15 Children’s Films Which Scared The Living Daylights Out Of You As A Child

As kids, we watched some of the coolest movies and we watched some of the scariest ones as well. The films in the list below are one that scare the living daylights of us and we will never forget them.

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White was a charming girl who had such an innocent demeanor but he stepmother was evil and would talk to a mirror that would talk back to her.

This in my books qualifies as a creepy film.

2. Fantasia

This film was and is one of the greats..

But I can remember hiding my face at times while watching this one.

3. The Dark Crystal

This one was of one of the great’s but it still had its moments.


4. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Ask anyone who is in their 30s or 40s which film scared them the most and this one would likely come up.

I think a lot that was because of Robert Helpmann’s super creepy portrayal of the main character.

5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

That psychedelic boat trip…

The oompa loompas scared me the most!

6. The Watcher In The Woods

This one made us aware that something might just be going on in the woods.


7. Bambi

Who in their right mind didn’t get scarred as a child watching Bambi’s mother die?


8. Return To Oz

The first one wasn’t so bad but the sequel was just down right creepy.

Remember Dorothy getting electro shock therapy?

9. Legend

Just Tim Curry’s devil character.


10. Labyrinth

The Goblin King steals the baby sister of (Jennifer Connolly) and she is sent on a terrifying mission to save her before she is turned into a goblin.

Nothing scary about that!?

11. The Witches

Enough said…

That nose gave me the creeps.

12. The Little Mermaid

Ursula scared the crap out of us as kids!

She reminds me of Anne Hegarty.

13. Aladdin

Jafar turning into a creepy red-eyed snake.

I wouldn’t like to come across him anytime soon.

14. The Animals Of Farthing Woods

This was a TV series was a classic!

But the animals that had to meet grim fates was just too traumatic for us as kids!

15. Jumanji

You know just a storyboard coming to life and trying to kill you!

Nothing scary about that!