Hi there. First & foremost, TOTALLY appreciate your site and the fans that contribute to it. Gives me hope for humanity… Second of all, maybe someone out there can help me determine what the hell it was that graced my eyeballs when I was a wee one in about 1986.
So I crawl into mom’s bed ’cause I can’t sleep and there’s a chick on T.V……she’s in her nighty, in the dark, walking toward a closet….it’s got those skinny horizontal slanted panels running up & down the doors that allow you to see light glowing from behind it. She sloooooowwwwwly and suspensefully makes her way to the doors and when she whisks them open, there stands a pissed off, green, GOO-ey goblin with big, bulbous, red googly EYES, and I swear, I about had a heart attack.
I can’t remember if the goblin thing sucked her into the closet & slammed the doors or what, but I do know my mom changed the channel to this crappy music video in order to keep me from freaking the F out:
DeBarge gives me the creeps to this day…… Anyway, I present this evidence to help solidify the time frame; it was around 1985 or ’86. GREEN GOOGLY CLOSET MONSTER WITH BIG-ASS RED EYES. Help me out, good people.
Love & stuff,
UNK SEZ: Nikki, based on the big red eyes, I’d say you’re talking about an episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE entitled “Inside the Closet” directed by special effects master TOM SAVINI. I found a scene on YouTube that fits your description below and I also found some great still shots and a review at at the fantastic blog FROM BEYOND DEPRAVED over HERE! Make sure you let us know if “Lizzie” is the monster you were looking for!