‘What Movie Traumatized You As A Kid’ Trends As People Reveal The Films That Scarred Their Childhood

Production assistant Ashley Bower started a viral Twitter trend by asking "What movie traumatized you as a kid?" Hundreds of tweets flooded in on what films scarred their childhood.

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What was the one movie that petrified you so much in your childhood that it still has long-lasting effects on you as an adult? That was the question that was asked on Twitter, and it went viral after hundreds of people revealed what movie scarred them permanently as a kid.

Ashley Bower, who is a production assistant, asked Twitter the question: “What movie traumatized you as a kid?” The movie that scared her the most as a child was Jumanji. The tweet went viral, racking up nearly 40,000 Likes, 4,000 RTs, and 40,000 replies.

Actor Zach Braff said Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ruined his childhood.

Olivia Wilde said she saw the movie Kids when she was 10-years-old. The movie Kids, which received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA, is about “amoral teen Telly has made it his goal to sleep with as many virgin girls as possible — but he doesn’t tell them that he’s HIV positive.” Probably not a great movie selection for a 10-year-old.

Speaking of highly inappropriate movies for kids, no 8-year-old should watch The Shining.

No 8-year-old should watch Silence of the Lambs.

Also, no 9-year-old should watch Silence of the Lambs.

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Hot Fuzz, and Shaun Of The Dead director Edgar Wright said the 1977 film Apache messed him up pretty good.

One woman had a very real reason to be frightened, the rusted-out 1941 Chevrolet Heavy-Duty COE delivery truck that transported human bodies in the movie Jeepers Creepers still drives around in her home town in Florida.

Somehow, people were afraid of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Other scary movies that were watched by children and still haunt them as adults include Neverending Story, Children of the Corn, Terminator 2, Se7en, Roger Rabbit, Pinocchio, Jaws, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Wizard of Oz, Poltergeist, The Lion King, The Secret of Nimh, and The Land Before Time.

There is an adult in therapy right this second explaining to his psychologist how Pinocchio prevented them from getting the chief financial officer job they wanted to get.