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Traumafessions :: Reader Bill P. on the Warner Brothers Logo

April 5th, 2010 by aunt john · 3 Comments

Over the space of three of five years, I associated the Warner Brothers logo from the ’70s and early ’80s with fear itself. At least three films were to blame for this: SALEM’S LOT, THE SHINING and THE EXORCIST.

On each occasion, when that weirdly abstract logo showed up, my Mom said, “Time for Bed,” and that the grown-ups were watching a SCARY MOVIE, and I would have bad dreams if I saw any of it. Of course, by then, I felt I had already seen part of it. And it was BAD. Given the time line and setting, THE SHINING and THE EXORCIST must have been cable broadcasts.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 senskiNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I’m watching that montage and thinking how cool it would have been if the Looney Tunes shorts had opened with the “Dies Irae” from Verdi’s Requiem instead…

  • 2 TaylorNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Unless I’m mistaken, each of those three had that very-70s black Warner Bros. logo with the red background that makes me think of murder.

  • 3 LaDraculNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    The only time that WB logo gets me frightened is if “Willy Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is on, and I grab the remote to change the channel, pronto. (Do not like.)

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