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2021-09-19 2:05:22 AM  
I mean, for a generation. Being my generation I agreed with several...
 
2021-09-19 3:02:21 AM  
No Watership Down? Silflay hraka.
 
2021-09-19 4:30:48 AM  
Wasn't on the list but my #1 has to be the basement scene from Zodiac. What a great movie.
 
2021-09-19 4:36:32 AM  
The devil dogs in the original Ghostbusters had me pretty freaked out as an 11 year old. That film was hilarious (and, for the record, I quite liked the reboot too) but the effects were great and the direction was pretty creepy as a kid so it was much more than just a great comedy.
 
2021-09-19 4:42:36 AM  
If this did not nearly make you pee yourself when it suddenly appeared onscreen in the theater, then either you were taking a restroom break or must have fallen asleep:

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2021-09-19 4:57:40 AM  
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2021-09-19 4:58:33 AM  
Does Fargo count as a non-horror movie? Because the part Gaear chases down and kills the innocent passersby was about as unsettling a scene as I have ever, well, seen.
 
2021-09-19 5:08:44 AM  
Superman III robot transformation scene.
 
2021-09-19 5:26:33 AM  
Surprised to see Labyrinth on there, Return to Oz even more. Bright side, the article reminded me to get a DVD of Return to Oz.
 
2021-09-19 5:29:06 AM  
Why is Tom Servo in the background of slide #10 ( for 2001).
 
2021-09-19 5:37:19 AM  
What,if you're 5 ?
 
2021-09-19 5:43:09 AM  
'Helping Hands in Labyrinth'

Scary?  No, I was wondering how thoroughly they were feeling up Jennifer Connelly..

'Shelob'

Wasn't as scary as it should have been.  Shelob is an ancient demon of darkness, a descendent of Ungoliant from the Outer Darkness.  She should have been damn near impossible to see at all.

I would add the large spider in the Secret of N.I.H.M., and the Great Owl that killed it effortlessly.
 
2021-09-19 5:54:21 AM  
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2021-09-19 6:00:30 AM  
Storming the beach in Saving Private Ryan.
 
2021-09-19 6:00:34 AM  

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'specially when a call for momma ends in a donkey's bray.

/also too, do we revisit these scenes as adults to see if they are any less disturbing
since, you know, we're old enough for job and taxes and find out,

"yep, still effed up".
 
2021-09-19 6:05:39 AM  
My pick would be Renton's withdrawal in Trainspotting.
 
2021-09-19 6:11:38 AM  

Alphax: I would add the large spider in the Secret of N.I.H.M., and the Great Owl that killed it effortlessly.


Good choice.

Mine is when Ripley wakes up in the lab and sees the face-hugger tank is broken, the door is locked, and realizes she and Newt are trapped in there with it. (Not sure if Aliens counts as "not horror" though).
 
2021-09-19 6:13:43 AM  
parts of I Spit on your Grave gave me nightmares.
 
2021-09-19 6:15:14 AM  
kyuzokai: Aliens... (Not sure if Aliens counts as "not horror" though).

it mostly does, mostly.
 
2021-09-19 6:15:14 AM  
Wilson lost at sea in Cast Away.
 
2021-09-19 6:24:38 AM  
It seems like a hundred years ago with so much more CGI that we take for granted now, but I remember Close Encounters of the Third Kind being pretty intense in the theater when the spaceship came to Devil's Tower and covered the entire screen--then the loud deep bass of the aliens' electronic communication.
 
2021-09-19 6:27:11 AM  
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I'm so happy I was watching Dr. Who as that episode aired as there is no way that I wouldn't have found out that it was a horror episode before I watched it. I saw it the night it came out after I got off work having and had no clue they were going to scare the ever-living shiat out of me. I feel like that's what makes moments like these even scarier than most horror movies. When you watch a horror movie or show you are prepared to be scared, when you are watching a comedy or action/scifi show/movie and they scare you the emotional swing is enormous.
 
2021-09-19 6:43:28 AM  
When you watch Idiocracy now and realize that you're living it.
 
2021-09-19 6:44:58 AM  
The tunnel scene in Willy Wonka.
 
2021-09-19 6:46:09 AM  

Leader O'Cola: What,if you're 5 ?


FTFA:
"What's left are scenes probably best known for traumatizing us as kids simply because we didn't see them coming."
 
2021-09-19 6:50:38 AM  
That scene in Repo Man where the Rodriquez brothers chase Bud and Otto in the LA river.
 
2021-09-19 6:55:00 AM  
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2021-09-19 6:55:36 AM  
A few of those definitely got to me as a kid: The three Indiana Jones scenes (especially the Mola Ram one), Judge Doom (right on the heels of Lloyd playing Doc Brown in three movies, no less), and the Large Marge jump scare were all ones I saw before I was six.

What's the closest equivalent for kids now? The Demagorgan from Stranger Things?
 
2021-09-19 6:56:01 AM  

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... which I see the article had covered immediately. Carry on.
 
2021-09-19 7:06:56 AM  
Unintentionally scary in a horror movie though.

In Dreamcatcher.  Guy sitting on a toilet to keep a monster trapped in the pipes until help arrives.  Chewing a toothpick to sooth his ex-smoker nerves.

Accidentally drops the toothpick on the floor in front of the toilet, PICKS IT UP TO PUT BACK IN HIS MOUTH!
 
2021-09-19 7:14:59 AM  

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That Large Marge's "penis just went there" face.
 
2021-09-19 7:25:29 AM  
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2021-09-19 7:45:40 AM  
127 Hours. When Franco's character decides to free himself from the boulder.
 
2021-09-19 8:39:05 AM  
The Dead Marshes was way more horrifying than Shelob.
 
2021-09-19 8:41:34 AM  
Ugh. 2001 WAS a horror story about an AI having a psychotic break from a paradox of its programming and orders.
 
2021-09-19 8:46:37 AM  

chucknasty: parts of I Spit on your Grave gave me nightmares.


Didn't even make it thru the headline, did you?
 
2021-09-19 8:55:20 AM  

Aussie_As: The devil dogs in the original Ghostbusters had me pretty freaked out as an 11 year old. That film was hilarious (and, for the record, I quite liked the reboot too) but the effects were great and the direction was pretty creepy as a kid so it was much more than just a great comedy.


It was the library ghost jump scare that got me.
 
2021-09-19 8:58:51 AM  
The franks and beans scene from "Something About Mary."  Ugggh, I cringe each time that comes on an I need to look away because it's too painful to watch
 
2021-09-19 9:33:43 AM  

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For years I had a recurring dream about a woman being transformed into a robot against her will, and for the longest time I had no idea where I had seen it. Now I realize I had seen it in a goddamn Superman movie, of all things, and watching it today...nope, still nightmare-inducing.
 
2021-09-19 9:37:53 AM  
Almost any zolly shot. It's like that moment at the top of the roller coaster when the world falls away.
 
2021-09-19 10:00:39 AM  

sforce: Surprised to see Labyrinth on there, Return to Oz even more. Bright side, the article reminded me to get a DVD of Return to Oz.


I have never seen Return to Oz, so I just watched the trailer for it.
You can tell it's a Disney film made about the same time as Captain EO.
 
2021-09-19 10:01:02 AM  
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Got a good hop out of me in the theatre.
 
2021-09-19 10:02:54 AM  

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Got a good hop out of me in the theatre.


Yes!!

Startle scares are brilliantly evil.
 
2021-09-19 10:04:10 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: A few of those definitely got to me as a kid: The three Indiana Jones scenes (especially the Mola Ram one), Judge Doom (right on the heels of Lloyd playing Doc Brown in three movies, no less), and the Large Marge jump scare were all ones I saw before I was six.

What's the closest equivalent for kids now? The Demagorgan from Stranger Things?


Stranger Things is a SciFi-Horror movie. I'm sure that's why it's not included in the list.
 
2021-09-19 10:17:26 AM  
Inglorious Basterds
 
2021-09-19 10:32:27 AM  
"In Temple of Doom, it's when Mola Ram rips out a man's heart (not as scary as you get older but let me tell you-as a kid, freaking horrifying)."

Nightmares for weeks. I even slept with my hands across my chest.
 
2021-09-19 10:37:50 AM  
The first alien sighting in Signs got me good.
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2021-09-19 10:39:33 AM  

sforce: Surprised to see Labyrinth on there, Return to Oz even more. Bright side, the article reminded me to get a DVD of Return to Oz.


When my little sister was 4 she went thoguh a phase of watching the same movie every day. Over and over. Yup. Return to Oz. Absolutely horrifying. I never showed it to my own children, who chose Cars as their movie. Should have let them choose RtO.

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2021-09-19 10:53:43 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Incorrigible Astronaut: A few of those definitely got to me as a kid: The three Indiana Jones scenes (especially the Mola Ram one), Judge Doom (right on the heels of Lloyd playing Doc Brown in three movies, no less), and the Large Marge jump scare were all ones I saw before I was six.

What's the closest equivalent for kids now? The Demagorgan from Stranger Things?

Stranger Things is a SciFi-Horror movie. I'm sure that's why it's not included in the list.


I was just trying to see if there was anything like it in a kids movie post-2005 or so. Between the cited examples and movies like All Dogs Go to Heaven it feels like G and PG movies in the 70s and 80s got away with more dark content.
 
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