I used to have a lot of nightmares when I was a kid but my worst nightmares came from movies.
That scary clown from 'It', Edward Scissorhands, the evil doll Chuckie, that scene from 'Hannibal' when Anthony Hopkins ate that dudes brain, and when Ben Stiller got his scrotum caught in his zipper in 'There's Something About Mary'.
All these movies made me hide under my blanket as I tried to sleep at night - except the scene from 'There's Something About Mary', that just made me grab my balls in a protective manner as I tried to sleep.
So which movies gave you nightmares when you were a kid?
X-Files, but I really liked watching them when I was little with the lights on, re-watched some of those old VHS episodes. I was scared of toilets for a long time, because one was of this half-worm/half-man monster that lived in sewers (we weren't even connected to a sewer, it was a septic, but I didn't know any of that stuff back then). Also, Ernest scared stupid I was terrified of Trolls, and toilets/bathrooms, and now that I am grown I am still leery of trolls, just now it is internet trolls. Also I became more interested in Brussels sprouts... even though I still thought they were gross, and still do! Funny how many people are freaked by clowns, because of IT and Killer Clowns from Outer Space, because when I was little I actually thought killer clowns from outer space was funny and fun, I even used to joke with my father about being like the little evil clown in the scene where a biker asks him "whata ya gonna do, knock my block off?" and the little clown nodding and saying "mhm" right before he knocks his head off and it lands in a trash can.
In 2nd grade at a sleepover, we watched this R-rated movied [great judgement call by the mom, obviously lmao] called Mirror Mirror. I didn't have nightmares, but it made me HORRIFIED of mirrors for a few months afterward. Like, horrified enough to get multiple UTIs from holding my pee because I refused to go in any room with mirrors by myself, if I could avoid it. So I spent a lot of time avoiding bathrooms. I think I mainly went at school because there would usually be other girls in the bathroom with me.
But as a bonus, once I got over that, I haven't been even slightly frightened by a horror movie since, lol, and I've watched pleeenty of them.
LMAO! One movie that gave my nightmares was 'The Ring' When I was about 8 I was having a sleepover with a good friend at the time and her dad rented it for us. That night we watched it and afterward I was so freaked out. My friend had fallen asleep and the phone rang like in the movie then the T.V started to do that static thing and I was so scared. I woke her up and we stayed up all night and morning walking around and going to some farm that was down the street from her which come to think of it was kind of creepy. The day after we went to some outdoor waterpark with her family and their friends and this guy was playing around throwing us in the water and when I came out of the water my hair was over my face and he said I looked like The Ring O.o
Michael Myers :/ I would dream he and my mama would kill me...took me years to get over having nightmares about him, It...can't even walk near those things in the sidewalk that lead to the sewer anymore...frikin clown might grab me, and this movie called "The Chaser" I always dream I'm the killer or that I keep running and I can never run fast enough.
lmao, weird you should be asking this, this morning at breakfast with some friends we were talking about the exact topic.
Mine were: IT , The Ghoulies, Piranha, The Exorcist and a movie involving a Ouija board can't remember the title for this one, but in the end house keepers ask each other if this thing still works and throw the Ouija board in the trash dumpster, the camera zooms on it and the hart shape thing slides to
The last movies that scared the beegeezus outta me was the Ring and The Collector.