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Name That Trauma:: Johnnie W. on an Eyeball and an Awful Orphanage

January 14th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Hello Uncle Lancifer,

Love your site.

I’ve had this film in my mind since I was traumatized by it as a child in the late 1970s. I’m hoping you can help me find its title, if you please.Here are some details (the first 3 which may be conflated/misremembered/wrong).

1. Opening credits/title zooms in/pans out to a plowed row to reveal an eyeball with a worm/maggot nearby

2. Plot revolves around farmhouse with a (surrogate? foster? orphanage?) family that murders children and eats them.

3. The movie was made before 1980, as I believe I saw it on Bob Wilkins’ “Creature Features” in the late 1970s.

4. The film is not Philip S. Gilbert’s “Blood and Lace” (1971).

Thank you for considering helping me find this title.

UNK SEZ: Curses! I was just about to say BLOOD AND LACE (How I love that one HERE). Maybe our knowledgeable readers know the answer?!

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Name That Trauma:: Vincent T. on White-Haired Humanoid Cavern Dwellers

December 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Hi Kinder!

Maybe you can help me! I’m looking for a movie I saw 25 years ago and I can’t remember the name. Here is the story I remember: a couple of adventurers (speleologists, I think) go into some caverns where they discover humanoid inhabitants. These people have all white hair and skin. As I remember, they don’t speak (maybe a few do) and they use their mouth sounds to kill or whatever. I remember also that they use a slingshot to kill… I think that at the beginning of the story they are friendly but became angry for some reason, I forget… Plz help me. I’ve been looking for this movie for ages and can’t find it on the net … bleedy holidays to you!

Vincent T.

UNK SEZ: I asked Vincent if it could be THE TIME MACHINE (1960) based on the white creatures but he said the movie must be from the 1980s. After a little more searching I found somebody else looking for a similarly described film and the correct answer turned out to be WHAT WAITS BELOW (1984)! How have I missed this movie all of these years? It stars ROBERT (ASYLUM) POWELL and the great LISA (DEAD AND BURIED) BLOUNT! Hey, it’s on YouTube! While I wait to hear from Vincent, let’s check it out below!

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Name That Trauma:: Vlad from Ghoul A Go-Go on a Fearsome Phone Call

December 17th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Hello,

Vlad here, from Ghoul A Go-Go,

When I was around 7, I caught this movie, probably on channel 9(NY). 40 years later I’m still asking people for help in identifying it.The scene that stuck with me (and has even made its way into my dreams) is of a woman answering the telephone. The phone is on a small table, possibly in a hallway. A look of fear comes across the woman’s face as we hear a creepy whispering voice from the telephone repeat a few words: house, doll, ball, lamb…. Then we see what’s disturbing the lady. On the boarder of the table are decals of what the voice is naming: a house, a doll, etc… Those may not be the exact words/pictures but that’s the idea. The only other clue I have is that I would say it had the look and colors of a British production, late 60s early 70s. Probably not Hammer though.

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Name That Trauma:: Tomb on a Creepy Masked Public Access Couple

December 5th, 2016 · No Comments

This might have been shown West coast/California. Public access show early 90’s Produced in Southern California, but shown on my local San Francisco public access.

This couple inside a home would wear these muppet style masks and, for example, reminisce about the 60’s. They’d be talking then it would cut to an exterior shot of them dancing in slow-motion to “Groovy Kind Of Love” still in masks …… yiiiihhh

Mind you, I think they were trying to be funny; they’d put on these weird, twerpy cartoon voices. It didn’t work. It just had that unintentional (or maybe intentional) creepiness.

It was like New Zoo Review meets Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman meets VIDEODROME.

The title of the show had a weird name muffkins? mushies?mooshies? I’m not making this up, it happened… like a giant millipede crawling on your face

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UNK SEZ: Stop the presses! This NTT has been solved by TOMB himself! Check out Tomb’s trauma (UNWIND WITH THE SWEETIES) in the video below (at around 12:25) …if you dare.

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Name That Trauma:: Becca M. on a Crazed Cuckoo Clock Creature

October 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments

I was watching a movie or TV show when I was young (behind the couch because my parents didn’t know I was watching). I am dying to know what it is and cannot find it anywhere! Two red eyes were glowing in the middle of a cuckoo clock. A red imp/demon/thing comes out of it and stands next to a teddy bear. It grew claws and its eyes started growing red as well. I believe there is also a baby lying on the bed watching it all happen. It’s not cat eyes (although really similar cinematography) and I don’t believe it’s the pit because I can’t find that scene. I can’t find any record of it!

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Name That Trauma: Nathan B. on Dead Truckers and a Devil Monster

October 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Hey there! I’m on the hunt for a horror film that no one can seem to remember. A friend of mine pointed me in your direction to see if you could help me solve this mystery. I can give you what I remember which isn’t much but if you can’t help me, I’m gonna say it’s just a strange nightmare that’s stuck with me for 20 years for one reason or another.

So here’s what I remember from it, there’s a scene in a motel where a group of truckers are murdered and a girl discovers them. One of the guys is left with antlers put through his head. There’s another scene where a girl and a guy are walking down a dungeon-like corridor and hundreds of hands start grabbing at them. And the 3rd scene I remember has a weird red and pink room with a devil/LEGEND-esque monster standing in the center of it. Other than that it’s only blips of images and little things that are vague. I saw it once after school on SHOWTIME and I think it was made in the late 80’s, possible early 90’s but no later.

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Name That Sunday Streaming :: Mind Killer (1987)

October 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

Email from Babydudeish: I’m trying to figure out the name of a movie from the ’80s where a college student’s brain keeps enlarging and so does his head. There’s a scene where he is chased in a library.

Reply from UNK: I know that one! That’s MIND KILLER! It’s from the same kooky director as that NIGHT VISION flick we checked out back HERE!

Conformation from Babydudeish: Yes! That was it! Phew. Thank you. It’s been bothering me for over a week. Haha.

UNK SEZ: Hey, MIND KILLER is on YouTube! Let’s say we turn this Name THAT TRAUMA into a SUNDAY STREAMING post!

The Entire Planet: Yay!!!

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Name That Trauma:: Tristan R. on an Unsolved Trauma From Six Years Ago!

September 26th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Traumatic mission to name my trauma!!!

6 Years ago I left this trauma (HERE) in the hands of the good folks at Kindertrauma but have still never managed to find the culprit…it’s time to try again!!!

I remember seeing this on TV in the early nineties ( it was in colour). Hope I’m not getting scenes confused but I’m sure it was a film which initially begins at some archaeological dig maybe in Egypt then focuses on a family either in England or America who are affected by a curse or possession related to the dig? I’m sure their was some kind of bad spirit and hallucinations involved but one scene I remember really vividly after all these years was of a conversation between a woman and her lover – she is laying naked full frontal in a bath (think she had red hair) and he crouched beside her clothed (Either one of them may have been possessed). This was so long ago I couldn’t tell you if it was trashy or art-house…whatever it was made an impact on my young mind.

…and I’m sure there may have been a scene where something evil appears to man as he is driving in his car windscreen or looks down from the top of the car into the windscreen???

Suggestions I’ve had and followed up on are – The Kiss, Playroom, Gargoyles, Manhattan Baby…it was none of these. I wouldn’t rule out it being an episode of a TV show either.

HELP!!!

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Name That Trauma:: Michael A. on a Repeated Staircase Stumble

September 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

When I was a kid in the early ’80s, I made a point to catch Suspense Theater every Saturday afternoon. It aired on WPGH in Pittsburgh and showed mostly horror movies — like Hammer/Amicus/AIP stuff — with a dash of sci-fi (including timeless classics like Starcrash and Starship Invasions). It also showed one unidentified movie that I’ve wondered about all these years later, but I only remember the opening-credit sequence.

It’s in color, and I’m guessing from the ’60s or ’70s. It starts with a guy walking up a dark stairway. He reaches a door at the top of the steps. The camera stays near the bottom of the steps, looking up at him from a distance. The door opens. Someone or something then emerges and hits the guy, apparently striking his head. He then tumbles back down the steps and toward the camera.

Now here’s where it gets especially weird and memorable: the movie loops that footage — starting with the door opening — all the way through the opening credits. So you see the guy take a hit and fall down the steps over and over again until the movie really begins. Sadly, that’s all I recall.

I will be grateful (and impressed!) if anyone can ID this movie.

Thanks,

Michael

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Name That Trauma:: Brother Bill on a Sightless Backwoods Cabin Dweller

September 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments

It’s one thing to forget the name of a movie you saw as a little kid 20, 30, 40 years ago but this “Name That Trauma” is just plain embarrassing because the film I’m trying to place couldn’t be more than a decade old, meaning it came out sometime in the late 2000s.

All I remember is there is a girl living in a backwoods cabin with no eyes (or eyes were removed, or blind… whatever it was, she couldn’t see) and she wears a blindfold with those old-timey flat glass eyes attached to it (looks very creepy.) I want to say the cabin decor and the way she dressed was almost retro-50s ish(?), as if stuck in a time warp, wearing hand-me-down clothes from generations ago. Somehow a man wanders into her cabin and he ends up with his own eyes removed and his still living body hanging from a tree with a rope run through his empty eye-sockets. OUCH! It may have been a subtitled film, I can’t remember.

It’s NOT Sheitan (2006) which also features eyes getting removed and was around the same time-period sort of maybe.

A little help here?

Brother Bill

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