Have you ever been watching/reading/playing something that is totally not scary or freaky or anything like that, and then out of nowhere something totally weird and scarring happens? In my childhood, it happened quite a lot, and being the kind of person who gets scared really easily, I figured that I would tell you guys about some of the most notable scary moments that I remember.
You might not think that these things are particularly scary or even all that freaky/weird, but the thing to bear in mind is that when I was a child, everything scared me, and I still get scared of a lot of things now as an adult. This post didn’t really fit into a ‘Top 10’ very well (I’ve already done two Top 10 lists and I have another one coming up, which will be the last!), so I’m just going to ramble on about them a bit.
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This boss battle (if it can be classified as a boss battle) takes place in the caves below the infamous Arkham Asylum, which is where Killer Croc lives and the guards try to forget about him. Poor guy. The aim is to collect spores for Poison Ivy while fighting off Croc who will every now and then emerge from the water whenever he can hear you coming. How does he know you’re coming? He can hear your footsteps through the water, so you’ve got to walk as slow as possible. Once he can hear you, he jumps out of the water out of completely nowhere and runs towards you. This battle is pretty fucking tense, and the fact that you can constantly hear Croc growling and saying things like “I’ve got your scent, Batman!!” makes it even more tense. And I really don’t do well with jump scares, so every time I replay Arkham Asylum, I kind of dread this part of the game. It’s not even difficult, it just puts me on edge.
Do you ever have those movie scenes that you see once and it fucks you up so badly that you can’t wait to forget it? For me, it’s the beginning dream sequence in the original Total Recall. What happens is that there are two astronauts on Mars, one of them falls down a crater, smashes his visor and his eyeballs almost explode. The mere thought of bad things happening to eyeballs makes me feel like I’m going to puke, and I saw this scene when I was seven. SEVEN. How did I manage to see that when I was seven? We were on holiday in London and BBC1 used to show movies pretty much every night and the movie on that night happened to be Total Recall. I didn’t know what film it was until recently when a video counted every single Schwarzenegger death. This scene screwed me up so badly that I couldn’t even gif it. No way.
And speaking of poor guys, there’s this unfortunate fellow who got put in a jail cell with the Joker:
*extreme shudder because those stitches look infected*
The day I don’t mention The Simpsons on this blog, will be a very sad day. In the Treehouse of Horror series, there are very few moments that freak me out (and that’s not including the Gracie Films logo at the end, which scared the shit out of me when I was little), but the one thing that will always make me flinch is the inside-out fog. Yuck.
Sweeney Todd is a pretty brutal movie, and I’m perfectly fine with sitting through every single scene where somebody gets their throat cut. Well, the scene where he finally gets his revenge is particularly gruesome. The thing that really made me hide in my clothes in this movie was Mrs Lovett getting shoved into the furnace at the end. ALIVE. How could Tim Burton do this to me? I knew his movies were quirky and spooky, but I never imagined that it could get to be like this!!!
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