10 Traumatizing Children’s Movies That Still Haunt Our Dreams
94.5 FMX's The RockShow asked listeners to share with us what terrifying children's movies still haunt their adult dreams.
Most of the answers are incredibly relatable, and if you're a jerk you may want to revisit them with your own children. (Don't forget to snap a picture!)
WHAT CHILDREN'S MOVIE SCARRED YOU FOR LIFE?
For some reason, this was the most popular answer among listeners. E.T. seems to have scared the ever-living crap out of a ton of kids, especially the part where he is all pale and sick after the government takes over.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Several people claimed that the flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz were absolutely traumatizing. I would have to agree. I was 10/10 not a fan.
The Lion King (1994)
I knew this one would make the list because I can still taste the salty tears when I think about Mufasa's death scene. I was only 5 years old. Why, Disney? Why? We'll never get over it.
Old Yeller (1957)
I don't even need to say what happened. You already know. If you don't, do yourself a favor and don't look it up.
Don't Look Under the Bed (1999)
This one may be unfamiliar to some readers, but when it was mentioned, I felt the fear. I was absolutely terrified by this movie when I was a kid. For some reason that didn't stop me from watching it way too many times. I still won't hang my feeties off the edge. Nope.
The Never-Ending Story (1984)
Oh lord, have mercy. The scene when the horse gets stuck in the mud. It was horrific. I remember an entire slumber party of girls erupting into tears and chaos.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
This is an oldie that actually freaked me out watching for the first time as an adult. There's a lot going on there, but the child catcher is extra creep-creep.
The scene when Jafar transformed into a giant snake is 100 percent nightmare fuel.
The Hobbit (1977)
The cartoon version of Gollum was very unsettling. A friend of mine said they used to play it during naptime at his preschool. He did not nap.
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
I swear that that car magnet was the scariest piece of machinery known to mankind and I will likely never trust one around my toaster.