What scared you as a child that you laugh at now?
Tales From the Crypt. That damn Crypt Keeper got me every time as a child. I would run away from the tv and hide and cry. Nowaday's I feel tv misses shows like that and scary things. That show became one of my favorites and desensitized me to fear and gore.
I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class, especially since I rule.