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Name That Trauma:: Ariel K. on Overgrown Brows

May 13th, 2017 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

HI!

I’m told you may be able to help me…

Do you know the name of this movie? I think it’s a one-word title beginning with “D”. 50’s, 60’s or 70’s b/w. About radioactive waste off the coast somewhere in the British Isles. Possibly sunken in barrels. The people in the village get overgrown brows, and their fingers possibly begin to fuse. Babies born with defects. Some outside agency tries to convince them it’s radiation but they’re too superstitious to believe it? I think? I saw this at age eleven and it’s haunted me since. It’s not “The Giant Behemoth“. Does it sound familiar at all? I developed a habit of brushing my fingers across my brow, just to check that it hadn’t “grown over”. Thirty-six years later, and I still do this.

THANK YOU

UNK SEZ: Hey, I think I know this one! We had it at the video store I worked at and it happened to have a very unusual VHS box with its poster art image going sideways. I do believe you are looking for DOOMWATCH (1972). Check out its wikipedia page HERE and the trailer below and let us know if we got it right. Thanks for writing in (and the great description), Ariel!

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chainman
chainman
3 years ago

Video of the radioactive barrels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBV06W8FKa0&feature=youtu.be&t=15

Unk, if Ariel K says that isn’t the correct movie, I’ll eat everyone of those radioactive barrels. lol

chainman
chainman
3 years ago

I knew you hit that movie out of the park.

That shame spiral can be rough when they invariably occur. I hedged my bets with the barrels. Even if Ariel hadn’t been able to recognized her own movie, I wouldn’t had to have eaten those radioactive barrels. According to the ‘scientist’ in the film, they apparely were full of hormones, pituitary hormones.

I’ve never heard of Doomwatch before today but I guess it was an ecological tale of growth hormone in the food supply. Reminds me of Prophecy with bears and liquid mercury.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zLb9UtQhy8

Thanks for posting that VHS box. I’ve never seen the artwork sideways before. That is unique.

chainman
chainman
3 years ago

That would be a fantastic three movie line up.

Thanks for the link to Ariel’s artwork, very cool indeed. I’ve heard of creating ‘made up’ products before. Like Tarintino’s Red Apple cigarettes and Married with Children’s Big ‘Uns but nothing like Sparkletown. I got a chuckle from Drey’s “girly” magazines and all of the acorns over the various nipples. lol

http://cdn.business2community.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/redapple.jpg

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marriedwithchildren/images/0/0b/Big_uns_al_and_griff_at_work.gif/revision/latest?cb=20140312171843