Things that scared you as a kid

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by Tsunade » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:01 pm

Rubix wrote:
Tsunade wrote:Gremlins


I could never find them scary they were just too funny.

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I was terrified of them in the first film when they transformed from something as cute as gizmo into some sort of terrifying hobgoblin. The second one is one of my favourite films though...

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by OrangeRakoon » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:39 pm

I borrowed a book about folk stories from the library at primary school and it gave me nightmares.

I will still refuse to step foot inside a fairy circle, but that's just common sense right?

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by Rapidly-Greying » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:42 pm

My uncle's massive pulsating erection.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:01 pm

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by Dangerblade » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:48 pm

There was an advert in the early 1990s for Lynx (99% sure it was for that) and it featured a talking shower unit saying "Good morning Bob, what you doing Bob?" or something along those lines. It terrified me to the point that my parents wouldn't watch ITV when I was in the room.

I've searched for it several times over the years but no dice, if anybody can do some sleuthing and find it I'd be eager to see the nostalgia rush/PTSD it gives me.

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by Rubix » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:55 pm

Dangerblade wrote:There was an advert in the early 1990s for Lynx (99% sure it was for that) and it featured a talking shower unit saying "Good morning Bob, what you doing Bob?" or something along those lines. It terrified me to the point that my parents wouldn't watch ITV when I was in the room.

I've searched for it several times over the years but no dice, if anybody can do some sleuthing and find it I'd be eager to see the nostalgia rush/PTSD it gives me.


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by Green Gecko » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:11 pm

I once dreamt that a 3 bulb spotlight was firing laser beams at me repeatedly, I'm pretty sure it physically hurt, so now I have a fear of specifically 3-part spotligt arrangements; the box for the original unit showed up recently (came down from the attic with some stuff in) at my mum's house and gave me phear. I'm 29 and this is my story, hope it helps someone.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 pm

Burglars/intruders. This might sound rather far fetched but as a kid I had a dream that my house was broken into when low and behold that very night it was. To this day I am super paranoid about making sure windows and doors are locked and have a recurring nightmare about waking up and disturbing a burglar.

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by Lagamorph » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Burglars/intruders. This might sound rather far fetched but as a kid I had a dream that my house was broken into when low and behold that very night it was. To this day I am super paranoid about making sure windows and doors are locked and have a recurring nightmare about waking up and disturbing a burglar.

One day I thought I'd walked in on a burglar when I came home from school.

I got home, unlocked the door and in the living room was a man with a huge beard that I didn't recognise. I froze up, terrified and was about to tell him to just take whatever he wanted and please not to hurt me.


Turned out it was my dad who had come home from working in Saudi Arabia early as a surprise and he just hadn't shaved yet since he grew a beard over there to protect his face from sunburn :fp:

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by kerr9000 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:48 pm

Three things scared me stupid as a young kid

1) The War of the worlds music it was the Martians cry of UUUUlaaaaaaaaa my folks played this when I was very young and it scared me stupid.
2) MJ's Thriller both the music and the music video which my older brother would insist on listening to even though it scared me
3) The Devil .... Basically when I was around 6 our teacher would tell us if we didnt pray hard enough and keep our eyes closed etc we would rot in hell and the devil would come and get us she was a really old witch

I was between 4 and 8 in all of the above cases. The funny thing is latter in life I would come to love the first 2

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by Preezy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:58 pm

kerr9000 wrote:The Devil .... Basically when I was around 6 our teacher would tell us if we didnt pray hard enough and keep our eyes closed etc we would rot in hell and the devil would come and get us she was a really old witch

Ah, religion :wub:

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by Ironhide » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:02 pm

I've just thought of another thing; when I was around 2 or 3 my parents used to frequently listen to Oxygene by Jean-Michel Jarre, it was like no other music I'd ever heard and it freaked me out.

Now, 30 odd years later I love it.

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by RichardUK » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:16 pm

RichardUK wrote:When I was a child I loved a program called “round the twist” (the theme tune is now stuck in my head, and yours if you have ever seen it) but one episode I remember this really terrifying scarecrow that really did give me nightmares


Found it! Fast forward to 11:00 mins in


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by Moggy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:32 am

We used to have a big tree in the front garden and I can remember being terrified that it was going to fall over and crash through the house. I am not sure how old I was, but I think I had read a book where a tree fell into a house and I was scared for months that it was going to happen to us.

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by Ad7 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:50 am

I remember constantly being afraid I was going to piss myself in public, and then one day it happend. Piss swilling everywhere, I could have died from embarrassment.

and then I got OFF the bus ahhhhhh


I was 28 years old

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PostRe: Things that scared you as a kid
by Jenuall » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:09 am

Death. I went through a period as a child where I really struggled to come to terms with death as a concept, it would keep me awake at night and I was continually pestering my parents for reassurance on it.

Happy childhood days!

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PostRe: Things that scared you as a kid
by Garth » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:21 am

ET :dread:

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by Jenuall » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:35 am

Ad7 wrote:I remember constantly being afraid I was going to piss myself in public, and then one day it happend. Piss swilling everywhere, I could have died from embarrassment.

and then I got OFF the bus ahhhhhh


I was 28 years old


:lol:

My expectations were confounded and from thence the humour arose.

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PostRe: Things that scared you as a kid
by Octoroc » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:58 am

Garth wrote:ET :dread:


A living turd with glowing fingers. The stuff of nightmares.


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