Movies Made To Traumatise Children

Bob Weaver

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Same probably 25 years ago the last time I saw one of them.
It's the 2nd one he gets beaten up isn't it? Then he rebuilds himself as a punk rock robot and saves the day to "I need a hero" by Bonnie Tyler.



He also reads Frankenstein at one point and they play some sad music.
 

Bob Weaver

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My niece watched the start of Up for the first time last year and cried hysterically for like an hour afterwards.


I'll be honest, it makes me cry any time I see it as well.
 

AntG

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It's the 2nd one he gets beaten up isn't it? Then he rebuilds himself as a punk rock robot and saves the day to "I need a hero" by Bonnie Tyler.



He also reads Frankenstein at one point and they play some sad music.
Yeah that's the one, I always preferred the first one with Ally Sheedy to be honest.
 
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Broxi

The Anti-Bully
Jul 24, 2012
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You know what film is unintentionally disturbing too ... The Polar Express with Tom Hanks.

It’s held up as this modern classic but again the movie has this eerie ominous feel to it and those dead zombie eyes and faces of all the characters in the movie.

The “elves” are like wee evil midget alkie tramps...


There’s not a single thing Christmassy about them at all.
 
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Bulakenyo

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I tried to watch “Labyrinth” with David Bowie with my kid recently and there is not a puppet on that movie which isn’t absolutely horrifying.


Never seen The Dark Crystal but what in the name of fuck!!
"Labyrinth" creeped me out also when I watched it on VHS when I was a kid.

I also vaguely remember getting creeped out by a certain scene in "Neverending Story" but I now forget which one.

I loved 80s Twilight Zone also but just seeing the intro made me almost close my eyes. haha
 
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Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. That boat scene is crazy. Gene Wilder turns it up to 11 and is absolutely fantastic.


Throughout the entire film Wonka comes across as mildly psychopathic. That's not even mentioning Grandpa Fucking Joe.
 
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Bob Weaver

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You know what film is unintentionally disturbing too ... The Polar Express with Tom Hanks.

It’s held up as this modern classic but again the movie has this eerie ominous feel to it and those dead zombie eyes and faces of all the characters in the movie.

The “elves” are like wee evil midget alkie tramps...


There’s not a single thing Christmassy about them at all.
Horrifying stuff.

My sister in law and her kids like this, so I've seen it, but not by choice. Creepy stuff.
 

Bob Weaver

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The Bridge to Terabithia?

It was billed as a Harry Potter style film, but....


the wee girl in it dies midway through jumping over a river or something. It's not actually a Harry Potter clone. It's a movie about grief. For kids.
 

SwollenGoat

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I'm surprised Watership Down hasn't been mentioned that was pretty fucked up to watch as a kid. :lol:
read it as a kid and was stunned to find it 100% more fucked up than the Hobbit which had massive armies and tens of thousands of 'dead'.............

it seems kids were expected to deal with shit being a lot more real back in the day...................
 
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Broxi

The Anti-Bully
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Coraline was legit sad and scary, and I watched it as an adult.

Something was always off about Peter Pan, too...
There was another modern one I took my kid too a few years back, Paranorman or something like that... Tim Burton flick about a girl who was murdered by redneck townsfolk for being a witch and now haunted the town and wanted revenge on the place. I got halfway through it and started panicking she'd be having nightmares for a week.
 
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Broxi

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Some of the studio Ghibli movies could be great for your kid(s?). This most certainly is not.

I saw it when I was about 18, and I thought it was very good, but very sad.
There's quite a few on Netflix these days, we've actually sat and watched Ponyo, Howl's Flying Castle, Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro so far ... they all have disturbing moments tbh.
 
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