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Name That Trauma :: Reader Heidi on Popped Out Peepers

January 18th, 2011 by aunt john · 9 Comments

Dear Kindertrauma,

This is a movie that keeps coming to my mind from time to time and I hope someone will recognize it. I saw it on T.V. sometime in the early-mid ’90s, but I really can’t remember if it was old or new movie at the time.

There’s only one scene I can remember and I think it was the ending of the movie: A man is lying in bed scooping his own eyes out with a spoon. I think there was a dead woman lying next to him and he had killed her before. I don’t know if I remember correctly but I think it was his eyes that somehow made him kill her. I keep running into a movie called THE HEADLESS EYES (1971) but judging by the scenes I’ve seen, I don’t think it’s the one I’m thinking of.

Maybe someone could name another movie with some eye scooping in it?

Thanks!

Heidi

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dylan Donnie-DukeNo Gravatar // Jan 19, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I don’t know the answer, but the phrase “scooping his own eyes out with a spoon” will be haunting me for the rest of the day.

  • 2 acareerinrascalityNo Gravatar // Jan 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Sounds like it could be the final segment of 1993’s “Body Bags,” where Mark Hamill loses his eye in a car crash and receives the eye of a serial killer during an operation. The killer eye makes him see visions of murdered women, and he eventually cuts it out — though I’m not sure he uses a spoon.

  • 3 TrademarcNo Gravatar // Jan 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    @Dylan: Same here. πŸ™

  • 4 acareerinrascalityNo Gravatar // Jan 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Here’s a clip:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhQx6OedJUo
    There’s no spoon or bed, but there is a man, a woman, and an evil eye being cut out.

  • 5 stevil1981No Gravatar // Jan 19, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076361/

    Wild guess

  • 6 bdwilcoxNo Gravatar // Jan 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Maybe he used a peeper-scooper?

  • 7 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Jan 19, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    @bdwilcox: Eye see what you did there…

  • 8 Bill PetreeNo Gravatar // Jan 19, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    “Anguish?” I know Michael Lerner played a creepy dude who took eyes in that one. Even stranger it’s apparently a movie/within a movie/within a movie.

  • 9 GrokensteinNo Gravatar // Jan 20, 2011 at 7:59 am

    @stevil1981: No, definitely not “Mansion of the Doomed.” Less spoons, more thumbs; less self-mutilation, more revenge.

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