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29 Things That Made Everyone Between The Ages Of 24 And 31 Shit Their Pants Growing Up

"Return the slab."

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1. If you made it through the opening theme song to Unsolved Mysteries...

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2. ...then you still had to deal with Robert Stack's scary-ass voice.

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

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4. That clown. NOPE. Not today, Satan!

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5. Some standouts from Are You Afraid that ruined sleep included the Frozen Ghost...

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6. ...the Pool Monster...

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

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8. ...and, of course, the Ghastly Grinner. ARE YOU SHITTING ME?!

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9. The Ghastly Grinner was scary and all, but Zeke the Plumber was NEXT LEVEL.

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

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

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12. Home Alone was disguised as an innocent comedy, but that furnace in the basement proved otherwise.

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13. Courage the Cowardly Dog was "just a cartoon about a dog" but in reality it was a fucked-up acid trip for 12-year-olds.

"Return the slab or suffer my curse." Stop.
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"Return the slab or suffer my curse." Stop.

14. How was this OK?!

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15. It was just plain cruel.

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16. Those illustrations from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark...

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17. ...and Coraline. LIKE WHAT THE TWISTED FUCK?!

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18. If I ever look under my bed I think there's going to be a puking Mischa Barton.

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19. I'm still scared I am going to walk into the bathroom in the middle of the night and see this:

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20. And forget about static on TVs because it's straight-up TRIGGERING. Who has time for a "seven days" phone call and a visit from Samara. No thank you.

21. The Temple Guards were just way too aggressive.

22. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island was basically some Walking Dead–level shit.

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

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24. I'm still shaking from the Gwendy Dolls attack scene from Small Soldiers.

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25. And when I'm all alone I swear I hear, "I bring you...love."

26. This part in The Witches frankly made me PHYSICALLY ILL..

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

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28. I hate looking down alleyways for fear of seeing that fucked-up slime monster.

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

You weren't coming back after seeing that.
Twitter: @ErinFletcher11

You weren't coming back after seeing that.

Sweet dreams!

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