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Whats your scariest childhood memory from Movies or TV ??

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OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 4:52 PMOK, this is a little off the Alien topic.... just more of a curiosity discussion. Im assuming most posters here are adults and we all probably have Movie or TV memories that may have affected us as older teens or young adults, but do you remember what CHILDHOOD scary memory messed you up? It could be Sci-Fi, Horror, whatever. For me, it was serveral years before the first Alien movie in 1979 and it was from a little known Sci-Fi TV show from the UK that only ran for 2 seasons from 75-77. It was called SPACE: 1999. Back then they really did not know how to market this thing, and in Canada it actually ran on the CBC on Sundays in a family time slot. Anyway, in the first season there was an episode called Dragon's Den or Dragon's Domain?. It was sort of a recollection of a nightmare of a deep space explorer and his crew coming across a graveyard of seemingly dead derelict ships of all types, implying that they were the wrecks of many different species and worlds (sound familiar). They dock with one of the ships thinking they are all lifeless and as soon as the air lock seal is broken, their ship is instantly invaded by this freaky one-eyed thing with an ear shattering screach, that proceeds to literally devour the helpless crew one by one and then spits out or regurgitates the skeletal, smoldering mass of what is left out the same big mouth at the bottom of the creature. I know... really ridiculous and cheezy... but I will never forget that moment at 8 years old. It literally messed me up for weeks !!! Hahahaha. EDIT: Geez, its on YOUTUBE!!... should have figured. If anyones curious, here is a link to a short 48 second clip, but I saw there were others with a full 6 minutes of the scenes in question. [url=]Dragons Domain short clip...[/url]
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OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 5:06 PMfirst time i saw the thing. JESUS H CHRIST!!!![img]http://jt***[/img]


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 5:15 PMYeah, thats a classic for its time Invaderz. I was a teenager when that was released. The Thing remake is still one of my fav's.


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 5:17 PMAn American Werewolf in London....the scene on the Moores when Jack gets killed...still can't believe my parents let me watch that!


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 5:25 PMOh this is easy 1. Watching a somewhat cultish flick, Burnt Offerings. I was very young, but my older brother was watching so i had to watch to. If you know this film, then you know what I am talking about when I say . . . "the chauffeur" No make up, no effects but scared me to death, had me crying and stuck with me to adulthood. If you have never heard of it, think The Shining but on a much smaller level with twisted mother AND father. Underrated classic. 2. The Exorcist. Wouldn't even watch this one until i was a few years older. And it delivered. When I went to see the director's cut, I still had some problems getting to sleep. 3. Bathroom scene in The Shining -- Ultimate slow burn. It terrified me and nothing happens!


DeaconMember10390 XPApr-01-2012 5:34 PMI loved watching Scary Movies like Horror, Thriller and Sci Fi and nothnig disturbs me nothing scares me i dont recall any movie and i am going back to being say 7-8 years old to well over 25 years ago. Apart from......... Dog Town ;) Those in the know will know what i mean and that scene still makes me feel a little uncomfortable. Yet the rest of the Movie never bothered me. I always say anyone who is a bit scared or freaked out of movies well there is one movie to break them in. And @invaderzim42 the Noris Scene was the best in my oppinion ;)

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OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 5:34 PMMy greatest childhood fear, ironically, was alien terrified me to no end and yet, strangely enough, I wanted to watch showa like 'Unsolved Mysteries' or 'The X-Files' that had all of this stuff in it....I always had trouble getting to sleep, because I was concvinced they were waiting until I drifted off to take me.. I remember an episode of 'The X-Files' in particular called 'Duanne Berry' and it opens with him getting abducted in the middle of the night....I was terrified for a long time after that...........


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 5:38 PMI also remember my parents showing me and a friend 'Halloween' on Halloween night when we were maybe 11 or so with all the lights off.........Oh the memories....


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 5:52 PMInvaders From Mars...the original


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 6:00 PMI remember a trailer for a movie called " magic " I think about a puppeteer. There a scene where somebody opens a closet and finds a creepy puppet. The other ones were posters for 2 ,movies: Happy Birthday To me and a weird one called ABSURD.


OvomorphMember1 XPApr-01-2012 6:02 PMBelieve it or not, Arachnophobia was the only film to succeed in keeping me literally awake all night, neatly punctuated with short nightmare bursts. I can still remember feeling of being under siege from spiders on every wall coming after me. But watching The Thing remake with my older brother was horrendous - it was the first time I found deception attributed to evil and the concept crippled me. Same with Alien. @craigamore, yeah Unsolved Mysteries was so scary and yet so addictive. And some X-Files episodes like the fluke worm one and the stretchy guy really were chilling. Must also mention an Outer Limits episode about the Boogey Man - scared me pissless (and I was well into my teens)!


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 6:15 PMThe original "House on Haunted Hill" with Vincent Price. Not because it was that scary but because every kid in the neighborhood and beyond built it up WAY out of proportion. When you went into the theater, you were convinced you'd be frightened. I agree with Starbeast. Some of the Outer Limits episodes scared the **** out of me.

mister me

OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 7:44 PMWell the Alien movie played one Sunday night and I was on edge striaght away. Mid way through I realised the bad bits would happen later. Got scared by those scenes. Aliens did the same when the Marines land and open that door to the complex. The original Salems Lot scared me to death when you see the vamp near the prison cell!!!! In my childhood the hammer vampire movies scared me. I wanted to watch them but I was terrified of Dracula. I`d lie on the couch hiding away - wierd :) Developed a fear of old Drac, didnt bother with ghosts or monsters. Drac was my boogy man :D Now, dont laugh but seeing the T Rex in Jurrasic Park for the First time put me on edge - great work. Communion scared me and left me feeling ill as I watched it in the cinema. Couldnt sleep properly for weeks afterwards. I hated those Grey puppet things in the movie - they made me feel like a scared child.


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 8:06 PM@CanadaPhil...cannot believe anyone remembers the Dragon's Domain episode from Space: 1999! I remember watching that at about 10 years old in the mid 70's at my grandparents house and waking up from nightmares of the beastie with the big eye. It was my first real terror in Sci-fi and was what hooked me forever. Considering that I still occasionally wake up from a nightmare of the alien (from the 79 Alien) chasing me or hiding from it...I'd have to say that the xeno has been a life-long lurker in the dark places in my head.


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 8:42 PMYou remember that too ???? That seriously messed me up for like a week. Couldnt sleep. Geez the CBC used to run that show within an hour of The Wonderful World of Disney!!! Hahahaha


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 9:31 PMI think the first film that ever shocked me to the core was soldier blue because i wasn't expecting the violence and the part where the cavalry sliced off an indian squaws breasts to make a tobacco pouch out of it was really shocking for a 10 year old. The scenes where they slaughtered and butchered children were also horrific and they were piled up in a huge heap at the end and was really graphic for its day. This was a film Without question, in its unedited form, SOLDIER BLUE is one of the most upsetting and violent films of all times, perhaps even THE most violent. This remains so, even though the film was released way back in 1970. And up until late 2006, you could only see an uncut version of this film via imports. Lionsgate Video, however, has rectified this. Basically a fictional re-enactment of the infamous 1864 Sand Creek massacre in Colorado by the U.S. Cavalry on a Cheyenne Indian village and the events that lead up to it, but actually based on Theodore V. Olsen's novel "Arrow In The Sun", SOLDIER BLUE, directed by Ralph Nelson (of CHARLY and LILIES OF THE FIELD fame), stars Candice Bergen and Peter Strauss as, respectively, a Cheyenne-raised white woman and a disenfranchised U.S. Cavalry officer who have survived a savage attack by Cheyenne Indians on an Army payroll wagon train and are forced to be together to survive, even as they disagree starkly on who is right in the white man-versus-Indian conflict. Eventually, of course, they start to fall in love. This gives a story that otherwise might be interpreted as an arguably pretentious attempt to link the Cavalry's atrocities of the past to the modern Army's behavior in Vietnam a certain amount of emotional validity. But it also leaves the viewer heavily unprepared for the incredibly horrific massacre that climaxes the film. Even today, this massacre, a sequence of unbelievably extreme violence that involves hacked body parts, rape, and infinite bloodshed, makes SOLDIER BLUE very difficult for viewers to watch. In fact, when the film was re-released in 1974, much of that bloodshed was chopped off so the film could somehow get a 'PG' rating; it is that version that American viewers have had to put up with on video until late 2006. Apart from the brutal nature of that final sequence, the film's depiction of the Army as a bunch of bloodthirsty savages does not make SOLDIER BLUE an easy film to agree with--and contrary to what a previous reviewer said, I don't think it even comes close to being a politically correct movie. It may not be a masterpiece, the way THE WILD BUNCH or SAVING PRIVATE RYAN were (and they too were incredibly ferocious in terms of violence). But it's good that SOLDIER BLUE has finally made it to DVD in its original uncut form so that people can now judge its validity in whole, regardless of its politics or, even more, its enormously graphic finale. It is a film that HAS to be seen today. Here in the uk you could buy this film in its full uncut version on cine film projection and that's how i first saw it its one of those films that stay with you for years long after the credits have rolled.


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 9:23 PMfor me it was when CBS aired "The Exorcist in 1979, although it was heavily edited, and broken up into a "2 Night Event" (pffft) that film pretty much scared me for life. i only saw the Sunday night broadcast of "Part 1", but that was ENOUGH to keep me up for well over a week(s), and has had a lasting affect on my psyche cut to 2012, i now respect that film, i watch it now, still makes the hair on the back of my thick neck stand up in some parts, but i find the secondary plot of Ft. Karras and his elderly mother far more sad / frightening than i do Ragan's transformation. funny how time can change ones perspective on what one finds scary really superb writing / acting / directing, it's one of those iconic films from the 1970's era of unforgettable films ironically, Ridley Scott said in the ALIEN Laserdisc Box Set, that during pre-production on ALIEN, Scott said he "watched, and re-watched The Exorcist over and over, and over again" to study the stark tone of that film, which is what he wanted / needed for ALIEN to have um...i'd say it worked. yikes...

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OvomorphMember0 XPApr-01-2012 11:26 PM1. C3K: Barry abducted by the alien visiitors. 2. Alien: Chest buster scene. 3. Dr. Who: 'The Space Ark' guy being swallowed up by the larva creature. 4. Poltergeist: Ghost spirit floating down the stairs. 5. Fantastic Voyage: Dr. Michaels being swallowed up by the monocyte. 6. Dr. Who: 'Seeds of Doom' Krynoid swelling to gigantic size. 8. Jaws: shark looking for chow under unsuspecting swimmers. 9. Amytiville Horror: Red Eyes outside the window 10. Space: 1999: the same episode CanadaPhil is talking about.


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-02-2012 8:49 AM^^^^ Wow... someone else who remembers Dragon's Domain. The 3 of us must be all be 40ish then.

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OvomorphMember0 XPApr-02-2012 9:15 AMI'm 40. I had to look up the episode wiki to see if it was the one I thought it was. It was!


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-03-2012 12:31 PMMario Bava's "Black Sabbath" scared the living **** out of me when I was 8 years old. It's still one of the scariest films ever, not to mention the fact that the band Black Sabbath took their name from this film.

Geddy Giger

OvomorphMember0 XPApr-03-2012 8:53 PMRemember the puppet in the Anthony Hopkins movie "Magic"? That commercial had me freaking out as a kid in my footie pajamas. Maybe someone can put that scary bastard up here...found him. [img][IMG][/IMG][/img]


OvomorphMember0 XPApr-05-2012 10:02 AMi remember tod browning's film freaks black and white but very disturbing for its day . Today we have big brother lol


OvomorphMember0 XPMay-13-2012 8:48 PMMy aunt and uncle took me to see the original Alien in 1979. I was 10 at the time, and I had nightmares for months.
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