‘I didn’t sleep well for months’: the films that terrified our writers as kids

For Halloween, Guardian writers discuss their most horrifying childhood cinematic experiences, from Arachnophobia to Freddy vs Jason Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom blogged about his experience. Lonely Water is brutally addressed to children, not to the adults who are supposed to be taking care of them. A dark, hooded figure appears to be walking on the dangerous stretches of water, looming up behind the kids, with Donald Pleasence doing the creepy narration. Like so many chillingly contemptuous teachers that I remember from those days, this Angel Of Death sneers knowingly at the showoffs who mess about near water and fall in and drown, and also at the simply unwary who dont know what theyre doing. The dark cloaked …