Traumatised by a horror film as a child...

Were you...?

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25/10/2012 at 15:38
xine267 wrote (see)

 I bet there are thousands of traumatised little Harry Potter fans out there!

bburn plO.dder    pirate
25/10/2012 at 15:41

The Woman in Black book was proper scary

Tommygun2 wrote (see)

The Exorcist scared the shit out of me, for weeks I had to sleep with the light on.

I sneaked into the cinema at the age of 16 to see, bad judgement on my behalf....

As Autumn says I still can't watch it..

+1 on The Exorcist. Scared the sh*t out of me as a teenager, and I still look nervously at the loft hatch in our house

25/10/2012 at 15:49

I vaguely remember watching the Exorcist many many years ago, but I don't remember it being particularly scary. 

I guess Land of the Giants and the Cybermen had toughened me up!

25/10/2012 at 15:53

Two films stand out for me.

The first is Alien. The original one, which was imho a masterpiece of gradual suspense-building with one moment that frightened the bejasus out of me, in that it startled me and made me jump. That was the bit with the monster and John Hurt's stomach ...

But the one that had a lasting impact on me was Marathon Man. Lawrence Olivier as That Dentist. I've not been able to watch it since it came out. Just thinking about That Scene gives me the heebie jeebies. Seriously.

"Is it safe?" ... excuse me, I need to leave ...

25/10/2012 at 15:55
Bruce C wrote (see)

Sarah, funny you should say Watership Down, I came in one night when (an awful lot younger) and noticed my folks had got two videos out (in t' good old days when it was still a toss up between VHS and Beta-Max) ... the first was Watership Down, and the second was the Evil Dead (uncensored pre-ban version) ... so being a typical teen I watched the Evil Dead, then couldn't go up to bed until I'd watched Watership Down to convince myself I wasn't going to get murdered in my sleep!

 

I'd take the Evil Dead over Watership Down any day!

Very few film scare me. I watched Night of the Living Dead when I was 11 years old, and far from being scared by it I now have a zombie obsession

I remember watching a tv docu-drama about a pandemic flu outbreak. I can't remember what it was called, but that was quite scary - probably because there's the potential that it could actually happen 

25/10/2012 at 15:58

The Woman in Black was done as a 2-part TV drama in the early 80s. We found it to download, and watched it a few weeks ago.

Low budget and no special effects to speak of, just the natural effect of swirling mists accross the causeway and so on..... I found it far scarier than the new film!

 

25/10/2012 at 16:02

Sarah!  I've just seen this on bookface and thought of you.  How do you fancy starring in a video as a zombie??   

25/10/2012 at 16:05
PhilPub wrote (see)

Sarah!  I've just seen this on bookface and thought of you.  How do you fancy starring in a video as a zombie??   

 Email sent! Strangely enough I'm going to be spending that morning as a zombie as well

25/10/2012 at 16:10

As well as the daleks from dr who, also the yetis, who had a golden ball that they took from their stomach ? Anything with sharks in ........

25/10/2012 at 16:33
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

Watership Down. Horrific film! 

Yep. Agree to that.... watching it back 10 or so years later I couldnt see what the fuss was about but it still makes me cry whenever i hear bright eyes

PhilPub wrote (see)

1970s Public Information Films

This scared the bejeesus out of me as a kid.  Not sitting there watching like a film and being scared, but some years later thinking back and wondering "Hang on, what was that sick thing I watched with all the kids playing near the train tracks?  Was it a documentary?  I'm sure there was blood... I know it was the 70's but even so..."

Seriously, WTF?!

 


I've never seen anything like that Phil.... bloody nasty stuff.

For me it was Dr. Who, terminator 2 judgment day. I was convinced there was someone trying to chase me up the stairs!

seren nos    pirate
25/10/2012 at 16:43
PhilPub wrote (see)

1970s Public Information Films

This scared the bejeesus out of me as a kid.  Not sitting there watching like a film and being scared, but some years later thinking back and wondering "Hang on, what was that sick thing I watched with all the kids playing near the train tracks?  Was it a documentary?  I'm sure there was blood... I know it was the 70's but even so..."

Seriously, WTF?!

I think that is brilliant......I can't remember seeing it but i think it would have been useful.........i think they should make them hardhitting 

 

25/10/2012 at 16:53
Muttley wrote (see)

Two films stand out for me.

The first is Alien. The original one, which was imho a masterpiece of gradual suspense-building with one moment that frightened the bejasus out of me, in that it startled me and made me jump. That was the bit with the monster and John Hurt's stomach ...

But the one that had a lasting impact on me was Marathon Man. Lawrence Olivier as That Dentist. I've not been able to watch it since it came out. Just thinking about That Scene gives me the heebie jeebies. Seriously.

"Is it safe?" ... excuse me, I need to leave ...

I love that film!  And the book

25/10/2012 at 17:54

Did any of you actually watch BBC's Ghostwatch? It was so frightening.

seren nos    pirate
25/10/2012 at 18:00

Tales of the unexpected did it for me

25/10/2012 at 19:05
seren nos wrote (see)

Tales of the unexpected did it for me

The one about the screaming trees that could feel pain. Argh!

25/10/2012 at 19:06

I remember it Rickster but I'm older than you so I cottoned on fairly quickly that it was a spoof. Thought it was quite cleverly done though.

25/10/2012 at 19:41

Hammer House of Horror - the TV series - recently bought the box set & it still gives me the creeps.

25/10/2012 at 19:48
Rickster wrote (see)

Screen Two: Ghostwatch, shown on Halloween night 1992. I was 16 at the time and saw....

I remember it, it was interesting, but really, scared of tv at 16? Hadn't you figured out that all tv and films are made up by then?

25/10/2012 at 19:53
lardarse wrote (see)
Rickster wrote (see)

Screen Two: Ghostwatch, shown on Halloween night 1992. I was 16 at the time and saw....

I remember it, it was interesting, but really, scared of tv at 16? Hadn't you figured out that all tv and films are made up by then?

It was filmed to seem like a live documentary, so yes, I was scared shitless.

25/10/2012 at 20:14

I saw it on the night.

..scared of ghosts at 16? Are you still scared of ghosts, do you believe in them?

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