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When you were a child, was there a movie you saw in the cinema that scared you so much, you left the theater?

Asked by JackAdams (6484points) August 28th, 2008

I ran out on two films: One was House On Haunted Hill (when the woman opened her jewelry box and saw the severed head) and the other was, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (when the horned cyclops appeared on the screen).

I was a coward in those days, I guess. Now, I own both films on DVD. (I refuse to watch either of them alone at night, with the lights off, without a naked lady next to me.)

August 28, 2008, 9:19 PM EDT

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trudacia's avatar

Magic!! It was an old movie with a freaky mannequin. Scared the hell out of me and I had nightmares for a year. Show me a mannequin to this day and I still want to run and hide.

jrpowell's avatar

We went to see Return of the Jedi in the theater when I was six. Apparently I freaked out and started crying. We had to leave the theater.

aanuszek1's avatar

When I was 7-ish my mom took me and my brother to see “The Grinch” (with Jim Carrey). My little brother was so scared we had to leave… at least we got rain checks… and then we never used them.

lapilofu's avatar

I was watching “The Tommyknockers” on TV and I got so freaked out that I couldn’t finish it.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Two words: Jurassic. Park.

Of course, I watch the movie now and laugh my ass off.

hannahsugs's avatar

Aladdin! The part with the lava and the magic carpet. I was about 3 years old, and my Mom and I waited in the lobby for the rest of the movie while my sisters and dad finished it. For years I refused to watch it, still thinking it was to scary.

SuperMouse's avatar

It hasn’t happened to me personally as a child, but I have a cousin going on 40 who is afraid of water to this day because of seeing Jaws in the theater as a kid.

As a grown up I could not stand watching Deliverance. I’m serious, I was watching it edited for television and I had to turn it off, I was absolutely terrified.

augustlan's avatar

Never! I loved being scared out of my wits! I’d be terrified after the movie…trying to go to sleep, all the lights off, absolutely sure something was under my bed. Never kept me from watching the next scary movie, though. I still love them.

tinyfaery's avatar

My parents once dragged me to church for a showing of some movie that was about the rapture. I do not remember the name, but it depicted people disappearing, hiding, standing in line to get the mark, etc. Why my parents chose to make me watch this is beyond me. I got scared and had to go to the “nursery” with the kids under 5. I was about 7 or 8, and I remember hearing the movie from the main auditorium, and thinking about what it would be like. Nice propaganda for a child. However, it didn’t work.

JackAdams's avatar

Good for you. I always admire people who are able to resist brainwashing.

August 29, 2008, 12:43 AM EDT

trogdor_87's avatar

One word “IT”.

andrew's avatar

Batman I.

I also had horrible nightmares from commercials of nightmare on elm street on UPN.

trudacia's avatar

@trogdor, that insane clown was the scariest. I remember the book being really scary as well.

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