People Share Which Movies Completely Freaked Them Out As A Kid

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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.

oyofmidmidworld

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...

browncoat47

That's a long time.

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Child's Play. I was convinced a knife was going to come up through my bed every night for a week.

Hardcore_EHS

Me too except for like 5 years.

guzlord

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.

Aft3rDust

I believe this may have been the movie that caused PG-13 to be a thing.

satoshipepemoto

Oh LORD.

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.

Berniethedog

That movie scarred everyone as a kid.

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IT but more specifically the scene where blood came from the sink. I was always nervous that that would happen.

canpigsflyyet

My parents let me watch IT with them when it premiered on TV. I was 5.

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.

DragulaDracula

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.

jakedzz

Oh god when it got to that part I immediately ran out of the room. F*ck that.

Cmander0789

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.

torsoboy00

Or the statue kid. Or the kids that got turned in to meat products specifically sold to their parents (American witches, specifically).

inportantusername

R/grandpajoehate

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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.

pbgod

The tunnel scene where the rowers keep on rowing and it shows no sign of slowing....

Grandpa Joe sitting on his lazy in bed for 20 years and he jumps up at the first chance of seeing a chocolate factory.

satoshipepemoto

The saddest scene in cinema history.

The Neverending Story. Rip Artax.

prettiestwhistle

Ah yes, the famous horse in the swamp scene.

Mamboo07

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.

lukeyellow

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.

tytheanomaly

CW: Suicide

There is so much to learn in life.

And once you acquire certain things mentally, you regret it.

How much 411 have you come across over time that made you think... "How can I unlearn that?"

Yeah, not possible.

Knowledge is power and sometimes it's a nightmare.

Don't we have enough to keep us up at night?

Damn curiosity.

Well let's do some learning.

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