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Top five “kids” movies that traumatised me – a guest post

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Today, I have been joined by the gorgeous Heledd who blogs at Running in Lavender. Heledd has kindly written a very funny post about the top five, supposedly, kids films that traumatised her as a child.

Heledd is one of my favourite bloggers. She writes wonderfully and her blog is a pure delight. Her huge heart shines through her posts and I truly love her. As both a blogger and a friend.

You can also follow Heledd on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. Please go and say “hello”. I know she’d love to see you.

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The gorgeous Heledd and her beautiful daughters, Lili and Poppy.

So, Heledd, over to you….

Top five kids movies that traumatised me

My parents were (and I guess still are) very liberal and let me watch whatever I wanted as a child. In a way it was great because I got to watch some amazing movies (obviously nothing violent or sexual) but it also meant that I watched some things that REALLY traumatised me. Here is a list of some ‘kids’ movies that for this reason, I will not allow my girls to watch…

1) Watership Down

This film should come with a public warning, it’s really not suitable for children! I have no words. I literally can’t think about it or listen to “Bright Eyes” without welling up.

2) An American Tail

This animation film was my worst nightmare come true! A little mouse boy gets lost and separated from his family after arriving in America. I remember crying all the way through.

3) The Wizard of Oz

This is a fab film (and I probably will let my girls watch this film in a few years) but those flying monkeys at the end were/ are so scary!

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Those flying monkeys are very creepy. “Fly my pretties”!

4) Return to Oz

For anyone who’s seen this dark sequel to The Wizard of Oz, you’ll know why this traumatised me so much. Two words – “The Wheelers”! Ooh and there was a witch, that could change her head.

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With Return to Oz they definitely chose to up the creepiness factor.

5) Bambi

Again, this film is just not suitable for kids! Disney, what were you thinking?

What about you? Are there any other films you’d like to add to this list?

Heledd from Running in Lavender

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Thanks to Heledd for writing such a fab post. I completely agree with all your choices.

Return to Oz is particularly bizarre and creepy. The Wheelers are terrifying. And any film that features a little girl being given electric shock therapy probably isn’t going to be kid friendly!

Personally, I was always very traumatised by “Who framed Roger Rabbit”. The idea of The Dip terrified me.

Are there any other films that you think Heledd should have included on her list?

Hugs

Mrs H

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37 Comments

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    Tanya - diariesofamum
    October 21, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I don’t really remember being traumatised by any films but one thing I do remember is bawling my eyes out when my friend made me watch mighty Joe young when i was about 8

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      Mrs H
      November 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Oh, I have never seen Mighty Joe Young. It has a Gorilla in it, doesn’t it? I always cry in animal films! Thanks for your comment. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Becky Cowey
    June 16, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with these! Those bloody wheelers in return to Oz had me having nightmares for weeks! I’ve not been able to watch it since I was a kid!
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    Ally Mother Under Measure
    June 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    The Return of Oz was awful, them munchkins! And she could take her head off, wtf?!
    My big one was The Little Mermaid, still can’t watch it to this day, Ursula proper creeps me out. X

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    Megan - truly madly kids
    April 27, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Not a film, but wurzel gummige used to freak me out!!
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      Mrs H
      April 27, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Oh my gosh, yes. What was that all about? I used to be terrified of the Charlie and the Chocolate factory film with Gene Wilder. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Caro | The Twinkles Momma
    April 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Oh my life — Watership Down — I can’t even hear the music without welling up!!! The book is absolutely riveting — and just as upsetting as the film. But the film has that beautiful soundtrack… aaah… poor bunnies :'( Totally agree with Bambi too — I can’t watch that even now!! x

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Yep, Watership Down and Bambi make me well up just thinking about them. They are amazing films but definitely not for young kids. Thanks for commenting lovely. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Everything mummy
    April 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Watershipdown made me cry with in about 10 mins so that went off, The worst for me is fox and the hound i used to bawl my eyes out as a kid to that and now I can’t watch it. Oh god and dumbo when they take the mum away oh good I’m near tears now!
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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Totally agree about Dumbo. I haven’t seen The Fox and the Hound but I think I might give it a miss if it is going to lead to tears. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Mini Travellers
    April 1, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Ha Ha I am so with you on Watership Down, so traumatic. I can’t think about it without crying, still!
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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Watership Down surely isn’t a kids film. So tragic and traumatic. Thanks for commenting lovely. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Heledd
    March 31, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Oh thanks for your kind words and I’m so glad you liked my list. I’ve had it in my head for a while. Lili’s really keen on watching the first Harry Potter film but as I haven’t seen it, I’m not sure if it’s one I should let her watch!? I’d forgotten that the little girl in Return to OZ was given electric shock therapy – that really is so wrong!! And that corridor of heads would give me nightmares even now! Two more films to add – Charlotte’s Web (seriously cried my eyes out) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (that child catcher is just too scary!) Hugs back to you Mrs H xxx
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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks so much for writing the post lovely. You are a genius! Definitely agree with Charlotte’s Web. It is the saddest thing ever. Also the child catcher is pretty terrifying. Which is sad because Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is such a fabulous film. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Rosie
    March 31, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    jumanji Is a film I could not watch for years. It scared the life out of me. The spiders ooh goodness I hated it. Ha ha.
    I havnt wached any of the films above other than bambi but it’s been years since I have seen it.
    Rosie
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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Jumanjii is a good one. I was quite freaked out by the whole being sucked into a board game thing. As an adult I sadly love watching that film though. I don’t know why. Thanks for commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    martyn
    March 31, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Am completely with you on the return to oz!! Truly terrifying! I was the same when I watched Watership down. But as an adult it’s my all time favourite book! So it’s just see the book now it’s watch it. Not sure it’s ever let my boys watch it though!

    Strangely Fantasia terrified me. As well as dumbo. The elephants on parade really freaked me out.
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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Yeah, I didn’t really like Dumbo or Pinocchio as a child. I’m not sure when I’ll let Little Miss H watch Watership Down. I read the book when I was 12 and I was shocked by how violent and dark it is. It is brilliant. But not at all what I had been expecting. Thanks for commenting lovely Martyn. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    March 31, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    All of these are hugely traumatic! I remember being most traumatised by The Never Ending Story, when the horse sank at the end, WEEP! xxxx
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      Heledd
      March 31, 2015 at 11:03 pm

      OMG yes The Never Ending Story!! And he was bullied at the start, which I didn’t like either. I hate watching anything where a person is ill treated.

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Oh my, the Never Ending Story. Anything where animals are in pain is too traumatic for me to watch. I get to emotive about characters too. As an adult, I can’t watch A.I. because I always feel so upset for the Teddybot. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    CoconutandBloom
    March 31, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    this made me giggle ! I am forever turning of films that I had watched as a child but now don’t want my kids to watch !

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      I put Bambi on for Little Miss H the other day and turned it off really quickly. I couldn’t cope with having it on. Even for 5 minutes. My lip began to tremble as soon as I saw Bambi with his mother. I just couldn’t put us through that. Thanks for commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Charlotte @ Educating Elsa
    March 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Oh Return to Oz is DEFINITELY not suitable for kids! It’s messed up. Great post! The only one I know that traumatised me was Jurassic Park 2 – The Lost World but I suppose I probably shouldn’t have been watching that in the first place! Haha.

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      It is a hugely messed up film. I think I found all the Jurassic Park films quite scary as a child. Thanks for commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Kat | Beau Twins
    March 31, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Great post. The Snowman for me – my fave film but I was ever so sad when he melted and the music!! Oh my days! xxxx
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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks for commenting honey. Believe it or not, I have never seen the Snowman because I know it will destroy me. A few years ago, I really wanted to watch The Snowman and the Snowdog but even the trailer made me sad. So Mr H put his foot down as he didn’t want a tear stained shoulder on Christmas Eve. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Mummy's Blog
    March 31, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I agree with Bambi. I also found Dumbo (I seem to remember a scene with a fire…I’ve still not been able to rewatch!) and Pinocchio (where he gets eaten by the whale) terrifying!
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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      I definitely agree with Pinocchio. I hate the bit where he turns into a donkey. It is so wrong. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Elaine @ Entertaining Elliot
    March 30, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I agree with all your choices!!! We were made to watch Watership down in first school so I was probably 6 or 7….the fields of blood had me traumatised for years! I love the Return to Oz but those wheelers were the stuff of nightmares, as were the heads *shudders*
    We rented the Dark Crystal once….now that is a bloody terrifying “kids” film!!

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      I have never seen Dark Crystal but I imagine that it would have scared me. Gosh, I have forgotten he fields of blood in Watership Down. But that but did always terrify me. Thanks for commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    March 30, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Oh totally agree! Bambi – you made me cry so much!! I would have to add ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’….I was literally a mess after the scene with Azlan. Weeps!!! Great list lovely xx

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      Mrs H
      March 30, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      I put Bambi on the other day for Little Miss H. I had to turn it off after 5 minutes because I couldn’t cope with the emotion of knowing what was going to happen. Totally agree with The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe. I love that film but it does make me weep. Thanks for your comment lovely. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Donna
    March 30, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I was nodding along to the whole post! Return to Oz and the corridor of heads was the freakiest thing I have ever seen! x
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      Mrs H
      March 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      I think it is the freakiest film ever made. It is truly bizarre. The whole bit at the end when her friends have been turned into ornaments used to give me nightmares. Thanks for your great comment. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Sarah christie
    March 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Watership down traumatises me too, great post Lucy and Heledd x
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      Mrs H
      March 30, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Sarah, I agree. Watership Down is terrifying. Have you ever read the book? I read it as a child and it is so much worse than the film. It completely changed my opinion about bunny rabbits. Thanks for commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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