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Name That Trauma:: Chris H. on a White Clad Figure

September 24th, 2017 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

Hey there KinderTrauma,

I hope this is the right way to reach you about a certain program I saw on TV that scarred me early on and I have been trying to uncover for close to 22 years.

So at some point in the mid 90’s I was traveling with my dad on business and we were staying at a hotel for one night. He left early in the morning and I had the hotel room all to myself so I preoccupied myself by watching TV.

One of the first things I came upon was a movie/procedural TV show that seemed to be horror in nature, though I was too young at the time to make a clear distinction between horror and mystery thriller.

Anyway, the scene that freaked me out was of a long hallway, possibly a hospital or school building. Wandering the lone halls is a woman. I remember her wearing custodial garb, but I could be wrong. So as she is wandering, at some point, a figure clad in all white passes behind her from one side of the hall to the other. She continues to wander until the thing closes on her and she screams. The next scene is of detectives discussing the found body, noting that many or all internal organs had been removed.

The suddenness of the white clad figure and the grotesque method of killing really disturbed me, and I laid int that hotel room in terror until my dad came back hours later.

If anyone can solve this one, that would be great.



UNK SEZ: Chris! I’m thoroughly convinced you were exposed at a young age to the infamous night nurse scene from THE EXORCIST III (1990). It’s got to be it! You mentioned the white clothes, the hallway and the police investigation afterward. If it makes you feel better, this horrific scene has gotten the better of many a hardened horror fan. No wonder it freaked you out as a kid!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 raphaeladidasNo Gravatar // Sep 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    One of the greatest horror scenes of all time.

    You never see lists of the BEST scenes in horror movies. Scariest, sure but not best. While this scene is absolutely scary it’s also a great example of filmmaking. I’d like to see a list of those kinds of horror movie scenes.

  • 2 JennyD13No Gravatar // Sep 25, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I love this movie! The Exorcist scared me, but this one scared me on a more visceral level! My heart still speeds up when I know this scene is coming to this day!

  • 3 jackball74No Gravatar // Sep 26, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    A truly underrated movie – and a good novel as well!

  • 4 skinlesschrisNo Gravatar // Sep 30, 2017 at 12:53 am

    This is 100% the scene! Thank you Kinder Trauma. Watching it now, man, what a brilliant scene. I need to watch this movie asap.

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