22 Times People Ignored The R Rating On Horror Movies And Were Genuinely Traumatised As A Result

    "I used to sleep with a rosary on, and I kept holy water by my bed."

    We all remember the first time we saw a horror movie, and for a lot of us, I bet it was faaar earlier than perhaps it should've been!

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community about the horror movies they watched too early and how it has affected them. Here are the best responses!

    1. Pet Sematary

    The cat from "Per Sematary" looking scary

    2. It (1990)

    Tim Curry as Pennywise pointing at the camera in "It"

    Here's that photo album scene in case you're curious:

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    3. Phantoms

    Ben Affleck as Sheriff Bryce Hammond and Rose McGowan as Lisa Pailey in "Phantoms"

    If you're wondering what the bat-moth thing was like, here ya go:

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    4. Jaws

    The shark from "Jaws" attacking the boat

    5. Sweeney Todd

    Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd and Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs Lovett in "Sweeney Todd"

    6. What Lies Beneath

    Michelle Pfeiffer as Claire Spencer and Harrison Ford as Norman Spencer in "What Lies Beneath"

    Here's the infamous bathtub scene:

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    7. Scream

    The murderer with a bloody knife in the classic "Scream" mask in "Scream"

    8. The Grudge

    Kadee Strickland as Susan while one of the children is at the window of there door in "the Grudge"

    9. The Witches of Eastwick

    Michelle Pfeiffer as Sukie Ridgemont, Susan Sarandon as Jane Spofford, and Cher as Alexandra Medford in "The Witched of Eastwick"

    Here's THAT "have another cherry" scene:

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    10. The Ring

    Daveigh Chase as Samara in "The RIng"

    11. Twilight Zone: The Movie

    Take a look at the gremlin on the wing:

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    12. Halloween

    A man with a knife in the Michael Myers mask from "Halloween"

    13. A Clockwork Orange

    Malcom McDowell as Alex in "A Clockwork Orange"

    Here's the murder by giant phallus:

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    14. 1408

    Samuel L Jackson as Gerald Olin and John Cusack as Mike Enslin in "1408"

    15. The Exorcist

    Linda Blaire as Regan Macneil lying in bed in "The Exorcist"

    16. Leprechaun 3

    Warwick Davis as Leprechaun in "Leprechaun 3"

    Witness this Leprechaun ear-bite for yourself here:

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    17. Poltergeist

    Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina Barrons in "Poltergeist"

    Have a look at the skeletons in the pool scene:

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    18. Arachnophobia

    Jeff Daniels as Ross Jennings surrounded by spiders in "Arachnophobia"

    19. The Birds

    Tippi Hedren as Melanie Griffith being chased by birds in "The Birds"

    Said man with eyes pecked out scene:

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    20. Tremors

    A giant worm emerging from the sand in "Tremors"

    21. Requiem for a Dream

    Jared Leto as Harry Goldfarb in "Requiem for a Dream"

    22. A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare On Elm Street"

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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