Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weird Movie Memories

When you think about the movies we watched as children, it's amazing we didn't turn out weirder.  I actually went back to watch a few as an adult and they were odd and sometimes disturbing. Were we, as children of the 80's, just oblivious to what was going on? I don't ever remember thinking any of these were weird as a kid. I was flipping channels the other day and came across Edward Scissorhands and after 3 minutes, I was completely weirded out. Maybe some of these creepy-ish movies would something to revisit for this Halloween week-without having to watch something truly gory or scary. Here are the ones I can remember off the top of my head:
Dark Crystal
Return to Oz
Secret of Nimh
Edward Scissorhands
Little Shop of Horrors
Monty Python Search for the Holy Grail
Encino Man

Can you think of any other random, weird movies you watched as a child and now wonder how it ever got popular?


Rachel said...

Neverending Story
The Last Unicorn

the paul said...

(A) even weirder? I'm not sure that's even possible.

(B) hey, these are all actually terrific movies. Quirky, but fun and imaginative. Ok, all except for Return To Oz. That one was always pretty ooky.

(C) I'd take these over Spy Kids 3D and Shark Boy and Lava Girl any day.

K Cannon said...

Paul has a point. Teletubbies, Mr. Wiggles or whatever his name is on Elmo's World, and Barney are much scarier.

BUT An American Tail should be on your list. ;)

April said...

I still love Edward scissorhands. But I totally agree with return to oz. I thought that was awesome as a kid but tried watching it again about a year ago and couldn't get through it.

Lauren said...

Beastmaster. If you haven't seen that one, look it up and watch the "trailer." A real winner.