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    Apr 24, 2018

    22 Scary As Shit Disney Moments That Probably Messed You Up For Life

    So. Much. Death.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which Disney movie moment seriously scared them when they were kids. Here's what they said...

    1. When Hercules was eaten by the hydra and cut its head off from the inside in Hercules. Oh, and then it just grew a hundred more heads.

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    2. Everything about the Horned King and his Army of Death in The Black Cauldron.

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    "He was a walking, talking skeleton with horns, and the Army of Death were also creepy skeletons who came out of green smoke." – pipxxx

    3. When Dumbo gets ~drunk~ and starts hallucinating giant dancing pink elephants in Dumbo.

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    "It messed me up so bad as a kid and would probably still give me nightmares! I need to skip past it every time I watch Dumbo." – jennifers4d021f075

    4. Everything about the character of Chernabog from Fantasia.

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    "He’s literally a demon chilling at the top of this mountain with these scary minions from hell that he summons. I had to fast forward the VHS every time he came onscreen." – rlm89

    5. When the three birds are hiding from the hunter in Bambi, only for one of them to get scared, fly off, and be shot.

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    "Everyone always says Bambi's mom dying was the most traumatising part of that movie, but that pheasant scene is one of the most messed up things I've seen in a children's film." – jetplane9

    6. In Snow White, when the Evil Queen turns into the ugly witch.

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    "I first watched it when I was 3 and hid behind the sofa when the witch turned into her true, ugly self. I'm now 23 and still scared. I had to look away when she appeared on the Snow White ride in Disneyland." – hbfb

    7. Oh, and when she falls off a cliff and it's implied she's crushed to death by a huge boulder and her body is eaten by vultures.

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    – Camille Jet-Lynx Udunno, Facebook

    8. When Madam Mim pulls her hair over her face and then turns into a pig in The Sword in the Stone.

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    9. The sound of the approaching stampede when Simba is in the gorge in The Lion King.

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    10. And when Scar is mauled and eaten by hyenas after he's defeated in the Take Back of Pride Rock.

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    11. The beginning of Finding Nemo, when you realise Nemo's mother and all his brothers and sisters were eaten.

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    "I used to make my mom fast forward the VHS tape. To this day it still scares me and makes me cry at the same time." – valrox99

    12. When you see the shadow of Clayton's dead body hanging from the vines after he's killed in Tarzan.

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    13. And in Tarzan's opening sequence, when you hear the baby gorilla's cries while he's being eaten by a jaguar.

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    14. In The Princess and the Frog, when Dr Facilier gets literally dragged to hell by a bunch of demons.

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    – Tammy Taitt, Facebook

    15. When the Walrus eats all the happy baby oysters during "The Walrus and the Carpenter" in Alice in Wonderland.

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    "Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum tell the story of cute little oysters with faces who are tricked into being eaten. The look of terror in their eyes scarred me as a kid." – bbpossum

    16. When Aurora looks up at the fireplace and sees a glowing green light and Maleficent's eyes in Sleeping Beauty.

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    "Not only did the yellow glowing eyes freak me the fuck out, I also got chills every time I heard the music. Creepy child chorus and random trumpets? Oh HELL no." – goldsteinmaryhelen

    17. In Peter Pan, when the mermaids try to drown Wendy in the lagoon, giggling the entire time.

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    18. When Copper and Todd are attacked by a huge, red-eyed grizzly bear in The Fox and the Hound.

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    19. Everything about Frollo – and particularly the Hellfire sequence – in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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    "I didn’t understand until I rewatched the movie as an adult that he was willing to damn his soul and burn the city to indulge in his sexual desires with Esmeralda, and if she didn’t oblige, he'd kill her." – kimburlee

    20. In Aladdin, when Jafar traps Jasmine in a giant hourglass and she almost gets buried alive in the sand.

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    21. When Pinocchio drowns after searching for Gepetto inside the stomach of a giant whale in Pinocchio.

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    – peh53

    22. And, of course, everything about the scene in Pinocchio where the boys are all transformed into donkeys.

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    "The most pitiful one cries, 'I want my mommy!' before the bad guy shoves him into the crate. I had nightmares all throughout my childhood that some guy was trying to trap me in a crate!" – madelinet402f507fa

    "It was so scary, especially when they were crying for their mothers. I couldn’t help but wonder if the donkeys who could no longer talk knew what was happening to them. What happened to the ones who could talk? It freaked me out." – strcar

    "Seriously, don't let your kids watch this." – shaymccomb

    Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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