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after seeing the movie The Tommyknockers as a kid, i was so afraid to step foot on an escalator for months because of the green light shining through the cracks, i thought Tommyknockers lived underneath them

Anon
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When I was smaller I was a very big daredevil. I have a really good memory and I can remember this like yesterday. One night we where visiting my moms old friend from a base. We hadnt seen her in 5 years. I was very young and she gave us like 50 movies we could watch. So I picked "Freddy vs Jason" & "Nightmare on Elm Street" I had eaten TONS of tangerines and I was jumping up and down freaked for my life because freddy had just put his hand in the ladys bath. For years I was scared that he might do that to me (still am) and that he might do that with the toilet. And I didnt stop sleeping in my moms bed till last year. When my mom told me that movies where make pretend. Im turning 13 this year. Couldnt she have just told me earlier?

Scared for my Life
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After seeing Bedknobs and Broomsticks, I believed that my bed may fly me away one night. In order to be prepared, I would load my bed with snacks, my favorite toys, blankets and flashlights, so I'd be sure to have everything I needed if I woke up on a cartoon island.

Dea
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My mum told me Mel Gibsons real name was Melanie (when i questioned it she said it could be a boys name too). Years later i had quite an irate arguement in my whole biology class trying to convince everyone thta this was true!

Chloe
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I used to believe that Bruce Lee died because he burst from being full of sweat. My dad told me that he had his sweat glands removed so that he wouldn't sweat on film. Sooo embarassing.

vwsista
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When I was 10 I saw the movie titanic. I took me 3 years to realize the people at the end in the ball room were dead. I thought Rose was dreaming.

Edyuu
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When I was in Elementary school, for some strange and unknown reason I used to think that the actors in movies consisted of dead bodies that were used as puppets so real people didn't have to do it. Very creepy, now that I think of it.

Moiqe
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When I was 8 years old I watched the movie-Children of the Corn-I was so scared after watching that movie, that i slept with the bible for about a month and started going to church. I did not want to be one of the children of the corn. For a long time also wished that I lived in a state that wasnt so close to Iowa. Thats were the Children of the corn were from.

Laura Fournier
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when my sister was little she would never go in the bottom part of the movie theater like right in front of the screen because she thought there were alligators down there

Anon
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I didn't know about dubbing until I saw Titanic when I was like 11. I always thought the actors spoke so many languages!

Sunny
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When I was little, after seeing "The Wizard of Oz," my dad told me that Judy Garland had actually died in real life, in a tornado in Kansas. What a coincidence! Either he was messing with me or he didn't want to tell me the sad truth. Either way, I told friends for years about this amazing coincidence, and didn't find out the truth until I was well into my late teens. I asked my dad about it and he doesn't remember telling me this, but he thinks it's pretty funny.

Anon
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In Mary Poppins, I understood that Dick Van Dyke played both the roles of Mr. Dawes, the old man who ran the bank and Bert, the Chimney Sweeper. However, I thought they filmed the scenes when he was a young chimney sweep, then waiting 60 years to film the scenes where he was the old man. I don't know why it didn't occur to me that they'd put him in makeup to make him look old, or why I didn't take into account that if 60 years had passed, why all of the other characters still appeared not to have aged.

Anon
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My mom had a bunch of classic silent Laurel and Hardy movies (8mm) which the family as a whole would watch on rare family nights. There was a quote that went something like "You have smirched my character, I demand an apology". Being the dopey kid I was I turned it into, "You have smirched my apology". Repeating this wonderful quote got me lots of laughs. It was only about at the age of 34 or so that I realized why they were laughing at me!

Cybersquirrels
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i used to beleive that if i watch a film more than three times i will get into it.

fgjkmefgh
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When I was a child I watched Young Frankenstien, with my family. Not being intimately familiar with the Frankenstien story I believed that this was the REAL story. for Yyears afterwards I would correct people on the proper pronounciation of 'Fronkunsteen' and 'Eyegor' and how misunderstood the real Dr. Frankenstien was.

I didn't learn better until college actually
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I thought live-action films were very, very well-drawn cartoons.

Anon
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The first feature-length film I ever watched was "The Never-Ending Story". It was longer than any TV show I had ever seen. For years, I was convinced that it was called "The Never-Ending Story" because it was so long.

andrea
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My parents frequently had my older brother baby-sit me. I remember one night we were watching TV...and it was past my bedtime. My brother was 15 and I was 9. My brother decided he wanted to watch Candyman. He tried to make me go to bed but I insisted on staying up until our parents got home. I didn't like sleeping not knowing where they were. So, I ended up watching Candyman at 9 years old. For years afterwards I was scared to go into a dark bathroom.I was convinced the Candyman would reach through the mirror and impale me on his hook. After I was finished using the bathroom I would step out into the hallway, reach around the door and turn the light off. God forbid if the power went out in the house and I had to go. I would scream and cry.

To this day I still turn the bathroom light off AFTER I step out in the hall. I'm now 21.

Anon
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I used to try my hardest not to rewind or fast-forward videos, because I thought that each time you did that the actors had to play their parts either really fast or backwards. I felt sorry for them.

Melanie
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I figured out how women got pregnant from the movie "Grease" when I was six or seven years old. When Rizzo and her boyfriend are in the car about to have sex (I didn't know what they were about to do, of course), and the condom breaks, I thought it was a plastic ring, like the kind you get from cereal boxes, that they used as a symbol of their relationship. From that point on, I thought that if a piece of jewellery that a guy gives you breaks, you get pregnant.

The way I figured out she was pregnant was because she says she "skipped a period". Naturally, I thought she skipped a period at school, and thought, "Well, I'd skip gym if I was pregnant." I'd probably seen the movie 10 times before I was old enough to realize what was actually going on.

Stephanie
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