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(Short List)   The 20 scariest characters from your childhood. List thankfully fails to include your mum's overly familiar boyfriend   ( shortlist.com) divider line
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2012-07-12 01:00:16 PM  
6 votes:
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I'm Skeksis and I know it.
2012-07-12 01:06:28 PM  
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2012-07-12 03:45:13 PM  
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/Too soon?
2012-07-12 03:42:12 PM  
3 votes:

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.

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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 02:51:41 PM  
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2012-07-12 06:17:02 PM  
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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 03:37:07 PM  
2 votes:
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:)

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2012-07-12 02:17:50 PM  
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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 01:41:42 PM  
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2012-07-12 01:02:10 PM  
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2012-07-12 12:01:09 PM  
2 votes:
My childhood apparently wasn't very British.
2012-07-13 12:16:16 PM  
1 vote:
Actually, 40-to-50-somethings, what was I thinking?
2012-07-12 09:30:59 PM  
1 vote:
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/Harryhausen? More like Scaryhausen!
2012-07-12 08:23:58 PM  
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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 07:24:20 PM  
1 vote:

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!
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The dragon on Tic-Tac-Dough scared the pee-pee out of me when I was a very little kid.
2012-07-12 05:08:47 PM  
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2012-07-12 04:55:53 PM  
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Scary? No. Gave me the heeby-jeebies... still does... the sight of viscera unsettles me
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2012-07-12 03:44:44 PM  
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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:)

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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 03:32:49 PM  
1 vote:
Yup, list needs more Witchie-Poo.
2012-07-12 03:13:30 PM  
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/Even Viggo Mortensen is scarier than Vigo.

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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 03:06:08 PM  
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I read it as The Child Catcher - Chitty Chitty Gang Bang (1968), which is an entirely different movie.
2012-07-12 02:58:00 PM  
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2012-07-12 02:21:13 PM  
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Oh, I'm sorry! I thought the list was most fappable character from childhood!
2012-07-12 02:11:54 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:55:19 PM  
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2012-07-12 01:52:05 PM  
1 vote:
Evil from Time Bandits was quite horrifying to me.

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2012-07-12 01:48:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:48:06 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:29:24 PM  
1 vote:
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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 01:19:42 PM  
1 vote:
This list is for old, British people.
2012-07-12 01:14:41 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:05:44 PM  
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Hello, child.
2012-07-12 01:03:33 PM  
1 vote:
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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To be honest, that Gremlin still kinda creeps me out.
2012-07-12 01:02:21 PM  
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2012-07-12 12:58:38 PM  
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2012-07-12 12:58:29 PM  
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2012-07-12 11:05:47 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:30:02 AM  
1 vote:
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

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