What was the scariest movie you watched as a child?Watch this thread
I was jus traumatized for weeks
Watched this on my own as an adolescent when it was broadcast as a late night horror movie season. It was made in 1932 when censorship was left to the producers and public approval. I never knew people like this even existed nor the kind of exploitation they suffered.
What made it so memorable is that there is no CGI or special effects - only real humans. The horror is not the actors, but the indescribable nature f human behaviour to others.
It's considered a genius classic now both heartbreaking and haunting.
It's 90 years old now (yes made 90 years ago) and is still one of the most chilling, traumatising but also saddest films I have ever seen.
Here is a milder trailer with a longer version (modern musical score cover of Radiohead's classic song Creep ) giving a taste of the full movie.
Essential watching but be warned.
There was a particular scene which petrified me, however my teachers (this was in year one or something like that) made me keep watching because our topic was 'Superheroes', and we were watching it for our topic rather than merely a leisure activity.
I bear the trauma to this day.
I'm still traumatised by memories of it more than 2 decades later.
Wasn't at all bothered by seeing Dracula, Dressed To Kill, The Silence of the Lambs, Rosemary's Baby, Satan's School For Girls, Sleeping With The Enemy or Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Nor any of the horror franchises like: Child's Play, Psycho, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Omen, The Exorcist and Saw.