DVD: Bambi and 6 Other Films That Scarred My Childhood

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?: Proof that not all movies made before the establishment of the MPAA ratings are suitable for children. Bette Davis' torture of paraplegic sister Joan Crawford frightened the bejeesus out of me at age nine, but I couldn't look away from it.

Magic: Just that TV commercial. It still gives me the willies.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Child-Catcher. Which apparently also freaked out Marilyn Manson, who named an album (Smells Like Children) after this character's catch-phrase.

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  • NP says:

    Speaking of Marilyn Manson, there's a reason he opened the band's first album, _Portrait of an American Family_, with the monologue from Willy Wonka's trippy boat ride. Scarytown!

  • James says:

    On the list of terrifying movies for children (and humans in general) to avoid: Flowers in the Attic. Also on alarmingly often throughout my childhood.

  • Jake says:

    Something Wicked This Way Comes... *shudder*

  • Frank says:

    Watership Down. Rabbits rip each other to pieces and get gassed by humans.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    There was a poster for "Magic" at a local theare that scared me so much I would hide behind the backseat of the car as we drove by!