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Name That Trauma :: Reader David B. on Subterranean, Senior Serial Killer

November 19th, 2010 by aunt john · 4 Comments

I have a Name That Trauma for you… I hope I can provide enough details for you or a reader to recognize it. I must have been about 5 or 6, which would make it roughly 1970-71.

I was up late one night watching television, it would probably have been BBC1 or BBC2, when a film from the silent era came on. The abiding memory I have is of an old hag-like woman who lived underground, perhaps in the subway system, who would climb out from the manhole covers in the street and drag her victims below to her cavernous lair.

I have a suspicion it may have been a French movie, but I could be wrong. All I know is it frightened the life out of me, and I had nightmares about it for a long time after. I know this is very little to go on, but I do hope someone out there can help identify my personal trauma.

Thank you.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I don’t have the answer but this is the scariest sounding “Name That Trauma!” that I have ever heard.

    My older brother used to always tell me and my younger brother about the old hag who lived in the sewer pipes.

  • 2 jamisingsNo Gravatar // Nov 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I fed what you remember into Google and sadly the closest I’ve found it a movie from 1972 – a year too late – called Death Line AKA Raw Meat.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068458/

    http://classic-horror.com/reviews/death_line_1972

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Line

    Closest I’ve gotten. Sorry. 🙁

  • 3 jimbo65No Gravatar // Nov 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    could it be carl dryers Vampyr? The old hag and underground lair seem to fit. It’s on You tube.

  • 4 icecreamsoupNo Gravatar // Nov 20, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Inland Empire?

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