In some ways, children are harder to scare than adults. If you don't believe us, go back and watch some of the movies you loved as a little kid. You'll be surprised to find that, at random spots, they've inserted scenes that are bizarre, hallucinogenic and/or just plain sphincter-bustingly scary.
7Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: The Boat Ride
It's the uplifting story of Charlie, a down on his luck kid living with his impoverished grandparents who obtains a rare golden ticket allowing him a tour of Willy Wonka's awesome and wondrous candy factory in a premise that even Michael Jackson would describe as "a little creepy."
Right off the bat the kids see Wonka's delicious candy room, where everything is edible and thus completely awesome. After an unfortunate mishap wherein a fat kid drowns in a river of chocolate (it's how he would've wanted to go, really), Wonka invites the remaining survivors to hop aboard his boat, where he informs them that they're "going to love this."
But Then, the Horror...
Aaaaaand Willy Wonka reveals himself to be a fucking psychopath.
First the passengers, and us, are treated to a flying monster tearing through some trees:
Now here's a dead guy with a centipede on his face in some kind of green fart mist:
Now it's eyeball time:
Giant lizard eating something, possibly a child? Affirmative:
And let's not forget the bug-eyed sociopath reciting a song that would later be featured on a Marilyn Manson album:
Exactly what part of "this" we were supposed to "love" is unclear, but presumably it's the part when the boat ride ends and we're allowed to clean the shit from our pants.
6Dumbo: Pink Elephants
With the help of a mouse and some unspeakably racist crows, Dumbo is able to rise above his physical deformity and realize his full potential to become a circus sensation! Truly an inspiration for us all.
But Then, the Horror...
Disney teases our fear glands early, when Dumbo's mother goes banana sandwich and savagely beats the dogshit out of a young child. But they really go for the gold later on when Dumbo gets drunk, an experience which the filmmakers apparently confused with taking a shitload of bad acid.
The thing only lets up for a minute (starting at 4:15) before the whole sequence is topped off with epileptic madness.
We've been drunk before. This has never happened.
We understand if Disney was trying to discourage underage drinking, but holy shit. We expected to come back from this to find that Dumbo had used shards of glass to cut off his own face.