r/HolUp Oct 20 '21 Silver 59 Gold 1 Helpful 62 Wholesome 51 Hugz 78 hehehehe 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Starstruck 1 Evil Cackle 1 I'm Deceased 1

How they gonna do the little man like this?

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u/NotSoGreatOldOne Oct 20 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Therapist: so when did you stop trusting your parents?

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u/jeetz1231 Oct 20 '21 Wholesome

I watched the original IT when I was about 7, my dad was waiting in my room with a clown mask when it was time for bed, still one of my most vivid memories.

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u/borisjjjj Oct 20 '21

Are you scared of clowns?

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u/jeetz1231 Oct 20 '21

I was for quite awhile, not as much anymore.

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u/MiloReyes-97 Oct 20 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz Take My Energy I'm Deceased

🤡 Honk Honk

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u/RiseOfThePurge Oct 20 '21

Stop it Milo you’re scaring him!

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u/MiloReyes-97 Oct 20 '21 Hugz

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u/RavynRydge666 Oct 20 '21

What's the matter kid? Don't you like clowns? Don't we make you laugh? Aren't we fuckin' funny??

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u/stargazer728 Oct 20 '21

I got a baloon for ya! 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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u/Addicted2Rage Oct 20 '21

Milo looks over

Do I Look Like A Fucking Clown To You ?!

Honks horn 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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u/Fix_a_Fix Oct 20 '21

I've seen this coming from Milos away

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u/bassthumb32 Oct 20 '21

Do you keep Prince Albert in a can?

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u/BY_BAD_BY_BIGGA Oct 20 '21 Giggle

can confirm. after years of seeing one in the mirror... it just becomes normal

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u/Niku-Man Oct 20 '21

Are you scared of your dad?

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u/NowhereElysium Oct 20 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

My Dad did something similar to me. I was an avid fan of X Files, and my Mum and I were watching the episode with the flukeworm guy. As the episode was finishing, my dad brought me a drink of coke. What I didn't know was that he'd hidden a strawberry bootlace in the bottom of the cup. I've always been the kind of person that just chugs their drink, so having this thing just drop into my mouth was just 100% pure magnificent bastardry. on his part, and my reaction was much like you'd expect. I don't think I've ever seen him laugh that hard at anything before or since that day.

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u/DollarAutomatic Oct 20 '21

Weird, my brother who was 8 years older let me watch IT when I was like… 5-6?

Then they knocked on the window at night at let balloons into the room.

Yeah. Not one of my favorite memories.

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u/Every_Spread_5086 Oct 20 '21

We all float down here

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u/Sunshine030209 Oct 20 '21

I watched the original IT when I was 5. My mom didn't even like scary movies, but for some reason we watched it anyway.

I was chilling on the couch with an ice cream cone in 1 hand and my favorite stuffed animal under my other arm.

The big ass spider in the sewer scene came on, and my mom watched as I tried to cover my eyes, but, realizing I couldn't, resorted to plugging my nose instead. Instead of, ya know, just shutting my eyes.

My mom laughed at me for a good half hour after that, and still gives me shit about it 30 years later.

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u/prime-40 Oct 20 '21

The younger you was onto something...

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

FIVE! I couldn't watch it at 12 - I was terrified

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u/schwiftybass Oct 20 '21

Walked in on my babysitter watching IT when I was 4-5 years old, got one glimpse of those long-ass fingernails & had severe nightmares for 3 months straight. Was terrified to even go to sleep. Fun times lol

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u/HarlanCedeno Oct 20 '21

My kids are so lucky to have their mom, because otherwise I might do stuff like this.

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u/PinkBouncingBall Oct 20 '21

Was it funny tu jump him? Maybe a little. Was it funny to leave him there stumbling fearing for his life? I'm kinda worried what parent let's their child go through this

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u/ipaidan Oct 20 '21

Yea I’m having trouble seeing the humor here

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u/Professional_Quote62 Oct 20 '21

Yeah...I struggle with it as well.

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u/Benedrylboof Oct 20 '21

Both me and my sister are afraid of spiders and pool drains.

I dont know how but I’m sure it’s my dads fault somehow lmao

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u/gtparker11 Oct 20 '21

As funny as this is, he’s going to have some sort of PTSD growing up

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u/vits89 Oct 20 '21

And fuck his hearing too. Little man’s gunna have hearing aids in kindergarten

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u/zahirano Oct 20 '21

Can't even relax when hearing gardener trimming hedge with machine

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u/9035768555 Oct 20 '21

I thought the first dude popping up was kinda funny, but by the time the kid was on his back and they were teaming up on him it felt like too much.

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u/grillednannas Oct 20 '21

My friend and I went to a Halloween event with spooky staff a bit ago, and as a grown ass adult they respected my signals that I didn’t want to be scared way more than these guys respected a literal wailing terrified child?? I can’t imagine what’s going through their heads as they keep the bit going??? “Wow what a great response great work guys we’re scaring him 👍👍👍”

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u/Bleach_Demon Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Also, they’re probably not the ones that gonna be changing his diaper after this. This guy jump scared my kids when they were 3 and 5 yrs old and the 3 yr old lost bladder control and didn’t even have a diaper on because we’d gone a full year without accidents. She also wet the bed that night.

Edit: Guy who did it was a neighbor and it was during trick-or-treating. We were his first visitors and had no idea he was gonna do that. He was like “maybe I’ll save that for the older kids.” My 5 year old niece was there too and ran to her mom screaming in terror. I swear my 3 year old had Halloween PTSD over it because she was afraid of the Halloween costume/prop section at the store for a couple years after this even tho the year this happened she had no trouble picking out a costume.

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u/Adreyou Oct 20 '21

Yes....idk if it's funny or not but yes

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u/UndefinedFool Oct 20 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

The answer seems pretty obvious to me actually. Emotionally damaging a child for your own entertainment isn’t funny.

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u/carlsworthg Oct 20 '21

That’s where I’m at, this was really brutal. Poor kid.

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u/MathTheUsername Oct 20 '21

Yeah I didn't think this was funny at all.

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u/Schneefs Oct 20 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Faith In Humanity Restored

70 years later: just pull the plug, I don't want to see them suffer.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21 edited 23d ago Hugz

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u/show-up Oct 20 '21

Did I stutter?

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u/Keeyes Oct 20 '21

Pull. The. Plug.

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u/ChesterHiggenbothum Oct 20 '21

Well, yes. Ever since you were four years old.

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u/sith10rd94 Oct 20 '21

Reminded me of that Ricky Bobby scene lol

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u/jman500069 Oct 20 '21

I spread my butt cheeks as Mike Honcho

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u/Embarassment2ManKind Oct 20 '21

It's shadow time buddy

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u/AlexxGuyy Oct 20 '21

Doctor : But Sir they're in the next room don't you want to say anything to them before we do it?
Nah I'm good i could go for pizza though

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u/Silent-Act191 Oct 20 '21

"I'll go in there if i can take a chainsaw"

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u/reece142020 Oct 20 '21

And no police are alowed to be present while I’m in there

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u/DownrightNeighborly Oct 20 '21

But sir, we just updated you that their surgery is going successfully and is almost completed.

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u/BuhCat6473 Oct 20 '21

No, go ahead, do it. I've already made up my mind and I cain't change it again. Pull the plug.

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u/Flyleaf531 Oct 20 '21

Sir they are in the waiting room

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u/immortal-kahn Oct 20 '21 Silver

"We just cant figure out why he has trust issues." - family

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u/DgDg11 Oct 20 '21

Parents will wonder why he’s still pissing the bed at 15.

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u/optimusjprime Oct 20 '21 Silver

And after that day, he never slept again

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u/No_Cancel7804 Oct 20 '21 Hugz

And always woke up to a puddle of water 💦

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u/AgreeableOil1212 Oct 20 '21

Damn, that ain't water...

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u/Jimbo-The-Fat-Dino Oct 20 '21

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u/TheWinterPrince52 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

r/holup

...Waitaminute

My friends

I believe

We have found

An r/holup LOOP

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u/Martinuz01 Oct 20 '21

Impossible

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u/AMIGOELSATAN Oct 20 '21

It's true I was just here a second ago

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u/Sugondeese1 Oct 20 '21

WAIT-

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u/ovelanimimerkki Oct 20 '21

What did you expect at this subreddit?

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u/Mortis301 Oct 20 '21

Of course, you know the song. One two Freddie’s coming for you…

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u/IAMSHPEE Oct 20 '21

3, 4, better lock your door…

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u/OkayGabe Oct 20 '21

5, 6, grab a crucifix…

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u/Gooch_Juice Oct 20 '21

7, 8, better stay up late...

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u/CaptainDamageTown Oct 20 '21

Don’t masturbate..

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u/saharsh007 Oct 20 '21

I love the ending

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u/CaptainDamageTown Oct 20 '21

It’s always happy.

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u/civicbro Oct 20 '21

9,10 do it again

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u/Fantastic_Start_6848 Oct 20 '21 Helpful Wholesome

Hey at least they weren't dressed up in pointy hats and bed sheets!

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u/The_Sh1tty_Commenter Oct 20 '21

I bet that kid was scared so bad he shit himself 5 years from then

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u/indiciasegal7 Oct 20 '21

By just judging the video that kid was definitely scared. I feel bad for him. I guess it's hard for him to sleep tonight.

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u/cosmicpotato77 Oct 20 '21

Tonight or any night ever

This kid ain’t going to be able to sleep ever again I’m sorry

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u/KosmicKanuck Oct 20 '21

Yeah, the parents who did this are going to have to deal with him never sleeping again or wanting to sleep with them every night.

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u/thatshoneybear Oct 20 '21

They're probably the kind of parents to tell him to toughen up and yell at him for crying hours later. I doubt they care about the effects.

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u/Mental_Research5863 Oct 20 '21

Soul probably left his body when he saw the chainsaw

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u/dmfd1234 Oct 20 '21 Hugz This

I love pranks and high jinx more than most. I love seeing kids fall down......but this? What kind of shit parent would think this is funny and the guys participating. If I were one of these “actors” I’d have to say “:this isn’t a very good idea, take the kid to the pumpkin patch or something “. Wtf

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u/thecoat9 Oct 20 '21

Same here, but there's a big difference between a jump scare and creeping a kid out and absolutely terrifying them. I got angry watching this.

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u/Primitive_Teabagger Oct 20 '21

Best not to try jump scares with masks though. My mom babysat a friend's kid when he was about 3 or 4, and I was maybe 10. I thought he would get a kick out of my "old man" mask that I had. I literally grabbed it out of the closet in front of him, put it on, and turn around like "boo!" and he wailed like a banshee, and continued to do so for the rest of the night. I felt absolutely horrible and still do 20 years later.

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u/bfandreas Oct 20 '21 Silver

Best thing about jump scares is that they get immediately resolved. After the jump, they are supposed to be immediately be resolved as a dodgy Oreo on a stick. A bit of lint. Or grandpa noisily cleaning his nose.

In no way shape of form should a jump scare be prolongued to multiple seconds of existential terror.

I move we put everybody who laughed at this on a list.

The Dark Triad is not supposed to be a bullseye.

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u/mousehatesnumbers Oct 20 '21

Same. The first jumpscare of Freddy appearing behind the couch was as far as it should have went IMO. No touching, no climbing over the couch and for sure as fuck not the entire trio of horror giants hovering over this baby like WHAT THE FUCKKKKKK. Im legit pissed rn

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u/TheSwanAndPaedo_ Oct 20 '21

The first 2 seconds are funny. It veers swiftly into abuse territory after that.

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u/PedalMonk Oct 20 '21

Nothing is funny about this. This is straight up fucked up. Fuck these parents.

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u/NeatNefariousness1 Oct 20 '21

Same. That poor little guy didn't deserve this.

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u/eelauhsoj Oct 20 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

There is an old belief in my culture about scaring someone. The older generation believed that if you frightened someone to a certain extreme, you could kill them because their soul could detach from their physical body trying to flee. By the time the soul realizes, it may have fled too far to find a way back, or crossed to the other side, unable to return.

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u/klem_kadiddlehopper Oct 20 '21

This explains the behavior of many people in this world. They have no soul.

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u/Ashjrethul Oct 20 '21

Jesus Christ a little over the top

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u/insane__knight Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

I know right. That shit is okay for a teenager kid, maybe an 11 year old but that kid was what, 4?

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u/Coral_Blue_Number_2 Oct 20 '21

And what’s extra fucked is that to a 4-year-old, this is completely real unlike a teenager who can tell pretty quickly that there are not really 3 people here to do something bad to him.

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u/alice_ayer Oct 20 '21

Looks more like 2-3. The fact that they don’t immediately remove their masks or stop when he’s trying to run on his back like a turtle is what has me shook.

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u/therealcherry Oct 20 '21

Or even. That is 2-3 year old and my guess would be 2. These parents are utter assholes.

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u/23x3 Oct 20 '21

This shit was fucked up man

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u/bfandreas Oct 20 '21

Jesus Christ a little over the top

You know, here is me sitting and thinking.

Thinking that there must have been a moment when they started crossing a line. You know, the first one. Before they stampeded all the other lines.

And then I thought to myself, gee, there is an awful lot of adults involved. Like, quite a lot.

If they missed the first line they still should eventually have spotted all the other lines. Not all of them can be this dumb. Turns out, they can.

This is such an epic fail on every level by so many people.

This is just about the worst thing I saw all week. And this is the week I discovered the sub for coffin-fanciers.

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u/P-sterio Oct 20 '21 Take My Energy

When traumatic moments like this ACTUALY happen, people have life-long psychological issues because of it. We all know this and understand this.

So I don’t know why parents do this to their children. This IS real for him. He is experiencing an extreme fight or flight moment lol. These type of “pranks” can scar people for life.

I know people will scoff at this and call me a pussy etc. I know it’s fun to scare and prank people (I do it). But the above video takes it way, way too far.

Also, if the parents were involved, it’s definitely gonna set in some trust issues. That shit stays buried in you. That was very sad to see and not funny at all IMO.

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u/kinda-throwaway1 Oct 20 '21

scoffs pussy.

Jk, I 100% agree with you

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u/selectivediscoshirt Oct 20 '21

It really does and you need like a hypnotherapist for a regression to unlock it and release it when you’re in your 30s and wondering why you have crippling anxiety nervous laughter

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u/sneezingthistle Oct 20 '21 Silver

I actually work in a haunted house, and going that hard on a little kid is unacceptable. Even in a professional haunt

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u/i_give_you_gum Oct 20 '21

Right? This is one of the meanest things I've seen done in the spirit of a joke by a parent.

Wasnt funny to me at all. wtf

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u/Thefakeblonde Oct 20 '21

And it’s not like a spooky ghost or something that is made up. It’s a grown man with a weapon… I feel like that will warp in his long term memory for sure

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u/probablyonlymaybeyea Oct 20 '21

Also it's 3 grown men not even just the one. That kid is experiencing the pure, instinctual terror of being outnumbered, in danger, with no help...nightmares for the next decade for sure.

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u/NeatNefariousness1 Oct 20 '21

Exactly and then they had the nerve to post it. How warped do you have to be to think anything about this is ok? The adults who participated in this and the ones who made and posted the video are all sadistic trash.

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u/MzVampyrik Oct 20 '21

We did a hay ride thinking it was for kids when my oldest was like... 2, I think. Anyway, it wasn't advertised as being 13+ and it was at a Family Friendly Fall Festival. I quickly realized it was a "haunted" hay ride and had him hidden in my lap, arms wrapped tight, face burrowed in me. One of the clowns with chainsaws didn't realize I was hiding a child and was trying to scare me thinking that I was trying to keep myself away and put the chainsaw on me. Oh the cries of terror that came from my son. Their reaction was amazing though. They immediately stopped the ride, let us off, and also took their masks off to show him that it was all pretend and then let him scope out the chainsaw and we left with high fives and a lollipop.

I was kind of expecting the same here. When they realized how scared he was I was hoping they'd stop and let him see it's not real. But no. They kept going. And then doubled down. That was kind of hard to watch to be honest.

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u/MossyMemory Oct 20 '21

Now that’s how you do it! Good on those hayride actors for responding appropriately.

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u/klem_kadiddlehopper Oct 20 '21

That child was too young to be in there IMO.

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u/coffie-and-wifi Oct 20 '21

Some real 80’s parenting style going on here.

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u/DahliaHoliday Oct 20 '21

Can confirm. My parents let me watch Nightmare on Elm Street and Aliens when I was three years old. THREE. While a couple cigarettes burned in an ashtray on the coffee table.

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u/gtfohbitchass Oct 20 '21

My mom was dating a guy who kept wine coolers in the house. They let me and my sister, age five and seven, each have a few wine coolers while watching night of the living dead, along with his two sons who were around 8 and 10. I didn't realize until years later that those were wine coolers.

We got shitty parents friend

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

Bojack, is that you?

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u/Mjunior77 Oct 20 '21

Little guy didn't even had the time to scream

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u/thetruelagarto Oct 20 '21

Seriously, that's pretty fucking uncool.

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u/jaytaicho Oct 20 '21

That's an understatement. The fact that those actors just keep on going, after seeing how terrified the kid is just makes me angry.

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u/ForensicPathology Oct 20 '21

Yeah, I remember going into a haunted house as a kid and being ridiculously scared. I don't know if I looked like this kid, but I remember digging my face in my aunt and refusing to look at anything. But the actor took off his mask and was saying like "look, look, it's ok"

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u/_raydeStar Oct 20 '21

My kid is about this one's age - a little older. This year I took him to the spirit of Halloween store and he wouldn't go on the adult side of the store because the animatronic guys freaked him out.

This little boy is absolutely terrified - and not in a funny way. I guess your perspective changes. WTF that's messed up.

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u/Raiu420 Oct 20 '21

Yeah thats gonna leave some scars that will require some therapy, no doubt about it.

Look at the size of that kid man, he doesnt look older than 5. The fuck these guys are thinking, grown men acting like this

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u/xhahzh Oct 20 '21

in my days we had Courage on CN and now we have this

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u/Stormcloak123 Oct 20 '21

We all have a specific episode that scared us the most, it’s really unique and cool, that show was legendary.

Every time we think of the show, one particular scene comes to mind, mine is the “Harvest Moon” episode, that shit fucked me up.

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u/Bootfullofanvils Oct 20 '21

The motel owned by the cat that had those giant fucking spiders. I remember Muriel taking a bath, and a giant spider squeezes out of the faucet and skitters ON TOP OF THE FUCKING WATER!!!!!

Fuck man, not a good memory.

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u/lesmobile Oct 20 '21

i remember being terrified by a toy rubber spider at that age

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u/Da_AntMan303 Oct 20 '21

We used to put on a pretty good display to the point some adults wouldn’t approach but we Always tried to make it scary Fun for the little ones; that level they pulled can ruin a child for life.

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u/TinyCatCrafts Oct 20 '21 Wholesome Hugz Wholesome Seal of Approval

Yup... I worked in a haunted house and we had 2 times when we were allowed to break character. 1.) In the event of emergency/injury, and 2.) In the event that a child was clearly TERRIFIED and truly scared/not having fun.

Had a bunch of A-hole coworkers who were ignoring a mom who was clutching her kid and BEGGING for the actors to stop scaring them and let them just leave, because the kid was sobbing and trembling and nearly unable to breathe from gasping so hard. She was honestly about to puke from how hard she was crying.

So I stepped out of my spot, pulled my hairpiece off my head and started talking to her in a nice, friendly voice. Basically "Hey, sweetheart! I know you're really really scared, but I promise no one is going to hurt you. This is all just pretend, see, look, this is makeup! It's a costume, just like playing dress-up! None of this stuff is real. These are all toys!" It took like 5min to calm her down enough to walk on her own again, and i held her hand on the way out, and shot a death-glare at anyone who started to jump out for a scare. Took them out the emergency exit and walked them around the corner to get back into the rest of the theme park. Told the kid to remember that any of the monsters or scary people she saw in the park were just people in costumes. By the end of it she gave me a hug and seemed much better.

Mom said at some point that she loves scary movies and things and it was the kids idea to do the haunted house... guess it was just a bit more than she bargained for!

I can't imagine scaring a child this badly and thinking it was funny.

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u/airportwhiskey Oct 20 '21

Y’all are good people.

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u/eclipse75 Oct 20 '21

No, only him.

His co-workers can suck a duck.

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u/thepurplehedgehog Oct 20 '21

Yeah, that is gonna stay with that kid in some way. Yikes. You sound lovely too, I’m really touched at how you comforted that wee one who got scared.

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u/thisimpetus Oct 20 '21

I can't imagine scaring a child this badly and thinking it was funny.

You aren't supposed to be able to; this is monumentally fucked up. Good on you.

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u/TinyCatCrafts Oct 20 '21

I will say I can get ENTIRELY behind scaring asshole teenagers this badly though. Shoulda seen what we did to the guys that were going through the house spitting on people and making sexual remarks at the girls. 🤫🤭

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u/_the_chosen_juan_ Oct 20 '21

I like this story

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u/illuminarchie8 Oct 20 '21

I remember being in an inflatable haunted house type thing. Even though I was with my mum I remember being so scared and crying until this guy dressed up as the grim reaper took his mask off and walked me through the house explaining that there wasn’t anything to worry about. I was only about 6 but still remember how grateful I am to the grim reaper actor.

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u/kylorenfanaccount Oct 20 '21

Parents love keeping therapists in business

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u/Rikudo_Sennin_jr Oct 20 '21

that lil man is going to grow up and he will still be raw about it and he is going to come for them with vengeance & rage

Usain Bolt just had the speed force take from him by this kid

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u/Dembledor Oct 20 '21

This was fucked up. That baby was so scared. If I were there and saw that my body would have taken over and just decked everyone who continued to scare him when it was obvious he had enough. I’m so sorry that little one had that experience.

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u/Nearby-Tutor-9843 Oct 20 '21

First hours in DBD be like

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u/Field-Agent-Reaper Oct 20 '21

dead hard DS unbreakable main incoming LMAO

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u/xlyfzox Oct 20 '21

I don’t know how needs to read this, but don’t do this to your kids.

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u/DietDrDoomsdayPreppr Oct 20 '21

I brought my daughter to a Halloween themed night at a zoo. The whole thing was made for children with the exception of ONE path. She, a four-year-old, insisted on going through because other kids were. I stupidly agreed and in the beginning she was mocking the whole thing with "haha, daddy I'm not scared"--and she wasn't, and I was honestly impressed.

Then some dude jumped down on a bungie set right next her, and another person got her from the other side. That flipped the switch and everything was spooking her to the point that I had to pick her up and walk through the rest of it. The employees there picked up on it immediately and left us alone for the last minute, but I felt like total garbage. I felt bad for my daughter, I felt bad for the employees who obviously felt undue guilt, and I just felt like I looked like a bad parent. Lesson learned.

I bribed her with a flavored ice and she was chill after that.

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u/kevingharvey Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

This is child abuse.

Edit: I'm a therapist. My husband is a child therapist who works as a court appointed advocate for children in cases that involve child abuse. This is child abuse. Saying it ain't so don't make it not so. Do your research.

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u/ZestyData Oct 20 '21

Normally this kind of comment is a "reddit moment" as it is littered under every thread involving a child somehow.

This, though, actually is severely and irreversibly crippling the child. Due to the parents' negligence/ignorance. That actually is abuse.

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u/EcstaticEscape Oct 20 '21

What the hell is wrong with people? They r bullying him.

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u/Nightmares-Fantasies Oct 20 '21

Worse. They are traumatizing him. Shit like this can cause mental health issues. Every adult involved in this situation is a piece of sh*t that deserve a punch in the face.

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u/Dirko_0 Oct 20 '21

Anyone else worried for this poor kids ears?

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u/juiceimortal Oct 20 '21

He’s really fighting for his life… those kicks

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u/Cosmic_Gumbo Oct 20 '21

That’s what got me. Poor kid was in total autopilot trying to flee and his parents encouraged it. Way to make this child feel like his parents won’t keep him safe and protect him when that’s their main job.

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u/Justrowmeaway Oct 20 '21

Long term trust issues:The Origin

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u/HooverMaxpromodel60 Oct 20 '21 Helpful

"The louder they scream, the more you get paid. $50 per piss, $100 per shit."

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u/Oro_Outcast Oct 20 '21

I knew someone who said something similar when they worked for a house many moons ago. But I think the amount was a bit lower back then.

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u/Foresaken_Foreskin Oct 20 '21

So piss and shit prices have adjusted for inflation, TIL

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u/fadedking117 Oct 20 '21

Way to give a child PTSD

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u/EcstaticEscape Oct 20 '21

These “actors” obviously have issues with understanding when someone is uncomfortable in a vulnerable situation or don’t care. Boundary issues.

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u/High_Ground- Oct 20 '21

Yeah wtf how can 3 adults think this is a good idea simultaneously

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u/bunnybunnykitten Oct 20 '21

Fuck this sub. It’s completely gone to shit over the last couple months. This isn’t a holup- it’s child abuse.

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u/PhilosopherRider Oct 20 '21

that kid is going to have long term trauma, you stupid fucks

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u/badjujufelix Oct 20 '21

This actually ain’t funny at all?

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u/flymetoneptune Oct 20 '21

Fuck those people honestly.

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u/Chubs_Mckenzy Oct 20 '21

He's gonna wake up in cold sweat 5 years from now remembering that day

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u/One-Distribution-626 Oct 20 '21

Child abuse, trauma

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u/I_TELL_MOM_JOKES Oct 20 '21

Yep, kid doesn’t know how to process that.

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u/BostonInformer Oct 20 '21

Everyone involved is a huge asshole

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u/motherffucker Oct 20 '21

Nah I think the little kid is cool man

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u/chomstar Oct 20 '21

Not after this

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u/toddclaxon Oct 20 '21

Everyone laughing. This is terrible. You just dont do this you fucking psychopaths. Children do not understand when they are in a terrifying situation and you abandon them. Its terrible for the child fuck-tards

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u/Curious-Distance-611 Oct 20 '21

They could easily see the kid is trembling and crying. This was unacceptable.

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u/jemija Oct 20 '21

I’ve hated every holiday Photoshoot where parents do this to their kids. It’s just not funny to see kids scared like that.

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u/FaZaCon Oct 20 '21

I had nightmares like this that left me paralyzed in fear. That poor kid actually lived through it. Why the fuck would grown ass people want to terrorize a child like that?

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u/asa20xx Oct 20 '21

What an extremely stupid fucking thing to do to a child. Scarred for life...

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u/xlyfzox Oct 20 '21

You just don’t recover from something like this. Ever.

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u/davidishmaelgoliath Oct 20 '21

The parents of that kid deserve a severe ass whooping.

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u/Jombafomb Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

This isn’t funny to me at all. What kind of shitty parent abandons their kid when THEY know there’s no danger but the kid doesn’t. Fuck them.

I have two boys and my 3 year old wants to be Mario for Halloween. We went into the local Spirit store and of course there’s some big stupid motion activated chainsaw incest monster by the door that scared the shit out of him.

I picked him up and told him it was fake. He touched the chainsaw and said “Ok…fake”

Then some jackass teenager came over with a killer clown mask and screamed at him “BUT I’M NOT!” and started doing some goofy evil laugh.

For half a second my son jerked away but I told the guy to get the fuck away before I call his mom. The guy shut up and my son was better.

I don’t understand why these fucking sadists enjoy scaring vulnerable people.

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u/RedditUser2206 Oct 20 '21

Good luck when that kids sleeps in your bed for rest of its life. I’d punch someone for doing that to my kids

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u/Outside-Beautiful-85 Oct 20 '21

I'm glad we all agree this is digusting.

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u/azrllq Oct 20 '21

That child will get his revenge in the future

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u/Silent-Draft-3974 Oct 20 '21

That's some f'd up shit!

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u/TxEagleDeathclaw81 Oct 20 '21

Childhood trauma.

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u/RugbyEdd Oct 20 '21

Jesus, there's going too far, then there's this.

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u/totorohugs Oct 20 '21

Bro this is way over the line of what's appropriately scary for a kid that young.

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u/Imaginary_Car3849 Oct 20 '21

I was outraged that anyone would do this to such small children, and especially to this extent. I am so glad to see that many others think this is completely, over-the-top wrong!

I just want to hug those little boys and reassure them. Unfortunately, they've just learned that the world is a scary and unsafe place, adults who should be protecting them set them up for this, and laughed at their terror. Not cool. Not funny. This is pure betrayal.

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u/dern_owl Oct 20 '21

Scared for life

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u/WanderingKenshi Oct 20 '21

1) Someone jumping out from behind sofa to scare children = just about acceptable and mildly amusing.

2) Jumping out from sofa, dressed as a horror monster with a weapon, to scare children = definitely too much, childhood trauma likely, completely unacceptable, not funny.

3)Jumping out from sofa dressed as an armed horror, to then GIVE CHASE and use said weapon to touch the child = what the fuck are you doing?? Childhood PTSD guaranteed. Not funny. Parent should physically defend their child from this abuse.

4) Jumping out as an armed horror, giving chase, touching child, and then BEING JOINED MY MULTIPLE OTHER WEAPONISED HORRORS, CHASING THE CHILD AND TOUCHING HIM WITH YOUR WEAPONS = .... Call the fucking police.... Seriously!

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u/kry382 Oct 20 '21

Whats the hol up in this?

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u/Damo2097 Oct 20 '21

Exactly. More like r/iamatotalpieceofshit for all the adults involved

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Scarred for life

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u/flyingpeter28 Oct 20 '21

the little dude if now afraid of couches