"My parents took me to a therapist" - Paul Rudd on the movie that has absolutely terrified him 1 year ago

"My parents took me to a therapist" - Paul Rudd on the movie that has absolutely terrified him

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"That movie scared me more than anything!"

For pretty much everyone, there is always going to be that one movie that you probably watched at too young an age.


Usually it is a horror movie, but sometimes it can be something that your young, still-developing brain can't quite process, and watching it leaves an indelible mark on your psyche.

JOE caught up with the younger members of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and asked them all to reveal which movie they reckon they definitely watched when they were too young.

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard went with Team America: World Police (when he was four years old!), Mckenna Grace chose Alien, Logan Kim talked about creepy doll horror Annabelle, and Celeste O'Connor picked Anaconda (J-Lo versus a big snake). You can check out those interviews in full right here.

But JOE also asked 2021's Sexiest Man Alive Paul Rudd which movie he watched that scared him when he was younger, and his answer is nothing short of hilarious.


Check out our interview in full with him right here:

On top of chatting about his Irish pub in his house (which none of his fellow Avengers co-stars have visited yet), and which of his famous comedies he'd most like to do a sequel for, Rudd also goes into detail on the horror movie he watched when he was way too young.

Or in this case, not even a movie, but a movie trailer. Rudd told us the following:


"There is one that I actually never watched because it scared me so badly that I actually had to go see a therapist. And that was a movie called Magic, with Anthony Hopkins as the ventriloquist. I was a kid and I went to a drive-in movie theatre to see a double-feature of Smokey & The Bandit and Hooper. And in between both of those movies, they showed a trailer for the movie Magic. I saw that puppet's face, and it was so traumatic to me, I found it so scary, that I turned around, I wouldn't watch it.

"And that set off a chain of events. I saw the commercial then, a week later on TV, and it freaked me out. I got panicked and my parents took me to see a therapist. I have still never seen that movie, and I know it is a great movie! And I've seen pictures of the puppet now and I'm like 'Okay, I can look at it and not get that scared', but that movie scared me more than anything!"

In case you're curious, here is that trailer for Magic:


But Rudd wasn't done there, as there was another movie that came to mind that traumatised him as a child:

"And there was another movie on TV, about a guy who turned people into snakes, called Sssssss. And that movie, it starred Dirk Benedict, I saw that as a kid and it messed me up for a long time. It is terrible, but it was scary."

And, for your perusal, the trailer for Sssssss:

Meanwhile, and much less likely to leave a permanent mark on your psyche, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is released in Irish cinemas on Thursday, 18 November.


Check out the final trailer right here:

Clips via Sony Pictures Ireland, Scream Factory and Silver Screen Trailer

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