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Kindertrauma Funhouse

February 15th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 8 Comments

All of today’s images are from movies available for free on TUBI TV! I’m away for the weekend so no answers until Monday. Good Luck!

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Traumafession:: Mike R. On a Disturbing Hunger Project Commercial

February 12th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

Aha! I finally found it! Picture yourself a kid in the 1980’s. You are watching The Brady Bunch or an old horror or Sci-fi movie. Then, it goes to a commercial break. And after a Fruity Pebbles and record store commercial comes THIS.

It scared the hell out of me at first sight. And not only do you begin to see this commercial all the time; you don’t know when and if it will show up in a commercial break thereafter.

I began to fear commercial breaks. They showed it on Saturday morning TV, afternoon movies, Star Trek reruns. I had nightmares about this gaunt kid coming after me.  I would turn away from the TV on commercial breaks and fear the stab of creepy music. 

Mike R.

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Kindertrauma Funhouse

February 8th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 14 Comments

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Traumafession: Brian K. on Mister Rogers and a Dead Tree

February 6th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 7 Comments

Okay, you ever have one of those childhood memories where you think ‘That couldn’t  possibly have happened, I must have misremembered it?’ But then it turns out it did happen?

I recall an episode of Mr. Roger’s neighborhood that must have aired in the very early 80s. The citizens of the Neighborhood of Make Believe are delighted to meet a tree that could both walk and talk. And then…SOMEONE MURDERS THE TREE! I distinctly remember one of the human characters grimly walking through the neighborhood, CARRYING THE TREE’S CORPSE, a la the father in Frankenstein carrying his dead daughter’s body through the village. I assumed I’d just hallucinated this, but I did a google search and apparently, it happened just as I remembered it: HERE.

This allegedly was Rogers’s response to children having to deal with a lot of high profile murders and attempted murders at the time (John Lennon, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul). But what the hell, man? Really?

Did anyone else see this episode? Does anyone have a clip?
Love the website.
Brian K.

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Name That Trauma:: A.S. on Tentacle Monster Book

February 4th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 2 Comments

Howdy! I’ve got another Name That Trauma query.

I’m struggling to remember the title of a Young Adult horror novel, in the vein of Fear Street but not from that series, involving a tentacled monster (which may have lived beneath a high school) that was killing students. I remember only one of the kills specifically, but it stuck in my mind because the monster used its tentacles to pop off the victim’s fingernails “like soda-can tabs.” (may not be an accurate quote, but it was something like that.)

I also remember a killer leaving poems for their victims, including one that ends with the line, “Will they wire your coffin with cable?” This might be from the same novel as the tentacle-monster, or it might be a different one.

Any ideas?

Cheers,

-AS

-AS

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Kindertrauma Funhouse

February 1st, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 14 Comments

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Kindertrauma Funhouse!

January 25th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 15 Comments

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Name That Trauma: Rick J. on a Sinister Snake Tattoo

January 24th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 1 Comment

Hello group, 
First timer and thank you.  Saw a MFTV movie between ’79 and ’83 in the rural South so only got the one shot at seeing it… my recollection was it was set in the 30s or 40s, sinister in nature i.e. a secret group I recall were in men’s suits like gangsters.  My resounding and vivid memory was the ending with a close shot on a man standing on a loading dock, zoom in on his neck revealing his “s” or snake tattoo suggesting he was a member of bad guys.  Given my youth, experimentation with drugs (it was the 70’s) and the fact that it’s been forty years it could be a feature film?  Any help would be appreciated
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Rick J.

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Spot the Difference:: Doctor Butcher M.D.

January 18th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

There are ten differences between the image above (A) and the image below (B). How many can you find?

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If I Only Had A Brain Funhouse

January 11th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 9 Comments

Today’s Funhouse is inspired by CINEMANIAC‘s brand new IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN film journal which is all about scarecrows in film and television. Every scarecrow you can imagine makes an appearance within this book and I was even fortunate to contribute a few essays myself (as did our old pal AMANDA BY NIGHT). Thanks to the great LEE GAMBIN for stitching it all together. How many of the scarecrows below can you identify?

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