Name That Trauma:: Darkko on Bumpy Maggot Bites

Hello everyone at KT,

I’ve been searching on and off for years, looking for a film that traumatized me as a child.

I remember a kid, maybe around 8-12 years old. He either gets lost or escapes into a forest. Exhausted, the kid falls asleep. He wakes up, covered in bumpy bites. Upon inspecting them, maggots start to come out of the sores!

This was extra disturbing to me, as my dad would spend much of his free time tanning outside. I would witness flies landing on him, and I thought for sure what happened in this film would happen to him!

I was probably around 12 when I saw it, so late 80s or early 90s is when I most likely watched it. I thought it might be The Emerald Forest 1985, but I just watched it and it was a no go.

Thanks for any help, and long live KINDERTRUAMA!

~ Darkko

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6 years ago

Thank you for posting my trauma!

Sniff, sniff…sadly, I may never have my answer it seems.

3 years ago

My friend claims she’d want this to happen to Shadow from Sonic the Hedgehog. She’s screwed up. But she’s cool, I guess?

1 year ago

Well folks, I can’t figure out why WordPress stopped sending me Kindertrauma post updates, but I have found the answer to my Name That Trauma!!

Miracles Still Happen(1974), featuring a young Susan Penhaligon(The Land That Time Forgot 1974, Count Dracula 1977, Patrick 1978)!

Based on the true story of Juliane Diller, the sole survivor of 92 passengers and crew, in the December 24th 1971 crash of LANSA Flight 508 in the Peruvian rainforest.

Featuring a terrifying “descent” from an airplane, and not one, but two parasite removal scenes of which my trauma is based on.

Watching it all this time later, I still squirmed and let out multiple gasps of repulsion!

I hope whomever comes across this post will seek out this forgotten(?) gem…

It’s available to watch on YouTube:

Thank you Kindertrauma,