Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Most Terrifying Viewing Experience Edition


From the age of ten or eleven through my early teens, I spent a great deal of time sitting up late to watch mostly inappropriate things on my already-ancient Magnavox TV show.  Benny Hill taught me about the female anatomy, Monty Python about the beauty of absurdity, and Rod Serling knew how to push buttons across the entire emotional spectrum, hitting all the highlights of the human condition.  Rod even knew how to scare the hell out of me, but one of the most terrifying moments in my life came when I accidentally caught ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ on Uncle Ed’s All Night Live show on Channel 41.  I honestly don’t remember if the broadcast version I saw was the unrated (and horrifying) version that I own now, but I remember feeling as though the life were literally being frightened out of me.  (It might be worth noting that I already lived in a poorly lit, dank basement.)  Few recent films have given me that same terror, although my ill-advised late-night solo first viewing of Paranormal Activity came close, but it leads us to today’s bone-chilling query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also had a terrifying moment with a rerun of ‘Dance Fever’, but for entirely different disco-collar related reasons, asking: What was your most terrifying viewing experience ever?