QotD: Childhood Frights

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

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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*.
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