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21 Kids Movies That Had Some Seriously Fucked-Up Moments

Basically a list of all those scenes you closed your eyes to and fast-forwarded through.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which scenes from children's movies scared the crap out of them as kids. Here are some of the moments that are still creeping them out decades later.

1. When Violet turned into a giant blueberry in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Paramount Pictures

"The scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when Violet turns violet. The little girl 'blowing up' absolutely horrified me. I’ve never seen the movie past that point. It scared me so much I refused to even watch the remake as an adult." —omgeeitssteph

2. When Dorothy awoke a headless Princess Mombi in Return to Oz.


"In Return to Oz when the headless queen rises from her bed to pick a head to wear. That made me piss my pants with terror. The flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz were nothing compared to that shit!" —j4b8111f55

3. When Fievel unleashed the mechanical Giant Mouse of Minsk in An American Tail.

Universal Pictures

"The scene in An American Tail when the Giant Mouse of Minsk was released. Gave me nightmares as a kid and still frightens me whenever I watch the movie." —Ricow


4. When all the boys turned in donkeys in Pinocchio.


"The one movie scene that I can never forget, even at 26, was the scene where all the boys from Pinocchio turned into donkeys. That entire portion of the movie traumatized me. I think that was when I realized life wasn’t always going to be all candy and rainbows. I still refuse to watch that movie because of that scene!" —yeseniaz

5. When Rasputin sells his souls in Anastasia.

20th Century Fox

"That scene in the beginning of Anastasia when Rasputin sells his soul and his flesh is literally stripped from his bones." *shudder* —Jolie Doggett, Facebook

6. When the boy enters the puppet car in The Polar Express.

Universal Pictures

"The scene in The Polar Express where he goes into the room with all of the puppets alone and he gets jump scared by the Ebenezer Scrooge puppet. That scene still scares me to this day!" —alexthedancer12

7. When E.T. first appears in the backyard in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Universal Pictures

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial shook me pretty badly as a child, in general, but one scene in particular was pretty traumatizing. It was the one where Elliot is outside, in the fog, at night, sitting in a lawn chair, and facing a garden shed. Then E.T. walks out of said shed and all you can see is his silhouette waddling toward Elliot (who, understandably, is absolutely petrified). I legitimately have nightmares about that scene. TO. THIS. DAY. At 27 years old!" —Tawni Midgley, Facebook


8. When the Child Catcher appears in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

United Artists

"I watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang one night before bed while my grandpa was babysitting. The Child Catcher scared the absolute hell out of me. I couldn’t sleep and tried to find an excuse to stay up until my mom came home." —leighano

9. When Donovan drank from the wrong grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Paramount Pictures

"When the guy drinks from the wrong chalice and he gets super old really fast and dies. Scared the poop outta me. For some reason the melting Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark didn't scare me as much." —Erinne Beachler, Facebook

10. When the Horned King summoned his army in The Black Cauldron.


"Basically any scene in Disney’s The Black Cauldron that involved the Horned King or his skeleton-zombie henchmen that come out of the cauldron, if my memory serves. Fortunately, I have not seen it since my childhood. I refuse — that movie is terrifying." —leiab

11. When Mrs. Brisby meets the Great Owl in The Secret of NIMH.


"Definitely the scene in The Secret of NIMH where she has to meet the Great Owl. Everything about it is horrifying, from the skulls of other mice as well as when you first see him and he completely twists his head around doing a full 180 degrees. His eyes and the massive size difference always scared me to bits as a kid." —a4381a0a1d


12. When Judge Doom melts to death in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.


"Christopher Lloyd’s character’s (Judge Doom) demise in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Totally scarred by my first viewing. I’m 36 and still won’t watch that movie. At all. Ever." —danerkebab

14. When Dumbo gets drunk and sees the pink elephants in Dumbo.


"The 'pink elephants' montage when Dumbo gets accidentally drunk. Sweet Jesus, those elephants with their black soulless eyes, and the one that WAS MADE OF ELEPHANT HEADS AND WALKED AROUND!" —samantham49

15. When Charlie has his hell nightmare in All Dogs Go to Heaven.

United Artists

"The scene where Charlie has a nightmare and thinks he's in hell in All Dogs Go to Heaven. That film was dark for a kids movie in general, but the visuals in that scene are the only thing that really scared me when I first watched it." —Lauren Crabtree, Facebook


16. When the goblins are waiting for Sarah to say the right words in Labyrinth.


"I love the movie Labyrinth. But, I always would hide under the covers when the goblins would run around in the dark bedroom. I was also scared to death when they are waiting for her to say the right words because they were super creepy. To this day I will NOT say the right words!" —MusicL5

17. When the Black Rabbit of Inlé appears in Watership Down.


"My god. I had nightmares about the Black Rabbit of Inlé! Bunny for the ages. Its horrific featureless form, leaping from being to being, striking them down without any hint of emotion, weightless and not of this earth. Merciless. Inescapable. Killing bunnies. And possibly me, it as heavily implied, quite frankly! WHY DID MY SCHOOL MAKE ME WATCH THAT?!?!?!" —Sarah Stanley, Facebook

19. When Miss Trunchbull is chasing after Matilda and Miss Honey in Matilda.

TriStar Pictures

"The scene from Matilda where they are trying to get out of Miss Trunchbull's house while she’s chasing after them." —Matt315


20. When Boy reveals he has a monster growing out of the back of his head in Little Monsters.

Warner Bros.

"When they show the back of the kid’s head in Little Monsters. In fact, that whole movie was terrifying as an adult watching it. Not sure how we got away with watching it as kids." —saral4abcbcac7

21. And when the Grand High Witch removes her disguise in The Witches.

Warner Bros.

"When Angelica Houston reveals herself to be the Grand High Witch in The Witches! Her face starts coming off... OMG! How is that a children's movie?!?! Terrifying." —Katie Pettit, Facebook

Please note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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