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Name That Trauma:: Reader L.J. on a Rocky Clown Kitchen

May 15th, 2013 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

I had to have been like 2 or 3 b/c my sisters hadn’t been born yet so it must have been around 1980 or so- my parents took me (WHY??) to the drive-in with them, and all I remember of the movie were clowns, horrible, terrible, clowns, I think one (at least) had a knife, and a scene in a kitchen with the doors getting all blocked up with rocks, lots and lots of rocks- I think the entire kitchen ended up being filled with the rocks, but my parents kept trying to make me lay down in the back seat so I couldn’t watch, also it’s been over 30 years, so I’m a wee bit fuzzy on it all. If you can identify this craziness for me, I’d be full of gratitude.

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  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Based on the year, I’m thinking it might be “The Clown Murders” from 1976???

    I’ve never seen this one so I can’t verify the rocks!


  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Also, today’s framing images are by artist Cindy Sherman. If you google “Cindy Sherman clowns” you will be mortified. !!

  • 3 Dylan Donnie-DukeNo Gravatar // May 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I was warned. I was warned, but I googled it anyway. As there are daydreams, are there also daymares? Because I think I am having one populated entirely with clowns from MOMA.

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    DDD, I warned you!!!

    Bobby Keller on Facebook backs up “The Clown Murders” and also suggests Tiny Tim in Blood Harvest (1987). That might be a little late but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t watch it anyway…

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