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November 17th, 2008 by unkle lancifer · 8 Comments

Heads up kids! God’s gift to the internet, the undisputed queen of television movies, AMANDA BY NIGHT has posted a list of THE top creepiest characters from television movies from the ’70s. You’re sure to find somebody or something there that caused you a sleepless night or two, I know I did! Visit Amanda and check out her fantastic list at MADE FOR T.V. MAYHEM!

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  • 1 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Nov 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Oh. My. God.

    You guys made my Monday! Thank you so much for the linking and the mention. To get praise from the two of you is just amazing.

    You like me! You really like me! 😉

    All I can say is THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • 2 WarpedRecordNo Gravatar // Nov 17, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Oh no, the Zuni doll is loose again, as if Karen Black weren’t scary enough in all her voluptuous horror! 

    “Trilogy of Terror” deserves its spot atop the list of the scariest TV movies ever.

  • 3 micksterNo Gravatar // Nov 17, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Amanda, What a great list! I remember the Zuni doll on the cover of the T.V. Guide when I was little (I think this happened, but may be my memory is faulty.) Good call adding Lizzie Borden to the list. I just read a passage about Lizzie Borden to my students and they were fascinated (They, of course, had never heard about her.) I haven’t seen that movie in years, and I wish it was on DVD. Who knew that Samantha Stephens could be so chilling.

  • 4 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Nov 19, 2008 at 10:05 am

    I rented TRILOGY OF TERROR a few months ago and my husband was really not digging on it (yeah, those first two stories ain’t exactly Fast and Furious….) but by the time the Zuni Doll one came on I was strapped to the TV set full-on, unblinking. He’s STILL one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen! And karen Black has always sort of creeped me out (and I mean that in the bext possible way, Karen). I keep looking to buy a DVD of this but they are always going for some crazy too-high price.

    By the way, awhile back someone was SELLING Zuni Fetish Dolls on eBay! My husband was threatening to BUY ME ONE! That **** wouldnt be in my house for more than 30 seconds!

  • 5 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 19, 2008 at 11:58 am

    When I was little and my family lived in California we went to Universal studios for the tour. The coolest thing I saw there was the actual zuni doll behind glass. I’ll never forget that. I also remember they had a machine that would make you frankenstein sculptures out of wax. That was very cool too but they broke rather easily.

  • 6 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Nov 19, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Mama, I have that Zuni fetish doll. It’s SO cool! If you ever come for a visit, I’ll hide it!

    Unk, I’m not sure it was the actual doll later in life, but someone I knew had been to Dan Curtis’ office and he had the doll there too. Color me jealous!

    Would I be a wimp if I admitted I cried with Dan Curtis passed away?

    And thanks Mickster for the kind words. What grade do you teach? I find Lizzie Borden wickedly interesting. Moreso now that I’ve written a little about her. I’d like to do some reading on her (as well as re-visiting the film, of course!)…

  • 7 micksterNo Gravatar // Nov 19, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Amanda, I teach 7th grade language arts and reading skills. I have a series of books for critical reading skills that have high interest non-fiction articles. This particular article was called, “Was Lizzie Borden an Axe Murderer?” It started with that old rhyme which they, of course, had never heard. When they finished the article, they all had one provocative question: why the maid was never a suspect in the murders. When it comes to 7th grade boys the more gruesome the story the more they enjoy it. They just lucked out having a teacher that loves that stuff too. I don’t think you are a wimp about Dan Curtis. As I recall, I got a bit misty eyed when I heard of his passing.

  • 8 Jeff AllardNo Gravatar // Nov 23, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Great list! TV terror in the ’70s made me who I am today – I just wish a few more of these classics would get the DVD treatment!

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