, a thriller-suspense, a creepy horror, a serious drama, a religious fantasy or a Disney kiddie merchandising flick. It jumps focus too much, and that's what doomed it.
 
2012-10-29 02:38:47 AM  
Dark Crystal (Skeksis hmmmmmm)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (child catcher)
Scrooge (scene where he attends his own funeral and then his trip to hell)
March of the Wooden Soldiers (aka Babes in Toyland) (Barnaby and the Boogeymen)
Black Hole (Maximilian and his whirling blades of death; 'hell' scene at the end)
Spirited Away (parents turned into pigs; Noface pigs out and then his chase with Sen)
 
2012-10-29 03:02:31 AM  
For some reason, "The Wiz" scared the crap out of me. I think I was 5
 
2012-10-29 03:19:34 AM  
Does anyone have a link to a half-cgi German short with a one word title like 'Creep' or 'Poison' or something like that? The protagonist goes to his girl's apartment with his friend and she has a friend over with a broken leg? Tall order, I know, but a great short where he sees they're trying to poison them. Arrgh. I'll post if I can find it. Well done, uber creepy.
 
2012-10-29 03:39:41 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: For some reason, "The Wiz" scared the crap out of me. I think I was 5


It was the subway scene with the attack trashcans with fangs and the growing dolls the vendor had on the platform.

Watching it now is sad as the Oz dance scenes are in the old WTC plaza.
 
2012-10-29 03:51:19 AM  
List fails without "Watcher in the Woods".
 
2012-10-29 04:56:38 AM  
This short is scary without blood and gore. And it's animated oddly.

Smile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT1Erm2C4iQ&feature=youtube_gdata_play e r
 
2012-10-29 06:09:31 AM  
List fails without Timmy's New Feelings that they showed in health class
 
2012-10-29 09:22:01 AM  

JonZoidberg: Something Wicked This Way Comes.

For a Disney flick, that one creeped me out, especially where that guy gets stuck on the carousel that can alter your age and he turns into a skeleton and collapses sorta like that german at the end of Last Crusade.


LOVE this movie. I have read the book also. Ray wrote both, so the movie is like an abridged version of the book. Pam Grier's in it, in a role that you'd never picture her playing after all her "Foxy Brown" type roles.
 
2012-10-29 09:30:19 AM  
Hrm. Unico on the Magic Island looks like a movie I have been trying to remember for most of my adult life. Unless there's another anime movie out there about a little girl trapped in a castle with blocky golems which used to be her family. I just remember her escaping for some reason.
 
2012-10-29 09:39:33 AM  
Glad the updated it with the Greedy from the Raggedy Ann & Andy movie. I ate that up as a kid, but rewatching it the other day for the first time in thirty-five years, it now looks like something out of R'lyeh. And the weren't kidding about the wooden twin dolls. Those were very creepy.

Side note, I sent that same link to my sister the other day and responded with a Helen Lovejoy-ish "this is why there is so much violence in society", which is funny because she refuses to allow her snowflakes to see anything even remotely scary (she even turned off Toy Story because the toys were "mean to each other") and instead they watch the blandest, most banal kiddie crap imaginable. And my never is a violently aggressive little bastard who hits his baby sister, manhandles the cat, hits the dog, hits his mother, punches me, swings his tiny little fists and his grandparents, even one swinging a meat tenderizer at them. And my sister and her husband, who are normally very smart people, have convinced himself that they are effectively disciplining him with this exchange.

"Do you want to go to time out?"
"No."
"Then behave."

/he'll spank the two-year-old girl for any slightest reason but doesn't lay a hand on the four-year-old brat
//"Richard's too tough. You can hit him with a two-by-four and it won't faze him."
 
2012-10-29 10:27:17 AM  

PacManDreaming: 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.


I remember watching the cave scene from the Hobbit on film projector right before going to bed as a child. Frightening when the goblins open their giant maws.

Here is my submission from Dot and the Kangaroo: Bunyip song
 
2012-10-29 10:31:46 AM  

sickb0y: List fails without Dot and the Kangaroo. The whole thing with the Bunyip scared the crap out of when I was 8 or so and saw it on HBO

BUNYIP

farking autocorrect


Dang, I was late. Glad someone else was frightened by it, and remembered it. Now to check the list to see if the Greedy from the Raggedy Ann movie is on there.

In the 70s and 80s apparently you couldn't make a children's show without nightmare fuel.
 
2012-10-29 10:58:03 AM  

lohphat: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: For some reason, "The Wiz" scared the crap out of me. I think I was 5

It was the subway scene with the attack trashcans with fangs and the growing dolls the vendor had on the platform.

Watching it now is sad as the Oz dance scenes are in the old WTC plaza.


Yep that scene terrified me as a kid. I can still hear the boo-doo-doo-dooo-do noise the dolls made when they chased Michael and the gang around. Scared the shiat out of me.
 
2012-10-29 11:18:48 AM  

Fano: sickb0y: List fails without Dot and the Kangaroo. The whole thing with the Bunyip scared the crap out of when I was 8 or so and saw it on HBO

BUNYIP

farking autocorrect

Dang, I was late. Glad someone else was frightened by it, and remembered it. Now to check the list to see if the Greedy from the Raggedy Ann movie is on there.

In the 70s and 80s apparently you couldn't make a children's show without nightmare fuel.


the Bunyip didn't bother me in the slightest, in fact, it was one of my most favorite scenes from that movie, of course, the Satan scene from the adventures of Mark Twain is also one of my most favorite scenes of all time OF ALL TIME!

and i'm.. fairly well adjusted....

Now... The Mouse and his child...

that flick just depressed the hell out of me as a kid
 
2012-10-29 11:31:35 AM  
Sorry, but if these films scared you, you are a vagina.
 
2012-10-29 11:36:43 AM  
No felidae? Fick you io9
 
2012-10-29 12:24:53 PM  
How about the Johnny Quest episode with the Invisible Energy Monster?

I also have a new meme image!

"Oh, it's this thread again."

meggardiner.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-29 12:46:05 PM  

Neondistraction: ShawnDoc: This list is worthless without The Last Unicorn.

Yeah, it wouldn't be the creepiest on the list, but it's creepier than Labyrinth. I remember the giant vulture and the red bull in particular giving me the creeps when I was a kid. Of course that didn't stop me from renting it at the video store on occasion. Oh, and that living tree with the giant boobs - wtf was with that?

wildcardjack: Satan saying "I can do no wrong because I do not know good and evil" isn't in any bible class but it's theologically sound. Satan never ate from the tree of knowledge.

I'm hardly a theological scholar, but Satan wouldn't have needed to eat from the tree of knowledge, would he? Wouldn't he already have that knowledge, being a fallen angel?


Wrong Satan. The character in the story was the nephew of the more infamous Satan.
 
2012-10-29 12:59:58 PM  

Ramien: Neondistraction: ShawnDoc: This list is worthless without The Last Unicorn.

Yeah, it wouldn't be the creepiest on the list, but it's creepier than Labyrinth. I remember the giant vulture and the red bull in particular giving me the creeps when I was a kid. Of course that didn't stop me from renting it at the video store on occasion. Oh, and that living tree with the giant boobs - wtf was with that?

wildcardjack: Satan saying "I can do no wrong because I do not know good and evil" isn't in any bible class but it's theologically sound. Satan never ate from the tree of knowledge.

I'm hardly a theological scholar, but Satan wouldn't have needed to eat from the tree of knowledge, would he? Wouldn't he already have that knowledge, being a fallen angel?

Wrong Satan. The character in the story was the nephew of the more infamous Satan.


Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Neondistraction, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.
 
2012-10-29 01:10:13 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Ramien: Neondistraction: ShawnDoc: This list is worthless without The Last Unicorn.

Yeah, it wouldn't be the creepiest on the list, but it's creepier than Labyrinth. I remember the giant vulture and the red bull in particular giving me the creeps when I was a kid. Of course that didn't stop me from renting it at the video store on occasion. Oh, and that living tree with the giant boobs - wtf was with that?

wildcardjack: Satan saying "I can do no wrong because I do not know good and evil" isn't in any bible class but it's theologically sound. Satan never ate from the tree of knowledge.

I'm hardly a theological scholar, but Satan wouldn't have needed to eat from the tree of knowledge, would he? Wouldn't he already have that knowledge, being a fallen angel?

Wrong Satan. The character in the story was the nephew of the more infamous Satan.

Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Neondistraction, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.


The great Satan is actually John Ritter.
 
2012-10-29 01:37:06 PM  

Teufelaffe:

The great Satan is actually John Ritter.


I Know exactly what that scene is with out even clicking the link ;)
 
2012-10-29 01:54:18 PM  
The trailer for the 1978 film "Magic" with Anthony Hopkins. Good old fashioned nightmare fuel.
 
2012-10-29 04:01:43 PM  

Summoner101: Neondistraction: ShawnDoc: This list is worthless without The Last Unicorn.

Yeah, it wouldn't be the creepiest on the list, but it's creepier than Labyrinth. I remember the giant vulture and the red bull in particular giving me the creeps when I was a kid. Of course that didn't stop me from renting it at the video store on occasion. Oh, and that living tree with the giant boobs - wtf was with that?

I was hoping that The Last Unicorn wasn't the movie I was thinking about when I first came in to this thread. That farking tree created some messed up nightmares in my youth.


I lent the Last Unicorn to a friend, and her daughter made her turn off the movie, crying "It was an evil movie".
 
2012-10-29 05:52:38 PM  

timharrod: Eirik: 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?

Hugo the Hippo was a feature, and set in Africa, but that could be it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22peXeUcalY


Good lord, that's it. I've had nightmares about that scene for decades! And, despite that I couldn't have been older than 4 when I saw it, I remembered it pretty close to what I just saw.
 
2012-10-29 06:52:38 PM  

lohphat: How about the Johnny Quest episode with the Invisible Energy Monster?

I also have a new meme image!

"Oh, it's this thread again."

[meggardiner.files.wordpress.com image 474x349]


I thought that was the only episode that the show had.

/seen it so many times.
 
2012-10-29 06:53:20 PM  

WrongTrousers: /nightmare fuel for a 6 year old.


Agreed
 
2012-10-30 12:55:55 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: Ramien: Neondistraction: ShawnDoc: This list is worthless without The Last Unicorn.

Yeah, it wouldn't be the creepiest on the list, but it's creepier than Labyrinth. I remember the giant vulture and the red bull in particular giving me the creeps when I was a kid. Of course that didn't stop me from renting it at the video store on occasion. Oh, and that living tree with the giant boobs - wtf was with that?

wildcardjack: Satan saying "I can do no wrong because I do not know good and evil" isn't in any bible class but it's theologically sound. Satan never ate from the tree of knowledge.

I'm hardly a theological scholar, but Satan wouldn't have needed to eat from the tree of knowledge, would he? Wouldn't he already have that knowledge, being a fallen angel?

Wrong Satan. The character in the story was the nephew of the more infamous Satan.

Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Neondistraction, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.


Oh, no. No sir. He's white, white as you folks.
 
2012-10-30 02:05:43 PM  

gunga galunga: Glad the updated it with the Greedy from the Raggedy Ann & Andy movie. I ate that up as a kid, but rewatching it the other day for the first time in thirty-five years, it now looks like something out of R'lyeh. And the weren't kidding about the wooden twin dolls. Those were very creepy.

Side note, I sent that same link to my sister the other day and responded with a Helen Lovejoy-ish "this is why there is so much violence in society", which is funny because she refuses to allow her snowflakes to see anything even remotely scary (she even turned off Toy Story because the toys were "mean to each other") and instead they watch the blandest, most banal kiddie crap imaginable. And my never is a violently aggressive little bastard who hits his baby sister, manhandles the cat, hits the dog, hits his mother, punches me, swings his tiny little fists and his grandparents, even one swinging a meat tenderizer at them. And my sister and her husband, who are normally very smart people, have convinced himself that they are effectively disciplining him with this exchange.

"Do you want to go to time out?"
"No."
"Then behave."

/he'll spank the two-year-old girl for any slightest reason but doesn't lay a hand on the four-year-old brat
//"Richard's too tough. You can hit him with a two-by-four and it won't faze him."


That's the sign of serious issues. Have the kid checked out for ADD, it can manifest itself as severe anger issues and adrenaline acts like Ritalin to them.

The same thing happened with my Husband's family, except in reverse. Hubby has ADD as well but was a quiet kid who was easily cowed. His younger brother and sister, holy shiat, powder kegs.

Hubby comments that ritalin turned his brother "into a human being".
 
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