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things that freaked you out as a kid

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:03 pm
by little_chef_eva09
If there was anything in particular that you happened to think was weird or creepy as a child, feel free to share it here. This could get random but definitely interesting! :D

My sister used to be deathly afraid of jack-o-lanterns. She would have dreams that she'd get lost in a pumpkin and would wake up and go to my mom.

Right now I can't think of anything in particular, but I'm sure I'll come up with something later. :lol:

little chef

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:25 pm
by lizardgirl
I used to have a Pocahontus alarm clock, and on the top was that raccoon from the film. It used to look really creepy in the dark, as though it was staring, so I had to get rid of the clock and get a new one.:lol:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:09 am
by Fairly Odd New Yorker
We used to hide in the downstairs closet to scare people, and my mom always told us not to because we'd fall through the sheet rock. I kept getting this image from what I think was a Twilight Zone episode, where a girl was wandering around in blackness, like a TV, and no one could get her out. I thought the same would happen to me if I fell through the sheet rock. :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:28 am
by Hannahmation
When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, my brother who is 3 years younger than me stuck a key in one of the outlets in my room. He was fine; it just scared him. But it left a hole on the cover to the outlet. I was afraid to sleep in my room because I thought ghosts and monsters would come out of the hole. Quite silly looking back at it!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:14 am
by The Star Swordsman
When I was little, I was scared of spiders, witches, draculas, darkness and death.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:15 am
by Hannahmation
I was afraid of spiders too, TSS. Still am actually!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:18 am
by The Star Swordsman
I guess the reason why I was creeped out with spiders is because they are bigger than insects and some have the ability to kill humans.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:38 am
by queen_of_painting
Sharks, oceans, and dark water. :`-(

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:16 am
by The Star Swordsman
Wow, a lot of them have to do with water huh?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:27 am
by Sky
Do any of you guys remember The Land Before Time? Well, when were little, my sister and I used to LOVE that movie and around the time of the movie's release Pizza Hut had these collectable rubber hand puppets, there were about 5 or 6 of them. Each with a different dinosaur from the movie. So we collected all of them and had them on our dresser, but one of them, Sharp Tooth used to freak us out when it was dark because we thought it was evil and it was staring at us. So we ended up throwing it over out next door neighbour's fence to get rid of it. 8D

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:32 am
by queen_of_painting
The Star Swordsman wrote:Wow, a lot of them have to do with water huh?

Well, I'll admit the last two are due to my extreme fear of sharks. If someone paid me a million dollars to go far enough into the ocean so that my feet could no longer touch the bottom, I'd be too chicken to do it. No sir, I'll stick to land!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:41 am
by Fairly Odd New Yorker
Rachel: I had the same things!! :lol: But, we always shoved Sharp Tooth under all the toys in the box - he was rather creepy. Especially in contrast to the others, which were so happy looking ... I just did not want to put my hand inside that thing! :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:43 am
by JesusFreak
This guy...

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After seeing the movie 'Child's Play', I was terrified of this little doll. I would have nightmare after nightmare, and my mom would have to comfort me so I would go back to sleep. I remember one nightmare in particular, I was being chased in my elementary school, and from the images I can remember, it would make a great horror movie, camera angles and all. :P Thing didn't get much better when I found a 'Good Guy' for sale at the local Spencer's gift shop. Man, did that scare the crap out of me...So yeah, thanks Mom for letting me watch that movie. :x

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:57 am
by Sky
There was also another movie, Howard the Duck. That costume looked frea-ky. I was both scared and intrigued by that character. Same with Falkor from The NeverEnding Story with its big eyes.

FONY - Ha ha! I can imagine a lot of other kids trying to hide their Sharp Tooth puppets, now.

JesusFreak - Yeah, me too! My mum let my sister, friend and I watch all three Child's Play movies. We must have been about 9 or 10 at the time. I didn't want to watch them, but you know how it is at that age, you don't want to seem like a wuss. That movie really disturbed me, to the point where I can't watch scary movies with a lot of suspense, especially the part in the toy factory where [spoil]the factory worker gets pinned under the machinery by Chucky, or when the guy gets crushed in the garbage truck.[/spoil] *shudder* The funny thing is, I watched a little bit of the movie on TV the other day, and it's actually quite cheesy and laughable. I still don't think I'd be able to watch all of it, though.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:03 am
by JesusFreak
Rachel - Almost every time I see a garbage truck, that's what I think of...*shiver* That is definitely a phobia of mine...Though there is no chance of it ever happening to me. :P