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TV Shows That Frightened You As A Child.

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posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:21 PM
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I always rember watching The BBC production of " Quatermass And The Pit " from 1958. I went to bed having nightmares after watching it. It was in 6 episodes, but i always came back for more.

The plot was that of an alien spacecraft that had crashed on Earth 5 million years earlier. The London Undeground Train Network was being extended and they came across the spacecraft whilst excavating.



in the 1960's the film was made.



So what TV Shows gave you nightmares as a child ?



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:32 PM
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One episode of Are you Afraid Of The Dark?



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

One evening, about 26 years ago, i decided to hide under the couch when i was supposed to go to bed, my parents were waiting for the exorcist to begin, so just hid there, watched the whole thing in complete terror, i was so afraid that after the movie ended and my parents went to sleep, i just stayed there,under the couch, could not move a muscle, after a couple of hours i managed to move and go to my room, had nightmares for years, extremely weird and realistic ones, still very afraid of that movie, after all these years, i have even watched it a couple of times as an adult, do not know why, was absolute torture, and i like scary movies but its just too much.



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

The Equalizer scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.



Seems strange now but there was one episode that really upset me.



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:38 PM
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Apparently when I was a toddler, I was scared stiff of The Incredible Hulk. My mom said I would beg and beg and beg to watch it, and as soon as the transformation started, I would freak out.

Another one that got me was when I was about 5, my friend and I watched the episode of The Twilight Zone with William Shatner with the thing on the airplane wing. When he pulled the curtain back from the window and it had its face pressed up against the glass, we both screamed! It wasn't something that traumatized us though. It was the right level of scare. It sure brought mom running into the room.

Another one that got me was The Blob. I figured out that I could watch TV through the keyhole of my bedroom door after I was supposed to be in bed if I was super careful and quiet, and my folks would watch sci-fi and horror movies some nights. I started watching The Blob one night (again I was about 5 or 6). I got as far as it oozing over the guy's arm and noped on out of there. Thing was that the thought of the blob so freaked me out that I was traumatized for months afterward, and I couldn't even talk about it because if I did, then my parents would know I was watching movies I shouldn't be after I was supposed to be asleep. So I had to suffer through my terror all alone. I still remember lying stock still in bed sure that blob was oozing up under my blankets at night ...
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posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Quatermass is awesome also.

BBC I Player often has them on. I always watch them if I see them.



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:42 PM
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The Outer Limits had some scary visuals…not sure I comprehended the concepts of the plots. I recall one episode where my brother had to get up and go to the other room and do some deep breathing. I think it was when the alien with the oversized cranium was using his telekinetic powers.
The twilight zone was a close second.



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:46 PM
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The Prisoner . There was something about being chased and captured inside an intelligent bouncing transparent balloon .



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Great old scary film.
I remember it as 'Five Million Years To Earth'.



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 03:55 PM
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Isn' even close love Night Stalker but it was Night Gallery and seeing this in living color in our brand new color TV, LOL I was 6 years old.

found the video a while back on youtube still searching for a link




posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:07 PM
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Had to log in so I could comment.
I live in the SE USA. Growing up we could get antenna signals from our tree fort. Sleep overs were great...until the night we watched and episode of Dr Who on the local PBS station. Don’t remember the title but it was the one where statues would be frozen when looking at them, but as soon as the person looked away, they would attack. It freaked me out totally. I still feel uneasy around a large group of statues. Especially the ones located in cemeteries.
It was creepy then and I’m not sure I’d watch it today.
Nice topic by the way OP.



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:16 PM
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Gremlins! to this day even a picture of a Gremlin gives me a feeling of unease. How much I hated furbies because they just looked like gizmo....

Later I only remeber Blair witch project as a movie that traumatised me...

All good, we made a little self help group to cope with the blair witch trauma, and set up a generato, beamer and canvas in the middle of the woods, and watched it again. That really helped....



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:17 PM
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1961: The lady who lived next door was a seamstress, and took in alterations from the lady who ran the Ideal theater in Louisville. Both being elderly, they hired me to transport back and forth the 3 blocks between them. I got paid 10 cents, and the manager let me into the movies free. I watched a movie called Gorgo, in the theater alone except for the lady who ran the place, and the projectionist. I was 6 years old at the time and it scared the crap out of me.



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:18 PM
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It’s a movie but Resident Evil scared the crap out of me when I was younger.



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: BuddytheYorkie

You mean these ? The Weeping Angels.

Sweet dreams.





posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:24 PM
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This was the first movie we rented when we got the vhs in '86. I was 6 or 7. Also watched Piranha and Critters.

Back in those days as long as they weren't having sex you could watch it was my parents motto.

I also watched A nightmare on Elm Street alone at night when I was 10 or so. The room was dark and I was too afraid to touch the floor with my feet to switch on the light at the far end but had to get up before the end credits stopped. Quite a mission to work up the courage to get to my bedroom and once in bed was too afraid to go to sleep.

Watched predator in a friend's basement when I was 8 or so still one of the coolest movies ever and for some reason didn't scare me.

Alien scared the crap out of me though.




posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:25 PM
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Dark Shadows

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posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:29 PM
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It had to be that bloody twisted nightmare fuel called Worzel Gummidge when he changed his head



If I ever met him then i would ensure i had my zippo lighter with me....burn scarecrow BURN!!!!!



posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:34 PM
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Great replies. And some interesting stories.




posted on Dec, 26 2021 @ 04:39 PM
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Unsolved Mysteries. The music used to scare the heck out of me. Particularly the episodes revolving around aliens. My mom used to love the show and I would watch it with her but it always scared me and kept me up long into the night.

The movie Communion really bothered me a lot too. That one scene where the grey creeps on the partially opened door really bothered me. Something about ETs taking me in the night left little ol me deeply disturbed.



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