we all have that movie we saw too young and probably scarred us for life.
RETURN TO OZ
The Secret of NIMH
The Shining. I was eight. Thanks, dad.
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. I was also eight. I had nightmares about those ear-worms for days. My mother has not forgiven the birthday-party-mom who took us to see it and it’s been thirty-five years. I’m over it (it’s one of my favorite movies now) but my mother…she will never be over it.
Babes from Toyland. I was five and still get a chill down my spine at the thought.
The Birds. I was five.
Return to Oz and Dark Crystal are tied.
IT and Killer Klowns From Outer Space.
Hilariously, it was Princess Bride. I watched it when it first came out, I was probably five, and I thought it was a horror film. The ROUSes scared the living shit out of me, and the last thing I remember staying in the room for was Westley screaming as they sucked 50 years from him. I finally watched it again when I was 13 and LOVED it.
Fantasia. The wizard scared the crap out of me. I never rewatched it. I was 4.
Either Candyman or Poltergeist 3.
Probably Poltergeist 3 really. When I was 6. With my mum.