A Few Startling Childhood Moments

Hi there. Since I was a kid, I’ve had a few somewhat shocking movie moments stuck in my head. I don’t really know how frightening they truly are, since once of them that I was able to look up was the final carousel scene in the Disney movie “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” I’d like to watch a few of the others now as an adult to see what they were really like. All the movies I probably saw in approximately 1990, and all were in English, and all were in color.

Anyways, here goes, three scenes that have stuck with me:

  1. Some sci-fi movie has a space pilot type-guy who is racing to beat something that is chasing him. He comes into some glass tube and thinks he is away and able to get to his home, but finds that he is locked in the tube. He sees his young daughter and beckons her to help him, but she thinks he is playing games and laughs. Some gas, I think, finally catches up with him and he dies.
  2. I think that this was a 70s exploitation movie, I recall that the film was grainy. Some woman is running through tall grass to get away when she runs into two or more leering biker types, who assault her.
  3. At the end of a funeral, somebody (I don’t recall if it was a man or woman) is alone near the grave when some odd liquid that looks somewhat like vomit leaps up and clings the person’s face. The person tries to call for help but can’t, and watches as the funeral procession leaves.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

3 thoughts on “A Few Startling Childhood Moments

  1. Hmmm, there could be something to “I Spit On Your Grave.” The assault scene would have been edited out, and I was 8 so all leering men looked like biker types to me. Not certain if a local TV station would have aired something so controversial, but it was NYC in the 80s / 90s.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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