Interview

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Here is the synopsis of the movie provided by IMDB.com “A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.” If that doesn’t scream “feel good children’s movie" to you, I don’t know what does. Now that I think of it, if this had been live-action film and instead of a dog, the main character was a man it would have been an R-Rated film starring Nick Nolte.

 

really liked this movie growing up, but I remember I was always a little chilled after watching it. That’s all I really remember about it. While researching I came across a particular video that brings some of those feelings back.

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I really like Gremlins, but it scared the shit out of me as a kid. The way in which the Gremlins transformed from adorable little creatures into freaks of nature was very scary to five year old David. I still refuse to feed my dog after midnight because of this movie.

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I love this movie but the tone of it creeped me out when I was a little guy. Not to mention the freaky boat scene where Wonka just starts singing and yelling while they drive through a triply tunnel. Seriously, what was with that?

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The one that really started it all. The munchkins, the witches, the flying monkeys and the oldness all make it supremely creepy. I had nightmares about the Wicked Witch of the West for years and refused to watch on old episode of Mr. Rogers as a kid because he said that the actress that played her would be making an appearance. I stand behind my decision.

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Another one with witches. This one is just ridiculous how freaky the witches are though. Just look at her. I already know I’m going to have nightmares all over again. Dammit. I wonder if my fear of witches has anything to do with having a prodominently female family… wow, shit just got real. 

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I don’t necessarily remember watching this when I was a kid (I may or may not have seen it) but holy hell it looks creepy. Puppets in general have an innate creepiness about them, especially with those vacant eyes. When you put them in a story about giant reptilian birds stealing the souls of cute little puppet people it take it to a whole other level. 

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Watch the clip and then read…. 

Okay, done?… WHAT THE FUCK! I’m surprised I wasn’t put in an asylum after watching this when I was young.

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I don’t think many people have seen Something Wicked This Way Comes, but I remember watching it on TV one night with my sister and not being able to sleep for a few nights after. I’m not sure if it was intended to be a kid’s movie but fact that it’s a Disney film and I think I originally watched it on YTV leads me to believe many kids watched it. 

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I’ve never seen this movie, but when reading about movies of this sort this one appeared at or near the top of almost every list of creepy kids movies. It’s a claymation film made by the guy that did the California Raisins commercials. You might say “but David, if you haven’t seen it, how do you know it’s the creepiest kids movie?” and I would say it’s because if the rest of the movie is even a fraction as creepy as the video clip below, then it must be.