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TV that scared you...

Post by Wil » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:50 am

...****less

I guess this is following on from the Sapphire and Steel thread.

Personally, the tiny bit of TV that I'll always remember giving me maximum willies was from the early-mid 70s series Thriller. Saturday evening hour-long dramas on ITV with some sort of twist - supernatural or otherwise. The moment that will always stay with me was a girl looking through the little hole in clay kiln to see two clay heads being fired inside. Then the heads turn around to face her and their eyes open!! Yikes! I still feel jumpy about that now.

Network have a 16 disc set of Thriller out which I'm very tempted by. They were great shows.
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Post by Spiff » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:03 am

Hammer House of Horror from the early 80s.

It's been out on DVD a while and I'd be interested to watch it again as an adult but I daren't!

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Post by Wil » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:12 am

Spiff wrote:Hammer House of Horror from the early 80s.

It's been out on DVD a while and I'd be interested to watch it again as an adult but I daren't!
ITV2 (or 3 - I forget which) have been showing those on a Friday night!

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Post by Spiff » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:19 am

Thanks for the warning!!

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Post by LeeT » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:24 am

An obvious one - Threads. The moment the bomb went off - That must have scarred many a kids mind back in the mid 80's! :shock:

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Post by Randall Flagg » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:02 am

Yep, "Threads" and that other nuke war movie "The Day After".

Also Sapphire and steele and day of the triffids.

When I was really small I used to have nightmares that an evil Bungle from Rainbow was gonna jump out of my wardrobe and get me!?
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Post by Mad Gerald » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:11 am

Definately Saphire & Steel

Dr. Who has to be in there

Also, the Mardis Gras whenever that was on the news... Those giant heads.... noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the heads :cry:

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Post by andy vaisey » Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:49 pm

Randall Flagg wrote:...and day of the triffids.
Ah! Those funny clicking noises! Wooooooo!! :shock: 8)

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Post by James A » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:44 pm

Moomins. God knows what it is about them but they still scare the hell out of me to this day.

I've only recently just seen Threads and i have to say although its pretty low budget it really is chilling to watch. Id advise anybody to try to watch it. Also When The Wind Blows that was kind of unerving to watch.

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Post by kavsy » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:57 pm

Moomins was class,gonna get a dvd of them for my daughters,i'll be well upset if they dont like them.Everyone should love the MOOMINS!

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Post by russgalleywood » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:30 pm

Janet Street Porter still gives me the willy's!

Oh, and there used to be a programme in the early eighties, which I cannot remember the name of, in which kids would create films and animations.
The horror genre seemed to be popular on it and some them were really scary for a slightly delicate, sensitive, highly strung child like myself!

And lastly, just the title music to 'Tales of the Unexpected' was enough to make me soil my secret squirrel pyjamas.

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Post by russgalleywood » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:35 pm

And also, that bit in 'Words and Pictures - Boy From Space' when the white faced bad alien finds the alien boy!

I may have nightmares tonight, thanks alot!

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Post by Sureshot » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:28 pm

I'd say Doctor Who as well, the Cybermen and the Autons scared the bejeesus out of me.

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Post by Randall Flagg » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:22 pm

James A wrote:Moomins. God knows what it is about them but they still scare the hell out of me to this day.

I've only recently just seen Threads and i have to say although its pretty low budget it really is chilling to watch. Id advise anybody to try to watch it. Also When The Wind Blows that was kind of unerving to watch.
Yeah, 'when the wind blows' was really bleak and chilling. Very scary.

I asked everyone at work and the wierdest one I got was someone was and still is terrified of "The Diddymen"
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Post by The Last Ginja » Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:34 am

andy vaisey wrote:
Randall Flagg wrote:...and day of the triffids.
Ah! Those funny clicking noises! Wooooooo!! :shock: 8)
Rented this recently and although it looks dated the story is excellent....


I also remember a programme about Rabid dogs that scared the hell out of me, from the early 80s, but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it...Anyone help me with this one?

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