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    We Need To Talk About How Messed Up The Original "Dark Crystal" Was

    Raise your hand if The Dark Crystal scarred you for life.

    Netflix recently dropped The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which is simultaneously a wonderful show and an absolutely terrifying reminder of childhood trauma.

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    Like, the original movie was SCARY AS HELL.

    Watching #darkcrystal for the first time since my teens and realizing where most of my childhood trauma came from.

    It scarred a whole generation.

    I was one of those kids that saw the dark crystal as a kid at the cinema and was scarred for life lol #darkcrystal

    And none of us were ever quite the same again.

    ok.. does anyone remember The Dark Crystal and want to talk me through my childhood trauma of seeing that movie

    Just look at the villains of the movie, the Skeksis!

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    Actual nightmare fuel.

    The way they sounded...

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    That "mmmm" still haunts me.

    The way they moved...

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    The way they CRUMBLED! INTO! DUST!!

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    AND OH YEAH THE WAY THEY SUCKED THE ACTUAL LIFE OUT OF OTHER CREATURES?!?!!!??!!!!

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    LIKE WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!?!?!?!

    Then there was the way they transformed with the Mystics into these weird ghost/alien/light demons at the end.

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    But the Skeksis weren't the only horrific part of The Dark Crystal. There was also their army of Garthim.

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    These are a combination of about five different terrifying creatures and it's a huge no from me.

    Oh, and Aughra? She was good and all but completely freaking intimidating.

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    Especially what with the way she could PULL HER EYE OUT OF ITS SOCKET.

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    The Landstriders were another incredibly unsettling group of inhabitants of Thra.

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    And sure, okay, maybe Fizzgig was cute...until he opened his mouth.

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    I gotta say, even the Gelflings, while beautiful, were still rather unnerving...

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    Especially when naked???

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    WHY IS HE NAKED????

    Anyway, I'm happy to report that despite all this residual trauma, I managed to make it the whole way through The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance relatively unscarred.

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    In fact, I found it rather beautiful.

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    But that's not to say it's without scary parts. So, you know, don't say you weren't warned.

    It’s not called The Happy Crystal. Here are some dark scenes you *may* want to avoid when watching The #DarkCrystal: Age of Resistance with your little ones.

    (It's 100% worth it, though.)

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