My 4-yr old niece and 6-yr old nephew are insanely scared of a movie!

@secretbear (19472)
Philippines
November 26, 2011 8:55pm CST
Scene: My niece and nephew quietly watching tv. I could see them from the kitchen while I was eating breakfast. A while later, I was startled because I heard someone ran fast behind me and went outside the kitchen door. I also heard someone running out of our front door. When I glanced at the tv, a trailer of a horror movie was being shown and my niece and nephew where nowhere in sight anymore. Then I started laughing. After the trailer, my niece and nephew were back again in front of the tv. I laughed some more. Turned out, they were scared of that movie and they ran outside toward my cousin to hide behind her back. I remember when I went to my friend's house for my goddaughter's birthday. We were having fun in the terrace when suddenly, my goddaughter ran to the door towards us scared and screaming "The Road! The Road!". Then we realized it was the trailer of a horror movie being shown on tv and we just couldn't help but laugh. ^^ I wonder what make kids run for their life when they see something scary on tv.... ^^
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@Rosa26 (2620)
• United States
27 Nov 11
I a nephew and a niece that are very funny when they see something scare on TV they hide onder the table or behin a curtain, they are very inocent, I love them because in the actuality no all the children are like that.
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@drannhh (15003)
• United States
1 Dec 11
That is cute. Sometimes I leave instead of watching a scary movie, as I don't need any bad dreams. But usually I just don't turn that sort of show on. Actually, I hardly ever turn on the TV. But some friends are movie lovers, so sometimes I sort of have to watch with them to be polite.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
30 Nov 11
Kids are kids.. haha That's their basic instinct to run when they feel scare ^^ I'm like them when i'm a kid too, often running to hide behind something or someone.. haha However my mom is more daring, he wants to train our guts and thus since young, she's forcing us to watch horror movies, but nothing too bloody though.. haha :D As such, by time we are in primary school, we are already used to those scary scenes and i'm wondering what others are shouting about.. haha
@aegina (13)
27 Nov 11
Childhood is when we start to learn about this world, little by little. when they watch the trailer they must have thought that it could get to them if they stay there and watch it. We as grown up people have to explain to them that it is just a movie and nothing else and they should just watch as a entertainer. If we think back we would also might have been scared of things like this before.... and now may be we might be thinking we were actually scared of a simple thing.
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@jaiho2009 (39074)
• Philippines
27 Nov 11
Kids are scared of thing when they are not aware about it. I have small nephews and nieces who do same thing-hiding from someone's back feeling secured. This turns out to be funny- but we must explain to them that there is nothing to be scared of. :P
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@bagarad (7647)
• Paso Robles, California
27 Nov 11
Some of us have trouble with violence in any form. I am one of them, and I can watch very few movies that have any form of suspense. I remember some second features (back in the 1940s and 1950s when you got two movies for the price of one + cartoons and news casts) that terrified me and I still can't look at open closets, and some other things when I'm going to sleep because of associations with scenes in these movies and some TV shows. There's are two scenes from a movie I saw when I was around five or six that I have still never forgotten. For those of us who are affected this way, it's no laughing matter. I hope you will not laugh at your niece and nephew because they are frightened, and if you know something that might frighten them is going to be on, it would be kind to warn them so they don't have to be caught unawares. I had years of nightmares because of that one murder movie. Every time I went to bed the scenes played back to me. Even today I sometimes will have a flashback to it.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
27 Nov 11
That's cute! But I guess they're really worried that those scary things they see on the tube will come out of it and they're initial reaction was to run as fast as they could When I was little, I would cover my face when I'm seeing a really scary scene. But I still am seeing it because I was still peaking.
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• Indonesia
28 Nov 11
I was used to very scared of watching the horror movie. I felt that the actors who played in the movie like surrounding my place. I watched Friday 13th when I was around 9 to years. We all clearly remember the atmosphere of that movie. It was very scaring, wasn't it ? I always made sure that my mom be with when I watched, because there were certain action, setting that could really make me scared of it. I don't know why people scared of watching, someone uncover the reason of our fear. My friend also scared of watching horror movie and he could stare at the movie until it is finished.
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@alnilam (969)
• United States
27 Nov 11
I would now know what makes them/us so scared of certain movies. When I was a small kid I watched the movie Leprechaun, it scared the hell out of me. I remember I did not wan't to pick up the phone (since there is a scene in the movie when a girl picks up the phone and a small hand comes out of the earphone) and I did not go to the basement for quite some time since the evil Leprechaun was always sitting on the stairs to the cellar in film. The worst thing is that the movie is actually not even that scary and I watched scarier movies then. There was something special about Leprechaun. :) I watched it years later and then it seemed more like a comedy to me.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
27 Nov 11
My granddaughter did that once when she was here too. It was something that was on one of her channels too....but it was so scary to her. And I don't know why!
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27 Nov 11
Children have natural fears of body mutilation . They will out grow it during their growth and development. As a parent filtering the shows the watch is a must . I remember when i was a child movies were scary then again i calmed down when mom is around.
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@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
27 Nov 11
For me really ye they are because I had it before the feelings when I'm a baby also.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Nov 11
I don't know but when my youngest daughter saw the movie Pumpkinhead I swear she was terrified. She was only around 8 but that movie wasn't really that bad...but it scared her. I think that is the only movie that I can ever remember her being afraid of. Of course her brother and sister teased her and told her the Pumpkinhead was gonna get her. She still talks about the way they scared her over that movie.
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• Canada
27 Nov 11
Try thinking like a child. They are not sure of what is real, and what is make believe, and they know what it is to be scared, so they can't understand why anyone would want to pretend to be scared. Stop and think like a six year old for a second, and you'll find your answer. It's really no laughing matter.
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• United States
15 Jan 12
Its because at that age kids believe that the people in the tv are real, and may come out of there when people aren't watching it lol. At that age my baby sister was afraid of the thriller movie lol. Yep, my sister was afraid of Michael Jackson (no bad jokes here please, the man did pass away). My youngest sister, my only brother, and I as youngsters were watching a special about Michael Jackson's videos in my moms living room. My brother and I were old enough to have not only seen the thriller movie many times before, but also to know about how a tv works and why its not little people stuck inside. My baby sister, however, had neither of those advantages.... Just in case you haven't seen what I'm talking about http://youtu.be/sOnqjkJTMaA Anyway, we get to the part where Michael Jackson starts to change...and my sister shoots out of the room screaming and hid in the kitchen pantry. Now, as older siblings we should have gotten up to comfort her and tell her that it wasn't real....but we were too busy laughing and shedding tears because she was scared of something ridiculous. I have to say we were wicked about it too. For months after that incident, we would tease our poor sister telling her "Michael Jackson's in the closet" just to hear her squeal (Again, no jokes lol)