We all have that one movie that we watched as kids – the one we had a feeling somewhere in the middle of our viewing that we should definitely not be watching – and it has stayed with us forever.
What yours is might have something to do with your age (I think there are many GenXers who thought Return to Oz was some kind of nightmare before other people remembered it too), but there are some scary movies (like Hitchcock) that are inter-generational.
The movie that traumatized you doesn’t have to be scary, though. As you’ll see, sometimes it’s the saddest ones that make you feel as if you’re never going to be okay again.
Twitter user Ashley Bower asked the question and kicked things off with her own response – Jumanji. The original, of course, and sort of an odd choice, maybe.
Oh this is a good one.
I'll start: Jumanji pic.twitter.com/q9aVSi1Grq
— Ashley Bower (@loudandfearless) February 18, 2020
Below are 13 of the most relatable responses, complete with images that will bring those moments back, full force.
13. Great, now I’m going to have nightmares. Again.
Oh, and pic.twitter.com/ys8Fl6tKSu
— cookiebreath (@noodletrain) February 19, 2020
12. There are so many horrifying parts of this movie.
Pinochio. The scene where Lampwick turns into a donkey freaked me out. pic.twitter.com/5EKO0JLP0r
— Vivian 👩🏻🏫 🥗 ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (@vivkinder) February 18, 2020
11. An achievement in animation…and frightening children.
this animation movie broke me from inside i will NEVER rewatch it ever again (i’m 21 now) and will not show it to my future kids. nope. pic.twitter.com/KzED56H7Uq
— 𝔞𝔫𝔫𝔞⁷🔥 (@JJKDI0R) February 19, 2020
10. Does anyone still drive behind these trucks?
Traumatized me as a teen and still traumatizes me as an adult 😖 pic.twitter.com/etvySZNe11
— Diane Thao Placencia (@diane_thao) February 19, 2020
9. Maybe THIS is why fewer Millennials are having kids?
— Kathy😷(#WashYourF*ckingHands)😷 (@everybodyzzmama) February 19, 2020
8. I could have gone my whole life without seeing this again.
— preach (@preachdnb) February 19, 2020
7. I am also suspicious of birds. Especially ones that are smarter than my toddler.
— DebbieDoesResist (@DebbieDeb1007) February 19, 2020
6. Also the flying monkeys…holy crap.
Wizard of Oz. When those feet curled up underneath Dorothy’s house… 😳 pic.twitter.com/lqHLDQmxe7
— Lisa Bee (@leebee4life) February 19, 2020
5. There is not a single scene in this movie that isn’t terrifying.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit…Do I even need to say why? pic.twitter.com/icjgzp1kzI
— Tristan Petty (@leiliaoieoawiej) February 19, 2020
4. His job was to CATCH CHILDREN.
The CHILD CATCHER from Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang. CHILD. CATCHER. Literally. pic.twitter.com/0rABv6DyrK
— Mulled Whine ~ I’m not gonna debate you, Jerry. (@OGintheOP) February 19, 2020
3. It’s definitely some kind of cautionary tale, that’s for sure.
This is 100% a horror film:
“Not a speck of light is showing
So the danger must be growing
Are the fires of Hell a-glowing
Is the grisly reaper mowing” pic.twitter.com/ApDs0Pb6fZ
— Texaspodcastmassacre (@TXpodmassacre) February 19, 2020
2. Nightmare fuel, for sure.
I’ll be alone in this one but Mars Attacks traumatized me to my core as a kid. Even now at 26 year old I have nightmares about it. 👾 pic.twitter.com/ckEuoy9LjV
— love ❤️ (@bcfckyou) February 19, 2020
1. Stahhhhhhhp it.
— Carl Hott (@cwhott) February 19, 2020
Mine is probably Return to Oz or Land Before Time…
Though I’ve seen plenty of actual horror movies in my life that still rear their ugly heads when I’m home alone at night.
What would your answer be? Share it with us in the comments!