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(FilmDrunk)   Superman 3 really doesn't get enough credit for scaring the sh*t out of a generation's worth of kids   (filmdrunk.uproxx.com) divider line 201
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2013-08-06 02:37:21 PM
Seriously, I didn't think Bryan Singer was capable of making a film that could scare the kiddies.

/it wasn't called Superman 3, subby, it was called Superman Returns
//what is this alternative version of Superman 3 you speak of?
 
2013-08-06 03:02:18 PM
That scene at the end of Superman 3 did scare the shiat out of me, but then I came across it on TV when I was six.  It was added to my hall of fame of scary TV and Movie images, along with the Wicked Witch showing up in the giant crystal ball when Dorothy was talking to Auntie Em, and Buck Rodgers turning into an evil Satyr.
 
2013-08-06 03:02:54 PM
For whatever reason, robo-broad terrified me too.
 
2013-08-06 03:04:03 PM
Oh look, it's this topic again.

This isn't a great example for the topic, but just because I like obscure references and I'm sure no one else has this: The ending of "Three Men and a Little Lady", where Ted Danson puts on pounds of makeup in order to impersonate an elderly minister and conduct a fraudulent marriage ceremony. The part where he takes his makeup off creeped me out as a kid ("I can't believe my ears!", and then rips off his fake earlobes). I think it was because I didn't realize it was makeup (must not have been paying too close attention).
 
2013-08-06 03:04:12 PM
I recall that the blonde had great tits.

Also liked alcoholic, pain-in-the-ass Superman.
 
2013-08-06 03:05:01 PM
Willy Wonka scared the feces out of me when I was 8 years old. Specifically, the Oompa Loompas.
 
2013-08-06 03:05:30 PM
Writer of article is overly sensitive.
 
2013-08-06 03:06:23 PM
That scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit with the shoe-killing still doesn't sit well with me. That director was a sick fark to include that in a kids movie.
 
2013-08-06 03:06:53 PM
Come on. Superman flicking bar nuts into the bar and busting bottles like he was shooting a .22? I thought that was awesome. And the wrecking yard fight? That was almost as awesome.

Yeah, the robot chick was freaky. Still, better than Supes 4 and everything since (I've not seen Man of Steel, so I can't comment on that one).
 
2013-08-06 03:08:43 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: For whatever reason, robo-broad terrified me too.


Yeah, me too, but now I can see how campy it was. Proto Borg though.
 
2013-08-06 03:08:57 PM
I remember being freaked out her too. Weird.
 
2013-08-06 03:09:43 PM
Watching HAL terminate the scientists in 2001 stuck with me for a long time.
 
2013-08-06 03:11:03 PM
Yep, put me on the list of that scene freaking the fark out of me. I remember trying to watch it from behind the couch.
 
2013-08-06 03:11:18 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: For whatever reason, robo-broad terrified me too.

Yeah, me too, but now I can see how campy it was. Proto Borg though.


Add me to the "holy fark was I scared" crowd.
 
2013-08-06 03:13:01 PM
I watched The Shining on cable when I was like 8.  Empty hotel corridors still freak me out a little.
 
2013-08-06 03:13:54 PM
Superman 3 did not scare me.

But Hector did in Saturn 3.

www.explore-science-fiction-movies.com
 
2013-08-06 03:17:13 PM

Solon Isonomia: Quantum Apostrophe: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: For whatever reason, robo-broad terrified me too.

Yeah, me too, but now I can see how campy it was. Proto Borg though.

Add me to the "holy fark was I scared" crowd.


Same here.
The article was not so good, but the writer is right in noticing that the reason that scene is so creepy, is because it's such a change in tone.
 
2013-08-06 03:20:59 PM

theflatline: Superman 3 did not scare me.

But Hector did in Saturn 3.

[www.explore-science-fiction-movies.com image 208x300]


www.comicbookmovie.com
 
2013-08-06 03:23:46 PM
I don't think it's the scene itself in Superman III that's scary.  I think it's that your imagination was just good enough to see through all the ramifications of being dragged screaming into a torture chamber and violated by machinery until losing your humanity.

That's the scary part - understanding what it means.
 
2013-08-06 03:24:22 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: For whatever reason, robo-broad terrified me too.


Same here. Not much bothered me as a kid that did. Also, there was a choose your own adventure book where your character was dismembered and turned into a robot.
 
2013-08-06 03:24:31 PM
That robot chick from Superman III is a very common discussion point these days.  She can be defeated with acid, but you need an hero who can give as good as he can get.  Note to future racially charged comedian scientists:  black tar is not an ingredient in kryptonite.
 
2013-08-06 03:27:04 PM

FunkOut: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: For whatever reason, robo-broad terrified me too.

Same here. Not much bothered me as a kid that did. Also, there was a choose your own adventure book where your character was dismembered and turned into a robot.


The Rasputin one was another standout.
 
2013-08-06 03:27:22 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-06 03:28:18 PM

born_yesterday: I recall that the blonde had great tits.


as seen in History of the World, Part I:
assets.flicks.co.nz

Still can't watch this one alone in the dark...
4.bp.blogspot.com
"Why don't we just wait here for a while... see what happens."
 
2013-08-06 03:30:37 PM
Yeah that part of Superman freaked me out too.  I think it was the sound of the woman while she's being cyborged that got me as much as anything.  The part at the end of Time Bandits where the parents got turned into lumps of coal was kind of freaky to me as a child.
 
2013-08-06 03:31:49 PM
I saw that on TV when I was six or seven.  It scared the hell out of me.

Also, Superman movies are terrible, but then I never got superhero movies in general.  As a kid, everyone assumes you love superhero movies.  I preferred slightly more realistic heroes like John Matrix, Marion Cobretti, and Jack Burton.

I bet you $50 that Dalton could beat up Batman in a fistfight.
 
2013-08-06 03:33:36 PM
Wow, they just let anybody write blogs.
 
2013-08-06 03:34:40 PM

SavageWombat: your imagination was just good enough to see through all the ramifications of being dragged screaming into a torture chamber and violated by machinery until losing your humanity.


Approves:

www.gameranx.com
 
2013-08-06 03:34:43 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-06 03:36:18 PM

Solon Isonomia: Quantum Apostrophe: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: For whatever reason, robo-broad terrified me too.

Yeah, me too, but now I can see how campy it was. Proto Borg though.

Add me to the "holy fark was I scared" crowd.


I seriously thought I was the only one. Thanks, fark, for making me feel a little less weird and lonely.
 
2013-08-06 03:36:52 PM
For some reason, the end of Runaway Train gave my brother nightmares:
videos.videopress.com
 
2013-08-06 03:37:20 PM

Rapmaster2000: Marion Cobretti


When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."
 
2013-08-06 03:38:38 PM
Poltergeist was a "PG" movie. The boy-eating tree, the coffins opening up in a swimming pool, the girl-eating doorway, the farking clown under the bed.

I could go on...
 
2013-08-06 03:39:09 PM
I'm likely alone on this, but The Super Mario Brothers movie scared me like no other movie.  Probably because I was obsessed with the games and the movie's take just freaked me right out.  Similar to the Superman III scene, the part that got me to run from the theater was when Toad gets devolved into a Goombah.  Just farking creepy.

/Vote Koopa
 
2013-08-06 03:39:39 PM
What really freaked me out was the 'video from the future' scene in the movie "Prince of Darkness"

www.videotapeswapshop.co.uk

Something about it always sent chills up my spine.. see for yourself
 
2013-08-06 03:39:49 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: For whatever reason, robo-broad terrified me too.


Wait, this wasn't about the robo-broad? Because that was scary.
 
2013-08-06 03:40:40 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
Also:
www.freewebs.com
 
2013-08-06 03:41:05 PM

LonMead: For some reason, the end of Runaway Train gave my brother nightmares:
[videos.videopress.com image 640x360]


Maybe it was the scene where they got naked and rubbed grease allover their bodies and covered themselves in plastic wrap?
 
2013-08-06 03:42:33 PM

theflatline: LonMead: For some reason, the end of Runaway Train gave my brother nightmares:
[videos.videopress.com image 640x360]

Maybe it was the scene where they got naked and rubbed grease allover their bodies and covered themselves in plastic wrap?


NO, the other end...
 
2013-08-06 03:43:36 PM

Mateorocks: Poltergeist was a "PG" movie. The boy-eating tree, the coffins opening up in a swimming pool, the girl-eating doorway, the farking clown under the bed.

I could go on...


Yeah, that would be my pick for the movie that scared me the most.

That farking clown.
 
2013-08-06 03:44:35 PM
My parents did a pretty good job of protecting me from nightmare fodder.

Time Bandits - yikes! I don't think they expected the ending. I remember my mom telling me a better ending as she tucked me into bed.

Twilight Zone the movie with that crazy demon bunny coming out of the TV. I believe I browned my footie pajamas.
 
2013-08-06 03:46:28 PM
yeah, time bandits is messed up...
 
2013-08-06 03:48:48 PM
I asked my dad if I could watch the Exorcist on HBO on around 1976.  He said I could if i watched it by myself with my door shut and the lights off, and if I left the room I could never watch another scary movie.

I watched it completely but for about two weeks I bunked out in my sleeping bag in my parents room.
 
2013-08-06 03:49:16 PM
Eh, I saw Jaws on a re-release at 3 years old, Alien too. What is it that parents are so scared of kids happening to them if they see a scary movie?
 
2013-08-06 03:50:15 PM
Strange. All I can remember from Superman 3 is Richard Pryor transferring all of the half pennies in the computer to his own paycheque. Then right after the bosses say they'll never find out who did it he drives up in a shiny new sports car.

That was the moment when I decided that maybe I did want to grow up and go to work somewhere with computers in, after all.
 
2013-08-06 03:51:04 PM
that's strange...the article has "begin slide show" where clearly the author meant "close window/tab"
 
2013-08-06 03:51:52 PM

Mugato: Eh, I saw Jaws on a re-release at 3 years old, Alien too. What is it that parents are so scared of kids happening to them if they see a scary movie?


My dad took me to everything he wanted to see, and he would lean over and cover my face with his hand during questionable scenes.

So for years I had blank spots of all the Dirty Harry Movies.

My mother took me to see A Clockwork Orange when I was 2 because she thought it was a Disney flick.
 
2013-08-06 03:52:27 PM

Mugato: Eh, I saw Jaws on a re-release at 3 years old, Alien too. What is it that parents are so scared of kids happening to them if they see a scary movie?


For the next few weeks you have a kid smack dab in the middle of your bed durring what is normally sexxy adult time.
 
2013-08-06 03:52:39 PM
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Stay away haters, I've like every superman movie I've ever seen.
 Even Superman 4, sure I was 10-14ish, but at that age it was awesome.

 I can't wait to see the new one, man of steel.  I have it pre-ordered for BR 3D, which is as good as it gets for parents of a crawler.
 
2013-08-06 03:55:25 PM

caddisfly: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x385]
Also:
[www.freewebs.com image 500x397]


The kid catcher?  He can smell your children, you know.  Now you have a reason to be rightfully scared of him as an adult.  He's out there, sniffing for your babies.  And he has cages full of candy for them.
 
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