Top 10 Scariest Kids Movie Moments

The Top Ten
1 Judge Doom - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
2 Large Marge - Pee-wee Herman's Big Adventure

I remember when my brother and I were little. We were staying in a hotel (I'm a fifteen-year-old girl and he is twelve, by the way) and we were watching this movie since we all loved it, and I still do. Anyway, we were getting to the Large Marge part, and as she was saying, "It looked like..." I could see my brother shaking his head "no" with a sad, scared look on his face.

3 Tunnel of Hell - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

How can this NOT be on the list?

They have jump scares of messed-up images. A snake slithering on someone's lips, a chicken getting its head cut off, and more! Wonka even sings the creepiest poem ever made for a kids' movie. How is this rated G?

Basically, you see a bird getting killed, a kid eating live worms, etc., while Willy Wonka speaks creepily.

4 Bill Sikes murdering Nancy near London Bridge - Oliver!

For youngsters in 1968, the most frightening thing to grace their movie screens wasn't Robert Helpmann's Child Catcher. It was Oliver Reed's Bill Sikes.

This was a man who not only kidnapped a small child but also exploited him by using him as a pocket-sized accomplice during his robberies. His fiancée Nancy took pity on young Oliver and tried to reunite him with kindly Mr. Brownlow. Just as Nancy almost reunited the pair, Bill Sikes comes out and murders the closest thing Oliver had to a mother figure by bludgeoning Nancy with a crowbar. Even his dog was scared of him from that point on.

5 Field of Blood - Watership Down
6 Bill Sikes threatening Fagin - Oliver!

Oliver Reed is, to some, still the most terrifying incarnation of Bill Sikes.

Bill Sikes: Have you ever heard the sound that a chicken makes when it's wringing 'round its neck?
Fagin: (while being strangled) Can't say I have...
Bill Sikes: They squawk, Fagin. They squawk.

Bill Sikes was the true villain of Oliver! Mr. Bumble was just a pantomime bully, while Fagin was just a harmless charlatan.

7 Mr Bumble's bellowing of the word "More!" - Oliver!

Harry Secombe did it in such loud bellowing.

Oliver: Please sir, I want some more.
Mr. Bumble: What!
Oliver: Please sir, I want some... more?
Mr. Bumble: MOORE!

Then look at the fright in Oliver's face before he drops his bowl.

A scrawny, timid little orphan being shouted at by a full-grown 400lb+ beadle with an operatic voice. And you think some cartoon queen uglifying herself is more frightening?

8 Pleasure Island - Pinocchio
9 Child Catcher - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Remember, kids, don't be around candy or strangers because they equal trouble.

I know, right? He's just a disturbing character.

This guy freaked me out as a kid!

10 The Spider - Coraline

The original nightmare fuel, Coraline, was actually the first movie to be rated PG in 2D and PG-13 in 3D. This movie is so macabre it still inspires unrest today. I saw it when I was seven, and I was never the same.

It scared the heck out of me as a kid, and I haven't seen the whole thing again since! What do you think that says?

One of the scariest movies I have seen to date.

The Contenders
11 Mufasa's Death - The Lion King
12 The Spiders - Jumanji
13 Headless Horseman - Ichabod and Mr Toad
14 Banshee - Darby O' Gill
15 Night on Bald Mountain - Fantasia
16 The Freaky Face In the Villain Song - Care Bears Adventure In Wonderland
17 The Rumor Weed - Larryboy and the Rumor Weed

She is freaky. The three scariest scenes are her birth, the appearance of the mother weed, and that close-up face.

18 Chirin's Mother Gets Killed - Ringing Bell
19 The Room of Heads - Return to Oz
20 The Death of Judge Claude Frollo - Hunchback of Notre Dame

It gave both me and my sister nightmares. The gargoyle represents God pulling Frollo into hell. IN A DISNEY MOVIE. God, that is scary. In a Disney movie, no less.

21 Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Quick shoutout to the Banshee. This is just... It's more so now than then, but this scene always, for no reason, scared me as a kid.

22 The Coachman - Pinocchio
23 Pink Elephants - Dumbo

I love watching this with little kids because they don't know whether to be scared or gleeful. DUMBO IS DRUNK.

24 The Foot - Diary of a Wimpy Kid
25 Crazy Bruce - Finding Nemo

The reason why it is scary is because he had RED EYES! And he does the Here's Johnny from The Shining. When I saw it, it scared me to death.

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