QotD: Childhood Frights

What were you afraid of as a child that seems silly to you now?
Submitted by navelgazer.

There was a single scene in Tron that terrified me as a 10 year old when I first saw it. The hero of the movie is "shot" with a laser and digitised into the computer. I've no idea why it scared me so much, but I refused to have a computer in my bedroom, until getting my first Mac at university left me no choice.

While that particular fear is pretty much gone, I still get seriously freaked out by what you might call "cyber-horror", where human bodies are partially replaced by mechanical parts. The cyber-conversion scenes in the most recent series of Doctor Who really freaked me out, for example, as did "cyberwoman" from Torchwood.


Published by Adam Tinworth

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