When you’re a kid, your grasp on reality is loose at best. There are a lot of things out there you’re not entirely sure are real, like blue whales, and a lot of things you’re convinced are real, like the monster under your bed. Separating facts from fiction is even harder when you watch a lot of movies.
As production assistant Ashley Bower showed with her viral tweet about movies, most kids are absolutely convinced the scary stuff is 100% real, and are terrorized by that for the rest of their lives.
She asked for people to share the movies that scarred them as children, listing her own as Jumanji, a kids movie where children are sucked into a board game and almost killed over and over. Delightful!
Oh this is a good one.
I’ll start: Jumanji pic.twitter.com/q9aVSi1Grq
— Ashley Bower (@loudandfearless) February 18, 2020
Some of the films people shared in response are legit scary horror films they had no business watching young, but a lot of bad memories came from children’s movies depicting weird and gruesome stuff. Where were the adults in the room when these decisions were being made? I’m talking about both the parents and the directors. Looking at you, Disney.
Pinochio. The scene where Lampwick turns into a donkey freaked me out. pic.twitter.com/5EKO0JLP0r
— Vivian ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (@vivkinder) February 18, 2020
The CHILD CATCHER from Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang. CHILD. CATCHER. Literally. pic.twitter.com/0rABv6DyrK
— Mulled Whine ~ The @GOP is fascist garbage. (@OGintheOP) February 19, 2020
Wizard of Oz. When those feet curled up underneath Dorothy’s house… pic.twitter.com/lqHLDQmxe7
— Lisa Bee (@leebee4life) February 19, 2020
— preach (@preachdnb) February 19, 2020
— Gamma Bomb Survivor (@Banner7997) February 19, 2020
— cookiebreath (@noodletrain) February 19, 2020
Bro the zombies in Scooby-Doo on zombie island were literally real and the gang lost the camera that had proof on it bro THE ZOMBIES WERE REAL https://t.co/IsO3sywUQ5
— skala can have little a skalami (@pochowek) February 19, 2020
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
When they pulled the heart out I asked my mom if I could go play arcade games in the lobby. https://t.co/cTL2rq0LVX
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 19, 2020
Return to Oz. Those wheelers and the heads on a shelf? Come on! I actually thought it was a nightmare for years until someone mentioned hating that movie as well. pic.twitter.com/9K4BroLIm4
— Bike Repair Bear (@Hostilebear) February 19, 2020
No doubt about it:
I’m a San Diego native and seeing this with my older sisters when it came out made me give up Boogie Boarding for like a month pic.twitter.com/pH5usvsoyv
— RRP at Law (@RRPatLaw) February 19, 2020