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We Asked You What Movies Traumatized You The Most As A Kid: Here Are The Results

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A little while back, Throwbacks posted a video to our Facebook page asking people to respond with a Gif of a movie that traumatized them as a kid. We took a look at them, and these 15 movies were the clear winners in terms of scaring all of you. Enjoy!

Salem's Lot (1979)

Warner Bros.

Based on Stephen King's best-selling followup to Carrie, the story is based on a simple question: what if Dracula didn't come to Victorian England, but rather a small town in Maine. The results are a TV mini-series that's pretty consistently creepy.

Most traumatizing moment: That creepy-ass vampire kid floating in his friend's window.

The Witches (1990)

Warner Bros.

Based on the Roald Dahl book, a young boy stumbles onto a convention of witches and has to stop them from eliminating all of England's children, even after one of them turns him into a mouse.

Most traumatizing moment: When the head witch reveals what she actually looks like.

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Warner Bros.

The big movie spinoff of Pee-Wee's Playhouse was mostly just a pretty silly adventure where Pee-Wee Herman tries to get his bike back, but it wasn't afraid to get dark at times (I mean, it was directed by Tim Burton).

Most traumatizing moment: When Pee-Wee Herman hitches a ride with Large Marge

Pet Sematary (1989)


When a couple's young son is tragically killed, they bury him in a cemetery in the woods that apparently has the power to bring back the dead. Unfortunately, what comes back is a monster.

Most traumatizing moment: When Zelda's twisted, grotesque corpse is shown in all its glory.

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Warner Bros.

A troubled young boy finds comfort in the world of a fantasy book, but it turns out that the world of the book might actually be real after all.

Most traumatizing moment: When Artax dies in the Swamp of Sadness. Who knew a horse could be that sad?

Stephen King's It (1990)

Warner Bros.

Man, sure are a lot of Stephen King adaptations here. In this miniseries, the children of a small town are stalked by a demonic force called Pennywise, who appears every 27 years. The story is so popular that a remake is due in theaters... 27 years after the miniseries...

Most traumatizing moment: When Pennywise first shows up in the sewer drain.

Gremlins (1984)

Warner Bros.

In this classic combination of comedy and horror, a young boy receives a pet Mogwai named Gizmo, with strict instructions not to give him water or feed him after midnight. He breaks the rules, and then all Hell breaks loose.

Most traumatizing scene: When the mutated Gremlins go nuts and often end up splattered all over the kitchen.

If you thought those were intense, wait'll you see the rest...

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