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I used to believe there actually exists real-life equivalent of Cruella DeVil from "101 dalmatians", only she's called Lustylla DeBet (debet means debit in Polish) and she is accountant, she drives old-fashioned car like the one from movie, only the front of it is divided in half by T account and it has "Fa VAT 146" on its plate ("Fa Vat" is invoice in Polish) and there are accouncy documents stuck behind the wipers!

Accouncyphobiac from Poland
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As a kid I loved the Star Wars movies, and wholeheartedly believed that they would happen in the future. I used to sit in my mom's room staring at a plastic bag trying to use the "force" to pick it up.

Anon
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After watching Titanic my small sister kept crying because she thought that the director killed those people in the ship just for the sake of making the movie..!!
After that i had to explain her how movies are actually made.

Shirin
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For years the movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate factory terrified me. The thought of a little kid, no matter how mean and evil getting burned in a furnace or being squeezed after turning into a giant blueberry filled me with dread. To this day, I still sort of see it as a horror movie.

Charlie Bucket (ha)
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I watched Nightmare on Elm Street when I was young, and of course, I couldn't sleep. So I would tell myself over and over, and really believed ,"I'm just a little kid and that monsters only want to get the teenagers!!"

Anon
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I used to beleive that E.T. was a killer and it took about 7 years to figure out what it was really about.

Anon
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When I was little, I swa the movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and got scared to death of the Oompa Loompas. I thought they would come and send me down a chute to a garbage disposal while I was sleeping. I still get the jitters about them.

Jessi
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Back when the COCOON movies were popular I for a long time thought there was an actress in them named Donna Meechee (I wasn't sure how to spell her last name). I puzzled over what character she played. Quite sometime later I finally found out that I was hearing the name of actor Don Ameche instead.

Cheryl
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I spent my childhood Saturday afternoons watching a lot of old musicals on TV.

I used to believe that grownups got involved in song and dance routines as part of their day to day lives.

It used to bother me that I wouldn't know what to do if a bunch of singing and dancing strangers leapt up to me and tried to incorporate me into their number.

I consoled myself by supposing that as I got older the dance steps and the words would come to me naturally, like other grownup ways.

Vicky
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As a little girl (about 8 or 9) one of my best friends was on a bit of a puppet jag and every single time we went over to her house we would hide in her attic and watch the movie Labyrinth over and over again. We both had a MAJOR TWEENER CRUSH on David Bowie and in the end we ended up fighting 'for him' (which mostly involved me kicking her in the shins until she fell over in the yard and then running back in and locking the door.)
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He was already probably 50. Old enough to be... probably my granddad. Ew.
But I was convinced he really had hair like that... all fluffy and blonde XD

JB
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2 Films:

When I was barely 5 my parents took me to see Terry Gilliam's gothic-fantasy film TIME BANDITS (1981). It's about a little Enlgish boy and several dwarfs traveling through time. It gave me the worst nightmares for years! I'm surprised I didn't need therapy. Even to this day, I'm still a little scared of the actor David Warner!

In 1989 I saw BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 at age 13. I still love it, but I knew that those 'hoverboards' were fictional. However, director Robert Zemeckis gave a press interview that year where he jokingly said: "'Hoverboards' have been around for years, but parent groups won't let them be manufactured!" (paraphrasing). To this day there are otherwise intelligent, college-educated, adults who LITERALLY beleive that 'hoverboards' exist! My older sister is one of them!

Brian
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My favorite belief from when i was about 10 was that E.T. lived next door. Our neighbor sounded just like E.T. I thought that couldnt be right because of course E.T. went home and why would E.T. be living next door to me. And how did he turn into a human instead of a alien... The odd thing is they have a tortose whose name really is E.T. that made me even more confused. Well he kinda looked like E.T. and maybe he didnt go home after all just shrank and moved into my neighbors yard... and gave his voice to my neighbor...My friends teased me for years when I told them I thought she sounded like him i never mentioned the rest... :)

snazzproof
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I took some parts of movies way too literally as an elementary to middle schooler. For instance until I actually saw "Titanic" I use to think that when Jack told Rose not to ever let go-he meant that she had to hold onto his dead body forever. Hence around fifth grade when forced to reinact the scene with a younger girl who had seen the movie in the afterschool program (I had to play Jack-she was Rose of course) when I had to tell her to never let go-and she would let go of me I would shout "You let go!" She insisted to me that Jack didn't say that.

It wasn't until I saw the movie on tv with my mother finally that I realized it was a promise that Rose had to hold onto that she would remain alive.

Glowworm
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I use to believe that Beetlejuice was real as well as the boogyman. My sister and her friends use to say the names three times and I would scream as well as cry.

dara
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I used to believe that the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz was actually a giant, bent double with an animatronic head. I do not know why.

dodyskin
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When I was Little, I used to watch Movies over and over again. Untill my mom had to hide them from me. I loved the movie HomeAlone. So I used to think that "Uncle Frank" was up the fosit in the bathtub. So I used to yell up the Fosit. "UNCLLLEEEEE FRAAAAAANNNK???".

Meghan
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I used to watch Return to Oz and desperatley want to go there [!] so when at the end of the film, dorothy finds an emerld and touches it as says 'oz' and transports to the palace; I went round the Christmas tree touching every green baubell shouting 'oz,oz,oz' when i opened my eyes i was so sad i didnt get to oz!

Lyra in Oxford
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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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My sister and I used to "play pretend" and we would often act like characters from Disney movies we had seen.

I knew that I was better then my sister at acting because I was convinced that which ever character I played I looked and sounded exactly like them.

Joel G
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My best friend's name is Selena. She told me that when the movie Selena came out, she thought it was about her. She was ecstatic that she would be so famous, then her mom told her at the end Selena dies at age 24 by being murdered by some whacko fan, and she decided to "change her future" by not being famous. She works at Panera now, but we're only 15....

Katie and Selena
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