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Online DarkcideTopic starter

What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« on: February 10, 2010, 09:19:58 AM »
What was the one film that absolutely terrified you back in your younger days?

Mine had to be Candyman, I think it was Tony Todd's voice and the bees that got to me. I used to hate that damn movie when I was a little kid though.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 09:42:51 AM »
The original "Walking Tall" Dad really got into that movie for some reason, and we had to go see it at the drive in movie theater at least 20 times.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 09:49:50 AM »
The animated Hobbit. I was like 3 when this daycare center I was at showed it to me and two other 'naughty' children to punish us. Scared the living shit out of us. "The Terror of the Ring" chant done in the creepy voice the guy had...boy, conservative Christians really have a screwed up way of disciplining their kids. On top of that, in kindergarten my teacher played a tape recording of "Where the Wild Things Are" in a horribly scary voice and again, gave me and half the class nightmares for half a decade. I really should have tried to sue.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 09:56:11 AM »
When I was little, I'm sure the 'Neverending Story' and Gmok were something that scared the hell out of me. Still does, by the way. Also, the Czech tale 'The Maiden and the Monster' was a terrifying watch.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 03:17:25 PM »
Oh yeah, the Gmork is a great choice...
Still disturbing to this day...


Poltergeist scared the hell out of me. Especially Poltergeist two. Anyone remember the scene where the Dad emptied a bottle of tequila and swallowed the worm, which possessed him then?
Years of checking the bottom of every bottle I did drink from followed watching that movie...

Which was followed by the worm vomit scene...
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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 03:25:51 PM »
So delightfully awful. Geez, the skin on my neck CRAWLS at the sight of the beast.

Still can't stop watching him. *shudders*

Another film that really scared me when I watched it was the Clash of the Titans... It was probably not suitable for my age, because I didn't understand it back then, still terrified me.
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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 03:28:13 PM »
...*is guilty of having just rewatched both the Poltergeist and the Gmork scene on Youtube*

...Yep, still as effective as before *shudders*

Oh, Clash of titans, the satyr like guy, and the Medusa...
The kraken was awesome, but that Satyr guy just gave me the creeps.

Gmork scene
« Last Edit: February 10, 2010, 03:30:33 PM by Samael »

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010, 08:21:58 PM »
They.

Total mind fuck, that movie, without so much as a drop of closure at the end. Most depressing and traumatizing film for a 10 year old...

Scroll down a lil to my siggy, ignore the naked picie trap, and click on my Dream Diary. Done reading? Thats because of They. I pin all my mentally fucked up dreams squarely on that film.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2010, 12:59:44 AM »
My cousin was really friendly when we were kids. Horror movies wouldn't scare her, like the Exorcist didn't do anything. But Ghostbuster's terrified her.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2010, 01:16:56 AM »
Nothing But Trouble: "Mr. Bonestripper"

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This movie scared the piss outta me when I was younger (it came out in 91, so I was 11), and it still kinda freaks me out to watch it today.  Just the absolutely horrendous things this judge did to people set to a comedic vein just really creeped me out. lol  Demi Moore looked pretty good in it, though. :)

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2010, 01:34:30 AM »
Childs Play

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2010, 07:11:40 AM »
I honestly can't remember, although I do know I got freaked out one hell of a lot by the lion that came on before Tom and Jerry and other cartoons.
The MGM lion.
This one: http://72dpi.cn/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/mgm-leo-lion-logo-history.jpg

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2010, 10:13:47 AM »
A babysitter showed me Candyman as a child. I don't think I went into the bathroom alone at night for at least a year. I guess I should watch it again. To this day I have not seen it again.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2010, 10:33:57 AM »
Almost forgot. Arachnophobia. Watched that thing over and over... yeah, terrified of spiders, but couldn't look away.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2010, 10:42:27 AM »
...*is guilty of having just rewatched both the Poltergeist and the Gmork scene on Youtube*

...Yep, still as effective as before *shudders*

Funny, how the mind works. Today I know what happens, I know he's there in the cave, I know it's a puppet (an impressive one), I've seen it for hundreds of times at least, yet I'm STILL scared.

The wolf (or werewolf or whatever he's supposed to be), just gives me creeps up and down the spine.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2010, 01:49:12 PM »
Funny, how the mind works. Today I know what happens, I know he's there in the cave, I know it's a puppet (an impressive one), I've seen it for hundreds of times at least, yet I'm STILL scared.

The wolf (or werewolf or whatever he's supposed to be), just gives me creeps up and down the spine.

I think it's the eyes.
Whenever those eyes go wide, I want to just walk away, slowly, very slowly.
3:18, as the lightning strikes is one of those scenes where I feel a shiver. Just the way the wolf tilts his head back and widens those eyes. It makes me want to run away. Something in that triggers the "flee" instinct.

Offline Yakkul

Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2010, 04:16:19 PM »
Grease 1 & 2.... my sister watched them over, and over and over again...

*shudders*

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2010, 08:55:46 PM »
Grease sucked >.<

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2010, 09:54:00 PM »
My Name is Nobody, They Call Me Trinity, They Still Call Me Trinity. A series of spagetti westerns that my father ADORED.

Though I do love these movies, my family watched them sooooooooo much when I was a kid they became painful!

Trinity was DISGUSTING!

Trinity Eating Beans
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Offline thebobmaster

Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2010, 10:30:43 PM »
I was a very easily frightened child. The Beast in "Beauty and the Beast" is pretty freaky in the early movie. My sister loved the movie.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2010, 03:05:34 PM »
Gremlins! Dear god that movie is terrifying. Even now those little monsters give me the heeby jeebies.

Offline Muninn

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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2010, 12:57:01 AM »
Oh, goodness yes, Gmork was a nightmare incarnate.

Also that Alice Through the Looking Glass from the 80's... Carl Channing terrified me.

Oh, and the Jabberwocky scene, too!!

(Though I recently looked up that scene on youtube and it was... not nearly as scary as I remembered).

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2010, 01:15:50 AM »
Gmork seems awfully philosophical for an evil nightmare wolf, waxing loquacious about the nature of imaginationland with a kid.

Besides, he's full of crap.  If Fantasia were the product of human hopes and dreams, it would be full of orgies and things a lot scarier than him.

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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2010, 04:46:46 AM »
Gmork seems awfully philosophical for an evil nightmare wolf, waxing loquacious about the nature of imaginationland with a kid.

Besides, he's full of crap.  If Fantasia were the product of human hopes and dreams, it would be full of orgies and things a lot scarier than him.

Agreed, but thus why The Neverending Story is a *children's* book. ;)

I think Gmork held so much power to terrify younger children simply by his design: Fierce wolf with nasty-long fangs and creepily glowing eyes that glow in the shadows.  Also adding to his creep factor was his never-quite-seen-till-the-end, for me that's what makes or breaks a monster film:  if you show the monster right up from the beginning chances are the scary factor drops significantly, but if you hold out offering only brief glimpses of an eye, a leg, claws, etc (or maybe nothing at all) that adds suspense to the mixture.

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Re: What movie was the bane of your existence as a child?
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2010, 05:43:37 AM »
Besides, he's full of crap.  If Fantasia were the product of human hopes and dreams, it would be full of orgies and things a lot scarier than him.

Whoever said there weren't orgies in Fantasia? It was a realm of all people's imagination, children and adult alike, they just weren't shown in the movie/book, because it wasn't the focus. :-)

Gmork wasn't scary himself (well, yeah, maybe...), but the power he possessed and the malice that practically oozed from him was what made him sooooo delightfully awful.