Originally Posted by steveo1978
It has been YEARS since I've thought of that show!
I absolutely loved it!
May have been because it came out when I was a bit older (in my early 20's).........but.......it never creeped me out.
The only "shows" that did that to me as a kid were the following (they happen to be movies, not shows):
Psycho (the shower scene). If you are old enough to remember black and white movies and when Janet Leigh was a "smokin' hot" actress then that is "enough said". She also happened to be the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis (yummy!).
Friday The 13th (lake scene at the end of the movie) where Jason drags the chick out of the boat (saw it when it first aired on cable tv (the first day we had cable tv )). I ran for cover when that happened.
The grave scene at the end of Carrie. After I got over the initial shock, I laughed my ass off because my father had been screaming like a little girl!!!
Last, but not least is/was (drum roll please ):
The Shining. The entire movie.
That movie still makes me "shudder" and get "goose bumps" to this day.
I have watched it numerous times since it originally came out (including begging my father to take me to see it in the theater, until he finally gave in and took me to see it a week after it came out (my mother still doesn't know he "caved" and took me )).
I actually drove from Ft. Worth, Texas to Estes Park, Co. just to see the Stanley Hotel (where the tv version was filmed (also where a scene from Dumb And Dumber was filmed)). I ended up staying a week and enjoying the tourist activities. I have yet to go to Timberline Lodge in Oregon (where the original movie was filmed at) and have plans to visit it within the next two years.
I guess the thing that "freaks me out" the most about The Shining is not necessarily the "shine" that the child has, but the possibility of someone to go "stir crazy" in that environment (cooped up alone for a winter could easily make an alcoholic somewhat unstable). That could very easily be a real situation.
It (again, by Stephen King (yes, I love the works of Stephen King )). Ok, not a childhood show and the movie was somewhat of a joke. HOWEVER, the book gave me nightmares for many nights!!!!!
I have a very vivid imagination when it comes down to written works and I had an extremely bad experience with trying to chase a pet dog of mine through a ditch right after finishing this book. Long story short, the ex-wife had to go get the pooch because I was entirely to "freaked out" to run through the 15 foot deep channel at the end of my street. Still can't do it to this day. Call me a wimp, pussy, whatever, I WILL NOT go into that ditch! That clown will get me (I'm not scared of clowns in general.........that book just was to vivid for me)!
Do you think I might like the works of Stephen King?
My library has an entire section dedicated to books written by and books about him (including several books by his wife, Tabitha King (which pretty much suck! (possibly riding the coat tails of him)).
I would much rather go to my grave not needing my gun, than go there wishing I had it.