Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments

The Nostalgia Critic counts down the Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments!

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  1. Okay, so here are my thoughts on this list.

    #11: I watched this movie a lot as a kid, but the Wicked Witch wasn’t what scared me. What scared me in that movie were the munchkins. They were the size of children but with the faces of adults and I had not only never seen a midget before but I didn’t know that they even existed.

    #10: This scene didn’t scare me as a kid. I (and everyone I went to school with) thought it was the coolest part of the movie. When I saw the movie again more recently I was disturbed to see what images were in the background. But I still love WW’s speech that he says in the tunnel!

    #9: Never seen this movie (or anything Care Bears). Just the Critic review of it (and other Care Bears reviews). That freeze of the weird face does look awesome though.

    #8: Yet again another movie I saw as a kid that didn’t scare me, but was really cool.

    #7: I never saw this as a kid. Saw it for the first time a few years ago so it probably didn’t have the same effect on me as it would for a kid.

    #6: I think I saw these movies for the first time as either a pre-teen or teenager. So, I can’t say I ever found them to be scary. Just cool!

    #5: I loved this movie as a kid! And this guy was the main reason why. He wasn’t scary to me, just awesome.

    #4: I actually saw this movie for the first time last year. And since I had already seen this video before seeing it, I knew it was coming. But knowing it was in the movie just gave me something cool to look forward to.

    #3: This guy is awesome! He was the main reason I watched the movie as a kid.

    #2: I’ve only seen this movie once and it was as a teenager. I honestly don’t remember the clown at all. All I remember at this point is that there was a little girl and a midget chick.

    #1: Never seen it and had never even heard of it until seeing this review for the first time.

    Top 3 funniest Critic comments are:

    There’s an especially gay moment where the villain of the movie sings a ukulele song about Wonderland. Because, frankly, villains need more ukulele songs.

    Just imagine him in drag trying to play a Mary Poppins pedophile from Hell.

    If Stephen King did a biography on Mickey Mouse, my guess is he’d probably look something like this.

    And for anyone wondering what scared me most as a kid: The moment in The Last Starfighter when the alien removed his human face. I still haven’t seen that movie again since I saw it once as a kid.

    • If Tim Burton saw Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, then his remake would be much creepier and he almost did. The snake and Large Marge in both Beetlejuice and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure r indeed that scary and who do u have to deal with? The director of these 2 cult hits. Judge Doom was a toon but the eyes don’t scare me. I just thought it was weird. It’s freaking Disney, they’ve done a lot of damage enough already to give the children nightmares. They are the happiest place on Earth, but for some reasons, the company has their own dark side bringing such dark, gothic, and scary moments in their movies. The forest, the donkeys, the devil himself, and Maleficent. Really Disney?

  2. #11.She was never scary
    #10.It was such a funny scene
    #9.Not scary
    #8.This was great cool horseman
    #7.Very fun
    #4.Very good
    #3.He is a good villain
    #2.Ha very great
    #1.So not scary

  3. The Ghostbuster II got me hiding under my jacket at the theater. I’ve got especially scared by the screaming alley of heads behind the glasses in “Return to Oz” and the totaly unepected Jabberwocky in the “Alice in Wonderland” tv movie of 1985.

  4. #7 For me it is the scene of Beetlejuice eating the fly.

  5. #4 What do you expect. It’s a Tim Burton film.

  6. I was honestly expecting to see Jaws.

  7. Vincent Bastookami

    You think judge doom’s toon form was scary? What a wimp. I was more scared of the wolf from Disney’s version of Peter and the Wolf. As well as the coachman’s first appearance in Pinocchio, Fidget’s first appearance from The Great Mouse Detective. Sharks from any shark movie including Jaws, the sea creatures from Star Wars Episode 1 the Phantom Menace, The first appearance of the Wampa creature off of The Empire Strikes back. And I can’t think of anything else.

  8. Vincent Bastookami

    And I was also scared of the Firebird sequence from Fantasia 2000.

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