We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their childhood fears. Here are some of the movie and TV show characters that gave them nightmares:
1. The pool monster from Are You Afraid of the Dark?
2. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz
3. Chucky from Child's Play
4. The T. rex from Jurassic Park
5. Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians
6. Bruce from Jaws
7. Pennywise from It
8. Ghostface from Scream
9. Jafar from Aladdin
10. Edward from Edward Scissorhands
11. The Martians from Mars Attacks!
12. The Oompa Loompas from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
13. Slappy the Dummy from Goosebumps
14. Grim from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
15. The leprechaun from The Leprechaun
16. Noo-Noo from Teletubbies
17. Captain Hook from Peter Pan
18. E.T. from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
19. Harry Wormwood from Matilda
20. Gengar from Pokémon
21. DoodleBob from SpongeBob Squarepants.
22. The aliens from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
23. Ursula from The Little Mermaid
24. And the Grinch from Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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