#5 The crazed boat ride in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl, already featured in the top five scary books, is here again, albeit in a movie adaptation of his book! We are convinced there is no better way to open our top five than this properly freaky psychedelic sequence.
#4 Dumbo’s pink elephants
And talking about psychedelic scenes, do you remember the scary visions of drunk Dumbo? Rather unsettling.
#3 The child catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
This must be the best endorsement of the message “don’t take candies from strangers” ever. Seriously, stay away from the ice-cream y’all!
#2 The winged monkeys attack in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Flying monkeys that kidnap girls – whoever came up with that knew well how to scare a child. Or at least it worked well with us.
#1 Snow White’s escape in the haunted forest
We think this remains (and will forever remain) the most frightening scene ever seen in a child’s movie. Come on, tree branches with hands and wooden crocodiles in a puddle! This caused many nightmares, we hope not to us alone (yes, that’s a little selfish, but Halloween is not the holiday when you are supposed to be good).