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29th Aug '17 12:59:59 PM PrimeEvil
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* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' has "Nightmare on Seville Street," where Alvin, Simon, and Theodore see a scary movie and are all scared out of their wits, which causes them to think that a creature called Hideous Harold is chasing them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' has "Nightmare on Seville Street," where Alvin, Simon, and Theodore see a scary [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet ''Hideous Harold'']] movie and are all get scared out of their wits, wits. Later on, there's a storm which causes them knocks out the power, and naturally their imaginations run wild. Later on, Dave has to think go out in the storm in a hat and raincoat, prompting the boys to believe that a creature called Hideous Harold himself is chasing them.out there...
30th Jul '17 9:56:51 AM kablammin45
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-->''The good news was: The movie didn't affect me at all. I mean, other than:''
-->-''The seventeen nightmares.''\\
-''Never setting my bare tootsies on the floor again. (They say body-stealing ghosts love hiding under beds.)''\\
-''Never sticking my head out from under the covers for the next month...or two.''
-->''Of course, there was the minor problem of breaking into hysterical screams every time I heard strange and mysterious sounds - like my chattering teeth, my knocking knees, or my whimpering between breaths.''
-->''But other than that, [[BlatantLies everything was great.]]''
-->--''Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcDoogle'', following the eponymous character sneaking into an R-rated horror flick.


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* The current page quote is lifted from the 27th book in the Christian kid's book series ''Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcDoogle'', ''My Life as a Haunted Hamburger (Hold the Pickles)'', wherein the eponymous 13-year-old WalkingDisasterArea Wally [=McDoogle=] sneaks into a horror movie called ''Body-Stealing Ghosts from Jupiter''. He is so traumatized by the film that it's almost a parody of this trope, unable to even write a superhero story without elements from the film slipping in. Unusually for this trope, we are never shown if Wally's parents ever found out that he watched the movie, and it mainly serves to kick off the plot of the story. (Where Wally and his friend Wall Street set out to find out if there really are such things as ghosts after an argument over whether or not there are.)
23rd May '17 4:46:19 PM jormis29
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** In one of the original shorts from the Tracey Ullman Show, Bart drags Lisa and Maggie with him to watch a scary alien invasion film rather than the latest installment of the Happy Little Elves. Lisa and Maggie wind up dealing with the movie just fine, but Bart ends up screaming in terror when one of the aliens in the film happens to look just like him.

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** In one of the original shorts from the Tracey Ullman Show, ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'', Bart drags Lisa and Maggie with him to watch a scary alien invasion film rather than the latest installment of the Happy Little Elves. Lisa and Maggie wind up dealing with the movie just fine, but Bart ends up screaming in terror when one of the aliens in the film happens to look just like him.
5th Feb '17 9:16:54 PM heartauthor
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy watches ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' when he's home alone, and every little sound in the house starts terrifying him.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy watches ''Film/Scream1996'', ''Film/TheExorcist,'' and ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' when he's home alone, and every little sound in the house starts terrifying him. He ends up not sleeping because of it.
31st Jan '17 4:30:47 PM foxley
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2nd Jan '17 5:36:26 PM NegiSpongie
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Don't Look Now!" has [[ManChild SpongeBob and Patrick]] go to the movie theater to watch a horror movie called "Fisherman IV", which naturally leaves them terrified. Squidward decides to have some fun by dressing up as said Fisherman and scaring them late at night.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Don't Look Now!" has [[ManChild SpongeBob and Patrick]] go to the movie theater to watch a horror movie called "Fisherman IV", 4", which naturally leaves them terrified. Squidward decides to have some fun by dressing up as said Fisherman and scaring them late at night.
22nd Dec '16 7:07:12 PM Alvin
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* In one episode of ''Series/McGeeAndMe'', Nicholas wants to see a new horror movie, but his parents won't let him see it, and ground him when he argues that he should. He manages to sneak out, but ends up not liking the movie.

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* In one episode of ''Series/McGeeAndMe'', "The Not-So-Great Escape", Nicholas wants to see a new horror movie, but his parents won't let him see it, and ground him when he argues that he should. He manages to sneak out, but ends up not liking the movie.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Vanessa wants to see a movie that is not a horror movie ''per se'', but is violent. Her [parents forbid her to go, but she goes anyway. She later has nightmares so bad she makes herself strong coffee to keep awake.
3rd Dec '16 2:56:26 PM rafi
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[BumblingDad Homer]] takes Bart and Lisa to see a horror film about a possessed doll. All three end up terrified that there's a monster in their attic, which leads into the episode's real plot about Artie Ziff living in their attic.
** "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" has the neighborhood kids sneak out after curfew to a drive-in to watch ''The Bloodening'' (a parody of ''Village of the Damned'').
** In "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?", Bart takes the orphan Charlie to see ''Sever V''. After Charlie is scared witless, Bart realises that having a little brother involves more responsibility than he previously thought.
** In one of the original shorts from the Tracey Ullman Show, Bart drags Lisa and Maggie with him to watch a scary alien invasion film rather than the latest installment of the Happy Little Elves. Lisa and Maggie wind up dealing with the movie just fine, but Bart ends up screaming in terror when one of the aliens in the film happens to look just like him.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'':
** Pepper Ann gets invited to a slumber party where they will be watching the R-rated film "Gutter Clowns", which Lydia warns Pepper Ann against seeing. At first, Pepper Ann tries to stop the girls at the party from watching the film, but ends up watching it anyway, and is terrified for the next few days.
** Subverted with her friend Nicky watching the movie right next to her, and she's amused by the SoBadItsGood ClicheStorm.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Duck in the Dark", where Plucky watches a marathon of ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Eddie Cougar]]'' horror movies, including one that has him attacking a screaming Disney/{{Bambi}}. It ends up giving Plucky horrible nightmares.
-->'''Plucky:''' [[TemptingFate Only a total idiot would be afraid of these movies!]]\\
'''Buster:''' I rest my case.
* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode "Where's God When I'm S-scared" starts with Junior Asparagus watching "Frankencelery," and becoming frightened by everything in the house after that. Somewhat subverted when the {{Aesop}} is "{{God}} will protect you so you don't need to be scared," not "You shouldn't have watched that movie."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[BumblingDad Homer]] takes Bart
''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' has "Nightmare on Seville Street," where Alvin, Simon, and Lisa to Theodore see a horror film about a possessed doll. All three end up terrified that there's a monster in their attic, which leads into the episode's real plot about Artie Ziff living in their attic.
** "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" has the neighborhood kids sneak out after curfew to a drive-in to watch ''The Bloodening'' (a parody of ''Village of the Damned'').
** In "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?", Bart takes the orphan Charlie to see ''Sever V''. After Charlie is scared witless, Bart realises that having a little brother involves more responsibility than he previously thought.
** In one of the original shorts from the Tracey Ullman Show, Bart drags Lisa and Maggie with him to watch
a scary alien invasion film rather than the latest installment of the Happy Little Elves. Lisa and Maggie wind up dealing with the movie just fine, but Bart ends up screaming in terror when one and are all scared out of the aliens in the film happens to look just like him.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'':
** Pepper Ann gets invited to a slumber party where they will be watching the R-rated film "Gutter Clowns",
their wits, which Lydia warns Pepper Ann against seeing. At first, Pepper Ann tries causes them to stop the girls at the party from watching the film, but ends up watching it anyway, and is terrified for the next few days.
** Subverted with her friend Nicky watching the movie right next to her, and she's amused by the SoBadItsGood ClicheStorm.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Duck in the Dark", where Plucky watches a marathon of ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Eddie Cougar]]'' horror movies, including one
think that has him attacking a screaming Disney/{{Bambi}}. It ends up giving Plucky horrible nightmares.
-->'''Plucky:''' [[TemptingFate Only a total idiot would be afraid of these movies!]]\\
'''Buster:''' I rest my case.
* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode "Where's God When I'm S-scared" starts with Junior Asparagus watching "Frankencelery," and becoming frightened by everything in the house after that. Somewhat subverted when the {{Aesop}}
creature called Hideous Harold is "{{God}} will protect you so you don't need to be scared," not "You shouldn't have watched that movie."chasing them.



* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'':
** One episode has Johnny and Dukey, after several attempts, getting an M-rated game. They get nightmares after they play it.
** Another episode had Johnny stay up late watching a horror movie marathon despite his dad telling him not to. To ensure that he wakes up on time and keep his illicit film-viewing a secret, he steals his sisters' alarm clock, which just happens to be programmed to record the sleeper's dreams and make them real.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'':
** One episode
''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': In "Movie Night", according to the Bean Scout regulations, Edward is too young to watch ''Mountain Zombies of Scab Lagoon'' (rated BB, Big Boys), and has Johnny to watch ''Mr. Cotton Goes to Bubbleland'' instead. He later locks himself in the projection room and Dukey, after several attempts, getting an M-rated game. They get nightmares after they play it.
** Another episode had Johnny stay up late watching a horror movie marathon despite his dad telling him not to. To ensure that he wakes up on time
watches ''Mountain Zombies of Scab Lagoon'' alone and keep his illicit film-viewing a secret, he steals his sisters' alarm clock, which just happens to be programmed to record the sleeper's dreams and make them real.scares himself silly.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat'' has Coop and Dennis both staying up to watch a Creature Feature style horror show, which [[CatsAreMean Kat takes as an opportunity to scare the hell out of them.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': In "Movie Night", according to the Bean Scout regulations, Edward is too young to watch ''Mountain Zombies of Scab Lagoon'' (rated BB, Big Boys), and has to watch ''Mr. Cotton Goes to Bubbleland'' instead. He later locks himself in the projection room and watches ''Mountain Zombies of Scab Lagoon'' alone and scares himself silly.



* In "Horville's Hut of Horrors", an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' cartoon, Wicket and his friends take their younger siblings to the titular Hut of Horrors, instead of to the Wokling-friendly Tumble Bunnies Show as instructed by their respective parents, leaving the Woklings deeply traumatised and the older Ewok children desperate to avoid being found out. That night, Wicket has a nightmare in which his mother tells him that, for scaring his little sister, he will [[GroundedForever "never set foot out of this hut again"]]. Waking, he confesses and, as punishment, is made to miss the forthcoming warriors' overnight in order to give the Woklings their own private Tumble Bunnies Show, with him as the ringmaster.



* In the HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', one of the Starlight Girls is terrified of a horror film she watched. She's terrified of Halloween period and is superstitious, though Jerrica tries to show her that it's a fun and lighthearted holiday.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'':
** One episode has Johnny and Dukey, after several attempts, getting an M-rated game. They get nightmares after they play it.
** Another episode had Johnny stay up late watching a horror movie marathon despite his dad telling him not to. To ensure that he wakes up on time and keep his illicit film-viewing a secret, he steals his sisters' alarm clock, which just happens to be programmed to record the sleeper's dreams and make them real.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat'' has Coop and Dennis both staying up to watch a Creature Feature style horror show, which [[CatsAreMean Kat takes as an opportunity to scare the hell out of them.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode "The Price of Admission" has Lincoln sneak into a scary movie called "The Harvester" against his parents' will. He's scared when he gets home and can't spend any time in the dark without thinking of the movie.



* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'':
** Pepper Ann gets invited to a slumber party where they will be watching the R-rated film "Gutter Clowns", which Lydia warns Pepper Ann against seeing. At first, Pepper Ann tries to stop the girls at the party from watching the film, but ends up watching it anyway, and is terrified for the next few days.
** Subverted with her friend Nicky watching the movie right next to her, and she's amused by the SoBadItsGood ClicheStorm.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[BumblingDad Homer]] takes Bart and Lisa to see a horror film about a possessed doll. All three end up terrified that there's a monster in their attic, which leads into the episode's real plot about Artie Ziff living in their attic.
** "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" has the neighborhood kids sneak out after curfew to a drive-in to watch ''The Bloodening'' (a parody of ''Village of the Damned'').
** In "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?", Bart takes the orphan Charlie to see ''Sever V''. After Charlie is scared witless, Bart realises that having a little brother involves more responsibility than he previously thought.
** In one of the original shorts from the Tracey Ullman Show, Bart drags Lisa and Maggie with him to watch a scary alien invasion film rather than the latest installment of the Happy Little Elves. Lisa and Maggie wind up dealing with the movie just fine, but Bart ends up screaming in terror when one of the aliens in the film happens to look just like him.



* In "Horville's Hut of Horrors", an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' cartoon, Wicket and his friends take their younger siblings to the titular Hut of Horrors, instead of to the Wokling-friendly Tumble Bunnies Show as instructed by their respective parents, leaving the Woklings deeply traumatised and the older Ewok children desperate to avoid being found out. That night, Wicket has a nightmare in which his mother tells him that, for scaring his little sister, he will [[GroundedForever "never set foot out of this hut again"]]. Waking, he confesses and, as punishment, is made to miss the forthcoming warriors' overnight in order to give the Woklings their own private Tumble Bunnies Show, with him as the ringmaster.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' has "Nightmare on Seville Street," where Alvin, Simon, and Theodore see a scary movie and are all scared out of their wits, which causes them to think that a creature called Hideous Harold is chasing them.
* In the HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', one of the Starlight Girls is terrified of a horror film she watched. She's terrified of Halloween period and is superstitious, though Jerrica tries to show her that it's a fun and lighthearted holiday.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode "The Price of Admission" has Lincoln sneak into a scary movie called "The Harvester" against his parents' will. He's scared when he gets home and can't spend any time in the dark without thinking of the movie.

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* In "Horville's Hut of Horrors", an The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode of "Duck in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' cartoon, Wicket and his friends take their younger siblings to the titular Hut of Horrors, instead of to the Wokling-friendly Tumble Bunnies Show as instructed by their respective parents, leaving the Woklings deeply traumatised and the older Ewok children desperate to avoid being found out. That night, Wicket has a nightmare in which his mother tells him that, for scaring his little sister, he will [[GroundedForever "never set foot out of this hut again"]]. Waking, he confesses and, as punishment, is made to miss the forthcoming warriors' overnight in order to give the Woklings their own private Tumble Bunnies Show, with him as the ringmaster.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' has "Nightmare on Seville Street,"
Dark", where Alvin, Simon, and Theodore see Plucky watches a scary movie and are all scared out marathon of their wits, which causes them to think that a creature called Hideous Harold is chasing them.
* In the HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', one of the Starlight Girls is terrified of a
''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Eddie Cougar]]'' horror film she watched. She's terrified of Halloween period and is superstitious, though Jerrica tries to show her movies, including one that it's has him attacking a fun and lighthearted holiday.
screaming Disney/{{Bambi}}. It ends up giving Plucky horrible nightmares.
-->'''Plucky:''' [[TemptingFate Only a total idiot would be afraid of these movies!]]\\
'''Buster:''' I rest my case.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode "The Price of Admission" has Lincoln sneak into a scary movie called "The Harvester" against his parents' will. He's scared when he gets home "Where's God When I'm S-scared" starts with Junior Asparagus watching "Frankencelery," and can't spend any time becoming frightened by everything in the dark without thinking of house after that. Somewhat subverted when the {{Aesop}} is "{{God}} will protect you so you don't need to be scared," not "You shouldn't have watched that movie."
15th Oct '16 3:08:24 PM mightymewtron
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** A comic parodies this: The duo sneak into a pirate-only movie rated "Arggh!". Patrick thinks the movie was so violent, it made him blind, but it turns out the movie screen had been blank the whole time.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode "The Price of Admission" has Lincoln sneak into a scary movie called "The Harvester" against his parents' will. He's scared when he gets home and can't spend any time in the dark without thinking of the movie.
21st Sep '16 3:29:45 PM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery 101}}'', five-year-old Rebecca asks Seth to read from ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' before her bedtime. Being a FauxAffablyEvil {{Jerkass}} vampire, he does, then gives her scotch to get her to sleep.
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* Some children will be terrified out of their wits by some movie scenes that turn out to be scary but are in films that aren't even ''meant'' to be scary (or worse, ''are'' meant to be scary for [[SurpriseCreepy that one isolated scene]]). They don't have to watch the movies, just watching the trailer, or looking at the posters are enough to scare them. This is true for any media with horror elements such as TV Shows, video games and books.
* There are many people for whom this was the way they were introduced to horror movies.
* Just about any kids who are too young to understand will probably be scared by a lot of these movies while older children will be tuned in.
* Somewhat averted with [[DefangedHorrors the children's horror genre]].
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