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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/MaxAnAutisticJourney''. Max mentions that his father doesn't want him playing ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' (a horror game with frequent jumpscares and disturbing imagery), but Max isn't bothered by the game at all, and even loves Freddy Fazbear, the game's animatronic star, enough to have a plushie of him.
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** In "Sleepover Sisters", Tilly and her friend Andromeda try to stay up all night during a sleepover. As a "[[GodzillaThreshold nuclear option]]", Andromeda puts a scary movie on the DVD player, thinking it will make them too scared to sleep. It works, but it also makes them so jumpy that when Cricket crashes the party, they think he's the monster from the movie and attack him.

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* Subverted on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BigCityGreens''. Cricket attempts to see a PG-13 movie called ''Kiss of Death'', which the poster depicts a demonic skeletal biker. In the end, he is disturbed by what he sees, but not because of the violence and gore he was expecting, but because it's a ParanormalRomance film with lots of kissing, both onscreen and in the theater.


* In ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInCastleRobotnik'' the gang at the start of the book are watching one and everybody (even way-past-cool Sonic) are scared at one point or another. It was apparently even worse than last weeks ''[[Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame The Scrunchback of Dotty Name]]''.

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* In ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInCastleRobotnik'' the gang at the start of the book are watching one and everybody (even way-past-cool Sonic) are scared at one point or another. It was apparently even worse than last weeks ''[[Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame ''[[Franchise/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame The Scrunchback of Dotty Name]]''.


* Inverted in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy and Poof are both forbidden by their parents to watch the horror movie, ''I Was a Teenage Blowfly'' as Mrs. Turner and Wanda both think this will be in effect. But it's Mr. Turner who is the jumpy one through the whole episode, even starting a mob upon seeing a Fly-Headed Timmy (the result of a wish Timmy made with Poof so they can both see the movie). After Timmy clears up everything, his dad allows him to watch the movie with him while still under the bravado that he isn't scared... until he is spooked by Mrs. Turne coming into the room with face cream. Timmy doesn't even flinch.

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* Inverted in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy and Poof are both forbidden by their parents to watch the horror movie, ''I Was a Teenage Blowfly'' as Mrs. Turner and Wanda both think this will be in effect. But it's Mr. Turner who is the jumpy one through the whole episode, even starting a mob upon seeing a Fly-Headed Timmy (the result of a wish Timmy made with Poof so they can both see the movie). After Timmy clears up everything, his dad allows him to watch the movie with him while still under the bravado that he isn't scared... until he is spooked by Mrs. Turne Turner coming into the room with face cream. Timmy doesn't even flinch.


* Inverted in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy and Poof are both forbidden by their parents to watch the horror movie, ''I Was a Teenage Blowfly'' as Mrs. Turner and Wanda both think this will be in effect. But it's Mr. Turner who is the jumpy one through the whole episode, even starting a mob upon seeing a Fly-Headed Timmy (the result of a wish Timmy made with Poof so they can both see the movie). After Timmy clears up everything, his dad allows him to watch the movie with him while still under the bravado that he isn't scared... until getting spooked by Timmy's mother coming into the room with face cream on her face. Timmy doesn't even flinch.

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* Inverted in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy and Poof are both forbidden by their parents to watch the horror movie, ''I Was a Teenage Blowfly'' as Mrs. Turner and Wanda both think this will be in effect. But it's Mr. Turner who is the jumpy one through the whole episode, even starting a mob upon seeing a Fly-Headed Timmy (the result of a wish Timmy made with Poof so they can both see the movie). After Timmy clears up everything, his dad allows him to watch the movie with him while still under the bravado that he isn't scared... until getting he is spooked by Timmy's mother Mrs. Turne coming into the room with face cream on her face.cream. Timmy doesn't even flinch.


* Inverted in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy's parents won't allow him to watch a horror movie thinking this will be in effect. But it's his father whose the jumpy one through the whole episode even starting a mob upon seeing a Fly-Headed Timmy (the result of a wish Timmy made). After Timmy clears up everything, his dad allows him to watch the movie with him while still under the bravado that he isn't scared...until getting spooked by Timmy's mother coming into the room with face cream on her face. Timmy doesn't even flinch.

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* Inverted in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy's Timmy and Poof are both forbidden by their parents won't allow him to watch a the horror movie thinking movie, ''I Was a Teenage Blowfly'' as Mrs. Turner and Wanda both think this will be in effect. But it's his father whose Mr. Turner who is the jumpy one through the whole episode episode, even starting a mob upon seeing a Fly-Headed Timmy (the result of a wish Timmy made).made with Poof so they can both see the movie). After Timmy clears up everything, his dad allows him to watch the movie with him while still under the bravado that he isn't scared... until getting spooked by Timmy's mother coming into the room with face cream on her face. Timmy doesn't even flinch.


* One episode of the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' reboot has both Dexter and [[BumblingDad his dad]] sneak up after bed time to watch a late night b-movie horror flick. This results in the two of them getting increasingly freaked out when searching the dark house after the movie is over, and the next morning has both of them frozen in a catatonic state in the hallway.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' did this in both Nick and Disney versions of the show: In the former, Doug goes to watch a monster flick but can't get through the movie without covering his eyes when the monster reveals itself, leading to nightmares. He eventually gains the courage to finally sit through it and finds that, [[NightmareRetardant not only is the monster not scary looking, but the zipper on the costume is showing.]] In the Disney version, Doug is forbidden from seeing an R-rated ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''-like flick which everyone is talking about. He and Skeeter manage to sneak in and are horrified by the violence of it. When having dinner with the family, he daydreams their heads coming off their bodies and flying around. When he wakes up from the nightmare, he ends up spouting to his parents that he went to see the film in hiding and gets grounded.

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* One episode of the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' reboot has both Dexter and [[BumblingDad his dad]] sneak up downstairs after bed time to watch a the late night b-movie horror flick.flick, ''The Parasite Within''. This results in the two of them getting increasingly freaked out when searching the dark house after the movie is over, and the next morning has both of them frozen in a catatonic state in the hallway.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' did this in both Nick and Disney versions of the show: In the former, Doug goes to watch a monster flick but can't get through the movie without covering his eyes when the monster reveals itself, leading to nightmares. He eventually gains the courage to finally sit through it and finds that, [[NightmareRetardant not only is the monster not scary looking, but the zipper on the costume is showing.]] In the Disney version, Doug is forbidden from seeing an R-rated ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''-like flick which that everyone is talking about. He and Skeeter manage to sneak in and are horrified by the violence of it. When having dinner with the family, he daydreams their heads coming off their bodies and flying around. When he wakes up from the nightmare, he ends up spouting to his parents that he went to see the film in hiding and gets grounded.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' did this in both Nick and Disney versions of the show: In the former, Doug goes to watch a monster flick but can't get through the movie without covering his eyes when the monster reveals itself, leading to nightmares. He eventually gains the courage to finally sit through it and finds that, [[NightmareRetardant not only is the monster not scary looking, but the zipper on the costume is showing.]] In the Disney version. Doug is forbade from seeing an R-Rated Terminator like flick. He and Skeeter manage to sneak in and are horrified by the violence of it. When having dinner with the family, he daydreams their heads coming off their bodies and flying around.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' did this in both Nick and Disney versions of the show: In the former, Doug goes to watch a monster flick but can't get through the movie without covering his eyes when the monster reveals itself, leading to nightmares. He eventually gains the courage to finally sit through it and finds that, [[NightmareRetardant not only is the monster not scary looking, but the zipper on the costume is showing.]] In the Disney version. version, Doug is forbade forbidden from seeing an R-Rated Terminator like flick.R-rated ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''-like flick which everyone is talking about. He and Skeeter manage to sneak in and are horrified by the violence of it. When having dinner with the family, he daydreams their heads coming off their bodies and flying around. When he wakes up from the nightmare, he ends up spouting to his parents that he went to see the film in hiding and gets grounded.


* The film ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' was rated for all audiences in Bolivia, in spite of all international recommendations. All screenings were full of children (and a few adults) bursting in crying, vomit, or both.

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* The film Many, many parents have brought their children to see ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' due to its religious content, even though the film is [[{{Gorn}} very violent and brutal]]. For instance, it was rated for all audiences in Bolivia, in spite of all international recommendations. All recommendations, and all screenings were full of children (and a few adults) bursting in crying, vomit, or both.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': In "Real or Robots" begins with Tommy and Chuckie watching a scary movie where a Mad Scientist replaces all the children's parents with robots, which, as Stu points out, is way too scary for one and two-year-old children to watch. This makes Tommy become suspicious that his father is a robot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': In "Real or Robots" begins with Tommy and Chuckie watching a scary movie where a Mad Scientist MadScientist replaces all the children's parents with robots, which, as Stu points out, is way too scary for one and two-year-old children infants to watch. This makes Tommy become suspicious that his father is a robot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': In "Real or Robots" begins with Tommy and Chuckie watching a scary movie where a Mad Scientist replaces all the children's parents with robots, which, as Stu points out, is way too scary for one and two-year-old children to watch. This makes Tommy become suspicious that his father is a robot.


* 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. And killing the water heater with a baseball hat when it gurgles.

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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. And killing the water heater with a baseball hat when it gurgles. Connie actually predicted this might happen before she and Walt left.
-->'''Connie:''' Check the fuses. Every light in the house is going to be on tonight.
* One Sunday strip of ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' has Elizabeth and April laughing at [[StylisticSuck a low-grade B-movie]], and then going up to bed. Cue both girls lying in bed wide-eyed in fear and unable to sleep.


->''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, everything was great.''

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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 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, everything was great.''


* An early ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode deals with an underage Alex sneaking off to see an R-rated, ''Franchise/{{Scream}}''-like horror movie, against her parents and Justin's wishes. She magically, accidentally [[TrappedInTVLand becomes trapped in the movie]] in the process, and Justin has to save her.

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* An early ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode deals with an underage Alex sneaking off to see an R-rated, ''Franchise/{{Scream}}''-like ''Film/{{Scream}}''-like horror movie, against her parents and Justin's wishes. She magically, accidentally [[TrappedInTVLand becomes trapped in the movie]] in the process, and Justin has to save her.

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