Back in the days of Blockbuster, getting traumatized by the magic of cinema was a weekly occurrence.
A recent Reddit thread asked people to remember the movies that freaked them out for life. Bring on the E.T.-inspired nightmares!
E.T. terrified me. Then my dad made it 1000x worse by telling me that the gurgling noises a tub makes as it's draining is E.T. and that he's coming to get me. - goshthisishard
Jaws. Can't swim in the sea or a lake without thinking, however fleetingly, that there's a shark nearby. I am convinced, for example, that the Norwegian fjords are filled with Greenland sharks. - WorldBaker
The mummy. There was a scene where some golden bugs come alive and entered into one of the characters body and i have a phobia of bugs now - kunal445
The old IT. Mom is a HUGE Stephen King fan, so I was... 6 or 7? The first time I watched it.
Tim Curry, man. I didn't shower without either my mom or sister standing guard for at least a year.