When you were little, there were those books that were scary in a fun kind of way. And then there were those traumatizing how-can-I-fall-asleep-now-that-you-have-subjected-me-to-these-acts-of-horror type of scary books like these:
WARNING: Reading this post could cause flashbacks of childhood nightmares.
Outside Over There
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Tikki Tikki Tembo
The Funny Little Woman
Love You Forever
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Runaway Bunny
Milk and Cookies
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
Are You My Mother?
Alice in Wonderland
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
It Came From the Internet
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
Ok. This time, and the time after that, you had to know what you were getting into. But still. It was just too scary. Scarier than we could imagine things could ever be. Or ever will be.