Creepy and unsettling moments aren’t always exclusive to the horror genre. I can recall instances from my childhood, from non-horror media, that left me with nightmares as a child!
In this post, I’ll be sharing 3 pieces of media that left me unsettled in my childhood!
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
I find this scene laughable watching this back as an adult, but when I was a child this scene gave me nightmares for months.
Back in the days where a reasonable sleep schedule didn’t elude me, I remember waking up and putting my TV on ask background noise; I can’t recall what channel it was. But it was playing The Last Crusade.
I watched a few minutes of the movie for a few seconds, I’d never seen it before, but I soon regretted it.
He chose poorly, and it absolutely terrified me.
The rapid ageing, the way he turned to dust. How he lunged towards another person.
The nightmares were vivid. Sometimes it was me who’d drink and age rapidly; other times, it was people I knew.
It took me many years to be able to watch this movie through to the end!
Snow White & The Seven Dwarves!
I think it’s safe to say that this animated feature has quite a few unsettling instances, but this one stood out to me the most.
It’s not a gory scene by any means, but it shows enough that you can work out what has happened.
The Evil Queen not only falls to her death, but the vultures immediately set off to eat her corpse.
I was an inquisitive child, so at some point, I found out about the nature of vultures.
You also see them hovering around near characters on the verge of death in other forms of media, so once this dawned on me, I was terribly freaked out.
While it doesn’t scare me now, it’s still unsettling to think about.
This scene unsettled me so much as a child that I have never watched another movie from this franchise to this day.
Even thinking about it makes me itch.
There was no way out for the fate that awaited Beni. He is surrounded; he is trapped.
He’s left alone to die, a horrendous death in the dark.
No thank you. I don’t need to revisit this trauma again.
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