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10 Frightening Childhood Movies That Scarred You For Life

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10 Frightening Childhood Movies That Scarred You For Life

If you were a child of the 60s-80's it's safe to say you were probably subjected to some pretty traumatic and frightening experiences when you went to the movies. The classifications around the type of content that could be viewed by minors was certainly far less restrictive than it is today.

Whether it was themes of the supernatural, witchcraft or even death itself children of all ages were welcome to sit back and soak in the horror.

It's hard to imagine many of these scenes being passed today as suitable for children without some heavy censorship and editing going on.

But 35 years ago, writers and animators, free of such regulations created scenes filled with disturbing characters, unsettling dialogue and more than a few passing references to Satan and even heavy drug use.

From Willy Wonka's psychedelic boat trip to the slow and shocking death of a horse named Artax in The Neverending Story - these are just a few moments from the world of film that continue to haunt countless childhoods.

Here's 10 troubling scenes that are sure to bring back a nightmare or two....

1. Return to Oz - Princess Mombi (1985)


2. The NeverEnding Story - Artax dies in the Swamp of Sadness (1984)


3. The Dark Crystal - Trial By Stone (1983)


4. The Witches - The Grand High Witch reveals herself (1990)


5. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - The Psychedelic Boat Trip (1971)


6. Wizard of Oz - Unleashing the flying monkeys (1940)


7. Nightmare Before Christmas - Boogie Man's Song (1994)


8. Ghostbusters - The Library Ghost (1984)


9. The Jungle Book - Kaa the snake attempts to kill Mowgli (1967)


10. Fantasia - Night on Bald Mountain

If there's any glaring scenes or films we've forgotten let us know in the comments below and we'll be sure to add it in! Oh and don't forget to see these Powerful Depictions Of Mental Illness That Will Hurt Your Heart.

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