There are a lot of movies out there that ARE NOT horror flicks that really scare the hell out of people.
The first time I saw Apocalypto?
Wooo, boy! That movie is terrifying and my heart was beating a million miles per hour!
Also, have you ever seen Mean Girls? Yikes…
Let’s hear from folks on AskReddit about non-horror movies that really scared them.
1. Look out for monkeys!
As a kid I used to have nightmares about those monkeys chasing me.”
2. Don’t do it!
“Ever watched Pinocchio as an adult?
That is effed up.
The scene with the boy turning into a donkey and losing his s**t over it is downright traumatic and not the kind of body horror one expects from a kid’s film!”
“Return to Oz.
Saw it when I was 5. Had nightmares about the wheelers for years.”
“My Girl when Macaulay Culkin gets stung to d**th by bees.
Childhood me was scared of bees for quite a while.”
5. Stuck in limbo.
“The original Alice in Wonderland.
It terrified me as a kid that she couldn’t find her way home.
Nobody was really helping her, she was just stuck.”
6. Nightmare fuel.
“I know it was meant to be a comedy and all, but Mars Attacks.
Call it deep-seated child trauma from seeing it when I was too young.
Watching people get disintegrated into piles of bones gave me nightmares for weeks.”
7. Another Roald Dahl hit.
The ab**e is f**king terrifying and I remember thinking, “who the f**k decided Roald Dahl’s stories are for kids?””
“The first Homeward Bound movie.
The scene where Sassy went over the waterfall terrified me so much that I did not finish the movie for another four years, even after repeatedly being told she was okay.”
9. A disturbing film.
Holy s**t, that movie still haunts me.”
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Sure, seems like a harmless movie, but the scenes with the Child Catcher are super creepy.”
“Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Not so much now, but as a child seeing a cartoon d** while getting dipped in acid was horrifying.”
12. A classic!
“Terminator 2 when I was a kid.
The idea that the T-1000 could shape shift into anybody freaked me out.
How do I know that’s you mom and not an evil robot trying to k**l me?
13. Uh oh…
“When I was a kid, I watched Cast Away with my family the day before my parents were about to leave for Australia for a business trip.
I was absolutely terrified and kept crying because I thought they were gonna end up like Tom Hanks.”
“In Ex Machina there is a scene where the robot girl peels off the artificial skin from her face revealing the machinery beneath.
For some reason I found it incredibly unnerving.”
15. You are not alone.
“The older Charlie and the Chocolate Factory scarred me for life as a kid.
The fat kid getting stuck in the chocolate tube and then shot out like a rocket, Verruca Salt falling down the “bad egg” thing to the incinerators, the girl turning into a human blueberry and the mention of them “squeezing her out”.
The TV kid turned into airwaves and into a tiny version of himself, Slugworth, Charlie and Grandpa Joe almost getting k**led by the fans after drinking the fizzy drinks…. not to even mention the Oompa Loompas and their songs. I can’t even stomach to see it to this day.
The Johnny Depp version was a tiny bit better but not by much.”
Now it’s your turn!
Tell us a movie that isn’t a horror movie that scared you.
Do it in the comments!