When it comes to film, the ratings typically are there for a reason. Personally, I spent my early teens watching insane horror movies that I probably shouldn't have been watching. And while most of them were really cool, there were definitely a few that I wished I could unsee. Here are some of the best stories of Redditors' childhood experiences with adult movies.
u/more9898 asked: What adult movie disturbed you as a child?
A legendary scene.
Alien. That chestburster scene was too much at the tender age of six.
Legend has it that Ridley didn't tell anyone what was going to happen in that scene except for John Hurt. All those reactions are genuine...
That's a long time.Giphy
Child's Play. I was convinced a knife was going to come up through my bed every night for a week.
Me too except for like 5 years.
This and 'Temple of Doom'.
Oh Gremlins had me absolutely scarred as a child. I never let a limb off the bed till I was 20.
I believe this may have been the movie that caused PG-13 to be a thing.
There was an old department store we frequented that used to rent movies. The descriptions on the movies were written by the dude running that department, and my mom thought a movie about four friends who go on a canoe trip and get "more than they bargained for" was probably a good babysitter for my siblings and I while our parents were out.
At 7 years old I was not ready to watch Deliverance.
That movie scarred everyone as a kid.Giphy
IT but more specifically the scene where blood came from the sink. I was always nervous that that would happen.
The scene where the photograph comes to life and Pennywise literally ROARS and then comes running toward the losers club to tell them he's going to kill them scarred me for life. I can remember screaming and my parents laughing because they thought it was so funny that I was so scared.
I've seen the movie several times since and while it is near and dear to my heart it is a big corn fest.
That scene still creeps me out.
And I developed a lifelong fear of clowns.
The director's cut had me shook.
The Exorcist. When she crawled down the steps doing a back bridge, that haunted me for a bit. Hell, I don't like that part now.
Oh god when it got to that part I immediately ran out of the room. F*ck that.
Still terrifying as an adult.
Witches. There's this scene where the grandma tells the story of how her childhood friend was trapped by a witch inside a painting, and as the years passed she kept getting older too.
Or the statue kid. Or the kids that got turned in to meat products specifically sold to their parents (American witches, specifically).
I'm more disturbed by children's movies as an adult I think. But, I very much disliked both The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; just found something really creepy about them.
Grandpa Joe sitting on his lazy in bed for 20 years and he jumps up at the first chance of seeing a chocolate factory.
The saddest scene in cinema history.
The Neverending Story. Rip Artax.
Ah yes, the famous horse in the swamp scene.
That whole movie is horrifying.
Don't know if it's an adult movie or not but the last scene in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' that last scene with the bad guy and his crazy eyes scared me and me and my brothers all shared a room with the lights on that night.
That was definitely not a kid's movie and I watched it over and over as a kid. It was creepy as hell but I guess I had a high tolerance for creepy.