If that didn’t get you, then Robert Stack’s scary-ass voice definitely did.
The ominous row boat rocking to-and-fro in the fog.
The swing, just like, moving.*
The whole thing was cruel.
Some standouts from Are You Afraid that destroyed your adolescent life included the Frozen Ghost…
…the Pool Monster…
…Old Man Corcoran…
…the kid with the red bike…
…these faceless aliens…
…that terrifying girl and her damn locket…
…and, of course, the Ghastly Grinner.
The Ghastly Grinner was scary and all, but Zeke the Plumber was a whole other level.
Rasputin’s death scene in Anastasia, which really was extra.
That episode of Rugrats with Angelica’s “brother” was also pretty messed up.
So was that episode where Tommy turned into an adult baby monster.
The furnace in Home Alone was terrifying.
The chokey in Matilda was nightmare-inducing.
Courage the Cowardly Dog was a fucked-up acid trip for 12-year-olds.
Larry turned into a boogeyman in the Disney Channel Original Movie Don’t Look Under the Bed (listen that whole movie was horrific, but that scene really stands out).
Mischa Barton puking under a bed.
Really, just seeing Sixth Sense ruined many lives.
This toilet still haunts me when I have to pee in the middle of the night.
And let me tell you, if a TV has static, I’m running.
I have no time for Samara coming out of TV.
Any mention of the Blair Witch still gets me.
The underrated Halle Berry movie, Gothika.
Michelle Pfeiffer’s experience in What Lies Beneath.
Nicole Kidman’s experience in The Others.
Slappy the Dummy from Goosebumps.
Judge Doom’s reveal in Who Framed Roger Rabbit that was just so unexpected:
The Temple Guards on Legends Of The Hidden Temple were just so aggro.
These toys keep me up in the middle of the night.
When I’m all alone I swear I hear, “I bring you…love.”
When you’re on a highway and see this…
…you definitely think this is going to happen thanks to Final Destination.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come basically gave you Christmas-themed nightmares for years to come.
You hate looking down alleyways for fear of seeing Gooey Gus.
And lastly, there was nothing scarier than the blue screen of death.
Good luck sleeping tonight!
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