I’ve written to you before, and that “Name That Trauma!” has been successfully resolved, thanks to you. However, this one is much more puzzling, because the problem is that I’m not even sure I haven’t dreamt it.
I think it was a late ‘80s-early ‘90s music video. I remember that there were worms, or something that looked like worms – dark-greyish, thick, and quite short (about 2 feet long), and resembling burnt meat in colour and texture. They were crawling around in some kind of a sandpit, and the whole setting was in dark colours. The worms might have been animated puppets, or stop-motion figures, or whatever technique could be applied in the ‘80s to make these revolting things move.
Oh, yes, the most disturbing thing was that these worms had human faces. The only thing I remember about the music was that the voice was very monotonous, with nasal intonations. I wonder who could possibly make such a music video. I mean, what is SO wrong with this person?!
I clearly remember telling other kids in the neighbourhood about it. If I’m remembering this correctly, I even wanted us to play go-round-the-playground-not-touching-the-sand-or-else-the-worms-will-eat-you game or something. It didn’t work out – apparently, the mere assumption that huge worms with human faces could ACTUALLY exist, burrowed in the sand somewhere, waiting for some unfortunate kid to come near them, turned out to be wa-a-ay too disturbing to mess with it.
So, now that I have told you about it, I wonder if anyone has any ideas, because I haven’t found anything resembling this video. If it turns out that the loathsome thing never existed, I’ll give up and make an appointment with a psychiatrist!