Name That Trauma:: Jay P. on a Head Crushing Robot

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Many films and T.V shows scared the crap out of me growing up in the 90s, but there was one film that truly disturbed me and I believe it was the first gory death I’d ever seen on T.V, I must have been about 6 at the time (I am now 17). This film was a rerun of a late 70s/early 80s film nonetheless, so dates aren’t really relevant here. There isn’t much information I can give about this film because I vaguely remember shortly after the ‘climax’ of this one scene I saw, my parents turned off the television and ushered me out of the room.

From what I remember, there were 4 people and a black, hulking, humanoid robot, they were in a rocky, alien landscape and seemed to be standing at the foot of a volcano, surrounded by mist from a warm rock pool nearby.

Anyway, one of the men walked off (or was killed, haha, take your pick) and the three remaining (two women and a man) started to undress, the man and one woman climbed up into a rock pool and sat together, while the other woman decided to climb further up the mountain, the robot, who had previously been quite dormant reached out his claw and tried to stop her but she snapped at him and refused, to which the robot took hold of her jaw, picked her up slightly, then gradually crushed her skull in a Darth Vader-like fashion, the other two watched on and the woman screamed “No! Stop it!”, then all of a sudden blood was leaking out of the woman’s facial orifices and she was dropped limply to the ground. I saw nothing beyond this point, but I believe that was very near the end of the film.

It would be great if someone could get back to me and tell me what film this was from! I may just want to watch it again and rediscover why this messed up my childhood so much!


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Eric Eddy
9 years ago

I don’t know what this is, but I’d watch it! 😀