• 8 years 8 months ago
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    The introduction of HBO movies. When I was a kid, I remember being so frightened watching them. One time, me & my family were watching HBO for some reason and I got so scared I went and hid behind a couch. I was about 4 at the time. I thought that the HBO logo would float out of the TV screen and into the room and hurt me.
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      • 8 years 8 months ago
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      When I was younger, when "Unsolved Mysteries" returned from commercial breaks, that red bumper logo that zoomed into the screen revealing the topic (I call it the UM zoom of doom) had me running away from the TV like I had a time of 4.2 on the 40-yard dash.
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        • 8 years 8 months ago
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        I remember being scared by:

        ET, Ewoks(cant remember why for these two),

        and the opening of Dr. Who- when it used to be on very early and I got up before everyone else, I remember turning on the TV one morning and just being freaked out by the theme song.
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          • 8 years 8 months ago
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          YukariMobile wrote:
          I remember being scared by:

          ET, Ewoks(cant remember why for these two)


          ROFL! My husband is afraid of ET! XD
          I really shouldnt laugh, cause I'd be scared too if I had repeat nightmares througout my childhood of a white sickly ET being crucified oO
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            • 8 years 7 months ago
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            I was probably most scared as a child by the idea that my favorite dog Puff (a stray we adopted after we tried but failed to find his owner) would be re-claimed by his former owner swooping into our lives to take him away from me. I could actually make myself cry imagining it...the kind of gut-wrentching, heart-rending, nose-running sobs that make your stomach hurt. I just couldn't imagine NOT having him to love. Of course I also imagined my stealing off with Puff into the desert to hide out until said former owner forgot about us and went away.

            That was a really good dog.
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              • 8 years 7 months ago
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              There was this show that used to creep me out.
              But I forgot what it was called.
              I kind of forgot what it was about too... well all I remember is this little doll-like creature thing with purple hair that poured acid onto the ground and put a hole through it.

              And there was this one episode of a show I loved with these people that stayed in this sort of boarding school thing and on this particular episode, a giant spider was running around the place.

              I dunno. I forgot so much stuff about the good old days.
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                • 8 years 7 months ago
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                Bozo the Clown made me cry when I was a kid because I hated clowns in general but he was so damn scary looking. Also that episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? with the fireghost made me not be able to sleep for a week, which also goes for a book called Abiyoyo that was read to my kindergarten class. I used to be afraid of holidays where I would see my uncle. And I was afraid of my cousin Alisha because I thought she was a vampire.
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                  • 8 years 7 months ago
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                  I used to be scared of the EBS (now EAS). The letters creeped me out along with the two toned "oooooo". Frankly, the EAS is creepier now- in fact: I sleep with a radio on, and the station for some dumb reason, every 10 minutes or so would just cut out and run the EAS! It woke me up just as they were cutting out of "Don't stand so close to me" and did it. I turned on my weather radio but of course the weather was fine...so I listened for bombs or whatever...nope. It just kept doing it and finally I got so creeped out I changed the channel!
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                    • 8 years 6 months ago
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                    Strandysmommy wrote:
                    I used to be scared of the EBS (now EAS). The letters creeped me out along with the two toned "oooooo". Frankly, the EAS is creepier now- in fact: I sleep with a radio on, and the station for some dumb reason, every 10 minutes or so would just cut out and run the EAS! It woke me up just as they were cutting out of "Don't stand so close to me" and did it. I turned on my weather radio but of course the weather was fine...so I listened for bombs or whatever...nope. It just kept doing it and finally I got so creeped out I changed the channel!


                    The EAS is far scarier than the EBS was. The sounds are just unsettling and they always come on when you're not expecting it. Every time I hear it I'm torn between changing the channel and leaving it on there to see if it's real or not.

                    Poltergeist scared the bejesus out of me. I watched it recently and was still kinda creeped out, but not like, terrified. One of the scariest parts was where the boy was trying to go to sleep and...that stupid frigging clown doll...*shudder*

                    Some other things that scared me then still scare me to this day. Dead air, snow, or static images on TV stations for more than a few seconds ALWAYS gets me. Also, sudden interruptions of TV shows, and colorbars with the horrible EBS-like sound. Granted, colorbars are rare now since most stations are on all night-- the only place you can see them around here is on the PBS affiliate.
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                      • 8 years 6 months ago
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                      This sounds pretty stupid, but I used to crap my pants when I saw that episode of Doug where he broke Mr. Dink's grill and Mr. Dink mutated.
                      It still haunts me to this day.
                      "I am the cheese! I am the best character on the show! I am better than the salami and the
                      bologna combined!"
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                        • 8 years 6 months ago
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                        hexadecimal from reboot still scares me.
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                          • 8 years 6 months ago
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                          My own imagination.
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                            I used to be SCARED OUT OF MY MIND of Marilyn Manson. I remember walking in to my parents' room (I think my Mom was flipping the channels) and "The Beautiful People" came on. I was scared of that song for years. I think it was only a few years ago when I saw the episode of "Clone High" where Marilyn Manson sang that song about the food pyramid. I thought that was hilarious.
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                              • 8 years 6 months ago
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                              Ghost Ship scared me a bit.. and Stigmata was not really scary but it was awesome..
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                                • 8 years 6 months ago
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                                pikachulover wrote:
                                Ok this is going to sound really silly but the Santa from that 1-900 Commercial. He just looked so sinster. I was really afraid of Santa back then.


                                I was scared on Santa, too, like at the mall or those robot Santas, I remember staying at a hotel when I really young and I didn't want to go in through the lobby because I was so traumatized by the mechanical Santa!
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                                  • 8 years 6 months ago
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                                  Saberclaw wrote:
                                  ET. I don't care how cute everyone says it is, that thing is creepy. I still can't watch that movie.


                                  I had an ET doll, it creeped me out so much I hid it in the closet!
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                                    • 8 years 6 months ago
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                                    I was terrified of Koosh Balls. My sister collected them, and convinced me that they were alive. She liked throwing them at me.
                                    I am deranged, but so, so playful!
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                                      • 8 years 6 months ago
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                                      shiroihikari wrote:
                                      Strandysmommy wrote:
                                      I used to be scared of the EBS (now EAS). The letters creeped me out along with the two toned "oooooo". Frankly, the EAS is creepier now- in fact: I sleep with a radio on, and the station for some dumb reason, every 10 minutes or so would just cut out and run the EAS! It woke me up just as they were cutting out of "Don't stand so close to me" and did it. I turned on my weather radio but of course the weather was fine...so I listened for bombs or whatever...nope. It just kept doing it and finally I got so creeped out I changed the channel!


                                      The EAS is far scarier than the EBS was. The sounds are just unsettling and they always come on when you're not expecting it. Every time I hear it I'm torn between changing the channel and leaving it on there to see if it's real or not.

                                      Poltergeist scared the bejesus out of me. I watched it recently and was still kinda creeped out, but not like, terrified. One of the scariest parts was where the boy was trying to go to sleep and...that stupid frigging clown doll...*shudder*



                                      Some other things that scared me then still scare me to this day. Dead air, snow, or static images on TV stations for more than a few seconds ALWAYS gets me. Also, sudden interruptions of TV shows, and colorbars with the horrible EBS-like sound. Granted, colorbars are rare now since most stations are on all night-- the only place you can see them around here is on the PBS affiliate.




                                      EAS sounds angry. It sounds like ERRRT ERRRRRRRRRRAAAAHAHAHAAAA! :twisted:

                                      And might I add, on one of the radio stations, back in the days of EBS, when there would be a tornado warning- they'd sound this horn sound "BAAAAMP BAAAAMP BAAAMP BAMMMP...this is a tornado warning for the Twin Cities Metro Area....BAMMMP BAAAMMP BAAAMMMP BAMMMP... repeat this is a tornado warning for the The Twin Cities Seven County Metropoliton Area..."

                                      Then they'd run this safety list thing and the voice reading them sounded like DRACULA. "The following are rules to protect yourself in a tornado."

                                      And they wondered why I was scared! HORNS, SIRENS, ERRRRT ERRRT ERRRT, and OOO OOO OOO and Dracula telling me how to be safe!
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                                        • 8 years 6 months ago
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                                        I was terrified of ET (and I mean terrified... panic attacks and all) until age 12. I was also quite scared of gremlins... ummm.... I dont really know what else. I was scared of almost all the intros or bumpers whatever on my videos... The FHE logo was the worst... But I was also scared of the Disney one with the blue castle for a long time. Wow.... Is there an option for "everything"??? I was a wimp!
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                                          event horizan!
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