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.
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!
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.
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
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?