The scariest movie for me as a child was ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES (1959). People always laugh when I mention the title, but it scared me to death. It has what I consider the single most nightmarish scene in all cinema, where two men are being fed on by the leeches in an underwater cave. Another movie that scared me to death was CALTIKI: THE IMMORTAL MONSTER. I actually didn’t see too much of the film, because I was so scared by the first few minutes I had to leave the room.
Uncle Lancifer: Thanks Ted, You should know that any creature sporting anything remotely resembling a tentacle is welcome here at Kindertrauma! I don’t blame you for being skeeved by those creatures. Leeches are gross and giant leeches are even worse. You all can watch ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES in it’s entirety HERE. While we’re on the subject of things that go bump or at least squish in the night, it’s time for monster a go-go!