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Name That Trauma :: Brad R. On Space Vent Stuffed With Meat

February 1st, 2012 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

Hello there, long-time reader here.

Perhaps the readers can help me with this; unfortunately 20+ years have left me wondering how much of this actually happened in what I saw and how much was assumption on my part.

Sometime in the late ’80s I walked into the rec room while my father was watching something on TV. I believe the scene involved a group of people that survived a crash in some form of space ship, though it could have easily been a plane. One of the group convinces the others to leave the ship/plane and explore. The next thing that I remember is one of the group, having stayed behind, is crouching down or sitting near some sort of vent or other slim opening and sees what looks like sliced or ground-up meat coming through. He freaks out as he thinks that it is one of the other group members having been murdered or otherwise killed in gruesome fashion. I think the film heavily implied or flat out showed that he was wrong and that whatever was coming through the vent was not the result of someone’s gruesome death. It’s possible that I decided that on my own, though, I can’t remember. I do have this image in my head of someone standing on the other side and may have intentionally been pranking the guy into thinking someone had died by stuffing something through that vent.

Not really a traumatic memory, but it was somewhat unsettling at the time. Does this sound familiar?

Brad R.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Feb 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I don’t think it could be the right answer but this NTT made me think of “The Green Slime”.

    Even if it’s not correct I cannot pass up the opportunity to post this excellent Green Slime video….

    Also the whole movie is available to watch for free here…


  • 2 FilmFatherNo Gravatar // Feb 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Wow…that video is indeed excellent. It actually gives the illusion that The Green Slime is action-packed, B-movie fun. Read my review of this sci-fi turkey:


  • 3 gilligNo Gravatar // Feb 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I love THE GREEN SLIME. It’s one of my fondest childhood viewing memories. The only thing mildly disturbing was the weird noises the Slimes made while waving their tentacles about.

    It also has the hands-down best movie poster of all time: http://www.moviegoods.com/movie_poster/green_slime_1969.htm

  • 4 kebyarNo Gravatar // Feb 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    It also had one of the best end-credit songs EVER.


    Prepare to get funky here:

  • 5 kebyarNo Gravatar // Feb 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    …and looking back, for years I thought Gordon (Tarzan) Scott was in this, but I know realize it was Robert (Wagon Train) Horton.

  • 6 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Feb 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Here is another guess. “Forbidden World” has a downed spacecraft and some globby meat like junk and vents in it….

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