Skip to comments.The 26 Most Disturbing Kids Movies Ever (Ultra-Mega BARF alert!)
Posted on 11/26/2011 6:04:44 PM PST by DemforBush
There are those who believe we must guard and protect children from the hurts and traumas of the big bad world for as long as possible. Then there are those people who believe we should toughen kids up by exposing them to and even pummeling them with terror and depravity. Those people become childrens filmmakers. Don't believe me? Gaze upon the list below and find a hall of horrors to give Wes Craven nightmares...
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The Sin Eater episode on Night Gallery is the one that still haunts me.
“Seriously, who really believes Dumbo and E.T. are “traumatic” to children?”
I don’t know about ET and I can speak as to children but I saw Dumbo (for the first time) when I was pregnant (it was on TV, I think it was the first time shown on TV) and I cried hysterically throughout the ENTIRE MOVIE.
I thought my husband would leave me, he must have thought I was out of my mind.
I still can’t explain it, but yeah, that movie is pretty traumatic.
And don’t even TALK to me about “Little Mermaid”.
OHMIGOSH, when I watched that for the first time with my daughter, who was 8, who had already seen it I basically threw myself in her lap and cried “TELL ME IT COMES OUT ALRIGHT!!!”
I was pretty sure my child would leave me, thinking I was crazy.
Years later I couldn’t even listen to an interview on Sirius Radio’s Broadway Channel with the actress who played the evil witch Ursala in the B’way production.
Ursala is the most evil of all the Disney witches.
Now I think the Freepers will leave me because I’m crazy.
But Dumbo and Little Mermaid scared the daylights out of me.
“The third story about the Zuni Warrior Doll”
OY, this is really freaking me out now!
Again when I was pregnant (same pregnancy I only have one kid) I woke up in the middle of the night and that scary movie was on.
JUST AT THAT PART !!!!!!!!!!!
I turned it off right away.
I can’t believe I’m on this thread after I watched 4 episodes of American Horror Story on HULU.
And I avoid Horror, you see I have no stomach for it!
Plus, anything with Jack Albertson in it is automatically worth watching to me (loved that crusty old buzzard!)
While the original movie was a terrific family movie (though there were a few scary parts), the movie with Johnny Depp was actually much closer to the book, in just how dark the character and story were.
“Isnt ET cute! That is the WHOLE freakin movie!”
Funny post, you are right, thanks for giving me a laugh right about now!
‘Bambi Meets Godzilla”! Around ‘72 or so. A short animated type thing, funny as hell to the olders but terrifying to the kidletts!
Great! Yeah, but the scariest one must have been one with Michael Jackson!
The Flying Monkey scene in Wizard of OZ scared the crap out of me... but I watched the movie every chance I could as a kid.
That was one of two things in particular I noticed about this ass-hat's list... The other was "Labyrinth," where he referred to (I believe) "the lovely Jennifer Connely." While JC IS a lovely lady now, in "Labyrinth" she was a little girl, I believe about 11 or 12. When I read that I was rather "creeped out."
I prefer “Bambi vs Godzilla”
Old Yeller?? Puppy snuff film...
ps. I thought Ben Sharpio wrote this article..
I never did figure that out. We had it on the Amiga. What were you supposed to do to make it to the next level? I always died.
Baby mine, don't you cry.
Baby mine, dry your eyes.
Rest your head close to my heart,
Never to part,
Baby of mine.
I remember that movie, more like late teens. Yeah, he might be a jerk but I think he was just giving a nice compliment on that one
But on the subject of disturbing kids fare, I'd have to nominated Babe: Pig in the City, which left a test audience of children sobbing hysterically, causing Universal to basically leave it for dead before it was ever released. It's a kids movie made by the director of The Road Warrior that feels like... a kids movie made by the director of The Road Warrior. It was also one of the best films of 1999.
I remember that old Karen Black movie! It freaked me out then and I still don’t like to think about it.
It ranks right up there with “Titanic” on my list. My girlfriend talked me into taking her, and we both ended up hating it.
Amen to that. It confirmed my belief that Spielberg was/is one stunted guy.
ROFLMAO! (Tears rolling down my cheeks, literally!) I will never forget that film.
OK, I think I’ve probably watched an average number of movies. Maybe slighly above average - though I’ve seen exactly 2 movies in the past 2 years in a theater: Atlas Shrugged and The Hangover.
I have seen 3 of the 26 movies on this list: ET, Wizard of Oz and, I think, Bambi. I say I think because I was about 4....but I believe I recall seeing it.
The only movie that ever frightened me in my life was Wizard of Oz.....just because of the Wicked Witch, who as a child I found very scary for some
Of the remaining 23, my quick tally was 13 that I’ve even HEARD of.
My Momma used to sing Gershwin and Cole Porter tunes to me.
Maybe that’s why I am so weird now! LOL!
There was a scene in Snow White (1938) when the evil witch was making her poison apple in the dungeon.
There was a skeleton on the floor of a man who had died reaching for a cup of water. The witch cackled, “Want Some WATER?” and she kicks the tin cup at the skeleton, shattering it into a million pieces. To my 6 year old mind, THAT scene was more disturbing than any other scene I have ever seen in a cartoon, because of the cruelty it implied. At the time, Disney was criticized for this scene, the “Baby Mine” scene, and of course, the group of crows that sang “When I see an Elephant fly”.
Like I said before, “Scary” is fun.
Cruelty, Loss, Abandonment, etc, aren’t.
Of course, then there was the time Luke Skywalker came home and found his entire foster family slaughtered.
It’s always SOMETHING!LOL.
LMAO! Good one, where did you find that?
Disney’s snuff film was reportedly Vanishing Prairie where the lemmings go over the cliff (and may have been tossed).
Ursala was based on the evil “queen” Divine from John Waters’ movies.
and full of hippies
Was it Vanishing Prarie or White Wilderness?
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