Re: What are things that scared you when you were little, yet you laugh at now?
No one mentioned Pinocchio?
There was this scene in a live-action Pinocchio movie from the 90s that creeped the hell out of me when I watched it in a day care.
A few months ago, I told my best friend (who is the same age as me) about how a live-action Pinocchio movie with a scene where the children on a roller coaster turn into donkeys was downright creepy as a child. Then he looked at me and said "I SAW THAT MOVIE TOO (as a child) AND HAD THE SAME RESPONSE. It creeped me out for almost a week!"
I never saw the animated Pinocchio until I was older, but apparently the donkey scene from that one was just as scarring for little children (and looks like it would be, lol).