As a child, I loved the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang until this absolutely terrifying man, known as the Child Catcher, appeared onscreen. He ruined the entire movie for me with his terrifying attempts to lure innocent young children into his wagon by promising them candy and other sweet treats.
Here are 23 movies meant for kids that actually left people traumatized, from Gremlins to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:
2. My Girl
4. The Wizard of Oz
6. Bridge to Terabithia
8. The Brave Little Toaster
9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10. Spirited Away
11. James and the Giant Peach
12. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
13. Marley and Me
14. The Land Before Time
15. Where the Wild Things Are
16. Finding Nemo
18. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
19. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
20. The Last Unicorn
21. The Witches
23. And finally, The NeverEnding Story
Did any of these movies also traumatize you as a child? Are there any others that terrified you so much that you'll never be able to watch them again? Share your picks in the comments!
Note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.