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August 2nd, 2009 by aunt john · 11 Comments

I have 3 that I’m trying to figure out the names of:

1. I think it was an episode of RAY BRADBURY THEATER. There was a man and a woman trying to scare each other. The man was lying on the bed, and nothing overtly scary happened, but the sounds were terrifying (fan, clock, etc.) It was all about the suspense

2. There was another T.V. episode (probably on USA SATURDAY NIGHTMARES as well) with a killer puppet. At one point it made a high pitched “whizz” noise like those little round noisemakers with the fans in them that you blow through

3. There was some (possibly British) movie with a creature living in the sewers that fed on spinal fluid.

Any of these ringing a bell with anyone?

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Aug 2, 2009 at 9:41 am

    The sewer monster reminds me of an episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker ” The Spanish Moss murders”. (my favorite, episode actually) That monster crushed people’s chests though. 

  • 2 senskiNo Gravatar // Aug 2, 2009 at 11:32 am

    The spinal fluid creature is from 1980’s “Scared to Death” –


  • 3 jaakkoNo Gravatar // Aug 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    The Ray Bradbury Theater episode is called Gotcha! ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0683192/ ). The imdb summary doesn’t do much justice to it, though.

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Aug 2, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Here is the trailer to SCARED TO DEATH…

  • 5 ApocalypsejunkieNo Gravatar // Aug 3, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I think the one with the whirring head puppet was Puppet Master (1989). There was a mean little bastard with a drill head on top of his noggin that he would do all sorts of nasties with.

  • 6 incognitovixenNo Gravatar // Aug 4, 2009 at 12:58 am

    I think #2 is the video below.  It was on USA Night Flight Saturday Nightmares.  Hope this helps!

  • 7 senskiNo Gravatar // Aug 4, 2009 at 6:52 am

    I hope that’s it, incognitovixen, cause that’s awesome work. That sound effect was hanging me up, but sure enough, it’s there at 3:11.

  • 8 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Aug 4, 2009 at 8:47 am

    @incognitovoxen: The comment system turns HTML into straight text, which is annoying, so I fixed your video embed  and got rid of the link.

  • 9 jaakkoNo Gravatar // Aug 5, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Here’s a YouTube link for the relevant part of Gotcha!:

  • 10 incognitovixenNo Gravatar // Aug 5, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    @aunt john:  Thanks for fixing that.  I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong.  At least I know it wasn’t me now! @senski:  I’m glad I could help.  This video has haunted me for probably 20 years so I’ve remembered every horrible little thing about it.

  • 11 jellokattNo Gravatar // Aug 22, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    thank you all!!!  yes, “scared to death” does look like the movie i was thinking of.
    and yes,the tv episodes were “the dummy” and “gothcha!”

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