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Old 06-08-08, 11:57 PM
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Fire in The Sky was another freaky as hell alien movie. That one definitely traumatized me a little i think.
Old 06-09-08, 12:14 AM
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That theme music & the faces scared the shit out of me when I was little. I would put my fingers in my ears and hum loudly to try and keep from hearing it.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
My mom let me rent Communion when I was only about 8 years old. BIG mistake. That movie freaked the hell out of me. Messed me up good regarding aliens and the woods...

The whole thought of having anything come INTO my house and abduct me like that scares the crap out of me. Just the thought of opening my eyes one night while lying in bed and seeing a ghost standing over me or at the foot of the bed is too terrifying for words!
I don't think I read that book until I was in college, but it would have seriously screwed up my eight-year-old self.

There was awhile there where there couldn't even be a small slit in the curtains. I think there were a few times I actually paperclipped them together to prevent aliens from being able to see into my bedroom.
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monsters under the bed, getting kidnapped, green beans
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Whenever I stayed at my grandmother's house, I had dreams that she would turn into a werewolf, and chase me down the interstate back to my parent's house. My grandma is one of the cutest ladies ever, think the grandma on The Wedding Singer, she's similar to her. But, every single time I stayed with her, I had that dream. I'm not sure when it started, but I know it didn't end until I was 16 or so.

Sitting in a running car without it moving always freaked me out, too. I never enjoyed waiting while my parents would talk to their friends. I always thought the car would explode or something.

Still to this day, I don't enjoy locking bathroom doors, especially in restaurants or gas stations. Nothing has ever happened to me to give me a fear of them, but I have a difficult time locking the doors.
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Originally Posted by paulringodaman
The end of Superman 3 where the female villain becomes a robot because of the machine turning on her........her eyes are crazy!
yes, that freaked me out also. ..but not as much as this guy
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs
Also in Poltergeist when he guy throws up the other guy or something. I haven't seen that movie in years so I can't remember the specifics.
the part where the guy eats the sandwich that has maggots all over it, then peeled off his own face bugged me a bit.
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God damnit! I knew if i ventured back in this thread, someone would post a cap from Mask!
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Skulls and skeletons. I used to hide under the table whenever Twilight Zone came on because for whatever reason there was a disproportionate amount of episodes with skulls in it. I was so fearful of them that I literally would not walk down a certain block because there was a Halloween display with skulls and skeletons in the windows.
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The final scene in Carrie
Jaws. I didn't swim the entire summer. Not even in pools.
Burnt Offerings
The Other (1972). *shudder*
My dentist. He was really creepy.
The Son of Sam (I grew up near NYC)
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My mom let me watch The Gate when I was a little kid. Movie scared the crap out of me for months. Watched it again 2 years ago, realized the movie sucks.
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Labyrinth. All the creatures in that movie are disturbing. Especially the scene at the beginning where all those little creatures are hiding in the kid's bedroom. *scared*
Old 06-09-08, 09:56 AM
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come and play with us, danny...

forever.... and ever.... and EVER...



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It would probably be better to list the things I wasn't scared of. But here's a list of a few things I was terrified of.

Snakes
Spiders
Being on a Boat in open water
Being stranded in a broken down car
Roller Coasters
Storms
Attics
Basements


The list could go on forever, I'm suprised my parents didn't smother me with a pillow. Centipedes are about the only thing that creeps me out now.
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Let's see what was another thing....

Thunderstorms (still to this day I cannot handle them)
The Exorcist (I still cannot watch that alone or at night)
Some cats (I can't explain that one, they just creep me out)
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Rollercoasters, Fireworks (the loud noises), the old Twilight Zone TV shows, Aliens. None of which scare me now. Seeing The Day After on TV at a very young age gave me some fear as well for a long time although I had little idea what the movie was about at that age.
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KISS. My brother, not really a fan, but knowing that they freaked me out, put a poster up in his room to keep me from coming in. It worked.

EdTheRipper & jpoppe - Thanks for posting those pics from Salem's Lot and The Shining and creeping me out this afternoon. And probably for the rest of the day. Those parts of those two movies scared me a lot when I was kid.
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Originally Posted by jpoppe
come and play with us, danny...

forever.... and ever.... and EVER...


Is that Kevin Spacey on the right?
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Originally Posted by filmerp
Aliens staring at me through the window. No lie.
me too

that a fear of frogs and my sister's doll collection

Originally Posted by zoom1200
Bigfoot....
there was a movie about Bigfoot called Sasquatch that really freaked me out. Notably when one of the Indian kids is chased by one.

also piranha's [damn that Joe Dante film 'Piranhas']

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I have no idea why, but the "over $1.00" buzzer on the wheel from The Price Is Right always seemed particularly menacing to me. I hated the sound of it. I don't recall being traumatized by anything else on TV or in the movies, but my parents didn't let us watch much beyond cartoons and game shows for a long while.
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Clowns still scare me and there are some episodes of the Twilight Zone and the Outter Limits, that still scare me.
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Jurassic Park, I was about 6 I freaked out in the theatre and started crying. Now I laugh when I watch it. Some of the Episodes of Goosebumps and Are you afraid of the dark used to creep me out at bed time. Also I cant remember which Indiana Jones film it was but where the bad guy melts...I laugh at that now too. I always used to think something was hiding in my closet.

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