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37 Movie Moments That Traumatised You For Life

Thanks for the nightmares, Disney.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share the non-scary movies they were afraid of as a kid. Here are some of the moments that are responsible for a lifetime of nightmares...

1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

"At the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, there is a scene where Judge Doom melts in his own acid dip and of course, the scene where he melts a sweet, innocent cartoon shoe that was sentient. Those screams will haunt me. That movie was full of nightmare fuel. I couldn't watch the movie again for years afterwards." - submitted by Caitlin Lewellen (Facebook)

2. Return to Oz

"Return to Oz! I don't know if it gets any creepier than Queen Mombi running around headless (or switching heads) and those damn Wheelers screeching about. F that noise. No wonder Fairuza Balk turned out to be such a weirdo... poor kid." - submitted by Jocelyn Shaw-Shanahan (Facebook)


6. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

"I was about three or four and my grandmother made me watch E.T. and I was so terrified that I slept in a sleeping bag on the floor next to the bed in my parent’s room for a solid year. I was afraid of the movie up until a few years ago when I watched it again and was mostly confused." - submitted by Cassthequeenofsass


10. Mary Poppins

"The 'Fidelity Fiduciary Bank' scene in Mary Poppins was unnerving to me as a child. Those creepy old banker dudes back the kids into a wall and Dick Van Dyke in old man makeup literally snatches Michael's tuppence right out of his hand. And their own father just goes along with it and doesn't step in to defend them! It wasn't until I was older that I realised the kids were just trying to open a bank account. Still, super creepy scene." - submitted by Julia Ricci (Facebook)


16. Matilda

"The Chokey scene in Matilda. Apparently I was carried out of the theater because I was screaming so much in terror. I say 'apparently' because I don’t remember a thing…must have repressed that memory." - submitted by Ameliaw451773908.


20. The Neverending Story

"Definitely Gmork from The Neverending Story. He was the reason I hardly slept for years when I was a kid because I thought he was sitting in that one dark corner of my room, preparing to leap." - submitted by Trinneer


30. The Nightmare Before Christmas

"When Oogie Boogie came unraveled in The Nightmare Before Christmas and was exposed for all the bugs he was made up of. So scary as a child, but absolutely delightful now." - submitted by Lanna Campanelli

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