What so often surprises me about stories is how they stay with you, little pieces slip into your consciousness and don't let go. Phrases whose origins you've long forgotten find a way back to their source. That moment of 'oh my!' when you realise that the 'ay yi yi' you've been saying for years came from that goofy robot who hung out with the original Power Rangers.
This film had a lot of those for me.
'They' (a Wes Craven film) opens to a little boy lying in bed who unsurprisingly, is afraid of the dark.
(I think this was the trend in the 2000's)
Hint : ‘the blanket over the head foetal position’ has never been scientifically proven to prevent monster attack.