Childhood Scares & The Pumpkin Show.

Happy Saturday Everyone! I’m enjoying this chilly winter fall morning here in Columbus with some pumpkin spice coffee and When Harry Met Sally on in the background. Can we just talk about the weather for one moment? It seems like everyone has been having unusual weather this week; one day it is eighty degrees and sunny, the next is forty-five and rainy (I think it is even supposed to snow here this week!) Random.

Anyways, being that Halloween is a mere four days away, I decided to write a post of the scariest movies moments from my childhood.

Have you ever re-watched something as an adult that used to scare you as a child and think to yourself, ‘Yeah, that’s still pretty freaky!’

I’ve had several of these moments and I thought I’d share them with you… (Note: I’d like to say this list is from scariest to least scary but, let’s be honest, they all freak me out in one way or another!)

1) ‘Remember Me Eddie? When I Killed Your Brother, I Talked Just…Like…THIS!’ in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Quite possibly one of the most terrifying scenes in a children’s movie. Doc Brown has never been scarier.

2) Dorothy encounters the hall of heads in Return to Oz

3) Large Marge in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
Oh. My. Gosh. This scene was unbelievably scary to me as a child. Actually, there are several parts of this movie that creep me out but I couldn’t get enough of it.

4) The opening scene of Hocus Pocus
While it’s one of my favorite Halloween-time movies, the opening scene scared me to death.

5) The tunnel scene in Willy Wonka

6) The clown dream scene in The Brave Little Toaster
I’m not gonna lie – the majority of this movie scared me as a little girl. My younger sister loved it but I never wanted to watch it with her. Too many creepy appliances. And that clown = terrifying.

Can you recall a scene and/or movie that scared you in childhood that still scares you now?

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Now for a quick recap of the Circleville Pumpkin Show (one of the activities on my Fall Bucket List!)  The pumpkin show is one of many events that I’ve talked about going to for years, but have never made it happen. It’s a four-day pumpkin extravaganza about thirty minutes south of Columbus. We attempted to go last year; however, the festival took place during our wedding week and we never quite found the time. I’m glad we were able to do so this year!

We headed out to the festival show last Saturday afternoon. Although it wasn’t the best fall weather (overcast and on-and-off rain), it was fun to see all of the delectable pumpkin dishes (I.E. Shredded Pumpkin Sandwiches, Pumpkin Chili, Pumpkin Waffles, Pumpkin Joe’s) and huge, award-winning pumpkins.

Despite the few highlights, I will say that I was a bit disappointed. Maybe I was expecting too much but I just felt like it was a bit too commercialized and ‘fair-like’. I think I expected more of a homemade food and craft festival, as opposed to cotton candy, corn dog, chicken wings, and pizza stands.

That said, I’ll try not to bash it too much because we did enjoy ourselves. It may just become something we do once every few years as opposed to every year!

Does your town have a Pumpkin Show?

14 thoughts on “Childhood Scares & The Pumpkin Show.

    1. I have yet to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang but my husband tells me I need to get on that! 🙂 Willy Wonka is one of my all time favorite movies but it is really creepy in a few parts! Slugworth!!

    1. I agree! I haven’t watched an ‘adult’ scary movie in a couple of years. My husband and I tried to watch the TV show ‘American Horror Story’ last fall and couldn’t even make it through one episode without turning it off – too freaky!

  1. I loved Hocus Pocus and Wizard of Oz as a child. But I know what you mean, as there are several creepy parts in all of those movies. And your pictures look like a ton of fun from that pumpkin fest, but I totally know what you mean about the “homespun” version versus the commercialized fests!

    1. Return to Oz is one of my favorite movies of all time. It still scares me. The Wheelers?? Hello! Totally creepy. And when that one head of Mombe cries, “Dorthy Gail!” *Shivers* Gruesome. Oh, and that scene in Roger Rabbit when that poor cute shoe gets dipped?!?! It’s like cartoon torture porn.

      1. Oh my gosh – the Wheelers are SO FREAKY! I’m not sure how that movie was able to stay PG?! I seriously had nightmares every time I’d watch it! Also, the cute shoe scene in the ‘dip’ is so twisted! Both such creepy children’s movies!!

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