First let me congratulate you on having such a cool and informative website! I have spent many hours going through the entire Name That Trauma and Traumafession archives and haven’t seen anything on these two ’70s made-for-t.v. movies. The first one involves a man who goes into a big department store to buy his daughter a doll for her birthday. He goes into the bathroom right as the intercom is announcing closing time. He is mugged in the bathroom and knocked unconscious then dragged into a stall. A few minutes later a security guard checks the bathroom and sees no one. The man awakes to find he’s been locked in the store with several guard dogs running loose in the store. The rest of the movie has him fighting for his life as these guard dogs want to rip him to pieces.
The second one involves a family living in a cabin far out in the country.The dad gets bitten by a rabid skunk. For some reason they are not able to get to the nearest town for help. The dad tells his family to chain him to a pole outside so he can’t hurt them if he goes rabid. The scene that scared me the most is when the dad is hallucinating and the bushes start to shake and all of the sudden this skunk roars out of the bushes and straight for his face! That scared the bejesus out of me! Anyway, if anybody knows what these movies are, I’m dying to know.
Great site, keep up the good work!
UNK SEZ: So glad you are enjoying the site and what an awesome “Name That Trauma!” Two animal-centric TV movies from the seventies, what’s not to love? I’m happy to tell you that I happen to know the identity of both! The first is called TRAPPED and it’s from 1973 and stars JAMES BROLIN.
The second one you mentioned is called A CRY IN THE WILDERNESS, it’s from 1974 and stars GEORGE KENNEDY. I’ve never seen that one but I’m thinking I’d enjoy it because I’m a big fan of both GEORGE KENNEDY and skunks, even when they are rabid!