Childhood Cinematic Traumas

I am writing a series of entries in which I explore my memories of movies that scared me as a child. The series seeks to better understand my responses to those films and also to confront these texts as an adult. I am hoping that readers will also contribute their own stories for this series.

Below is the list of entries from this series. I will update this list as entries are added:


#1 – Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

#2 – Jagged Edge

#3 – The Gate
#4 – Fantasia (Guest Post by Alyx of Feminist Music Geek)
#5 – E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial


  1. Fantasia on Dark Room « Feminist Music Geek said,

    […] I wrote about how the movie in question scared me as a kid as part of an ongoing series on childhood cinematic traumas. […]

  2. Childhood Cinematic Traumas #5: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial « Dark Room said,

    […] film is not generally considered in the company of the horror films I have previously covered in “Cinematic Childhood Traumas.” But in the same way that Fantasia frightened my friend and fellow blogger, Alyx, in spite of […]

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