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Top 5 Movies That Scared You As A Child

Fill up your queue for the Halloween weekend with the Top 5 Movies That Scared You As A Child.  Discover which movies shaped Anderson’s taste for disturbing films and the ones Bryan could not stay in the theater to watch.  Plus, find out which of our listeners will get to participate as Anderson and Bryan record their commentary of The Human Centipede (First Sequence).  *Note: The 1st segment of the show has audio issues that are addressed for the 2nd and 3rd segments. We appologize for the inconvenience.

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41 thoughts on “Top 5 Movies That Scared You As A Child

  1. i vaguely remember ‘IT’ on tv when i was a kid
    put me off clowns, i don’t know why my parents let me watch part 2

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    Posted by marcus | November 16, 2011, 4:41 PM
  2. I’m really surprised no one mentioned “The Wizard of Oz”. Isn’t every child scared of the tornado and the flying monkeys?
    When I was in around 4th grade, my school showed “The Haunting” (1963) in our gym for halloween. Literally gave me nightmares.
    I always say the scariest movie I’ll ever see is “Jaws”. Though not really a child (I was 12), no film could ever scare me as much. I’d get freaked out swimming in lake Michigan that summer…

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    Posted by Darb | November 9, 2011, 6:28 AM
  3. Just a note on “de facto”. It means what’s actually, or “in fact”, the case instead of what’s dictated on paper or by law (which is “de jure”). An example would be if you believe that Dick Cheney was pulling the strings in the Bush Administration, then he was the de facto leader of the country while Bush was the de jure leader.

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    Posted by Scott | November 6, 2011, 12:14 PM
  4. I’m baffled that no one has said Time Bandits yet. That poor British kid was sleeping peacefully when a giant face and a crowd of scruffy little people abducted him. I’m still sort of traumatized.

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    Posted by Shayna | November 5, 2011, 7:55 PM
  5. I loved being reminded of It’s Alive. I rented it as a kid entirely because of the VHS cover of the claws hanging out the side of a carriage. Also, it’s really funny how Anderson can’t seem to stop thinking about Valhalla Rising – it tends to have that effect. I personally love the film, but I’d never recommend it to anyone who doesn’t have a solid background knowledge of Norse mythology, or who isn’t interested in such things.

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    Posted by Ryan the Viking | November 5, 2011, 12:55 PM
  6. As a child growing up in Boston in the early 80’s, Channel 56 would offer Creature Double Feature every Sat afternoon. Vivid memories of great horror movies watched as a child (luckily during the light of day). But one movie in particular really bugged me out: War of the Gargantuans. Brown monster was the “good” monster, green was the evil one. Recalling the scene where the green monster is looking up from below the water still terrifies me.

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    Posted by Beantown Brian | November 4, 2011, 5:52 AM
  7. Great podcast this week. The movie that scared me as a kid was “The Omen” and that cheesy TV movie about nuclear war called “The Day After.”

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    Posted by KIKI WHITE (@kikishoes) | November 3, 2011, 6:55 AM
  8. Hey I’m not sure if you guys already did this one but you should do a top 5 fight scenes. I’m talking melee no firearms. And if you guys do end up doing it and the ending of Ong Bak 2 isn’t on one of your lists, I’m coming after you both. I know where you work…

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    Posted by Tiga | November 1, 2011, 6:29 PM
  9. I loved this episode so very much…However I had a dream in which I was needle pointing with my boyfriend while watching ET however it was inner-cut with scenes from Snuff, and my boyfriend said to me. I’m sorry about kicking your bush it was the prison rage! Any idea what thats about?

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    Posted by Jes | November 1, 2011, 9:44 AM
  10. In 1978 I was six years old and my parents, in a true ‘wtf’ were they thinking moment, took me to see Midnight Express. How I wish I would have had Anderson’s trucker hat to filter for me that night. I still give them grief about it to this day.

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    Posted by JC | November 1, 2011, 5:56 AM
  11. Happy Halloween to all.

    Felt like I needed to share a horror film I just stumbled across on a netfuck’s instant recommendation. The Girl Next Door from 07, not the garbage comedy from 04. Crazy, and apparently somewhat true, story set in the “mind your own business” 1950s.

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    Posted by Mike | October 31, 2011, 8:12 PM
  12. Bryan, yes ET totally fucked my shit up. Always has. Doesn’t help that my initials are ET and when I was little my dad told me ET was my brother. Thanks dad. Love the show guys!!!

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    Posted by Estrella Trevino | October 31, 2011, 7:20 PM
  13. What the hell. That is the list of the scariest movies from childhood? Maybe I am a different age group but although many movies freaked me out for a short time, the one movie that scarred me well into adulthood was by far Jaws. Corny now of course but as a sheltered child, who was not allowed to see hardly any movies and snuck over to a friends to watch it, it was burned into the dark recesses of my child mind. I would have panic attacks every time we went into any body of water most of my childhood. I live in Florida now and I am still nervous in the ocean. I love dark, twisted, wrong movies now and am so desensitized so it is very difficult to touch that nerve but Jaws did long-term physiological damage.

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    Posted by Pete B | October 31, 2011, 1:09 PM
  14. Thanks to Creepshow, I will not eat Raisin Bran to this day.

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    Posted by Huffmeister | October 31, 2011, 10:03 AM
  15. man……. i want to add that super hero doc to my fuckflix and I cant find the list. guess I get to listen to the episode again. YESSSSSS

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    Posted by Joshua Kimmel | October 31, 2011, 4:29 AM
  16. I have to wonder why Bryan kept calling me divinebrown and why a guy would be called divinelight.:) I laughed my ass off for a long time before they figured it out. Awesome show!

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    Posted by Brittany | October 31, 2011, 2:00 AM
  17. Wow! Anderson – you scare me. I can’t believe you mentioned “It’s Alive”. I was just trying to look that movie up recently on IMB. It came out in the 70’s and I vaguely recall an ice cream truck scene, but yeah – just the title alone scared me as a kid – reacting similarly to The Human Centipede. Poltergeist was crazy scary back when and really good and so was Creepshow. Again, Anderson you nailed it with the creature in the crate. Thanks for what you do guys.

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    Posted by Rob | October 30, 2011, 3:48 AM
  18. Ghoulies. 1985. Also has a gnarly clown scene. Top five evil clown films? Love the clinking beers upon the unveiling of large marge as the first selection.

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    Posted by jglynn (@jglynn) | October 29, 2011, 10:53 PM
  19. Logan your reading reminds me of 2nd grade when the stupid kids would read out loud and fuck up constantly. Try reading out loud on your free time before you embarrass yourself again. No sympathy.

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    Posted by Brian | October 29, 2011, 3:17 PM
  20. I just had to share a couple movies my dad took me to see, that he definitely shouldn’t have. When I was 10 he took me AND A FRIEND to see Cape Fear, it scarred me for life. Also, Creepshow 2. For years afterward he would whisper “Thanks for the ride lady” to me before puting me to bed! To Bryan’s point, about transformation, the scene in Teen Wolf when MJF turns into the werewolf for the first time in the bathroom scared the bejesus out of me as a child. Great ep guys!

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    Posted by Josh Butler | October 29, 2011, 8:17 AM
  21. I don’t even recall the title of my earliest scarey movie, but I DO REMEMBER that Anderson’s Mother had to leave the theatre and walk me home…annoying child that I was! Apart from that, The Exorcist was my first and last ‘scarring’ experience in a theatre. I was urged (bullied) to attend by two male friends who claimed ‘it’ll be ok’…I disagreeD but succombed to pressure. I am still haunted by flashbacks! 🙂 That was the 70’s…

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    Posted by Jeanie Johnston | October 29, 2011, 7:41 AM
  22. Bryan, GREAT call on that scene from Superman III. I saw that movie at a drive-in with my parents. The scene STILL freaks me the fuck out.

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    Posted by Scott in NC | October 29, 2011, 6:33 AM
  23. I thought Return to OZ would get more than a passing mention. It has Dorothy in a room full of heads in jars that come alive and scream at her. Holy shit. The wheelers also left me upset and concerned as a young child. “Parents” is also a creepy one, featuring a cannibalistic Randy Quaid. Very disturbing, though it was classified as a black comedy.

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    Posted by Ian | October 28, 2011, 10:29 PM
  24. oh my dudes, thanks for the shout out. that was really really colorful. second time one of my emails/comments have been read. I’ve been following you guys for min, listened to all the ACE broadcasts twice (except the SNL alum episode, not your best effort). i lub the show and i lub both of yous. imma try and keep sending stuff in, im trying to be a contributor to the show.

    btw tight THE THING. THE THING FTW. you made one terrible misstep though — you GOTTA mention the part when homie’s chest opens up when dude is giving him CPR. SWAG!

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    Posted by Scott Stoops | October 28, 2011, 9:03 PM
  25. Did either of you see Gremlins when it came out? I was 6 and it was in the theater that was pretty scary. It was a double feature with this crazy movie where a guy drives a rocket car through a mountain and another dimension… I have no idea what that was but I remember it being pretty strange. I love the show. If it is not too much trouble you guys should list your top suggestions for the netflix streaming, Thanks.

    James.

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    Posted by James | October 28, 2011, 7:25 PM
  26. The Twilight Zone movie “wanna see something really scary?” scene with Dan Aykroyd scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. I just watched it on Youtube and it’s hilarious. Although my 3 year old was watching over my shoulder and I think he might be damaged now…

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    Posted by Dano | October 28, 2011, 7:14 PM
  27. I feel validated after hearing Anderson talk about his dad, because my parents made me watch the same movies. In fact, I saw Jaws in the theater when I was 2 or 3. What were they thinking?!?!?

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    Posted by CJ | October 28, 2011, 4:50 PM
  28. For years I thought I was alone on being terrified of the robot in “Superman III,” but in recent years I have discovered that many were traumatized by that thing.

    http://forgottenfilmcast.wordpress.com/

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    Posted by thesquonk | October 28, 2011, 1:59 PM
  29. My 1st scary movie memory was 1978s Invasion of the body snatchers.

    ROBOT VAGINA!

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    Posted by FLOORM@ | October 28, 2011, 1:15 PM
  30. After watching “Horrors of the Black Museum” as a kid, I was afraid to look in binoculars for years

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    Posted by tab | October 28, 2011, 12:15 PM
  31. the guy who’s head blew up in Scanners used to live across the street from my aunt.

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    Posted by Peter | October 28, 2011, 11:10 AM
  32. What about child’s play? haha

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    Posted by Kyle Cahill (@KyleCahill67) | October 28, 2011, 10:58 AM
  33. I’ve never agreed with Bryan more than Superman 3. It was my submission for listener top 5. Good work guys.

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    Posted by Dan Heneghan | October 28, 2011, 10:34 AM
  34. This would have been a perfect Top 5 for a younger or older guest. Lists were fine, but how about some views from outside the late 70s / early 80s?

    Also, loved the strange After Disaster love making styles tangent.

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    Posted by Tom | October 28, 2011, 8:15 AM
  35. Logan! For not posting the list of movies mentioned, YOU’RE FIRED!

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    Posted by Alexander | October 28, 2011, 7:57 AM
  36. Bryan’s photo scares children.

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    Posted by jax | October 28, 2011, 5:58 AM
  37. My crazy parents took me to see Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in the theater. I was f’n 4! A still beating heart being ripped out of a guys chest, perfect lets bring the family

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    Posted by MikeD in VT | October 28, 2011, 4:09 AM

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