Movies that scarred me for life is all about the movies that keep you up at night. The horrors you just can’t seem to get out of your head. But beyond the monsters, ghosts, slashers and aliens, there are also the cringe worthy films you wish you never saw. Movies that made you wish you had the lost two hours of your life back. There are tons of ways a movie can scar you for life. This series will look at 12 of my personal favorites.
Gremlins 1 & 2
I’m was terrified of Stripe!
At least I was long ago… Look at that picture! He has a gun!
Gremlins is a classic that I now look back on fondly. Every so often, I’ll put in the DVD and I’m instantly reminded of how awesome and bad ass Gizmo is. However, shortly after I stop laughing at ‘bright light, bright light!’, I remember how scared I once was.
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I used to imagine those late night snackers popping out of every corner of my house… And promptly run away. There’s something creepy about mischievous and intelligent monsters. They make plans! They cause havoc! They steal plows! They sing karaoke!
In all seriousness, I really did hate the thought of Stripe hatching somewhere in my bedroom. I wouldn’t have fed him after midnight but he would have found a way.
Because Furry Stripe is still kind of an ass.
GREMLINS WERE IN MY BASEMENT… FOR SURE.
One way or another, I felt destined to encounter the leader of a Gremlins batch some day. I hope I’m not alone in this but you know that chilling feeling you get when you are in a basement and suddenly you rush up the stairs to escape? Stripe caused many, MANY sprints up the stairs in my childhood home.
I’d reach the top of the stairs and realize that I left a light on. Worst. Day. Ever. I’d have to slowly creep back down the stairs wondering what will jump out at me next. (I had a vivid imagination as a kid.)
It got worse when Stripe became a spider in the sequel!
Eventually, I got over it and now both Gremlins films are treasured additions to my collection.