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Traumafessions :: Reader Artic1111 on Bunny Lake is Missing

September 3rd, 2008 by aunt john · 9 Comments

BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING, with SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER.

That movie still haunts me. Disappearing little girl. That creepy antique doll shop owner. Burning the dolls. And when they finally find him with the little girl in the playground at dark.

I have to go before I throw up.



UNK SEZ: Artic1111, thanks for bringing up a film that’s not talked about nearly enough! What a great, ahead of it’s time thriller, and who can beat that cast? Besides SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER, you’ve got CAROL LYNLEY (THE SHUTTERED ROOM) and KEIR DULLEA (BLACK CHRISTMAS) on board as well. I threw up some shots of that creeped-out doll shop, but as for the ending, it’s best we keep those who have not seen it yet in the dark…

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Sep 3, 2008 at 1:00 am

    I just saw this at a revival house and, check this one out – I got to meet Carol Lynley. It was something, let me tell you. I’ve been in love with her for as long as I can remember! She was very nice.

    Bunny Lake is quite good and very odd. It has a great creepy atmosphere.

    Btw, The Shuttered Room is the shiz-nitt. The director David Greene did a TV Movie called A Vacation in Hell that HAS to be seen to be believed. Awesome stuff!

  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Sep 3, 2008 at 1:35 am

    “A vacation in hell” !!! Amanda, you are too good to be true! You realize that I live for Nurse Terri don’t you? Everytime I think I’ve seen everything you come up with another one!

  • 3 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Sep 3, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Without disclosing the ending…I thought the ending was sort of weak. We know how this movie would have ended if it were made in this day and age, right?  well, at least I like to think I do.

  • 4 Theauldlangsyne.No Gravatar // Sep 3, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    The first time I saw this I became so frustrated about a half an hour in, and shut it off.  I’d just seen The Haunting–which I love, but couldn’t stand another “horror of the unhinged modern woman” movie.  Big mistake.  Probably one of the most thoughtful, and disturbing reflections of Hitchcock’s Psycho complexities of its decade.

    I love Keir Dullea, and of course The Zombies!  

  • 5 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Sep 4, 2008 at 9:34 am

    This is one of those movies that if you watch it NOW you are really surprised how many other movies have ripped it off! What was that one with Julianne Moore awhile back? Where her kid disappered and everyone told her she never HAD a kid? And the one where Jodie Foster was on the airplane with a kid that disappeared and everyone was telling HER also that she didn’t have a kid?????  This well has been tapped DRY, Folks! No more “KID? HUH? LADY….YOU NEVER HAD A KID” movies! (although I’m pretty sure I heard somewhere that BUNNY LAKE is getting a remake)

  • 6 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Sep 4, 2008 at 9:42 am

    @mama: REESE WITHERSPOON was in talks to do the remake but then dropped out, so it looks like this project is in limbo. I agree though, no more “LADY YOU NEVER HAD A KID” flicks! Heads up, I think  that upcoming ANGELINA JOLIE/ CLINT EASTWOOD directed CHANGELING is based on this same, tired premise.

  • 7 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Sep 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Yeah I heard about that and scoffed. Who is Angelina Jolie playing? GEORGE C SCOTT???????

  • 8 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Sep 7, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Mama, this Changeling is actually not a remake of that fantastic George C. Scott movie, although a remake was in the works with the original director, Peter Medak (one of my favorite directors of all time), at one point and then for whatever reason was shelved.

    The Eastwood movie look alright from where I’m sitting AND the little boy in is on my soap (One Life to Live) and if you’re on my story, I’m you’re biggest supporter, so my ticket is already bought!!!

  • 9 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    You made me feel better: I really don’t want them to remake that George C Scott movie THE CHANGELING. But it seems they are remaking EVERYTHING nowadays so it’s pretty much inevitable.

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