I’ve mentioned this before, I think. One of “The Planet of the Apes” movies, not sure which one, had a scene where the apes are on a ship, presumably trying to escape (guess it was *Escape from the planet of the Apes *? )and the bad guys came and started shooting. A mama ape was holding her baby and it got shot. They showed it floating in the sea and I got hysterical. I mean sobbing uncontrollably, beside myself hysterical. Weird, since I’d been watching all manner of adult themed and horror movies since as long as I can remember but that really bummed me out.
When I was five or six, shortly after we moved into a new house and I had my own room for the first time, the closet that held the central heating unit was right outside the bathroom. Not sure of the right terminology but when it was cycling (?) it would make this weird moaning / clicking sound that would build and build until it was ready to start blasting the hot air, which would culminate in a huge(to my young ears) explosion. When I’d wake up in the night needing to go to the bathroom, I’d listen and time it so I wouldn’t be caught in the hallway when the the crescendo occured. I’d either spend stressful minutes, bladder exploding and waiting for it to do its thing or, even worse, the build up would start while I was in the bathroom and I’d have to wait until it was silent again to run back to my room. Talk about stupid.
I was also ridiculously disturbed by Elton John’s Funeral for a Friend. Still don’t like that one much.