Great Moments in Kindertrauma History:: Gallery 1

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Poltergeist (1982)

Salem's Lot (1979)

Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Return to Oz (1985)

It (1990)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Bambi (1942)

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9 years ago

WOW! What great picks. Can we doube up on Karen Black??? Cuz the end of BURNT OFFERINGS was the stuff of many nightares too!

9 years ago

Awesome! I'll admit, the Bambi one made me cringe. I don't think my child self ever recovered from that tradegy!

M Kitka
M Kitka
9 years ago

GREAT post, Unk!

I second what you said darkko. I don't even remember that Bambi cuddled next to the body of his dead mother with a tear in his eye and I'm avoiding scrolling up to have to see it again.

I thought she died off screen or something. That is the only one amongst these that seems actually horrible. The rest are just AWESOME horrible and (the ones I saw as a child) did not even remotely traumatize me. But I was hard to traumatize.

I guess it's a true sign of a kindertrauma classic (repeat offender) if just a single image can RE-traumatize you as an adult. Whew!

9 years ago

This is AMAZING!

Hail Ants
Hail Ants
9 years ago

Bambi's mom died off-screen. I don't know where that pic is from but it is not from the film, it has to be homemade. Something that gruesome would never have even been considered for that film in 1941 (or even 1975, the year I first saw it!)