Name That Trauma:: Dr. Bleed on a Gorily Bursting Cow Growth

Dear Kindertrauma,

I’m pleased to come across your site as it’s essentially the horror movie database/blog/awesome I’ve been scouring the internets for. So my little personal traumatic (and enjoyable) anecdote comes from my childhood days of flipping through my old CR TV that only had knobs to switch channels. Saturdays were the best for finding a horror gem on the five channels my rabbit ear antennas received, and one particular film I came across in these weekend escapades is one I hope someone can help me identify. The scene I witnessed concerned a family of ranchers looking over diseased cattle plagued with grotesque cancer-like growths all over their bodies. One particular woman stops to inspect a growth that seems to be pulsing, and as this horror movie mistake is made the woman’s consequences are having the growth gorily burst in her face releasing an army of giant flying bugs that engulf her. The details that are a bit hazy is I think this changed her into a zombie-like monster and she tries attacking her family. Also guessing from the time I remember seeing the movie and its’ style, it was likely made in the 90’s though 80’s is a possibility. Thanks again, and I look forward to using your site to relive my most cherished childhood memories of being freaked out!


UNK SEZ: Thanks, Dr. Bleed! I’m not 100% on this but I have a strong feeling you may be thinking of 1987’s THE CURSE. According to this old review HERE, that movie does feature an exploding cow! I’m posting the full movie below thinking that even if I’m wrong it’ll be fun to watch. If anybody out there has another guess for this NTT, please let us know!

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7 years ago

Holy crap, how have I not heard of The Curse before? It’s adapted from one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, The Colour Out of Space! Totally checking that one out when I get the chance. ๐Ÿ˜€

7 years ago

It even has a young Wil Wheaton in it!

7 years ago

“The Curse” was my first thought, as well.

7 years ago

Thanks for sharing this movie! I really enjoyed it, and it gets really suspenseful towards the end.