When I was a kid, roughly 98% of everything I encountered just terrified me. I didn’t realize it until much later, but I was scared all the time. And not from anything majorâ€”just normal kids stuff like the dark, and the word “toxic,” and Christopher Reeve, and the threat of nuclear annihilation. That last one still scares me, in fairness, but I’ve moved away from most of that. I was so omni-directionally afraid that even a lot of movies aimed at kids would freak me the eff out. Was it a product of the time, when kids fare was routinely terrifying? Or was I just a giant wuss?For this Nerdoween, while visiting some scary kids movies I’d never seen, I also wanted to touch on one I had, one that still haunts my deepest memories. Would it be scary at all to me now? Would I laugh at the childish wimp I was in preschool? I was determined to see what terrors Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical AdventureÂ really held.The film culminates in the Looney Landers attacking the Captain’s pirate ship (now taken over by Babette herself, because she don’t need no man) with pranks, allowing the king to balloon to the size of the Earth in a finale I can only describe as a kaleidoscope of nope.Obviously the messages of friendship and kindness in Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure are good ones for kids to learn, as is the message of not being afraid to go outside, but I think that last one is lost when the outside world is depicted with talking candy sludge and an angry German living inside a Busta Rhymes video. And while I’m definitely not of the opinion the movie is still scary, I can see why it was to tiny me. The Greedy is worse then Hereditary.