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Name That Trauma:: Reader Adrian H. on a Psycho-esque Trailer

April 4th, 2012 by unkle lancifer · 7 Comments

Hey Kindertrauma,
I remember seeing a trailer in the late 90s, perhaps 1999, or early 2000s, in a Pay-Per-View channel back in the day. It used to play constantly, almost every 5 minutes or so. The trailer showed shots of a house, a woman screaming, perhaps a shot of a knife. All I can remember is that it ended with a house darkening its lights and then the title. Somehow I thought it was the Psycho remake, but it’s only because the word “psycho” was somehow engrained into my memory of this trailer. I know it’s not much to go on, but it’s something that’s been bugging me, cause it’s one of the only things in my childhood that scared me a bit.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I’m very curious about this one. I went through a bunch of titles from the time period and checked out a bunch of trailers but found nothing. Hope it rings some kind a of bell out there!

  • 2 gooNo Gravatar // Apr 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    House on Haunted Hill came out in 1999

  • 3 GrokensteinNo Gravatar // Apr 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Well, that description’s a tad generic, but I remember THIS TV advert stuck with me for decades after freaking me out at 3 AM (even though I’ve never seen the movie itself):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A4iEFRbYx4

    Problem is, it aired in 1977 on broadcast TV, so that’s probably not it.

  • 4 El BorakNo Gravatar // Apr 4, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    the psycho remake trailer?

  • 5 ApocalypsejunkieNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Was that Rob Zombie in the mind of Norman Bates flashes?

  • 6 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Apocalypse, I noticed that too! Weird.

    That trailer has a real “Natural Born Killers” vibe going on.

    It might have been interesting if the movie was less shot for shot remake and more along the lines of that trailer.

  • 7 Eric EddyNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Wayne’s World 3: Psycho Hosebeast: The Movie?

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