Movies hold a surprising amount of weight in a young person's mind. Children can be immensely affected by what they see onscreen- even in entertainment intended for them.
u/ericx101 asked: Which scene from a movie traumatized you as a kid?
The "I'm feeling much better now" girl from Sixth Sense. That whole movie use to scare me, but when he loses his little blanket fort like the one I use to build and the ghost comes in...gah.
Disney can be traumatizing.Giphy
The scene on Disney's Pinocchio when the boy gets turned into a donkey. The wailing turning into donkey screams, and the hands turning into hooves. Shudder.
That movie is NOT for children.
The shoe dipping scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I was like five and became hysterical and we had to leave the theater. I still haven't seen the movie in its entirety.
The saddest part of the movie.
The scene in E.T. where they find him dying in that creek. Actually, the entire movie traumatized me.
My mom had to hide the VHS box from me I was so scared of him. One day I found it in a kitchen cabinet and ran out the house screaming.
It's only a movie!Giphy
It was Michael Jacksons "Thriller" video. I was six or seven years old, and my mother and me were in a big shop which had a lot of TVs installed on a wall. I watched with growing horror how an over-life sized MJ turned into a werewolf.
Today I still have night terrors from this clip, and I've never been able to watch it again.
"You've got The Shinning!"
The bathtub scene in The Shining.
I convinced my parents to let me watch it when I was like 8 because I had seen the Simpson's THOH episode parodying it. Big mistake. That scene made me so scared of the bathroom that I refused to bathe for weeks.
The end of Jaws scene where the shark was eating that tiny boat and then bit into the guy and blood spewed out of his mouth.
I ran screaming and crying to my dad who realized he probably shouldn't have left that movie on while he went outside to smoke.
The Gene Wilder one is scarier.Giphy
The Johnny Depp Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie and that scene where Violet slowly turns into a blueberry.
I was really afraid of the colour blue after that, I avoided eating blue m&ms just in case I might turn blue myself.
That episode where Spongebob drew himself and it attacked him and Patrick.
The loudest sound in the world.
Not a scene, but the f**king THX logo at the start of the movie.
What we got back didn't last long.Giphy
The malfunctioning transporter scene from Star Trek the Motion Picture. Star Trek is generally tame as f**k so when they brought that out seven-year-old me was like 😵.
That's surprisingly dark.
Not a movie, but an episode of Little House on the Prairie:
There was a fire in the school for the blind, a baby in the arms of a woman standing on top of the stairs, flames everywhere, hopeless. They died. I've been afraid of fire ever since and hat anxiety and insomnia for a long time afterwards.
Talk about creepy.
That scene in Ghostbusters where Winston and Ray are driving over the bridge at night and discussing whether this is the end of the world. There was just something so matter of fact about their discussion that made you wonder if everyone was going to die. It's also a scene you would never see in a modern comedy because it's too serious with zero jokes.
I think that's what made the movie for me. You never really were totally certain as a kid whether these guys were going to survive.
So BOTH Wonka movies are traumatizing.Giphy
The boat tunnel scene in the 70s version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
I seem to remember a giant chicken's eye, for some reason that got me the most and idk why. Perhaps it's my fear of chickens.
Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb?
One of the earlier scenes from the Pink Floyd "The Wall" movie where Pink is with his friends near the railroad tracks and he places a bullet on the track for it to be run over by the train and a bunch of faceless kids peak from the train as they are passing him in a tunnel.
That scene scared me s**tless as a kid and as I can recall it's the only movie that ever made me have nightmares.