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Top Inappropriate Movies Most Gen X'ers Saw as Children


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The rest of you enjoy and comment. Please comment!!!. I'm curious and I'd love to hear your story. I'll add all serious stories and films to this list.

Speaking as a child of the 80's

When we were kids; that's kids of the 80's, we lived in a different time than the kids of now do. We didn't have dvds..hell most of us didn't have vhs. <- Or click here you damned lazy ass Millennials'.

So the only way we could see these movies; ie: movies we probably shouldn't have seen; was in the theater or if we knew some one someone with cable or someone ahead of their time that owned a laser disc.

There simply wasn't the access that we have nowadays. There certainly wasn't the wealth of programming and movies that we have. In turn we saw some fairly questionable cinema, hence this list.

Use your own children's favorite programs as a barometer to wage how inappropriate; if at all, you think the movies of yesteryear were for a child.

For perspective I added my age at the time I saw these movies.

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The Omen (1976) Full Movie (Age: 1)

If something frightening happens to you today, think about it

How convoluted is that tag-line? WHAT?

I can't be positive my parents didn't show me this when I was 1. I don't think so. I do remember seeing this once syndicated on TV, but I know not where. I do know however, the girl that hung herself for Damien freaked me right the Hell out. I don't know how old I was when I saw it, but I've seen it once since then. It still creeps me right the f%#k out.

The original and classic Omen 1976 enjoy!!

Jaws 3D - 1983 (Age: 8)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

I saw this one in a tiny theater in Owosso, MI when I was 8. I remember we had those cheap cardboard 3D glasses. All I truly remember from from this movie was Jaws blowing up all over your face in a way that only 3D from 1983 could deliver

Swimmers are terrorized when Florida's Sea World captures a young Great White shark, angering its 35-foot mother! Quaid plays Michael, son of police chief Brody from the first two films, who must face off with the shark.

Gremlins (1984) There is no Santa! (Age: 9)

Gremlins are real, but Santa Clause isn't!

Keep in mind that this is a children's movie and rated PG. I loved it then and I love it now. Nostalgia is a weird and wonderful thing. At any rate, Phoebe Cates ' story about what happened to Santa was not lost on me. Up until this point the movie is a seriously funny romp. Pump the breaks and suck up the next few minutes kids. Here's where the movie takes a serious turn for the macabre.

Phantasm Movie Trailer (1979) Horror Classic (Age: 4) I didn't see it then.

If this one doesn't scare you, You're already dead!

This was another movie I remember seeing at my Grandma's on a Saturday Shocker or a Thriller Double feature. I'm not exactly sure how old I was. I would have to guess between 6-8. Angus Scrimm; the undertaker that wielded the murder ball, still creeps me out to this day.

Phantasm is a 1979 American horror film directed, written, photographed, co-produced, and edited by Don Coscarelli. It introduces the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), a supernatural and malevolent undertaker who turns the dead into dwarf zombies to do his bidding and take over the world.

Scanners (1981) Head Explosion Scene (Age: 6)

A guy's head explodes in David Cronenberg's SCANNERS.

I watched this at my friend Jeremy's house. He had HBO so once again I was likely 7 maybe 8 yrs old when I saw this movie. I must have been 7 as I was spending the night at his house. Holy SH%@ I was spending the night at friends when I was 7.

Thriller Michael Jackson - (1982) - (Age: 7)

Darkness falls across the land / The midnight hour is close at hand / Creatures crawl in search of blood / To terrorize y'all's neighbourhood / And whosoever shall be found / Without the soul for getting down / Must stand and face the hounds of hell / And rot inside a corpse's shell. / The foulest stench is in the air / The funk of 40,000 years / And grizzy ghouls from every tomb / Are closing in to seal your doom / And though you fight to stay alive / Your body starts to shiver / For no mere mortal can resist / The evil of the thriller.
-Vincent Price

I remember my mom let me stay up late to watch the video followed by the making of promptly after. It was a really creepy; albeit whoa-fully misguided, mini horror movie.

Music video by Michael Jackson performing Thriller. (C) 1982 MJJ Productions Inc. #VEVOCertified on October 29, 2010.

Conan the Barbarian 1982 (Age: 7)

The beheading of Thulsa Doom. The prick deserved it.

In all reality, I saw Conan the Barbarian in a hotel room on HBO in 1983 while on vacation so I was probably more like 8yrs old.

This scene is between Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones). Doom tries to convince Conan to join him and it also exemplifies James Earl Jones acting and sheer presence.

Temple of Doom's (1984) heart removal scene (Age: 9)

This used to horrify me as a kid. -MondoExploito

I went to see this movie on a Friday night at the Main Theater in Owosso, Michigan with 2 other friends both younger than me. We watched the "Oh Num Sheeva" scene and saw the heart ripped from that poor bastards chest only to set on fire as he was lowered. That really stuck with me. Freaked me out like mad. Anywho, after the show let out all 3 of us piled into a dodge hatchback wearing no seat belts.

Children Of The Corn (1984) full movie (Age: 9)

Adults Are The Endangered Species

I remember watching this at my grandma's on the Saturday Shocker. Nothing like some creepy ass Satan worshiping kids to creep you right the Hell out when you're the same age.

A Horror Movie From The Great 80's. From Stephen King's Mind. (Children Of The Corn - Where Adults Are The Endangered Species)

Day of the Dead (1985) Horror Movies (Age: 10)

And now the darkest day of horror the world has ever known.

I love this movie. I love this movie to this day. From it's cheesy casting to Bub to the insane writing to it's soundtrack I LOVE THIS MOVIE! One of the movies that instilled my love of the reanimated dead genre.

Day of the Dead 1985 Horror Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military.

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