There are things that, when we were young, innocent and carefree, could scare us mindless. There are ghost stories/movies that linger and stay in our minds for some time. And then there are images of fear that we carried right through our adulthood.
Remember The Exorcist? Well, I don't actually. Every single time I try to watch it, I fell asleep halfway. Every single time. I tried hard to keep my eyes open and alert but somehow, it always put me to sleep.
And then you have the evil doll Chucky from Child's Play. I do not have one single doll in my collection because of Chucky. I hate dolls until now. If my sister left one of her dolls/teddy bears in my room, I will quickly dispose it to other room.
There will be no other movie that could scare the living daylight out of me more than IT. The made-for-TV movie was inspired by Stephen King's novel of the same title. Stephen King and horror story... damn, he's good! Until today I am creeped out when I see clowns. I just hate clowns. I can't even stand the sight of them. As soon as I see clowns, I feel the urge to run away as fast I could. That is how much It affected me. Pennywise, the clown, is the image of my fear, from my childhood through adolescence and adulthood.
After watching It, I couldn't be left alone even for a while. I imagined Pennywise everywhere I went. In the shower, in the bedroom, in the kitchen. I even imagined that his hand would shot out under the bed and pull me inside. Brrrr. As I grow up, and as I get acquainted with YouTube, I tried to watch It via YouTube. And... I failed to do so as the face of the clown alone gave me the goosebumps.
Not only me, but my sisters hate clowns as well. All thanks to It. Oh man. That picture makes me feel cold all over!
So, do you have any character that you simply fear during your childhood?
*Pictures are all from Yahoo! Image