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Name That Trauma:: Cindy G. on an Old Lady & Her Possessed Pool

January 8th, 2014 by unkle lancifer · 5 Comments


I do not watch horror movies as a rule, because I like to sleep, however, there is one film in particular, that I know I saw as a child, that has stuck with me…. There is an old woman who sits in a chair in an upper room of the large house where the film takes place…there is also a swimming pool in the house that is possessed, and when people get in, it changes temperature or something and kills them. Sound familiar? Pretty sure I saw it on television in or around the early 1980s.

UNK SEZ: Hmmmm, I’m open to other suggestions but it sounds to me like you are talking about frequent trauma offender BURNT OFFERINGS. That one got me good as a kid too. Check out the trailer below and tell us if it looks familiar. Better yet, you can watch the full movie HERE.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tim TylorNo Gravatar // Jan 8, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Another possible fit might be “The Legacy”, 1978, which included a killer pool among other house-party-gone-wrong troubles.

  • 2 Vicki T.No Gravatar // Jan 8, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    “This House Possessed” has a self-boiling swimming pool and an old lady…I don’t think she lives there but she does get boiled. I made an account JUST so I could offer it as a suggestion. I have no idea who allowed me to watch this if I saw it in 1981, but they shouldn’t have!

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 8, 2014 at 10:55 pm


    That is an excellent suggestion! It could very well be The Legacy! I love that movie even though I don’t understand it. Great theme song too!


    That is an brilliant suggestion too! Thanks for adding that!

    Here is THP in its entirety… I remember watching this one the night it premiered!

  • 4 ozneNo Gravatar // Jan 9, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Yeah, those were the two that came to mind as well: The Legacy and Burnt Offerings.

    The Legacy freaked me out as a kid, especially the Daltry scene. I didn’t know what the hell was going on. I haven’t seen it since. I’ll have to revisit it.

  • 5 smidget28No Gravatar // Jan 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I was TERRIFIED of Burnt Offerings as a kid, especially that Hearse Driver. Of course, watching it now, it was good but not as terrifying….it’s what I thought of first when I read the above Name that Trauma.

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