TV Shows that scared/scarred you for life

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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 10:56 PM
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Night Gallery.


Also that movie with the Zuni fetish doll and Karen Black.

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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:57 PM
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I was locked out of the house every day,
and grew up running through the fields and the woods,
so it wasn't TV that did the scaring, it was Movies.


My Mother used to send my brother or I once a week across the street to go visit old Mr Smith.
(A 90 year old black man (this was in 1974) with cataracts on his eyes so bad he was blind)
to buy some of his collard greens from him, which she would cook for dinner when we had pork chops.
(we paid him $5 for one bunch, if he wouldn't take that much, my younger brother would try to sneak it onto his dresser through the window, I would just talk with him a while, and eventually he would take more than $1)

That year,
for my birthday,
My Mom and Dad took my brothers and sisters and I to a movie.

It was a rerelease of
Song Of The South
by Disney.

I was immediately enchanted by the wisdom
and magical world of the old black man in the movie.

Then at the end of the flick
there is a misunderstanding between the domineering Mom and the Old man.



When Uncle Remus returns to the plantation with the children, Sally meets them on the way and is angry at Johnny for not having attended his own birthday party. Ginny mentions that Uncle Remus told them a story and Sally draws a line, warning him not to spend any more time with Johnny. Uncle Remus, saddened by the misunderstanding of his good intentions, packs his bags and leaves for Atlanta. Seeing Uncle Remus leaving from a distance, [color=gold] Johnny rushes to intercept him, taking a shortcut through the pasture, where he is attacked and seriously injured by the resident bull.

wikipedia / Song of the South


I was numb.
Having totally identified with the young boy,
there I was, in the movie, bed ridden after being mauled by a bull.


Mike
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posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:03 AM
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The next year,
again for my birthday,
My parents take the whole family to a movie.

This time it is "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
by Disney.

Early in the movie,
the two adults sing the children to sleep
with a darkly haunting tune called
"Hushaby mountain"

Then later
when they are in the city of no children,
they discover all the wretches in the dungeon.

A little boy named Peter,
asks if they have come to help them.



They try and sing the kids to sleep?!?
You can see Dick Van Dykes character falter
and loose his authority half way through,
the love interest tries to pick up the tune,
but it's even sadder.


After we got home from the movie,
(my second one in two years, no television)
I fled to my room and huddled in the corner of my bed
wrapped in blanket.

My Mother came in to wish me a good night,
and asked me "What is wrong?"

I said "That movie.
Why did you take me to that movie."

Mom: "What was wrong with the movie"

Being only 9 I didn't know what to say, but words came.

Me: "It was about Peter. It was about death."


Mike
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posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:10 AM
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Outer limits.The episode where the girl fell out of the bed into another dimension and her father had to go in and retrace his steps exactly to get them both out.
After seeing that one I was only 4 and kept falling out of bed and getting stuck between the bed and the wall

I must have drove my parents nuts doing that night after night.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:19 AM
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I don't know what it is about the seventies( I wasn't even born till 1988), the creepiest movies are definitely from that era. I couldn't sleep at all after watching the FIRST planet of the apes. Then I saw the second one with all those FREAKS living underground and I was officially scarred. Don't get me started on West World, Future World, Omega Man, The man with X-ray eyes, and Body Snatchers. If I'm missing any good ones I'm not even sure I want to know. Those movies f**ked me up.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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stephen kings IT... the tv mini series. Gave me the willies for years!



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 12:55 AM
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There was a made for TV movie in 1969 called, Daughter of the Mind, that movie scared the living crap out of me for years after I watched it!




posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 01:46 AM
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Originally posted by Dimithae
reply to post by Em2013
 


Outer limits.The episode where the girl fell out of the bed into another dimension and her father had to go in and retrace his steps exactly to get them both out.
After seeing that one I was only 4 and kept falling out of bed and getting stuck between the bed and the wall

I must have drove my parents nuts doing that night after night.


that was called "little girl lost" from The Twilight Zone....I know it's easy to mix up outer limits and twilight zone, I have done it myself before.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 01:50 AM
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this is an odd one, but, when my daughter was little, she would cry everytime "the incredible hulk" came on!!! (the one with bill bixby), I don't know why!!



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 02:36 AM
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reply to post by Em2013
 

For me hands down it was BOZO the CLOWN!!!



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 02:42 AM
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for tv shows, being a child of the 70's and english to boot it would be tom baker as 'Dr Who' and another super creepy show called 'Saphire and Steel' but what scared me more than anything was the decapitation scene in the vincent price movie 'theatre of blood' i dont think i slept for a month after that



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 02:46 AM
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reply to post by ntech
 

Oh man I loved night gallery, that was an awesome show...Karen Black was the queen of horror flicks back then...she had those trippy eyes...



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 04:10 AM
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Ooohh. Found the full movie.




posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 04:14 AM
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I share that trauma! When I was about 4 I was on the Bozo show - and was on TV as one of the kids who went to the giant clown mouth and got a prize - though I cannot recall why. I only know that I was in tears the entire time. My baby book is now long lost from a cross country move... but it used to include the sticker with my name on it that was put on my shirt that day.

To this day.... I HATE clowns.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 04:33 AM
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I bet you know the movie I was talking about.
Please Heff. ?
This Movie

by the way I hate clowns, and I have never seen one in person. Clowns are creepy in many ways.

I thought of another show and this one is probably silly to many but,
"Are you afraid of the dark" scared me to death when I was little.
One of the episodes when someone was trapped in a video game really hit home as I have always known that life is a game..
That single episode ruined my hope forever. Of course without the episode I had the same thoughts, but seeing it on the God Tube made it all too real for a kid..
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How would we be different having not watched these shows and movies?
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posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 04:34 AM
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Great, I was going to go to sleep tonight but ATS said "NOPE!".

I think I'll have to create a thread 50 years from now "TV Shows that scared/scarred you for life as an adult" and link this thread for reference.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 04:40 AM
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I share that trauma! When I was about 4 I was on the Bozo show - and was on TV as one of the kids who went to the giant clown mouth and got a prize
reply to post by Hefficide
 


Wow...what did you get as a prize??? Lucky you!!!




posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 04:42 AM
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I honestly don't remember... there was a big wheel race involved I think.

FTR it was this Bozo. Now you know why I got so traumatized.... Skeery stuff!



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 04:46 AM
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Originally posted by Dustytoad

I bet you know the movie I was talking about.
Please Heff. ?


I know I've seen it, but I can't recall the subject matter or the name. Gimme some time and I'll try to figure it out.



posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 05:28 AM
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reply to post by Hefficide
 

Yep one in the same BOZO I watched as a little girl too...He really did not scare me back then, me and my sister liked the show but then again there was not a lot for kids to choose from, I think our TV only had 13 channels to choose from, so it was BOZO or DRAGNET...





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