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17 Moments From Kids' Movies That Probably Scarred You As A Child

If Large Marge didn't scar you for life, you're lying to yourself.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share the movie scenes that scarred them the most as a child, and here are the best ones.


4. Dumbo (1941)


"The scene when the pink elephants dance around in his head gave me nightmares for months. I still think about this scene every now and then, and I haven't seen the movie in years. It's also the reason why I'm scared of clowns, for some odd reason." —ameliac4bbc84338

5. Aladdin (1992)


"The cave of wonders from Aladdin. A creepy giant tiger head leading to a cave that will probably kill you? No thank you. I couldn't watch the movie for years because I was so scared of that scene."


6. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)


"Frollo's character was just fucked up! Right off the bat he's chasing this poor woman through the streets. Then he has his song later in the movie and is communing with demons! That shit scared the crap out of me when I was a kid because Frollo truly loved being evil."


7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)


"It's definitely the lost in the forest scene in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. First time I watched it I was 6, and I only watched it again 15 years later. It definitely gave me nightmares as a child, and it will give you nightmares as an adult. I will never go in a forest alone. Ever." —iamsupermiko2


8. The Witches (1990)

Warner Bros

"When Anjelica Huston takes off her human face and turns into her real self, the image of that entire room peeling off their faces and turning into these ugly, distorted witches will never ever leave my mind. Quite possibly still one of the scariest movies ever."


9. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Dramatic Features

"When the child catcher shows up in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and coaxes the kids out of hiding with ice cream. He is the original creepy guy with candy in his van. Still gives me the shivers! Why would you do this in a kids movie!"


10. Spirited Away (2001)

Studio Ghibli

"The scene in Spirited Away where Sen's parents get turned into pigs because they ate so much food! It was horrifying as a child, especially when Sen visited them in a pig pen and they didn't recognize her."


11. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Buena Vista Pictures

"The scene that got me the most is when the troll, who must kidnap children to keep himself alive, sneaks into a girls room, and as she rolls over onto her side in her bed, THERE'S THE FUCKING TROLL. I have slept on my back from that day forward (20-something years later), and to this day I am still nervous to sleep on my side." —angelav45d8cf1a3


14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Warner Bros

"The giant spiders in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The giant basilisk was less scary than those damn giant spiders. I sat in theaters and almost broke my brothers hand because I was so scared."


15. The Dark Crystal (1982)

Jim Henson Productions

"The skeksis were so freaky and scary. Especially at the start when the the emperor dies and then turns to ash. I had nightmares for ages after watching it. Now it's one of my fav films though." —vikkis4d815d31f


16. Howard the Duck (1986)

Universal Pictures

"It's got to be from Howard the Duck. The possessed scientist with the three foot long tongue?! Still grosses me out to this day. And it's not until you're older that you realize just HOW effed up the relationship between Lea Thompson and Howard was!" —j437a857ca

17. Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)

Crown International Pictures

"The part where Rubin falls on the axe in the woods and dies scarred me for life. It messed me up for a long time. I had never really seen a movie where a young kid died before, and being young myself it scared me a lot to see that happen!"


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