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Kinder-Link :: Made For T.V. Mayhem

November 17th, 2008 by unkle lancifer · 8 Comments

Heads up kids! God’s gift to the internet, the undisputed queen of television movies, AMANDA BY NIGHT has posted a list of THE top creepiest characters from television movies from the ’70s. You’re sure to find somebody or something there that caused you a sleepless night or two, I know I did! Visit Amanda and check out her fantastic list at MADE FOR T.V. MAYHEM!

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Amanda By Night
11 years ago

Oh. My. God.

You guys made my Monday! Thank you so much for the linking and the mention. To get praise from the two of you is just amazing.

You like me! You really like me! 😉

All I can say is THANK YOU SO MUCH!

WarpedRecord
WarpedRecord
11 years ago

Oh no, the Zuni doll is loose again, as if Karen Black weren’t scary enough in all her voluptuous horror! 

“Trilogy of Terror” deserves its spot atop the list of the scariest TV movies ever.

mickster
mickster
11 years ago

Amanda, What a great list! I remember the Zuni doll on the cover of the T.V. Guide when I was little (I think this happened, but may be my memory is faulty.) Good call adding Lizzie Borden to the list. I just read a passage about Lizzie Borden to my students and they were fascinated (They, of course, had never heard about her.) I haven’t seen that movie in years, and I wish it was on DVD. Who knew that Samantha Stephens could be so chilling.

mamamiasweetpeaches
11 years ago

I rented TRILOGY OF TERROR a few months ago and my husband was really not digging on it (yeah, those first two stories ain’t exactly Fast and Furious….) but by the time the Zuni Doll one came on I was strapped to the TV set full-on, unblinking. He’s STILL one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen! And karen Black has always sort of creeped me out (and I mean that in the bext possible way, Karen). I keep looking to buy a DVD of this but they are always going for some crazy too-high price.

By the way, awhile back someone was SELLING Zuni Fetish Dolls on eBay! My husband was threatening to BUY ME ONE! That **** wouldnt be in my house for more than 30 seconds!

Amanda By Night
11 years ago

Mama, I have that Zuni fetish doll. It’s SO cool! If you ever come for a visit, I’ll hide it!

Unk, I’m not sure it was the actual doll later in life, but someone I knew had been to Dan Curtis’ office and he had the doll there too. Color me jealous!

Would I be a wimp if I admitted I cried with Dan Curtis passed away?

And thanks Mickster for the kind words. What grade do you teach? I find Lizzie Borden wickedly interesting. Moreso now that I’ve written a little about her. I’d like to do some reading on her (as well as re-visiting the film, of course!)…

mickster
mickster
11 years ago

Amanda, I teach 7th grade language arts and reading skills. I have a series of books for critical reading skills that have high interest non-fiction articles. This particular article was called, “Was Lizzie Borden an Axe Murderer?” It started with that old rhyme which they, of course, had never heard. When they finished the article, they all had one provocative question: why the maid was never a suspect in the murders. When it comes to 7th grade boys the more gruesome the story the more they enjoy it. They just lucked out having a teacher that loves that stuff too. I don’t think you are a wimp about Dan Curtis. As I recall, I got a bit misty eyed when I heard of his passing.

Jeff Allard
11 years ago

Great list! TV terror in the ’70s made me who I am today – I just wish a few more of these classics would get the DVD treatment!