Fear: What scared the shit out of you as a kid?

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    My grandmother baby sat us a ton when we were kids and she had an old school Catholic way of dealing with us when
    we didn't want to go to bed...

    She walked into our bedroom and simply said "if you do not go to sleep right now the Devil hands will come out from under your bed and drag you to Hell" Then she would leave us in the dark..

    Fucked up , traumatizing and effective on us since I was 5 at the time..

    Also this commercial would sent me running out of the room screamng


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    Everything. I had an EXTREMELY overactive imagination...still do. Vampires, ghosts, demons, even bigfoot and UFOs. I even made up my own - these black humanoids that would jump from the trees onto cars.

    I was like the kid in this commercial:

     
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    That goddamn clown on Poltergeist. I've hated them ever since.
     
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    My basement! I dont know why but it always freaked me out going down there. Oddly enough the freakiest part was always turning off the light down there then bolting up them fucking stairs!
     
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    The Exorcist. I saw it when I was ten years old, seriously, I wasn't right for years afterwards.
     
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    OMG dude.. that scene when he comes from under the bed was everything i feared in my OP


     
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    Exactly!
     
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    well if demons are going to grab you that is when it would happen
     
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    i was not alone!
    when you are a kid you always think its just you
     
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    my neighbours were a few years older and would babysit me when I was 5 or 6. under the crawl space we kept a bunch of boxes and one had this logo that was a silhouette of a scary looking dude.....hard to describe exactly what he looked like but it's not too important.

    they'd turn the box around so the logo wasn't visible and when they did that they said the guy had escaped and was stalking around the house and was going to kill me in my sleep. in retrospect they weren't very good babysitters but I believed them because kids are stupid. I still remember lying awake at night thinking that guy was going to kill me.
     
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    oh fuck to the no!!
    mother fuckers ... tell me where they are and i will take a bat to them for you
    thats is some grade A fucked up shit
     
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    Trees for about a year after I watched Day of the Triffids, and AIDS
     
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    Burglars. Didn't help that my house was broken into either.
     
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    lol, I don't know what happened to them.

    I can't remember if I eventually figured out what they were doing or they got bored and told me. i'd run around the house scared and one of them would turn the box back around so you could see the guy again and then they'd show me and tell me I was safe (for now!) because he was back on the box. it was a big game for them, all in good fun I suppose. but I still remember so vividly what that scary shadow guy looked like.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I've mentioned it before. My folks thought it would be a great idea to take their kids to see JAWS on a rainy day on vacation at the beach in Nantucket.
     
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    I had repeated nightmares about being trapped in a house fire from ages around 6 to 8. They were horrifying to the point where I was afraid to go to bed, I had feelings of burning and smoke inhalation before I even knew what it really was. Never experienced anything like that in real life and have no idea where the dreams came. Eventually they just stopped and never came back.
     
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    for years as a kid i had a demon-looking thing that use to show up in my dreams..

    it would show up in the middle of a perfectly good dream.. like i would be playing baseball with my brothers

    go chase for a foul ball and as i turned the corner it would grab me.. would wake up scared as fuck

    or would get into my mom's car to go for a drive and it would be hiding in the back seat and tried to grab me

    this happened for years at random.... ...it was so bad i would have

    problems going to sleep at night , then one day those dreams stopped


    years went buy then one night in 9th grade

    I had this vivid dream that i was going to football practice with my friends when I remembered

    I left my cleats in my room ... so I ran back to get them told my friends that I would catch up

    when I got back to my house the front door was open.... I remember thinking that's weird I know we closed it

    I ran into my room and garbed my shoes turned around and standing there was a zombie looking man

    blocking my only exit... I froze with fear and fell to the ground as it moved in to kill me... I was trying to run but

    couldn't move my legs he towered over me , blood coming out of his mouth , huge fangs and long nails

    when all of a sudden from behind him the demon from my youth pops up and with one swift motion chopped

    the zombie looking thing in half... and then stood over me and pointed his finger and smiled then left

    he has never returned to my dreams to this day
     
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    Yes yes and Hell yes!!! The stupid music alone freaked me out!
    Add to... My aunt who lived w/us came home after seeing the exorcist and got locked in the bathroom-my elderly grandfather had to come help her out!
     
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    that was my first movie at a drive in... fucked up water for me for years
     
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