Hi, I really enjoy your site, so I figured I should contribute…
One of many things that scared me as a kid was one of the early covers for THE EXORCIST novel by WILLIAM PETER BLATTY.
I was a friend’s house and spotted it on a shelf and found the image of the girl so scary it gave me nightmares for days. Yet every time I would go to his place I would find some excuse to have a peek, compelled to face my fear.
Compelled or not, I did not want to be left alone in that room with the book, no matter how many lights were on.
Even now, I find that image more frightening than LINDA BLAIR in the DICK SMITH makeup (with no disrespect intended).
P.S.: I have another story to tell about a show that scared me as a kid, but I’ll save that story for next time.
UNK SEZ:: Thanks DK, I’ve always been fascinated by that book cover too. Have you ever heard THIS HERE tidbit before?