Vintage Scares #3: 10 Things That Scare the Hell Out of Me

Wings has put up an amazing list of 13 things that creep him out in honor of today's date - Friday the 13th. To follow up, I thought I'd throw out ten things that scare the hell out of me (many pulled from previous posts - due to shear unadulterated laziness).

1. Sleestak

2. Antique Photos

Nothing's more creepy than some old photo that has something strange or mysterious going on. For that matter, really any antique photo can give me the jitters under the right conditions.

The fact that these vehicles are literally driving on a vertical surface is bizarre enough, but why is there an actual adult male lion in the sidecar?

3. The "Dark and Lonely Water" public service announcement (found here).

4. Slim Goodbody

5. This album cover:

I picture Ricky speaking in a raspy whisper much like Danny in The Shining talking with his finger. If I woke up in the middle of the night to the sight of Ricky hovering over me chanting "REDRUM", I would probably soil myself before spontaneously combusting from fear.

(more creepy album covers here)

6. Possessed old people crawling on ceilings (Exorcist III)

7. The Creepiest Magazine Cover Ever - The Juice & Ms. Montgomery; evil captured on the cover of Jet.

8. John Amos on Good Times

This man used to scare the hell out of me. He always looked like he was a hair's breadth away from straight up murdering their asses. I was always ready for him to just start taking his entire family out.

9. Creepy Kids like those twins on The Shining

10. The freakish face under the bed at the beginning of the conjoined twins comedy, Stuck on You. (Kindertrauma has a nice little post which mentions it.)


  1. You're right about John Amos. And I always wondered why he'd settle for someone like Florida. Maybe he was a chubby chaser.

  2. if you saw Slim Goodbody crying by himself would you give him a hug?

  3. I am totally with you on the cover of Jet magazine. She looks more like Linda Blair from The Exorcist than the nice witch we know from bewitched. That picture is both confusing and frightening.

  4. That "Dark Water" PSA is freaking scary stuff! Wow... They really wanted their point across. The Grim Reaper?!?

    I am also scared by the fact that your #2 went and vanished! Call Leonard Nimoy, for we must go "In Search Of..."

  5. Thanks Wings - one day maybe I'll actually proof read my posts. It's unlikely, but still within the realm of possibility.

    I added an obvious traumatizer: the Sleestak.

    And no, Willy, I would not hug Slim Goodbody. Skin tight bodysuit = you cry alone.

  6. I share all of these with you save for the album cover, which gives me a boner. Although I'm scared by that, so I guess it counts.

  7. What a fun post. I loved checking this one out. Good one. Not sure what 10 things that scare the hell out of me are. I'll have to mull that one over.

  8. Sweet jeebus, Gilligan, first that crazy Ireland a Gogo cover, and now I scroll down to find this list! Are you trying to give me a heart attack?

    I agree with you on John Amos/James Evans. Remember when Thelma and JJ would talk about his whippings of them, and they would both hold their bums? He scared the shit out of me as a kid.

  9. What about the kids from The Brood?