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Phobias And Their Films

By Phil Morehart · October 22nd, 2008 · Movies

Agoraphobia (fear of public places or open spaces): North by Northwest (1959), Days of Heaven (1978), Vantage Point (2008)

Arachnophobia (fear of spiders): Arachnophobia (1990), Starship Troopers (1997), Spider (2002)

Automatonophobia (fear of ventriloquist dummies): Dead of Night (1945), Magic (1978), Dead Silence (2007)

Coulrophobia (fear of clowns): Fellini’s The Clowns (1971), Killer Clowns from Outer Space (1988), Stephen King’s It (1990)

Odontophobia (fear of dentists): Marathon Man (1976), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Novocaine (2001)

Ophidiophobia (fear of snakes): Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Anaconda (1997)

Musophobia (fear of mice or rats): Willard (1971, 2003), Ben (1972), Ratatouille (2007)

Pediaphobia (Fear of children): The Bad Seed (1956), Children of the Damned (1963), Problem Child (1990)

Pediophobia (fear of dolls): Kill Baby … Kill! (1966), Devil Doll (1963), Child’s Play (1988)

Pupaphobia (fear of puppets): Meet the Feebles (1989), Team America: World Police (2004) or any of the terrifying Muppet movies.



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