As I sit on the couch getting into the Hallowe’en spirit (such as it exists Down Under) by watching some of our new favourite horror movies like The Cabin in the Woods I’ve been reflecting on the ones that scared the utter crap out of me as a child. Some of them are horror movies that someone managed to slip though the protective horror-proof forcefield my parents kept me under growing up, and others are family friendly fare that featured sometimes unintentionally disturbing imagery. To begin we’re going to take one of each.
The Movie: An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Trauma: I think I was 8 or 9 for this one. Whilst the aforementioned parent units were visiting friends, us young’ns were left to amuse ourselves with toys and video games. Good times. On TV was a behind-the-scenes look at the revolutionary special effects of John Landis’ horror…
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