It's easy to remember the happy-go-lucky days when we're children. Of staying outside until it became pitch black, of sneaking in video game time on a school night or buying a ticket for Wild Wild West and then heading into the theater playing South Park. Being enthusiastic and hopeful for the future is basically a given, being truly bitter and cynical as a kid was almost impossible.
Again, the rainbows and butterflies are all easy to remember, but you know what else I remember about my childhood? The fear. The constant, palpable fear.
I remember recurring nightmares and not wanting to sleep because my dreams were horrifying. I remember being legitimately freaked out by scenes in horror films and thinking my life was in danger on rollercoasters and theme park rides.
Maybe that great fear I had of losing my life made me appreciate the fun parts of my childhood that much more and if that was the case, then these moments from these movies are responsible for a lot of the good times I had as a kid.
1. The terrifying rabbits in 'Watership Down'.
A horrifying tale of fighting to find a new home, Watership Down was lifted from a novel and made into a film, but book purists needn't worry - the publication's more brutal scenes made it to final cut.