Monday, July 09, 2012

What Do You Find Disturbing if Not Downright Scary?


Ventriloquist's dummies for me and here are some of them.
A second choice is animals dressed like people. Both of these date from childhood.

What makes you uneasy?

19 comments:

Chris said...

I don't like animals dressed as people either.

Anonymous said...

DEAD OF NIGHT (I saw the picture in there) with Michael Redgrave and the creepiest dummy ever really was spooky, and not in a good way.

Things that aren't really there coming out of the walls may be a cliche now but when done well can share the living daylights out of you. Exhibit A: Polanski's REPULSION.

What makes me uneasy? President Romney.


Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

Also 'scare'

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Social, political and religious fundamentalism which threatens people's freedom is both disturbing and scary, more so when it is silently backed by the State.

Deb said...

On a political level, I second Jeff's comment. Not just Romney being President, but the sort of people he might sweep into office with him. Yikes!

On a non-political level, I always find technology that works by itself (when it's not supposed to) very creepy. Even though I was almost 20 when I first saw it, the scene early in "Close Encounters" where all the battery-operated toys start working (and the record player starts playing) freaked me out. In a later scene, when the aliens are abducting her son and the mom tries to call for help and the phone just keeps playing those famous five notes is also creepy. Anything where a television suddenly turns itself on--yeah, that'll make me hide my eyes.

George said...

Like Indiana Jones, snakes creep me out. Politicians who obviously have never taken an economics course talking about the economy is always scary.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Clowns, rats, talking infants on TV commercials.

Anonymous said...

Jackie says parents who abuse their kids, especially infants and toddlers. You should have to pass a parenting course before you have a child.

Her second is the men who stand outside abortion clinics telling women what they can or can't do.

Jeff M.

Richard R. said...

Pediphiles

Erik Donald France said...

Images of Tea Party people in shorts. The KKK in sheets. Fox News and Republican hairdos in general. Big Bird in an ice storm.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I am scared on everything on here actually.

Jerry House said...

The Fox & Friends morning team: Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy and not-Steve Doocy. Has there been a more ignorant trio on television (including the Three Stooges)?

And spiders.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, just looking at their faces is scary.

It also made me remember one more, a guy we call "Rush" for reasons which will become apparent.

New Yorkers have instincts about these things. If you walked into a subway car and saw this guy you'd move to the other end of the car or another car.

He's a thin, middle aged guy with grey hair and big wraparound sunglasses. He frequents one of the Starbucks we go to locally. He gets his drink, then sits down with what appears to be an old-fashioned transistor radio (they don't exist these days, do they?, which he holds to his ear and listens to Rush Limbaugh for an hour or two. We never sit near him anymore, and if there are no other seats we leave.

There is something downright scary about the guy. If something happens some day (and it wouldn't surprise me) no one is going to say, "Old Rush? Yeah, he was a real nice guy."


Jeff M.

Olivia V. Ambrogio said...

Jell-o. Any food that moves by itself should not be eaten.

pattinase (abbott) said...

And that is not the only reason to avoid it!

Charles Gramlich said...

Certain kinds of eyes. Glassy ones, without depth, Like a snake's eyes.

Katherine Tomlinson said...

Well, pretty much everything on this list except, oddly, snakes. My sister had two pet snakes and I got used to them.
Chimpanzees and monkeys freak me out, even cute little monkeys.

Cap'n Bob said...

I hate flies, cults, celebrities who lack even a scintilla of talent, bad drivers, cozies, pants worn around the knees that show some jackasses skivvies, and the Clintons. Want more? I got a million of 'em.

Cap'n Bob said...

BTW, I love the Three Stooges, especially with Curly.