What films weirded you out as a kid (or even as an adult)?

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  1. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    What are the most bizarre/gross/weird films you have ever seen? And if you saw them as a young child (or an adult), did they ever effect how you felt or thought of things? Did they leave you feeling weirded out? Scared? Confused? Alter your perception of the world?

    This had me thinking the other day, back in school I'd have conversations with friends and fellow movie buffs on "films with good special effects that did not rely (or rely heavily) on CGI", sometimes the 80's Fly remake was brought up and girls would get grossed out just remembering it. I remembered all the times girls and women told me that film freaked them out. Why? Brundle-Fly. That's why. The final moments of the film become a flat-out gross fest. People in our discussion even admitted to vomiting once they saw that scene.

    So anyways, have you ever seen a film (maybe as a kid) so bizarre/gross/weird that it left you feeling weirded out or scared?

    This happened to me a lot as a little kid. I would see some weird movie with a monster or gore or just some wacky sci-fi flick and it would leave me feeling weird, confused, and scared. I guess it comes from hounding the Sci-Fi channel in hopes of catching a Godzilla or Gamera film.

    Funny thing is, now that I've seen the films that scared me as a kid again, I laugh at them because my memories of them as a child were far more horrifying than what was actually put on film. Heck, if I remade the films today the way I remembered them as a kid, they'd probably be banned for the sheer amount of gore and horrific imagery. A child's imagination is an unbelievably powerful thing.

    Take for example, the original TROLL 2 film. Mocked highly by the Internets, my fragile little five year old mind became horrified of the creatures and feared that everyone was out to get me. Yeah, now that I look back, it amazes me what a child's imagination can do to how they perceive things and remember scenes from the film. Let's just say there was a lot more guts and "green gooey stuff."

    It also didn't help that around the same time I watched some monster movie on the Disney channel with the Dad from Growing pains who was going to marry this chick that turned out to be a Succubus, an Ernest film with more Trolls that hate milk, and John Carpenter's The Thing. All those films weirded me out even more and oddly enough, all the monsters from these films were parading around in human disguises. I think that may have attributed to me being a very shy child of 5 who would hide behind his parents upon being introduced to "strangers" who were in actually nothing more than friends of the family!:lolol 
     
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    I have seen Faces of Death 1 - 4 when I was around 13 to 14. Covered my eyes during parts of autopy scenes and the scene where man was executed by having his limbs tied to horses that pulled away ripping his body apart. Yep I was a precocious kid alright.
     
  3. Paxtin

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    The only thing that comes directly to my mind is The Black hole. I can't even really recall when exactly it was I first saw it, but I know I was pretty young at the time.

    This movie felt like a freakish fever dream to me. I wasn't so much scared, as I was sort of at awe of the surrealistic feel of it. The fact that the whole film seemed to have this strange somber tone, really stuck with me over the years. I donno. Hard to explain. But yeah, you could say I was weirded out. But I actually enjoyed the movie more for it.
     
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    Adding my name to the list of kids mesmerized by The Black Hole. Sublime film.

    In terms of sheer weirdness, Warriors of Virtue and Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights took the cake in my book. In both cases, after the credits rolled, eleven-year-old me had no fucking clue what he had just watched. It surprises me to this day that I had the patience to view that utter tripe from start to finish. I'm a far less tolerant person now.
     
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    Naked Lunch. I saw it on cable TV one night and i had nightmares. i couldn't touch my Smith Corona for a while to even do homework.

    that was disturbing.

    as an adult, i have learned that i am unable to stomach torture porn (the "Saw" franchise, etc.)
    and have to dodge those.
    or i have trouble sleeping.
     
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    Don't Look Now. Just for the ending. *shudders*
     
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    Austin Powers. STFU.
     
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    As a kid, the first thing I immediately thought of was The Black Hole.
    I had seen horror movies and the like that I shouldn’t have when I was younger, but The Black Hole took me completely unawares.
    For one thing, it was Disney. For another thing it was science fiction. Disney + science fiction = awesome, right?

    I remember being a little scared during the opening credits.
    The music is damn creepy. But as the movie started properly I got more comfortable with it.
    There was the space cowboy-type, the pretty lady, and VINCENT –the flying R2-D2 who sounded like C-3PO.
    But all comfort left once they reached the ship. The scary, dark ship run by a mad man with a crew that was basically reanimated dead.
    There’s an evil robot with drills for weapons who actually used them on screen in a Disney film.

    And then all of this is finished off with a view into Hell.
    Thank you, Disney for many sleepless nights.
    I’ve watched it again recently and the film does hold up well. Some things are dated looking, but the creepy atmosphere of the film is still present.
     
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    I walked in on the movie "Aliens" when I was quite young, right at the part where Bishop gets ripped in half by the queen alien. I didn't know he was an android and nobody explained it to me....had that imagery burned into my brain forever.
     
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    Ha! Same thing with me except I caught it on tv.

    I thought he was filled with delicious milk.:lolol 
     
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    When I was 5 or 6, my mom went to a friend's house to play mah jong and I tagged along. With nothing better to do, my mom's friend's husband was just watcing a movie and asked "Wanna watch a horror movie?" Umm, okay...

    It was Poltergeist II. While many scenes disturbed me, the one that still stands out was when Craig T. Nelson swallows the tequilla worm, then vomits out this gross monster thing. Somehow I toughed it out, but I'm sure there were many sleepless nights.
     
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    When I was really little, about 3 or 4, I saw a commercial for a special called How Divorce Affects Children. There was a picture of a kid's face slowly being split in half down the middle. It freaked me out for some reason because it made me think about the kid's actual face being cut in half and not just a picture.

    I also remember these trading cards you could buy when I was around 7 or 8 that had pictures of dinosaurs ripping people apart and eating them and stuff. They were super gory, with people walking around with eyeballs hanging out of their sockets, being ripped in half with guts spilling out, all kinds of gross stuff like that. They were pretty popular with the kids at school at the time. I know it's not a movie, but those pictures stuck with me for a long time too.
     
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    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Aw Fuck Yeah! Dinosaurs Attack! I have the entire card collection!

    http://www.bobheffner.com/dinosaursattack/
     
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    Dude!!! I totally had those too, and nobody else I know remembers them! I remember they both fascinated and horrified me at the same time. It was so funny that they were considered okay for children because they had dinosaurs in them, since they were so popular back then, regardless of the gore. The one that affected me the most, the only one I still remember to this day, was a card with two pachycephalosauruses ripping a dude in half by pulling him apart at each end. It didn't matter if the dinos were herbivores or not, they still fucked people up royally!
     
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    Nice! I had that Allosaurus sticker on my old nightstand for years. It might still be on there if my mom hasn't tossed it.

    EDIT: OMG they're even worse than I remember! How the hell did they get away with selling those? LOL and WTF at the parasauralophus eating a baby!
     
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    When I was 4 or 5, The Wizard of Oz scared the piss out of me.

    Since then, I got oven it and no movie has really disturbed me since.



    I need to watch A Serbian Film...
     
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    I had some very distinct memories of being freaked out of my skin while watching Prince of Darkness as a kid. So about a year ago I hunted it down and watched it again and about laughed myself silly. As an adult the only film I can say truly grossed me out was "A Serbian Film".
     
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    Makes me wonder what a young you would have thought of Return to Oz.
     

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