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Kindertrauma Funhouse:: H

May 18th, 2018 by unkle lancifer · 11 Comments

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Traumafession:: Sophia D. on IT (1990)

May 15th, 2018 by unkle lancifer · 5 Comments

Something has been driving me crazy. I have a pretty clear childhood memory of a scene in the movie IT (1990) where Pennywise the clown says “Beat it, Audra! Beat it! Beat it!” in a mocking fashion and laughs scarily. But I’ve watched the movie a few times in the last couple years and the scene is mysteriously nowhere to be found. Google is no help and it’s making me BONKERS. Is this just something I hallucinated as a child? The only thing I’ve found that remotely corroborates my memory is this meme:

I know in the final scene Bill says “Beat it, Audra, beat it” while he’s trying to wake her up on the bike, but I swear I remember the clown saying it too. Does anyone else have this memory/can anyone produce a clip? Thank you!

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Kindertrauma Funhouse:: G

May 11th, 2018 by unkle lancifer · 12 Comments

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Name That Trauma:: Adam W. on Two Alien Terrors

May 8th, 2018 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

Hi Unk,

Longtime reader here, I love your site. It always brightens my day to read through all of the writing here.

I have a pair of film images that have been rattling around in my skull for close to forty years, and it’s now driving me crazy that I can’t figure out where they come from. I need help! Both of these scenes / images are from what I believe to be 1950s/early 1960s science fiction films, which I caught on some far-flung UHF channel.

The first scene is of a group of astronauts / explorers making their way through a mist-covered swamp on some hostile planet. At one point, they spot what appears to be an oversized, basketball-sized spider which proceeds to leap onto one of the men’s heads, killing him. I think they end up blasting it with a laser gun or something.

The other movie I am trying to place has a scene where a group of men (scientists?) are standing in front of some sort of alien hedgerow or wall. One of the men sticks his arm through the hedge/wall, screams, and then pulls it back out, his arm now completely frozen or turned to stone or something similarly horrible.

Can anyone tell me what movies these are from?


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Name That Trauma:: Amanda M. on a Stabbing Cloaked Figure

May 6th, 2018 by unkle lancifer · 1 Comment

Years ago I saw a couple scenes from an old black and white movie. In one scene there was a blond woman standing at a mirror in her bedroom, getting ready to go out. A cloaked figure comes up behind her and stabs her. She screams and falls dead. Later another blond lady stands at the mirror for some other reason. The cloaked figure comes back, but someone stops him from stabbing her. That’s all I can remember because I didn’t watch the rest of the movie. Can you help me?

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Kindertrauma Funhouse:: F

May 4th, 2018 by unkle lancifer · 13 Comments

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Name That Trauma:: Gil on Two Horrifying Little Men

May 3rd, 2018 by unkle lancifer · 1 Comment


I just stumbled across your site while researching “One Step Beyond‘s” “Reunion” episode and after reading your manifesto, it occurred to me that perhaps you could answer a question that’s bugged me for years. I remember as a small boy of seven of eight years old in 1972, I was living with my mother in my grandparents creepy old house on Ursulines Avenue in New Orleans. I saw an old black and white film which featured two really horrifying little men. They were either dolls or undead midgets. They would do their master’s bidding by stabbing their victims with long spike/needle-like daggers. I remember the little men would shrink back in horror from a crucifix, or anything that reminded them of the fact that they could never receive salvation. The master very nonchalantly informed onlookers of the little men’s fear.

I’ve never been able to find anything remotely about this film.

Can you help,


New Orleans, La.

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Traumafession:: Amanda M. on Incident at Dark River (1989)

May 1st, 2018 by unkle lancifer · No Comments

I caught part of a movie on TV when I was a teenager. There was a little girl with a doll playing in a river. Soon, she becomes deathly ill and has to go to the hospital. Some time later they let her out, only she’s pretty much in a catatonic state, and only days later she dies. Her mother finds her body in her bed and begins screaming and crying. It was at this point I changed the channel, greatly disturbed by what I’d just seen. I never forgot it, though I didn’t know what the movie was. I tried to find it today, and although I discovered what it was, I couldn’t find it to watch online. It’s called Incident at Dark River: A Father’s Revenge (1989). I tried to find it on youtube, but all I could find was the trailer. There’s another movie called A Father’s Revenge, from 1988, but it’s not the same movie.

Here’s the trailer for Incident at Dark River:

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Name That Trauma:: Chris D. on a Firing Squad Execution

April 30th, 2018 by unkle lancifer · 1 Comment

Greetings Kindertrauma:

Was wondering if you could help, or if anyone out there might be able to shed some light on a snippet of a film that I saw on Channel 13 (Tri-State Area, some sort of TV special I think – not positive) ? Here’s my only recollection particulars:

There was this TV special on channel 13, with a guy who looked like Peter Frampton/Roger Daltrey – type who got executed at the end of the movie, on like this white and black checkered firing squad patio. It was some British type show. Any info or thoughts would be awesome….????


Chris D.

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KinderTrauma Funhouse:: E

April 27th, 2018 by unkle lancifer · 14 Comments

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