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Traumafessions :: Reader Alex B. on Little Monsters

February 5th, 2009 by unkle lancifer · 3 Comments

I’m pretty sure the 1989 FRED SAVAGE film LITTLE MONSTERS hasn’t been brought up on Kindertrauma yet. I honestly can’t remember much about the plot anymore. Maybe I was too scared of the monstrous HOWIE MANDEL as a four year old to even watch the entire movie. I remember it was supposed to be a film for kids, but what were they thinking?

From what I recall, the climax of the film takes place in this perverted children’s playroom (always creepy), where the heroes are confronted by a child-like monster. Then they shoot something at his face, and it rips off, exposing a horribly disfigured face underneath. I think the idea was that the monster was just wearing a “human mask,” but to a four year old such as myself, it was as freaky as the end of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

Who greenlights projects like this, anyway?

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 micksterNo Gravatar // Feb 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    My nephew and niece loved this movie! I rented it so many times for them I should have bought it. I remember they found it scary at times too. Other movies I rented numerous times were The Monster Squad and Ernest Scared Stupid. I asked the video clerk for a scary movie I could show to little kids. I must have raised those kids right because they still love scary movies.

  • 2 LaDraculNo Gravatar // Feb 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Best part of the movie? Daniel Stern played Fred Savage’s dad. Any good TV fan knows that Daniel narrated the show “The Wonder Years”, which starred Fred. 🙂

    I haven’t seen this movie in years, but wasn’t that baddie simply named “Boy”?  Which is pretty sinister if you think about it…

  • 3 ReboNo Gravatar // Feb 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Oh my god–that commercial is Terrible.  Is that Mike D and MCA I hear?   😉

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