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    45 Things That Were Incredibly Traumatizing For Every Single Millennial Growing Up

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    1. First and foremost, the original Unsolved Mysteries theme song.

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    2. If that didn't get you, then Robert Stack's scary-ass voice definitely did.

    3. But the Unsolved theme song was a straight-up lullaby compared with the Are You Afraid of the Dark? theme song.

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    4. The ominous rowboat rocking to and fro in the fog.

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    5. The swing just, like, moving.*

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    *Probably because it had a ghost child or demon on it or something.

    6. THE CLOWN.

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    7. The whole thing was cruel.

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    8. Standouts from Are You Afraid that destroyed your adolescent life included the Frozen Ghost...

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    9. ...the Pool Monster...

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    10. ...Old Man Corcoran...

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    11. ...the kid with the red bike...

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    12. ...these faceless aliens...

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    13. ...that terrifying girl and her damn locket...

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    14. ...and, of course, the Ghastly Grinner.

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    15. The Ghastly Grinner was scary and all, but Zeke the Plumber was a whole other level.

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    16. Rasputin's death scene in Anastasia, which really was extra.

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    17. That episode of Rugrats with Angelica's "brother" was also pretty messed up.

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    18. So was that episode where Tommy turned into an adult baby monster.

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    19. The furnace in Home Alone was terrifying.

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    20. The chokey in Matilda was nightmare-inducing.

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    21. Courage the Cowardly Dog was a fucked-up acid trip for 12-year-olds.

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    22. "Return the slab or suffer my curse." Nope.

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    23. The clown in It.

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    24. Larry turned into a boogeyman in the Disney Channel Original Movie Don't Look Under the Bed. (Listen, that whole movie was horrific, but that scene really stands out.)

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    25. Mischa Barton puking under a bed.

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    26. Really, just seeing Sixth Sense ruined many lives.

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    27. This toilet still haunts me when I have to pee in the middle of the night.

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    28. And let me tell you, if a TV has static, I'm running.

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    29. I have no time for Samara coming out of the TV.

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    30. Any mention of the Blair Witch still gets me.

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    31. The intro to The X-Files, which just sent a chill up your spine.

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    32. The underrated Halle Berry movie Gothika.

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    33. Michelle Pfeiffer's experience in What Lies Beneath.

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    34. Nicole Kidman's experience in The Others.

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    35. Slappy the Dummy from Goosebumps.

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    36. We honestly don't talk enough about how scary the Goosebumps TV show theme song was.

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    37. Judge Doom's reveal in Who Framed Roger Rabbit that was just so unexpected.

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    38. The Temple Guards on Legends of the Hidden Temple were just so aggro.

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    39. These toys keep me up in the middle of the night.

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    40. When I'm all alone, I swear I hear, "I bring you...love."

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    41. When you're on a highway and see this...

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    42. ...you definitely think this is going to happen, thanks to Final Destination.

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    43. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come basically gave you Christmas-themed nightmares for years to come.

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    44. You hate looking down alleyways for fear of seeing Gooey Gus.

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    45. And lastly, there was nothing scarier than the blue screen of death.

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    You weren't coming back after seeing that.

    Good luck sleeping tonight!

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