The Best Stephen King Movies to Kick Back and Enjoy This Halloween Season, Unless You Suffer from Any of These Seven Phobias

By Rob Payne | Seriously Random Lists | October 23, 2012 |

Granted, not all teenagers are murderous telekinetic superhumans, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't scare you. Their bad attitudes, raging hormones, and pulsating acne are terrifying enough.

The Shining
Hemophobia - Fear of Blood

Having an aversion or getting physically ill at the sight of a drop of blood is easily understandable -- and, sure, nobody likes to be doused in pig guts -- but drowning in a cascading liquid crimson flood is the stuff psychiatric wards are made of.

Coulrophobia - Fear of Clowns

If attending the circus before attending school and some bozo on local access TV didn't make you question what every individual clown you see is planning, Tim Curry most certainly will; unintended side-effects may include acute Curryophobia that isn't at all as adorable as it sounds.

Apeirophobia - Fear of Infinity

Even if you're enjoying the individual sequences more than most whole horror movies, at some point mercilessly far from the credits, you'll begin to wonder if the movie will ever has an ending. For those who go mad waiting that final fade to black, it never, ever does.

Hylophobia - Fear of Wood

The are certainly other fears in play here - of isolation, of caregivers, of uber-fans - but the only thing that sticks is the sudden appearance of that dreaded two-by-four. An inability to build a fire or use chopsticks afterward is not uncommon.

The Mist
Homichlophobia - Fear of Fog

In the thickest of fogs it's already terribly easy to get lost and to run into unseen objects or people, now imagine you're lost and being hunted by giant, hungry insects from a Hell dimension. You're welcome!

The Stand
Theophobia - Fear of Gods/Religion

Or, in this case, fear of the literal Deus Ex Machina.

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