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Name That Trauma:: Matty from Boston needs a Christmas Miracle!

December 23rd, 2012 by unkle lancifer · 2 Comments

Dear groovy emperors over at Kindertrauma –

Relp me Raggy!

As a daily reader of this fun, funny, thoughtful, and tremendous site (I even was lucky enough to get my “It’s a Horror to Know You” published — a banner day in my household), I’m hoping some of the swell readers can assist me in figuring out 3 long-buried and forgotten childhood images. Sadly for me, these days I have the memory of a goldfish, so I would consider it the best gift from Santa if someone could help me out.

(01) A young adult/teen thriller novel from the glory days of Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine. The cover depicts what could possibly be an old hag or a witch in supreme evil lurking mode, whilst the heroine clutches her boyfriend as she hides behind him. I remember the guy on the cover has a ripped white T-shirt. It’s an illustrated color cover. It could’ve been part of a series of novels.

(02) A movie that played on HBO over and over in the 80’s. All I remember is a young girl who has to hide underneath the fireplace from the bad guy(s). There may have been bandits or ghosts involved, and I believe the movie may have had “mansion” or “maniac” or “murder” in the title. It played during the day, so it was probably PG.

(03) A movie that also played on HBO in the 80’s where people are shipwrecked and stranded on an island. At one point, they all sit around a campfire and one girl says when she gets off the island she’s going to “burn this sweater”.

With this wealth of information I’ve shared (I know, there’s barely anything to go on), I’m hoping for a Christmas miracle!

And here’s my shameless self-promotion throwback to my “IAHTKY“!

Sincere thank you’s and wishing everyone a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year filled with glitter, unicorns, and double rainbows,

Matty from Boston!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 faullguyNo Gravatar // Dec 27, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Could #3 be HUMONGOUS? That scene rings a bell. No clue on the other two.

  • 2 thievingmagpieNo Gravatar // Dec 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Could #3 possibly be Shipwreck (aka The Sea Gypsies)? Was on HBO all the time and is about a widower, his daughters, a stowaway, etc shipwrecked on a remote Alaskan isle. A la The Swiss Family Robinson, they have to make due with what they can find on the island while hoping for a rescue. http://www.amazon.com/Shipwreck/dp/B000PCQXWM

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