Movies That Scarred Me For Life: Prologue

January 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

Movies That Scarred Me For Life: Prologue

Before I begin the newest series on The Athletic Nerd, I thought I’d share the tale that inspired the whole thing.

I can sum it up with one horrific and terrifying word…

Polkaroo.

Polkaroo Scared me | Movies That Scarred Me For Life

Many people around my age probably consider this Clown/Lizard man sized puppet a cherished part of their past.

I loved Polka Dot door too!

At first…

One night, I had a nightmare and Polkaroo was front and center.  In my dream, I was playing alone in my room when I heard a series of screams.  I woke up and couldn’t find my family anywhere so I ran towards my basement but stopped at the top of the stairs when the screams suddenly stopped.  That’s when I saw Polkaroo and the bottom of the stairs…  Holding a knife.

Are you kidding me!

He was even yelling Polka-rooooooooo!?

I woke up immediately and rushed into my parents room.  A part of me wishes I could remember their reactions.  I was probably still half a sleep but I bet they laughed their asses off.

What I sissy…

Scared half to death by the Polkaroo…

Am I alone here?  Was anyone else scared of that… Thing?

Still, I think it’s funny if he got away just as the cops arrived so I could yell:

“You just missed him!”

This terrible event from my past inspired the latest series on this blog:

Movies That Scarred Me For Life.

A 12 part series that examines the movies that had a similar impact on me.

Stay tuned and don’t forget to check out Movies That Changed Everything too.