Thread: What scared you the most as a child?

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    • 13 years 11 months ago
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    Any TV show that had to do with paranormal experts hunting ghosts. But it was so interesting that I HAD to watch them, I had to pay the price when I went to bed at night by hiding under the covers all night (I could barely breathe under there) or on rare occations, crying myself to sleep thinking that my house was haunted. I'm still terrified of ghosts to this day, yet fascinated at the same time.
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    Poltergeist II (especially the tequila scene)
    Cat's Eye
    Unsolved Mysteries
    The movie "Fire in the Sky"
    Jaws
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    Quote by MicroMan
    ...and a voice would say "We are experiencing technical difficulties. We appoligize for any inconvenience, please stand by". PBS is probably the glitchiest channel ever.


    Man, no kidding! I still remember when I was little, I was watching some PBS show at night with my grandmama and that freakin' Please Stand By graphic came on. It was black and blue and had an unplugged cord or a TV or something on it. It friggin' creeped me out! Interruptions like that always scared me then and they still give me the creeps now. (Especially after reading The Stand. Yikes!)
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    The only thing that truly freaked me the fuck out when I was younger was something I saw on some kind of emergency rescue show (kind of like "Recsue 911"). The story showed, I think, a kid who got a bee sting inside his mouth. I don't know why, but the kid's eyes seemed to become very dark and then sunk into his face before he collapsed (major allergic reaction?). The way he looked before he passed out scared the hell out of me. I was probably seven when I saw this.
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    the movie "IT", that clown scared the fucking shit out of me, and some spider show where these people told their stories of bites and because of that show I have arachnophobia





    thats the black widow and brown recluse spiders, the 2 spiders that im most terrified of
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    Quote by Gnomie
    the movie "IT", that clown scared the fucking shit out of me, and some spider show where these people told their stories of bites and because of that show I have arachnophobia





    thats the black widow and brown recluse spiders, the 2 spiders that im most terrified of


    I never really liked those ones in the Amazon that could eat a bird whole.
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    What scared me the most was when I was a toddler. I was like 2-3 years old and I remember seeing the intro to tales from the crypt, I was still in a crib for some reason and I remember being sooo scared because I thought the name was tales from the crib
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    My dad let me watch any movies I wanted when I was a kid.
    He was a "weekend dad" who had better things to do when I was around so letting me pick out a bunch of movies from the store was a sure way to make me sit quiet for the whole weekend.
    So I got to watch The Shining when I was a kid, and that scared the crap outta me. The twins... aghhhhh!
    Pennywise from It, of course - sure material for coulrophobia.
    Blue Velvet's Frank Booth visited me a few times in my nightmares.
    Snow White's Queen made me miss the whole movie when in the theatre because after seeing her I was afraid to open my eyes, not wanting to see that mean face again. *shivers*
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    Melpomene- You reminded me that when I was 8 my dad, brother, and I watched a chain saw massacre movie...

    -thinks back to when the crazy guy used the other end of a hammer to bludgen some poor guys face up-
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    Chlid's Play, It, Poltergeist, mostly Cujo
    • 13 years 8 months ago
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    Ok, I was born in 1975, and growing up in the mid 70's and 80's, I would SCREAM my bloody head off and my mother would have to carry me out of the TV room whenever the Mumenshanz commercial would come on. It was this interperative dance ensamble who dressed in black tights and wore rolls of toilet paper on their faces, unraveling the toilet paper. They would dance around on their tip toes. Some wore other freaky costumes. There was even one that looked like a dancing coffee table... he freaked me out the most. This traumatized me for quite a long time. These commercials were advertizing tickets for their shows in the New York metro area, and aired on either WPIX 11 or WNEW 5.

    I would have trouble sleeping at night, thinking that the Mumenshanz were under my bed, waiting for me to fall asleep so they could jump on me in bed and start unraveling their toilet paper eyes in front of me. Also, the dancing cofee table guy would come scurrying out from under my bed doing his manic dance. It was their sole job in life to terrorrize me, or worse, tickle my feet in bed. I nick named them "The deet-deets", I suppose because that is how I imagined they sounded like, prancing on their tip-toes, "Deet-deet, deet-deet". I was only 4 or 5. I didnt know any better. I would have to sleep with at least three blankets tucked around me to prevent the deet-deets from invading my feet and neck. God forbid I had to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night. That would mean JUMPING OFF THE BED and landing as far away from the bed as possible, and as close to the door as possible so that I had a good chance of running down the hall and making it to the bathroom before the deet deets could catch up to me. Such a happy childhood.

    What else?

    Oh, those Hansel and Gretel deli cold cut commercials always scared me, but to this day, I cant remember why. I hated witches as a kid.

    The Weiss Media Enterprises logo also freaked me the F out as a kid. I only remember it coming on after the show "Make Room for Daddy".

    The puppet "Madame". She freaked me out too. She also was hiding under my bed waiting to tickle my feet. As did Lady Elaine Fairchild from Mr. Rogers.

    Mr. Slim Goodbody... he didnt scare me as much as the rest, but he disturbed me with is skinless body. At least he had the decency to keep his face on.

    Those Vegetable Soup music cartoons on PBS. SCARY. Really. I knew they were friendly, but they just scared the CRAP out of me. Nightmare inducing. Were they even human?

    Sesame Street... those two martian things... "Yup yup yup yup yup....". Holy CRAP.

    Its amazing Ive managed to survive this long after all the traumatic TV I grew up with as a kid. Not to say that i'm not permanently damaged!
    • 13 years 8 months ago
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    i remeber the opening from tales of the darkside scared me.
    FABOO!

    HUGBEES!

    Hush little King; please don't cry
    We're going to sing you a lullaby
    A big scary monster man is coming for you
    He'll gobble you up like chunky beef stew.
    Mmmwah!
    Goodnight!
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    I was scared of the Michael Jackson "Thriller" video. ha ha
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    i loved fraggle rock as a kid, but when these guys came on they pretty much scared the shit out of me.
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    said it once and I'll say it again---Miss Piggy on skates!
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    Child's Play scared the crap out of me as a kid. And Tales From the Darkside still scary to this day.
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    yeah I think if chucky would have kept his mouth shut, I would have been terrified of him. dolls scare me *looks behind him*
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    The Shining scared the hell out of me. I never actually saw it (should rent it someday), but the scene with the bicycle and twins scared me very badly.
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    Quote by kacyh812
    What scared me when I was little was "killer klowns from outer space." I rented it awhile ago and it was pathetically stupid, but i am still afraid of clowns.


    No kidding! That movie scared the crap outta me! But mostly what scared me was italian horror movies from Lucio Fulci or Dario Argento.
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    Quote by KI
    The Shining scared the hell out of me. I never actually saw it (should rent it someday), but the scene with the bicycle and twins scared me very badly.


    evryone seems to be scrared of the twins but what did it for me was the naked old lady in the tub laughing while slinking towards jack. oh yeah I also used to be scared of the grandmother in bill and teds bogus journy.
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