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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2008, 04:20:34 AM »
Nah, that wasn't sudden enough to be scary. More like slowly unnerving, like the Blair Witch project, and both ended with you throwing up.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2008, 06:47:25 AM »
Nah, that wasn't sudden enough to be scary. More like slowly unnerving, like the Blair Witch project, and both ended with you throwing up.

And as you walked out of the theater / living room, you kept muttering to yourself, "What the fuck were they THINKING?"
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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2008, 07:05:36 AM »
Yeah, there was too much focus on the twist for it to be scary. It was more like a movie with a bad ending, like Signs or Crystal Skull.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2008, 11:35:57 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/iSM65wCI6sk&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/iSM65wCI6sk&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

It seemed that every sitcom of that 70's/early 80's era would have an occasional "serious" episode, where some sort of scary peril happened to a series regular.  Stuff like Edith Bunker getting raped on All In The Family, Janet Jackson being abused on Good Times, or the above clip from Different Strokes where Gary Coleman and his sis get themselves kidnapped and nearly raped/killed.

And when I was a little kid, the clip below would scare the crap out of me.  (Not this one exacty, but one like it.)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2wK5QAcJhRo&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/2wK5QAcJhRo&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

I now know that it was about teenaged kids staying out late, but back then I thought it was about little kids my age that were in danger.  Very scary stuff.

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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2008, 12:22:29 PM »
Wow, if you thought that was bad, imagine if the series was canceled RIGHT AFTERWARD!


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2008, 12:30:07 PM »
I vaguely remember something I watched one Saturday morning when I was small that scared the hell out of me. I have no clue what exactly happened now but it was called The Red Room. It was like a short after-school-special-looking kids horror show or something they played one morning on ABC.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2008, 12:33:41 PM »
Was it based on the H.G. Wells story?



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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2008, 12:46:15 PM »
Was it based on the H.G. Wells story?


Honestly someone could probably play the whole video for me and I probably wouldn't recognize now. I would imagine it may have been based on the HG Wells story since it was playing on a Saturday morning after all the cartoons had ended, they may have had required a bit of educational programming for those kids killing brain cells by staring at a TV all morning.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2008, 12:48:37 PM »
And here it is, I think:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/XJZYxzh9tEE&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/XJZYxzh9tEE&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2008, 12:56:24 PM »
Damn, I was a wuss when i was a little kid.


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2008, 12:58:22 PM »
Well I wasn't going to say...


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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2008, 06:20:44 PM »
Oh and the Babes in Toyland and Alice in Wonderland TV movies also scared the crap out of me.

Carol Channing in the Alice in Wonderland TV movie is the reason I slept on my parents' floor for a large chunk of my childhood.  Too. Many. Nightmares.




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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2008, 09:53:10 PM »
The last shot of Twin Peaks.
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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2008, 05:05:58 AM »
The head butt of the mirror?



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Re: Scariest TV moments
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2008, 07:51:48 AM »
Er, the coffee cup?