Top 10 Movies That Ruined Childhoods In The 80s
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Trauma was pretty standard back in the day. For this list we’ll be taking a look at the movies that may have scared your leg warmers off if you were a kid back in the ’80s. Our list includes “Labyrinth” (1986), “Return to Oz” (1985), “The Dark Crystal” (1982), “Gremlins” (1984), “Stand By Me” (1986), and more! Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Movies That Ruined Childhoods in the ’80s.

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10) “Stand By Me” (1986)
9) “Return to Oz” (1985)
8) “Gremlins” (1984)
7) “The Dark Crystal” (1982)
6) “Labyrinth” (1986)
5) “Peewee’s Big Adventure” (1985)
4) “Ghostbusters” (1984)
3, 2 & 1???

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  1. Yeah…the clown surgeons in Peewee’s Big Adventure, along with the pic of John Wayne Gacy dressed as Pogo the clown…yup…this is why I am TERRIFIED of clowns

  2. Man seeing this now that I’m a lot older it’s all funny. I mean seeing that elderly lay flying out the window was pretty funny.

  3. I was born in the 70s but feel like I grew up the most in the 80s as far as my awareness of things (I did have very strict parents but thanks to having HBO, Cinemax, Showtime & The Movie Channel back then,, I sill managed to see a lot of rated R movies & horror movies probably way earlier than I should; Salem’s Lot was my 1st horror experience as I was age 7/8 in 3rd grade). I just don’t relate to anything in the 70s; my brother, my only sibling who was 4 yrs older than me (he died in an auto accident in 1989) related the most to the 70s so maybe our difference in age back then made it seem that way as we were very close otherwise. For instance, I was all about Run DMC & all music like it that later was on the show – In Living Color, also Bass/Mix music (I grew up in So. FL), and Top 40/Pop music, where he was more into Hard & Classic Rock (my fiance is 7.5 yrs older than me & he can not relate to my love still for this music; we both like Linkin Park, thankfully, & are very sad Chester is no longer with us). Right before my brother died I got him into the song, ‘Bust a Move’ (I worked for him), and now at my age I appreciate Pink Floyd (my brother had their records as well) but I didn’t back then. Finally, my late middle school/ early high school (age 13-14) involved ‘jelly shoes,’ fluorescent color clothes, everything Gucci (my brother was Polo), valley girl speak, surfing, teased bangs, etc. So I always thought I was an 80s kid. Anyway, I feel so old now. but I think it was a great generation to grow up then (I felt the 50s would have been the best one before then when my parents grew up). Sorry so lengthy but don’t read if you’re bothered with that!

  4. Because the video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller ia considered short film, I’d put that over Child’s Play.

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