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devolved
25-12-2012, 12:26 AM
Self-explanatory.

What TV theme made you want to run and hide as a kid?

Here's one to get your started"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbgTWxCOPLo

Daise
25-12-2012, 12:43 AM
I watched every episode of the X-Files in my early teens.

But you can get stuffed if you think I'd watch the opening credits. Used to mute the tv and pull the doona over my head.

Also, when I was reeeeeaally little, the old Grundy logo at the end of Neighbours freaked me out. Probably explains why the Eye of Sauron gives me great displeasure.

agrid
25-12-2012, 12:46 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqs_0SBbPD0#

Glenn 74
25-12-2012, 02:45 AM
Dr Who without a doubt. Used to watch the Tom Baker era on ABC after school, would have been maybe 6 or so. That opening theme would have me sleeping with the door open and the hallway light on. The Goodies used to cheer me up though. Ecky Thump!

Sheikh Yerbouti
25-12-2012, 09:11 AM
Dr Who without a doubt. Used to watch the Tom Baker era on ABC after school, would have been maybe 6 or so. That opening theme would have me sleeping with the door open and the hallway light on. The Goodies used to cheer me up though. Ecky Thump!

Yep, same here, same era too.. That eeerie "wooo oo oooo..." And those daleks scared the crap outta me. I used to tune in fro the goodies, but i hated getting the end credits of the dr if i was too early

Roger Explosion
25-12-2012, 09:16 AM
Theme from Unsolved Mysteries.
Also, whenever I heard the theme from Perfect Strangers, I knew something bad was going to happen.

filbert
25-12-2012, 09:23 AM
Dr Who without a doubt. Used to watch the Tom Baker era on ABC after school, would have been maybe 6 or so. That opening theme would have me sleeping with the door open and the hallway light on. The Goodies used to cheer me up though. Ecky Thump!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inBxTQwJ4dQ

i used to sneak out and watch it as a youngin :)

Phildo
25-12-2012, 09:33 AM
If you're a young female, or parent of a young female....

The Hey Dad theme.

Gixxerguy
25-12-2012, 09:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvD73A9eXXk

Glenn 74
25-12-2012, 09:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inBxTQwJ4dQ

i used to sneak out and watch it as a youngin :)

Oh great, thanks Filbert, now I will have to spend Christmas day under the covers with just a little gap to let air in, sheesh. Hopefully I can find an episode of the Wombles of Wimbledon or Catweasel or even Worzel Gummidge to cheer me up Ha Ha

Glenn 74
25-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Yep, same here, same era too.. That eeerie "wooo oo oooo..." And those daleks scared the crap outta me. I used to tune in fro the goodies, but i hated getting the end credits of the dr if i was too early

Ha, that sounds like me. Used to turn on the Old Rank Arena with wooden legs, "Oh crap, Dr Who", change the channel and wait 5 minutes. Yeah, those Daleks were bad Mo-Fo`s.

filbert
25-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Oh great, thanks Filbert, now I will have to spend Christmas day under the covers with just a little gap to let air in, sheesh. Hopefully I can find an episode of the Wombles of Wimbledon or Catweasel or even Worzel Gummidge to cheer me up Ha Ha

Worzel Gummidge scared the bejeezus outta me at the same age


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOTNAe3j7Bs

a scare crow that gets up and walks around like a zombie and changes heads :eek:

cleopatra
25-12-2012, 10:02 AM
Ha, that sounds like me. Used to turn on the Old Rank Arena with wooden legs, "Oh crap, Dr Who", change the channel and wait 5 minutes. Yeah, those Daleks were bad Mo-Fo`s.

I still own and watch one of those Rank Arenas...bought it in about 1980. Shows you how much tv I watch.

Glenn 74
25-12-2012, 10:11 AM
Worzel Gummidge scared the bejeezus outta me at the same age


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOTNAe3j7Bs

a scare crow that gets up and walks around like a zombie and changes heads :eek:

Hmmm, that is actually quite a bit creepier than I remember. Living in Merredin and only having 2 channels to choose from didn`t leave me with many options. Thinking back, Catweasel was a freak also. Don`t go ruining my memories of Monkey Magic whatever you do. Many an innocent tree suffered at the speed of Mums stolen broom handle, painted black with Dad`s last can of killrust, complete with yellow electrical tape on the ends....

Bukefal
25-12-2012, 10:14 AM
i never watched twin peaks (i think i should) but the theme has stuck in my head for like 20 years. this is the long version:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZxD3IZUJU0

truewheel
25-12-2012, 10:23 AM
For me, there were two:

I can trace all my neurosis back to this :cool:.... cause I have entered the twilight zone.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

truewheel
25-12-2012, 10:24 AM
At least with The Twilight Zone you had a conclusion each week. The Time Tunnel had constant cliffhangers from episode to episode...and they always got really close but never ever got home. Lost, IN TIME!! *shivers*


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojbjEERSRVs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Sunshine & F'n Rainbows
25-12-2012, 12:09 PM
I don't remember anything from childhood giving me the willies, but for some good old-fashioned nightmare fuel, the American Horror Story intro is right up there.

Season 1
American Horror Story - Season 1 Main Titles - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c3VVJb562Y)

Season 2
American Horror Story : Asylum - Opening - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E00BPNKubKs)

kapyong
25-12-2012, 03:08 PM
Not only Spookie, but cookie as well


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YFk4b6yeX4

okitoki
25-12-2012, 03:41 PM
Not a TV theme but the opening of the Shining creeped out my GF at night while she was in the bathroom while I played the opening of the movie.

The Shining opening credit - YouTube (http://youtu.be/TgCejsyS0t8)

devolved
25-12-2012, 05:32 PM
This one is in the top 5 for making me pack my dacks in 1976


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xez4o1ujOPI

Para045
25-12-2012, 07:39 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqs_0SBbPD0#

Oh yeah that one was a bit thought provoking before going to bed :confused:



Dr Who without a doubt. Used to watch the Tom Baker era on ABC after school, would have been maybe 6 or so. That opening theme would have me sleeping with the door open and the hallway light on. The Goodies used to cheer me up though. Ecky Thump!

Really? I used to hang out to watch the Dr every evening after school before dinner and loved it but was never spooked out by it :huh: I always preferred Pertwee though ;)



If you're a young female, or parent of a young female....

The Hey Dad theme.

Yeah but Simone Buchanan was kinda cute so you can almost understand it :rolleyes: ;)



For me, there were two:

I can trace all my neurosis back to this :cool:.... cause I have entered the twilight zone.

Hmmm yeah that one always had the mind ticking over, especially the one in the aircraft with things eating the wings :o



This one is in the top 5 for making me pack my dacks in 1976

Ooh had forgotten about that ^^^ one as well, this one VVV was always spooky with the sound of the UFO's coming over the moon ;)


http://youtu.be/V7UzI0m9sAw

agrid
25-12-2012, 08:15 PM
Oh yeah that one was a bit thought provoking before going to bed :confused:


oops, mobile video post fail. Now this WILL scare the shit out of you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiFHaKj_-HM

kapyong
25-12-2012, 09:06 PM
oops, mobile video post fail. Now this WILL scare the shit out of you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiFHaKj_-HM

It looks like the pointy pinky is the give away for 'The Invader'!

mekon
25-12-2012, 09:26 PM
Chocky


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3ztIDFU2P8&gl=AU&hl=en-GB

agrid
25-12-2012, 09:26 PM
It looks like the pointy pinky is the give away for 'The Invader'!

Gaaaahhh, don't remind me.

Geeza
26-12-2012, 12:05 AM
Coronation Street, that shit used to send shivers up my spine!:o

Trashed
26-12-2012, 12:15 AM
Tales of the Unexpected

Not sure if this series was shown outside of the UK, but it really gave me the creeps as a kid.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc46Gk-6qrA

dennisw
26-12-2012, 05:44 PM
persuaders tv series - Bing Videos (http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=persuaders+tv+series&view=detail&mid=6FB9970567FC9E86BC016FB9970567FC9E86BC01&first=0)

Skut
26-12-2012, 09:35 PM
Tales of the Unexpected

Not sure if this series was shown outside of the UK, but it really gave me the creeps as a kid.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc46Gk-6qrA

Roald Dahl always explored the deepest kind of realistic scary.

Sum'random
26-12-2012, 10:31 PM
i never watched twin peaks (i think i should) but the theme has stuck in my head for like 20 years. this is the long version:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZxD3IZUJU0
Omg i remember this as a kid could never get the theme song out of my head, When i heard it like 20 years later was if it was still so clear in my mind.

Think i was 6-7 when i saw this and it freaked me out... people eating mice lol
V (TV 1983) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085106/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3) & V (TV Series 1984–1985) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086822/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2)

And someone mentioned The Shinning... So i'll add It was a tv mini series/movie that scared the shit out of me at like 10 i think i was.
It (TV mini-series 1990–*) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099864/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Daise
28-12-2012, 03:14 PM
I don't remember anything from childhood giving me the willies, but for some good old-fashioned nightmare fuel, the American Horror Story intro is right up there.

Season 1
American Horror Story - Season 1 Main Titles - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c3VVJb562Y)

Season 2
American Horror Story : Asylum - Opening - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E00BPNKubKs)

Same. I can watch the episodes but I coincidentally always find something else to do during the opening credits.

JimmyR
29-12-2012, 12:09 AM
Callan Title Sequence - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDdSWjpPJDg)

Theme from Callan for me. The theme was a lot better than the actual show! I love some of those british themes from the 70s. The outro theme from The Sweeney is a cracker.

mekon
29-12-2012, 08:25 AM
Millennium, Frank Black


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L7W7rsRJ20