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Name That Trauma :: Reader Geri S. on Vicious Village People

June 12th, 2010 by aunt john · 5 Comments

Howdy!

First off, I’ve been a visitor for a while now and all I can say is awesome site. I have finally decided to write in seeking help in attempting to figure out the title of a bizarre movie from my childhood. For years, I’ve been trying to track it down. From what I remember, I watched it one afternoon on the Sci-Fi channel back in late ‘90s (the movie had to of been from the 1980s though) and it really disturbed me. I think it could have been from an anthology movie, but I’m not sure.

From what I can recall, it starts out with two middle aged guys driving, they drive through a thick fog or a mist and they end up in some weird village where they’re treated with hostility. I think the villagers want to or plan on eating them, and I think they kill the one guy while the other is more or less the hero of the story. The main guy meets some girl who tries to help him escape. Near the end he tries to escape but can’t make it out from the fog. The setting and atmosphere makes me think it might be British but I don’t remember British accents.

I’d like to find out what it was as it really scared me back when I was a kid and would love to watch it again only to realize actually how terrible it was, as what happens with most movies from my childhood.

Thanks,

Geri

UPDATE: NAME THAT TRAUMA SOLVED! Kudos to craig for knowing that this trauma stemmed from THE MONSTER CLUB!

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kiddofunkNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Although the details are not exactly as you remembered, your descriptions sounds alot like John Carpenter’s “In the Mouth of Madness”.  Perhaps that’s the one you’re thinking of?

  • 2 craigNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

    This is almost definatly THE MONSTER CLUB. There’s 3 stories, and this is the last one, about townsfolk who eat the dead from their graves.

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Here’s that Monster club segment…

    I think Craig is on the money!

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I thought for sure I knew this one at first and then when I finally remembered what I was thinking about it turned out to be the SILENT HILL homecoming game. I’ve never seen Monster Club and I love anthologies!

    The picture quality of the copy on youtube looks pretty damn good…
    it starts here:

    By the way, kiddofunk,

    ITMOM was a good guess, I’m wondering why I didn’t think of that!

  • 5 Buck TheoremNo Gravatar // Jun 14, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Much of “The Monster Squad” is pretty painful, but the first and last stories always haunted me as a kid, and are still great. The last story tied in with all the terrifying ghoul paintings I had in some book of horror stories… ghouls never really took off as much as vampires and werewolves, but they really disturbed me. And that  Monster Club segment has atmosphere to spare. But the first story with the whistling Shadmock also stayed in my nightmares for a long time… especially the effect of the whistling on a human face and voice. The fact that you sound like a toy doll with the cord pulled was very creepy!

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