Aha! I finally found it! Picture yourself a kid in the
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.
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
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.
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.