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Name That Trauma:: David H. L. on a Talking Tombstone TV Movie

March 3rd, 2016 by unkle lancifer · 5 Comments

Love your website…I’m trying to track down a 70’s made-for-TV movie that scared the crap out of me as a kid. The one thing I remember is that it had a woman who felt guilt over her aunt’s or mother’s death and the relative appeared in a dream (I think) as part of tombstone – like just her head sticking out and talking to the heroine. It terrified me to no end…any ideas what that might be?

Thanks!

Cordially,

David H.L.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 chainmanNo Gravatar // Mar 3, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Don’t know your movie but you did say you believe it was a 70s made for TV movie. I took a look at a bunch of them at a website and this one kind of looks like what you are describing.
    http://www.superseventies.com/made-for-tv_movies.html
    THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER
    Horror/Science Fiction, 1973
    videos bullet iconBelinda Montgomery, Shelley Winters, Robert Foxworth, Joseph Cotten, Jonathan Frid, Robert Cornthwaite. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc. 74 min.
    At the funeral of her mother, Montgomery is befriended by Winters, who claims a long friendship with the deceased; actually Montgomery is needed to fulfill a pact in a Devil-worshipping group. A great Rosemary’s Baby-ish premise is rendered inconsequential by indifferent dialogue, acting and direction. Written by Colin Higgins. Average.

    Take a look at the list of tv movies, you might get lucky.

  • 2 JennyD13No Gravatar // Mar 3, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Unfortunately I have no idea about the movie, but I am a big Fan of the Night Gallery header and footer!!

  • 3 BuddoNo Gravatar // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Youtube is a wonderful thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35-BWIHqv_w

  • 4 BuddoNo Gravatar // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I didn’t see any such scene, although there is a sequence at a grave. Shelley Winters and Abe Vigoda are in it!

  • 5 Dr. FutureNo Gravatar // Mar 3, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Also Joseph Cotten, and (believe it or not) Jonathan Frid!

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