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24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us

19
Oct
2015

BuzzFeed asked the BuzzFeed Community what irrational things they’re afraid of because of horror movies. Here are the terrifying results.

1. Getting sucked into your bed.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
New Line Cinema

“I sleep on the edge now, thanks to A Nightmare on Elm Street.

—Alison Wells, Facebook

2. Logging trucks.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
New Line Cinema / Warner Bros.

Final Destination 2 ruined them for me. I swerve so fast when I’m behind one.”

—Zanna Haines, Facebook

3. Birds.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Universal Studios

“Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds made them look vile instead of sweet.”

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4. Dolls.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
United Artists

“One word: Chucky.”

—Tara Kay, Facebook

5. TV static.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
MGM

“I can’t stop imagining the little girl from Poltergeist touching the static and going, ‘They’re heeeeeere.’”

—Maggie Ferol McGwin, Facebook

6. Mirrors.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Blumhouse Productions

“I feel like I’ll wake up at night and see something or someone I don’t want to see.”

—Gustavo Carmen López, Facebook

7. Mannequins.

Mannequins.

Compass International Pictures

“In Tourist Trap, people get stuck in a museum with mannequins and keep dying. So I don’t trust those life-like dolls.”

katieg117

8. Sewage drains.

Sewage drains.

Lorimar Productions

“Thanks, Pennywise in It.

Katiegrace28

9. Hair in the shower drain.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
DreamWorks Studios

“I can’t clean my bathroom without thinking I’m tugging on the scalp of the girl fromThe Ring.”

karenb4

10. Peepholes.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
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“Ever since Saw 2, I’m afraid something will come through and gouge my eye out.”

—Anisa Mohamed, Facebook

11. Open kitchen cabinets and drawers.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Warner Bros.

“I always assume it was the ghosts from The Sixth Sense.

—Amanda Jane, Facebook

12. Washing your hair.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Universal Studios / Paramount Pictures

“Ever since Psycho, I’m terrified I’ll open my eyes and see a murderer there.”

—Camille Jet-Lynx Udunno, Facebook

13. Tall people.

Tall people.

RADiUS-TWC / Dimension Films

“I know it’s nuts, but I don’t trust them after seeing It Follows.

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14. Answering the phone.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Dimension Films

“I don’t want to end up like Drew Barrymore in Scream.

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15. Tanning beds.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
New Line Cinema / Warner Bros.

“In Final Destination 3, those beds locked from the outside and catch fire, burning those girls alive. NOPE.”

ashleyc43

16. Taking pictures.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Blumhouse Productions

“Remember in Insidious when possessed people showed up looking weird in photos?”

cadencerose

17. Clowns.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Lorimar Productions

“Thanks a lot, Stephen King.”

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18. String and thread.

String and thread.

Dark Castle Entertainment

“That guy getting all chopped up by a damn THREAD in Ghost Ship turned me into a paranoid mess.”

Smeet

19. Lawnmowers.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Alliance Films

“That messed up scene where people are getting run over in Sinister gives me nightmares.”

oliviac47

20. Ventriloquist dummies.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Universal Pictures

“They’re terrifying on their own, but Dead Silence showed them as tools for murder, which made them worse.”

kittyf45

21. Acupuncture.

Acupuncture.

New Line Cinema / Warner Bros.

“I’ll never forget when that guy in Final Destination 5 falls off the table and the needles rupture his body.”

kenziek4

22. Corn fields.

Corn fields.

New World Pictures

Children of the Corn ruined damn corn fields for me.”

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23. Balloons.

24 Perfectly Normal Things Horror Movies Have Ruined For All Of Us
Lorimar Productions

“In It, when you see a balloon floating on its own, it means Pennywise the clown is nearby. That’s terrifying.”

MattyAlf

24. And your own damn bed.

And your own damn bed.

Columbia Pictures

The Grudge proved that you aren’t safe anywhere.”

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Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.