There are plenty of deeply weird things about The Neverending Story, even on the surface. But do you remember how profoundly scary The Neverending Story actually was? If you go back and watch it as an adult, you’ll realize how messed up it really is on a fundamental, psychological level. It was released in that magical time during the 1980s when a lot of awesome things came out, but the PG rating was carelessly thrown around and children were casually exposed to dark topics and the stuff of nightmares.
Lets face it, you only kind of remember the crazy stuff in The Neverending Story. The clearest thing in your mind is probably Falkor, and how badly you wanted your very own luckdragon. He was the big take away, the rest probably traumatized you so badly you blocked it out. It behooves us, then, to remember the things that make The Neverending Story disturbing. Read full story here.