I have elsewhere listed a bunch of movies which I maintained had promoted psychological healing in me.
There is another kind of movie which moves me in the opposite direction. And I'm not talking about porn here but seemingly normal movies which trigger deep-seated anxieties or fears in me. Some of them are otherwise thought to be children's movies or otherwise harmless movies.
First on my list is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
. Both the old and the new versions. Here a boy, about 12, is taken into the chocolate factory with other children. Then all kinds of nefarious things happen to the children. They never emerge as the children that went in. Well, this idea filled me with anxiety. The idea was to be taken into a strange house where strange things are done to children and where most of them never come out as they were. Do you get it?
Another one was Sleepy Hollow
. Here, the effect on me happened subconsciously. I watched the movie with some interest, not being overly serious about it. But then POW! The next morning I awaken with all these paranoid fears. I feel like I'm paralyzed. Got it?
Then there's the matter of Alice In Wonderland
. When I was a boy the TV version of this filled me with anxiety. Here again was a girl who was thrust into situations beyond her own control. She was subjected to all kinds of weird trials and put under the control of nefarious and wicked rulers. Things in her life became hopelessly unpredictable.
There are others but that's all I have time for now.