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Name That Trauma:: Mindy J. on a Treehouse & Children Sucked Into Walls

January 28th, 2013 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

Hi! I have a question. I saw a movie when I was younger and to this day can not figure out what it is. I saw it on TV so I don’t know if it was a TV movie or an actual film. But this is what I remember:

-it’s most likely from the late 80s

-the children in it had some sort of tree house

-the monsters or spirits in it sucked the kids into the walls or ceiling.

I know that’s not a lot to go on. But I thought you may have a clue since you all seem to know so much and I very rarely watch horror films.

Thank you so much for your time!

UNK SEZ: I have only a guess for this one based on the time period, the presence of a treehouse and folks getting stuck in walls. Could it possibly be 1987s THE GATE? Check out the trailer below Mindy and if anyone has another theory please let us know in the comments!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben SNo Gravatar // Jan 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    This is sort of a long shot. However, there are some resonances between the movie you’re describing and William Friedkin’s THE GUARDIAN from 1990. It’s about a nanny who sacrifices the kids that she babysits to trees. There was at least one shot of a tree with a bunch of kids’ faces embedded in it. It was sort of a traumatizer for me, but I watched it when I was older and found it disappointingly terrible.

  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Thats a good guess Ben S. I have not watched that one in years but I think its on Netfliz Streaming so maybe soon!

    By the way, I need to apologize to Mindy J.! This “Name That Trauma!” is crazy old!

    I was on Facebook this weekend and suddenly they informed me that they filter out mail from those you are not in contact with often..

    You can find these messages by looking under “other” on your homepage? I don’t know, I can’t wrap my head around the randomness of FB.

    Anyway there was Mindy’s NTT that she sent MONTHS and MONTHS ago. So sorry Mindy!!!

    So folks please remember to send you NTT’s, traumafessions and IAHTKY’s to kindertrauma@gmail.com and not Facebook because Facebook is unreliable!

    (Or at least it’s too confusing for me!!!)

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    We just got this email from Amy D.:

    “I have an idea as to Mindy J’s treehouse children sucked into walls might be. In Friday the 13th the tv series there is an episode called the playhouse where children are “fed” to the playhouse and at the end they are trying to come out of the walls. Is this possibly the answer?”

    And here is a vintage traumafession on that very episode…

    http://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=18589

  • 4 OutpostZetaNo Gravatar // Jan 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Was it the Twilight Zone episode “Something in the Walls” from the 80′s revival? It scared the heck out of me when I saw it.

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