Scary Stuff, Pt.1Posted: December 8, 2008
A series of posts remembering the things that scared the %&#%@ out of me as a child. In the words of Homer Simpson, “This thing writes itself!”
What: Monkeys. Not Monkees. Monkeys.
More precisely, a race of super-gorillas with incredible strength and vicious intelligence bent on subjection of the entire human population and destruction of the Overland from whence they came.
Origin: Unknown. Planet of the Apes wasn’t on my radar. Seriously.
Feared Action: Capturing little kids (like me) and taking them to their underground sewer fortresses. Helpless and vulnerable doesn’t begin to describe how i felt about this.
Ramifications: I was scared to death of monkeys during my waking hours. The zoo exhibits were a mix of strange fascination and fear. I was glad we had caught some of them.
Nightmare Factor: 0/10 Wierdly, there were no nightmares that i can recall. Its probably for the best.
Related: Planet of the Apes came on my radar later- when i heard about it, i thought it would be a full-on horror movie. Given my imagination and photos like this one to the right, you can see why. Also, see: Oz, The Wizard of, for more scary monkeys. Added to the super gorillas were legions of winged warriors. Could it have been worse for a four year old?