22 Kids' Films That Were Actually Really Fucking Traumatising
"Please tell me why this was in the kids' section at Blockbuster, and furthermore why my parents let me watch the whole thing."
When the Child Catcher tempted kids into his trap in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
When we saw E.T. for the very first time.
Every goddamn thing that happened in Return to Oz.
When The Witches all removed their wigs at once.
When Lampwick transformed from a human into a donkey in Pinocchio.
When the Army of the Dead appeared like this in The Black Cauldron.
When Alan (Robin Williams) started to sink into the floor, which turned into quicksand, in Jumanji.
Then there's Matilda, especially when the TV exploded.
Oh and when the horse died in The Neverending Story. :(
When Charlie went to hell in All Dogs Go to Heaven.
When Large Marge temporarily transformed into this creature while telling a scary story during Pee-wee's Big Adventure.
Practically everything about The Grinch in any film featuring him, especially this smile.
Just about everything that happened in Labyrinth.
As well as Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal
Many people said that Coraline was not a kids' movie.
Then there's the terrifying Big Ben scene towards the very end of The Great Mouse Detective.
Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a rather uncomfortable watch for many.
Then there's the bit where Judge Doom gets flattened by a steamroller and then pops right back up in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.
Every. Hyena. In. The. Lion. King.
And that intense dancing elephant scene in Dumbo.
Not forgetting when this rather intense (yet helpful) toy crawled out from underneath Sid's bed in the first Toy Story.
This list could not exclude Watership Down, an apocalyptic British film about rabbits that somehow was deemed suitable and shown to children.
BONUS: And finally, the goddamn THX opening sound effect, which you used to hear before a film started.
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