The Movie That Made Me Piss Myself as a Boy......

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    Oct 30, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    When I was a little boy, there was this TV program called "The Big Show" (yeah, they stayed up all night thinking up that name.) They played nothing but old black and white horror movies from the 50's. Even though they were badly made, when I was a kid they scared the piss out of me. There was one movie in particular that was so frightening to me I wouldn't watch it unless my mom was in the room. I never knew the name of it but still remember flashes of many scenes in vivid detail. For years I've searched for this movie online to no avail. All I knew was there were these people stranded on an island and they were being attacked by vicious dogs with long fangs that could eat through walls.
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    Finally one day as I was doing an images search for something completely unrelated, my eye caught glimpse of a thumbnail that looked very familiar. I found it! To my surprise, the title of the film was "Attack of the Killer Shrews." Shrews? Huh? I didn't remember any shrews in the film. But sure enough, I guess special effects were in their infantile stages in the 50's so they brought in dogs....attached some mangled bath mats to their backs with Duct Tape and voila.....instant shrews! For up-close shots, they apparently made hand puppets out of tube socks with dog hair glued on in precarious patterns, and saberteeth made from God only knows what. Regardless, I had to own this movie. So I ordered it and now the BF and I watch it every Halloween. He loves watching it too because of my reaction to it. To this day, all the hairs on my arms stand on end, and of course he attacks me each time one of the dogs (I mean "shrews") attacks someone.

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    Oh, and the star/hero of the film confirmed the fact I was not going to grow up to be straight! Grrrrrr....



    What movie scared you the most as a young boy? And do you still find it scary as an adult?
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    Oct 30, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidEraser head! Yuck!



    I love that movie, but it's more bizarre than scary.
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    Oct 30, 2013 3:32 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidBut as a boy I didn't distinguish between nuanced bizarre and plain scary. So it was scary!

    Scruffypup said
    woodsmen saidEraser head! Yuck!



    I love that movie, but it's more bizarre than scary.



    True. Kinda like kids today will grow up being scared of Nicholas Cage. icon_surprised.gif