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ONTD Original: The Scariest Children's Animated Movies


BOO! Did you get scared? If not, why not rewatch some of the terrifying children's movies that we were shown as kids?

Some of these films were meant to be scary, while others were just unintentionally disturbing. Either way, they caused some serious nightmares and trauma.

Watership Down

A cartoon about cute bunnies. What could go wrong? Everything. Everything could go wrong, that's what. FYI, it's available for free on YouTube, if you feel like being re-traumatized.

The Brave Little Toaster

A cute little toaster goes on an adventure with his friends. Harmless right? WRONG. *Stefon voice:* This movie has everything-- a scary clown, near-drowning, disfigurement, lightning, and torture! (This is also on YouTube.)



Coraline is a stop-motion film that is fairly recent. It features a terrifying alternate world in which adults rip out children's eyes and replace them with buttons. (It's available for free on YouTube, btw)

The Halloween Tree

Sci-fi author Ray Bradbury had some demented visions, including The Halloween Tree. Spoiler alert: children have to sacrifice part of their actual lives in this damn cartoon.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

Scooby-Doo is remembered as a campy cartoon from the 70s in which there were no real monsters. But that changed with this direct-to-video movie. The zombies are real, and they were terrifying.

The Last Unicorn

Unicorns are supposed to be sweet, innocent creatures, but this movie isn't sweet and innocent. An evil king is capturing unicorns by using a giant bull made of fire. There is also a talking skeleton and a harpy with actual boobs.

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle is a classic anime that might be a liiiitle too scary for kids. A wizard transforms into a giant bird monster, a fiery war involves violence from flying shadow creatures... it's pretty intense. (It's on YouTube, too.)

Which movies terrified you as a kid?

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Tags: film - fantasy, film - horror, nostalgia, ontd original

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