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Name That Trauma:: Reader Tomb on a Delusional Dad & a Sacrificial Son

November 7th, 2013 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

I remember a show on TV: Possibly mid-70’s? Made for TV? CBS?

Anyway, the only scene I remember was a father, under the delusion that God told him to sacrifice his son old-book style. The father held the wriggling tyke shouting verse, he might have had a knife or scissors and a frantic wife was trying to stop him. I was pretty young trying to process the whole drama; why would a Daddy try to kill his son? Years later I would do things that would bring me to near death by my father, but it had nothing to do with divine machinations!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I’t can’t be the ending of THE OMEN can it? That just sprung in my head but I’d guess you’d recognize that one Tomb!

  • 2 TombNo Gravatar // Nov 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    OOPs I should have written NOT THE OMEN!!

    This was more a melodramatic film than a horror; still that scene was pretty intense!

  • 3 lottie_of_millhavenNo Gravatar // Nov 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Could it have been Frailty? It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it,but it sounds likely.

  • 4 lottie_of_millhavenNo Gravatar // Nov 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I know it doesn’t fit the era given,but everything else sounds right.

  • 5 TombNo Gravatar // Nov 8, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Not Frailty. This was a made-for-TV movie. This was made when mental issues were still kind of hush-hush. More like, “The Death Of Ritchie”, meets “Sybil”.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075923/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_56

    I wish there was a database strictly for mftv movies!

  • 6 stevil1981No Gravatar // Nov 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Maybe this will help
    http://madefortvmayhem.blogspot.ie/

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