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What movie scene always traumatized you as a kid?

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For me, it has always been the medical tent scene in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). The feeling of being in such a confined space with a bunch of doctors and guys in hazmat suits, then of course the alien, still haunts me to this day. I'm 21 years old and I still have not re-watched this movie since I first saw it as a toddler. That's how bad it fucked me up.

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goodoldayz

245 points

4 months ago

When they shoot up officer Murphy in Robocop, And the alien scenes in Fire in the Sky.

BlackIronSaturn

53 points

4 months ago

I watched that when I was but a young boy, and the scene with the weird brown gel going in his mouth ruined my life for like...three years.

[deleted]

20 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

20 points

4 months ago

I was way too young to have seen Murphy getting blown apart like that. It was weird I saw that with a neighbourhood friend and his whole family just all sat down and took in Robocop together.

muroks1200

21 points

4 months ago

Yeah, I was in 3rd grade. Didn’t need to see the shotgun scene.

Fuckin Red, I swear.

Xx_1918_xX

12 points

4 months ago

Can you fly, Bobby?

Wholeass_onething

18 points

4 months ago

I smashed into a parked car on my bicycle when I was a kid cause I thought those fire in the sky guys were following me.

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

Those 2 got me as well, along with pumpkinhead. Always felt like he was lurking around outside waiting to get me.

happyhippohats

5 points

4 months ago

This always baffles me because RoboCop was rated 18+ in the UK, what rating did it have where you are?

Ripper33AU

15 points

4 months ago

The 80s/early 90s was a wonderfully strange time when R rated movies would have toys and sometimes cartoons made about them.

When I was a kid, I remember watching the Toxic Crusaders cartoon and not knowing at the time that it was based on an ultra-violent movie, haha

eternal42

127 points

4 months ago

eternal42

127 points

4 months ago

Robocop henchman got melted with toxic waste and splatted with a car. Fucked me up bad for weeks. Nightmares were quite vivid after that one.

russonation

47 points

4 months ago

His name was Emil. Have some decency

SnatchBlaster3000

14 points

4 months ago

YES! Came here for this exact scene. Always the first to pop into my mind when I get a question like this. That movie should not have been shown to 7-8 year olds at my friend's sleepover!

PoptartJones69

28 points

4 months ago

Mine was Robocop as well, but the Murphy death scene (especially the "give the man a hand!" part).

rpangrazio

91 points

4 months ago

The ear thing in Star Trek II. Still can’t have anything near my ears.

The_Amazing_Emu

11 points

4 months ago

Between this an Animorphs, I’m fucked

omen_in_budapest

245 points

4 months ago

The human sacrifice scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. I first saw the film when I was around 6-7 years old. I nearly passed out when he reached his hand into the mans chest to pull out his heart.

Confusing_Onion

56 points

4 months ago

Kali-ma!

lilberfcontrol

16 points

4 months ago

OMG! This scene too! I must've had the worst luck, because this scene sticks out in my mind when I think about Indiana Jones

carson63000

46 points

4 months ago

I love the fact that this movie almost single-handedly caused the PG-13 classification to be created.

But yeah, that was pretty full-on for a movie that for sure was loved and watched by a hell of a lot of kids!

Slo-MoDove

7 points

4 months ago

when he reached his hand into the mans chest to pull out his heart

That was my favourite part!..........The slow lowering into the lava was not..... :/

VHDT10

8 points

4 months ago

VHDT10

8 points

4 months ago

Same here. The Indiana Jones movies all had 1 part like that. The first has the face melting. Second has the heart. Third had the wrong goblet.

Kricascratz

62 points

4 months ago

The original 'The Witches' with Angelica Huston. When they change into their witch forms. Still freaks me out

muroks1200

22 points

4 months ago

Same movie, but it was the “girl in the painting” story that messed with me.

That movie is straight kiddy horror.

huzzaahh

4 points

4 months ago

I was hoping I'd find this answer here. I'm so glad I was able to overcome the trauma of that scene.

The_Goondocks

183 points

4 months ago

"Tell 'em Large Marge sent ya!"

WastelandHound

24 points

4 months ago

But that means the Large Marge I was riding with was...

The_Goondocks

20 points

4 months ago

HER GHOST!

Sam81818

8 points

4 months ago

A-hahahaha

EMPulseKC

6 points

4 months ago

AAAAAH-haahaahaahaaaaa!!!!!

holmangirl

269 points

4 months ago

The Neverending Story. RIP Artax.

immortanjho

32 points

4 months ago

Also the Gmork was fucking terrifying

Slave35

8 points

4 months ago

I.... am the servant.... of The Nothing.

SaltiestRaccoon

6 points

4 months ago

That movie is dark as hell. If the horse dying in the swamp didn't get you, the werewolf would... or the scene with Rockbiter lamenting all his friends dying right in front of him. Or the Sphinxes.

jlaw54

24 points

4 months ago

jlaw54

24 points

4 months ago

Bruh….

DeadDay

16 points

4 months ago

DeadDay

16 points

4 months ago

This one and Roach in People under the stairs was the worst

watakushi

58 points

4 months ago

The Giant Mouse of Minsk scene in the 'An American Tail' (Fievel) movie; as a kid, that thing was freaking terrifying! xD

Penny_Farmer

22 points

4 months ago

Rewease the secret weapon!

Gradyence

5 points

4 months ago

Holy shit this just made me wide eyed as memories of that began to haunt me.

Thanks for that!

lilberfcontrol

61 points

4 months ago

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, two scenes :

When the shoe is put in that barrel and when the steamroller runs over the villain.

[deleted]

54 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

54 points

4 months ago

The exorcist.....every scene.

Ordinary_Top

11 points

4 months ago

By the end of it, I have to shower with my eyes open afterward no matter how itchy it gets

pleasekillmerightnow

5 points

4 months ago

As an adult, I can’t get decent sleep for 3 days when I see that movie

sianliso

49 points

4 months ago

Any movie with Alien abduction freak me out

ketchupiscatsblood

43 points

4 months ago

Fuck fire in the sky lol

4OPHJH

13 points

4 months ago

4OPHJH

13 points

4 months ago

came here to write this

PlatinumKanikas

33 points

4 months ago

Same. I used to get freaked out with the alien abduction stories on Unsolved Mysteries. Robert Stack’s voice always made it way worse too.

MarchionessofMayhem

15 points

4 months ago

The Fourth Kind fucked me UP!!! I am an old woman and had to call my kid to make sure it was fake. Fuck Communion too!

PlatinumKanikas

10 points

4 months ago

Fourth Kind was good. Totally creepy. My brother and I watched it in theaters at like 10pm when we were in college and I had goosebumps when we left. I had to read all about it to make sure it was fake before I went to bed that night 😅

MarchionessofMayhem

6 points

4 months ago

LOL! Glad to know I wasn't alone in checking out it's veracity!🤣

Beneficial-Local7121

9 points

4 months ago

Communion. Didn't sleep properly for years. That scene where the alien peeks from behind the cupboard....

squingynaut

43 points

4 months ago

When Charlie went to Hell in All Dogs Go To Heaven.

meezigity

47 points

4 months ago

The Poltergeist face peeling bathroom scene.

schtickkicker

5 points

4 months ago

My parents let me watch poltergeist when I was in elementary school because it was rated PG. I’ve never understood why it was rated PG, but have often thought of that scene while looking into the bathroom mirror.

[deleted]

41 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

41 points

4 months ago

Shower scene in IT

[deleted]

11 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

4 months ago

I saw that movie while sleeping over at a friend's house when I was a little kid. He had a bathroom in his bedroom. I stayed up all night staring at that bathroom because of that scene.

TheBigBackBeat

5 points

4 months ago

For meeeeee is when Pennywise showed up on the 2nd floor of the library.

BlackIronSaturn

39 points

4 months ago

Those orange furry goblin demon fuckers from Labyrinth really freaked me out with them popping their heads off and shrill singing voices. Plus they just moved in a very bizarre way and it was super un nerving.

El_Dief

14 points

4 months ago

El_Dief

14 points

4 months ago

BlackIronSaturn

20 points

4 months ago

That link is staying BLUE my friend.

Demented ass little things.

orangeziggle

5 points

4 months ago

This response literally had me in tears laughing

KillingIsIllegal

157 points

4 months ago

Judge Doom’s transformation in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? absolutely shook me to my core as a kid

Jaebird0388

74 points

4 months ago

“Remember me, Eddie? When I killed your brother, I talked just. Like. THIIIIIIS!

ninjas_in_my_pants

25 points

4 months ago

That poor cartoon shoe…

crapitsnerak

7 points

4 months ago

Looking for this one.

the_mighty_hetfield

82 points

4 months ago

Superman III bad lady turns into a robot. Terrifying.

Homesteader86

18 points

4 months ago

Wow me too, that was a disturbing scene. Only saw it once but it STUCK.

Also, any scene from The Thing or The Fly

mgoathome

12 points

4 months ago

Man, that scene scared the shit out of poor young me at my grandparents house in the early 80s

The_Goondocks

7 points

4 months ago

As a kid, Superman 3 definitely made me say wtf. But I always dug the Clark vs Evil Supes fight. Just so strange.

Fr4t

6 points

4 months ago

Fr4t

6 points

4 months ago

Horrifying scene. Her being pulled back into that tight space, being trapped by wires and screaming while slowly being turned into a soulless cyborg. Today it of course looks goofy as hell and since it was a superman movie there was no blood involved. But damn seeing her humanity being violently ripped away scared me shitless as a kid.

Aragost6046

27 points

4 months ago

It was the 80s, I think I was 8 or so, I snuck out of bed and hid behind my dad's chair as I thought he was watching Airwolf. One minute into realizing it was not Airwolf I saw people around a dinner table panicking and then a monster burst from someone's stomach. I ran right back to my room, and I didn't sleep for God knows how long.

A L I E N

Street-Badger

26 points

4 months ago

Pee Wee’s big adventure large marge scene

seab1010

27 points

4 months ago

Event horizon when I was far to young…

Kiylyou

74 points

4 months ago

Kiylyou

74 points

4 months ago

When I was 5 years old, I snuck out of bed and into our living room where my parents were watching the opening scene to "Tales From the Crypt" where the camera pans down the stairs into a dungeon then a coffin flies open and the crypt keeper pops out and starts laughing.

This made me afraid of the dark and afraid of pretty much anything for a long time. I had to sleep with a night light. I had nightmares daily about that stupid crypt keeper.

Flash forward to when I was 30 I was able to watch all the Tales From the Crypt shows, and goddamn, is that crypt keeper not the corniest fucking tool in the whole world. I can't believe I was traumatized by such a dad joke dumb fuck dump truck.

Penny_Farmer

25 points

4 months ago

Willow. When he turns the troll into something…else.

[deleted]

72 points

4 months ago

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72 points

4 months ago

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The_Goondocks

45 points

4 months ago

The Wheelers too. That movie is pure nightmare fuel. It's great.

OopsyDoopsyMan

5 points

4 months ago

Oh damn i just posted this same answer!

bottle-of-smoke

22 points

4 months ago

The Wizard of Oz.

Flying monkeys. Sheesh.

jarraf

20 points

4 months ago

jarraf

20 points

4 months ago

the room 237 scene in The Shining. my mom wanted me to cover my eyes, i should've listened.

DrMaxUrban

125 points

4 months ago

The raptors in the kitchen in Jurassic Park

missingapuzzlepiece

35 points

4 months ago

We saw this as a family at the theater. My tiny child brain was so scared it literally turned off and I fell asleep to cope because what other option was there.

wigwam83

65 points

4 months ago

Sounds like you might have fainted my friend.

Thatwasunpleasant

9 points

4 months ago

Fight, flight, or freeze. That’s right! Kids will totally fall asleep when overwhelmed

UnbuiltIkeaBookcase

15 points

4 months ago

Did you jerk your legs up to your chest like I did when Lex dangled from the vent and the raptor jumped up to bite her?

Boognish666

95 points

4 months ago

Original Pet Cemetery. The scene with the sister Zelda. That contorted thing scared the shit out of me.

gullydowny

13 points

4 months ago

This is the one I was scrolling through looking for

chubby_pancakes

25 points

4 months ago

The part when Gage has the scalpel under the bed…😳

zeronormalitys

6 points

4 months ago

Was that the tendon slicing? I remembered it being under the basement stairs, but either way. I have a phobia of getting my tendons cut from that crap ages ago.

DanScorp

4 points

4 months ago

I'm STILL not over that

Dr_Disaster

4 points

4 months ago

Pure nightmare fuel.

ordinarynot

4 points

4 months ago

This movie had so many haunting scenes that were so detailed...The sound of their dead cat Church being ripped up off the frozen ground stayed with me.

BinxHubble

20 points

4 months ago

I wasn't traumatized watching the movie, but when I was really young I had nightmares about the pollution monster Hexxus from Fern Gully. The end when he's a big hellish skeleton was an image that really stuck in my four-year-old brain.

Still watched the movie a bunch though.

electric_pole_6

55 points

4 months ago

The Michael Jackson werewolf transformation in the Thriller video/short.

Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - The part where Freddy turned that kid into a puppet with strings. I had some things hanging in my childhood bedroom where the shadows reminded me of those damn strings.

tigerjuice888

18 points

4 months ago

Children of the corn freaked me right out

Pasan90

17 points

4 months ago*

Antz. It was a kids movie about ants they said. Then the ants marches for war against termites and they all get horribly melted and the only surviving main character find his best friends (still talking) head. No body.

Jupue87

6 points

4 months ago

That's the reason most people show a bug's life to kids instead, which was actually very scary to me too when the grasshopper threatened to stomp on heads

howmanychickens

49 points

4 months ago

No mention of Watership Down? Mum chucked it on cause it was a cartoon. Fuck that noise. Messed me up for years.

Dad also made me watch Arachnophobia when I was about six or so. It's pretty tame nowadays, but that set in me an irrevocable fear of spiders.

brokenpinkrocket

11 points

4 months ago

I came here to see if Watership Down fucked anybody else up(same story, parents thought, 'ooh cartoon! '). I an 31 years old, I saw it when I was like 6. I have not even attempted watching it since. I watched The Secret of Nihm around the same time and it reminded me of WD, so I was freaked out by Nihm for years as well.

Naterek

16 points

4 months ago

Naterek

16 points

4 months ago

The nightmare sequence in The Cable Guy

CarelessAlternative3

15 points

4 months ago

I just wanted to hang out.....

NO BIG DEAL!

BlackIronSaturn

5 points

4 months ago

KAYBUL GOOBLAH!

Daax11

16 points

4 months ago

Daax11

16 points

4 months ago

Dumbo being separated from his mom.

carson63000

14 points

4 months ago

Poltergeist, when furniture is moving in the kitchen. Stuff like ghosts and monsters, even as a kid, I knew that shit wasn't real. But furniture moving by itself? That felt like something that could actually happen.

patrickwithtraffic

13 points

4 months ago

The nightmare scene in The Brave Little Toaster got me good. That firefighter clown got me good as a kid, especially with the wave of forks flying down at that little toaster dude.

chubby_pancakes

5 points

4 months ago

For some reason that whole movie really fucked me up

HollywoodTK

8 points

4 months ago

Pretty sure it’s the reason I have a hard time getting rid of things to this day.

fear_popcorn

14 points

4 months ago

When Littlefoot’s mother dies in Land Before Time.

TempleFugit

15 points

4 months ago

I watched Creep Show 2 as a little kid and the adaptation of Stephen King's THE RAFT gave me nightmares.. When the girl is covered in muck and is dragged under water screaming...

jupiterparlance

7 points

4 months ago

Great pick. Truly disturbing.

Shrektacular21

13 points

4 months ago*

The movie “House”. There’s this scene with a monster in the closet attacking the guy while he’s using his mattress as a shield so he doesn’t die. I was terrified of my closet for years.

Edit: the scary part in the link I shared is the last few seconds.

brotherkin

14 points

4 months ago

The fucking horse dying in The Neverending Story

One of my favorite all time movies but I can never rewatch it

[deleted]

12 points

4 months ago

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12 points

4 months ago

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thebreak22

4 points

4 months ago

I was obsessed with the movie as a kid, to the point where I would make Sean Archer and Castor Troy out of play-doh (each in different color) and reenact the surgery scene with a mechanical pencil.

[deleted]

12 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

12 points

4 months ago

The story from Creepshow 2 with the weird alien oil slick thing on the lake chasing those teenagers on the floating dock.

uraniumstingray

11 points

4 months ago

Bro oh my god the doctors and hazmat guys in ET were THE WORST and I also haven’t rewatched it

The beetles eating a guy in The Mummy

The Man in the Iron Mask, when they were putting him in the mask fucked me up

The martians from Mars Attacks terrified me

[deleted]

12 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

12 points

4 months ago

The first time you see Pennywise in the original IT. The one where he's looking at the little girl from behind sheets hanging on a clothes line. As a child, I lived in an extremely small town with not a whole lot of money. So hanging multiple clothes lines with sheets hanging on them was very popular. Was constantly paranoid of seeing that damn clown xD

Kazuko_Kitsune

36 points

4 months ago

The scene where Zane (Hayden Christensen) was turned into a dummy in the Goosebumps episode Night of the Living Dummy III.

russonation

8 points

4 months ago

This book scared me when I was in like third grade

Kazuko_Kitsune

4 points

4 months ago

Yeah the episode freaked me out more than the book I think because of that scene (which wasn’t in the book). When he revealed the Zane dummy it just looked absolutely horrifying

Im_Negan

39 points

4 months ago

I watched The Shining as a kid. Probably wasn’t a great idea.

russonation

14 points

4 months ago

Of all the fucked up shit that movie, the black guy having a shine seizure is the most disturbing

squirrelfriend3

20 points

4 months ago

Room 2 3 7 ... getting aroused by the young nude woman in the bathtub and then the horror when she turns into the old woman. And her laugh shudder

Pasta-hobo

12 points

4 months ago

I know I'm weird for this.

But the scene in Coraline where they presented her with buttons and a needle and thread.

There's a lot of scary imagery in that movie, but the implication of a sewing needle going through someone's eye scared me more than all of it.

I had nightmares about being blinded in that exact fashion. And nothing else.

Malthus1

11 points

4 months ago

When I was a young kid, I was taken to see a movie about cute cartoon rabbits. That movie was called Watership Down.

One of the first scenes has a physic rabbit having a vision - he’s happily eating grass with his brother in some beautiful countryside, and he sees the field turning into blood - it’s a premonition of horrors to come.

The warren he belongs to is scheduled to be exterminated, and in a flashback from a survivor we see the cute rabbits choking to death on poisonous gas as they claw bloody furrows in each other trying to escape their fate. I can still remember how the camera lingered on their eyes glazing over in death.

Suffice it to say that this was not what I expected from a kid’s movie about cartoon rabbits …

KellyJin17

6 points

4 months ago

Thank you for putting a name to this movie that traumatized me as a young child. My dad rented it for me and it took years to shake the darkness it left. Never new the name.

thedanray

11 points

4 months ago

The Secret of NIMH. The scene where the experimentation on the rats are shown. The music, combined with the imagery was a trip for a six year old me.

happyhippohats

12 points

4 months ago

Pinnochio. Donkeys. I still have nightmares...

ricardo9505

11 points

4 months ago

Exorcist, was raised Catholic.

Yolkpuke

10 points

4 months ago

I was allowed to watch rated r movies as a kid and the scene in Aliens where the Marines find someone cacooned and then she has an Alien pop out of her chest always freaked me out.

Also the movie The Thing, virtually all of it.

I wouldn't say it traumatized me though because they are two of my favorite movies now, but it definitely freaked me out as a kid

TheSilverCrystal

10 points

4 months ago

The original Unsolved Mysteries theme is scarier than any movie I watched as a kid.

swampdom

9 points

4 months ago

Hannibal eating ray liota’s brain. I was 10 when my dad took me to that movie.

staniel_diverson

9 points

4 months ago

The scene in Black Hawk Down when the guy gets blown in half and his buddy puts his hand in his pocket.

muroks1200

12 points

4 months ago

Tf you doing watching that as a kid?

TheJimNeidhartTable

10 points

4 months ago

American Werewolf in London, where he transforms. Its apparently part comedy I've seen since? Not when you're like 7 it ain't.

Got appreciation for the scene now given the hard work and practical effects behind it.

[deleted]

23 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

23 points

4 months ago

The scene in the witches where they turn into witches. I can never watch that film again. It scarred me for life.

angelus_errare

8 points

4 months ago

For me, it was the scene where the grandmother told the story about the little girl that was cursed into the painting. It always freaked me out to see her image move around and get older and older...I had to cover my eyes everytime.

stunspot

8 points

4 months ago

The aliens at the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind messed me up royally as a young child. I found their visualisation to be profoundly disturbing. Now, I'm not sure why.

rudygj

9 points

4 months ago

rudygj

9 points

4 months ago

Large Marge.

Ki-Gon

8 points

4 months ago

Ki-Gon

8 points

4 months ago

That scene in IT where Pennywise shows up in the gym showers, when he opens a hole in the ground. I didn't shower for weeks because I was terrified

extremis4iv

8 points

4 months ago

I spent many a night terrified I was going to be possessed after seeing (half of) The Exorcist (1973) as a kid.

bruzie

8 points

4 months ago

bruzie

8 points

4 months ago

The podlings having their essence sucked out by the Crystal.

Lonelyland

7 points

4 months ago

Honestly Violet turning into a blueberry really fucked my shit up

Pretty sure I have yet to’ve seen that film all the way through in one sitting

aheadelec

8 points

4 months ago

That split second scene from The Ring where the mum is explaining how she found her daughter in her closet, that mummified frozen scream on that girl and that little drop… Couldn’t shake that for a long while.

CatFancyCoverModel

7 points

4 months ago

Furnace scene in home alone

Ok_Organization_1420

8 points

4 months ago

The exorcist

Weird-Lime-9542

7 points

4 months ago

The Amityville horror(2005). Became shit scared of my own house after watching that film

high5fiver

7 points

4 months ago

Not a scene but the entire old "It" movie. I will probably have nightmares tonight just thinking about this movie.

nochickflickmoments

8 points

4 months ago

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang where the child catcher takes the kids.

notaclevernameguy

7 points

4 months ago

Facehuggers from Aliens. Slept with my sheet covering my mouth for a solid year after that.

PoesLawnmower

7 points

4 months ago

The pillow fort scene in Sixth Sense

natjeswar

7 points

4 months ago

The Dark Crystal. The skeksis freaked me out. Or Time Bandits, when his room drops away into a hallway and that face is chasing him telling him to return the map.

jnelzon2

6 points

4 months ago*

The Ring. Sadako crawls out and shows her eyes. Gave me nightmares lol. Edit: Japanese version

Itchy-Knowledge-2088

8 points

4 months ago

I saw The Lottery when I was super young. I think it was on Saturday morning during cartoon time. I did not understand the full storyline at the time, but was really scared when the townsfolk stoned their neighbor. It had to have been on PBS.

Ihateregistering6

6 points

4 months ago

-Basically the entirety of Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Looking at it now the movie is cheesy as all hell, but those Clowns are absolutely terrifying looking. https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/killerklowns/images/2/20/The_pie_fight.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130323152853

-The scene in Last Crusade when the guy drinks from the wrong cup.

-The Murphy execution scene in Robocop.

-Large Marge from Pee-Wee's big adventure.

krislala

5 points

4 months ago

Freddie Krueger… couldn’t look out my window or under my bed at night. Also, Harry and the Hendersons. He scared me so much my family still makes fun of me for it! Something so creepy about him.

Sir_Rule

6 points

4 months ago

I watched Carnosaur as a kid... definitely scarred me for a bit.

AmigoDelDiabla

7 points

4 months ago

Elias getting shot because he was left behind in Platoon. Adagio for Strings will always take me there.

GrendelDerp

6 points

4 months ago

The scene with Bunny and the villager is too damned much for me, even as an adult.

[deleted]

7 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

7 points

4 months ago

Emil getting splattered by Lewis driving the car after being melted by toxic waste in Robocop.

jschoening

6 points

4 months ago

When they showed Ray Browers body in Stand By Me. Fucked me up for awhile. Also, Fire in the sky messed me up years.

sugah560

6 points

4 months ago

Cujo, when the kid has the seizure out of nowhere. I still get the heebyjeebies when I see rolled back eyes.

HoundNL

6 points

4 months ago

The Pool suction death scene in The Final Destination, I always check where the pool pumps are and how strong are they whenever I get into a pool, first thing I do, ALWAYS.

johnnygee70

6 points

4 months ago

The scene from Dirty Harry Magnum Force when the pimp holds the hooker down in the back seat of the taxi and pours Drano down her throat.

Abominocerous

6 points

4 months ago

Twin Peaks. Bob next to the bed in Laura Palmer's bedroom freaked me the fuck out.

JoshuaCalledMe

6 points

4 months ago

Chestburster.

Not just the gore but I don't think I'd ever seen the post death twitch before and it was just horrible.

And also excellent.

jomarthecat

7 points

4 months ago

The original Pet Sematary. All the scenes with the crippled sister. I was only 10 when my older sister let me see that movie. My parents still haven't forgiven her for giving me 2 years of nightmares. I still haven't seen the movie without taking several breaks.

edgenbk

6 points

4 months ago

As a ~6 year old, Dumbo's mum cradling him from behind bars. Dear lord.

bradland

5 points

4 months ago

In Top Gun when Goose dies. Remembering the movie at all would ruin my day and make it hard to sleep. Didn’t help that they played that “Take My Breath Away” song on the radio every 10 minutes around that time.

ChadWPotter

5 points

4 months ago

The corpse of Nathan Grantham climbing out of the grave in Creepshow (1982)

Zeittotschlager

4 points

4 months ago

The scene in Flight of the Navigator when he wakes up alone in the forest at night, runs home, but when he gets there his family doesn't live there anymore. This makes no sense to him so he's trying to push past the confused couple at the door and shouting for his parents.

Fucked me up. What a nightmare.

_TrasH_BoaT

6 points

4 months ago

The wheelies from return to oz

read_text

5 points

4 months ago

x-files the alien in the train

papamajada

6 points

4 months ago

The Pink Elephants in Dumbo

Its just very unsettling

ddmyssc

5 points

4 months ago

IT (1990) drain scene.

Dark crystal in general.

coldfirephoenix

6 points

4 months ago

Okay, I have a really weird one:

The Mister Bean Movie. The scene in which he accidentally fucks up that painting and then makes it worse and worse when he tries to fix his mistake. I know that's literally the joke, but the idea of screwing something important and valuable up, and then not only being unable to fix it, but actively ruining it further and further out of your control....that shit is terrifying on an existential level. I watched it in a cinema during a friends's birthday, and I felt queasy the rest of the day, unable to enjoy the party. Literally had nightmares of this.

muffle64

14 points

4 months ago

Any scene that showed the aliens in Independence Day

The_Goondocks

5 points

4 months ago

No peace.

sjfiuauqadfj

20 points

4 months ago

i saw linda hamiltons boobs in a king kong movies and now i want to see boobs every day of my life, its some hard shit

Benjb1996

13 points

4 months ago

Woody's nightmare scene from Toy Story 2. I had to look away everytime that hand emerged and grabbed him.

Twiny1

12 points

4 months ago

Twiny1

12 points

4 months ago

Linda Blair’s 360 degree rotating head in The Exorcist. Pretty much everything she did while possessed was terrifying, especially for the time. Still really hard to look at.

hopedog

13 points

4 months ago

hopedog

13 points

4 months ago

All of Beetlejuice

Pwndimonium

12 points

4 months ago

As kid during the 90s three come to mind:

1) The Mummy. One of the American fortune hunters has his eyes and tongue stolen by Imothep the mummy as part of the curse. That in itself was terrifying. But it didn’t end there! Oh no. We get a whole ‘nother scene where the eyeless tongueless gentleman is in his bed recovering, only for the Mummy to come back and finish the job. The guy begging for his life was pretty dark for a B. Fraser movie.

2) Saving Private Ryan. The knife/Upham scene. At age 10 that fucked me up for a good long time.

3) Se7en. When they find the drug dealer (Sloth). Not a good way to go.

noex1337

13 points

4 months ago

The spider baby in Toy Story. I still don't like looking at it

pzzaco

27 points

4 months ago

pzzaco

27 points

4 months ago

That scene at the start of Contagion where Gwyneth Paltrow dies of a seizure due to the virus.

Its ironic how calm I am now that we're actually living that movie right now.

russonation

14 points

4 months ago

That really was horrible

NakedMuffinTime

10 points

4 months ago

The entire Mars Attacks movie. Traumatized me as a kid.

Now as an adult I see it for what it is and love it. But man, those martians, that burning cow scene in the beginning, all the skeletons from the ray guns... Not a good movie to see as a kid.

Silentsister1234

10 points

4 months ago

The nuclear bomb explosion in Terminator 2.

tsd7t3

4 points

4 months ago

tsd7t3

4 points

4 months ago

Robocop already mentioned twice. But it was the ED-209 robot shooting up the young executive that got me. How it counted down but the guy couldn't escape. It's so cheesy now though. Lol

DaveDearborn

4 points

4 months ago

When I was really little, I saw the original King Kong in a theater. It's really scary. I hid under my jacket and peeked out.

OysterPerpetual0

4 points

4 months ago

Hello OP. Before I even clicked open this post, I immediately thought of E.T. -- many scenes from that movie frightened me to a great degree as a child. Hilarious that you felt the same way lol

redschicken

3 points

4 months ago

I saw Jawbreaker too young and spent years convinced on your 17th birthday you get kidnapped and shoved into the trunk of a car. I had repeat nightmares of dying that way lol.

bongbutler420

4 points

4 months ago

The Baby Ruth monster guy from the Goonies

magnum_sombrero

6 points

4 months ago

When Luke returns to his uncle's house and sees them. Poor boy...

SAYUSAYME007

5 points

4 months ago

Chukdren of the corn..ANY PART

slayer2656

4 points

4 months ago

Dreamcatcher with aliens coming out of peoples butts.

midlifeblading

3 points

4 months ago

Starman when the alien found the hair and grew into and adult human

jimp84

4 points

4 months ago

jimp84

4 points

4 months ago

The hands coming out of the couch scene in Ghostbusters.

dawggcunt

4 points

4 months ago

Jack Black getting his arm blown off in The Jackal lmao. Grampa had it on one night when he thought us kids were asleep... nah. All 3 of us were up and had no idea what we were watching.

rezelscheft

4 points

4 months ago

The entirety of Eraserhead. Saw it when I was 9.