Anyone watching Pee-Wee for the first time, lulled into a false state of childlike complacency, was likely to bolt right out of their seats. Try as they might, they may never be able to scrub the image of Large Marge from their brains.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: The tunnel (1971)
In a movie that’s already got plenty of dark moments happening against pastel-colored candy wonders, this scene is an early hint at the cavities hiding under all that candy.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit:Judge Doom is a toon (1988)
It’s hard to say what’s more terrifying: Judge Doom’s hopping around in 2-D form or his ability to fly through the air with his horrific, googly eyes shaped like daggers.
The Neverending Story: The Nothing (1984)
By embodying every child’s fears (death, the unknown, growing up, loss of innocence), The Nothing is essentially the boogeyman that is puberty.
Pinocchio: Transformation of little boys into donkeys (1940)
While moviegoers only see the shadow of the transformation, combine that with his horrific braying and you’ve still got the stuff of nightmares.