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Name That Trauma:: Kelly M. on a Possessed Hamburger

February 4th, 2017 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

Hey! First of all – love your blog! It’s so comprehensive, plus funny – it’s amazing 😀

Down to brass tacks – I vaguely remember watching a movie on TV maybe 7 or 8 years ago which still nags at me sometimes. I believe it was a horror movie – here are the details I remember:

* Youngish guy working at a burger joint late at night.

*A burger he’s making is sitting on the counter when lighting strikes the building and happens to be directed to the burger.

*It proceeds to come to life and psychologically manipulate the young man into taking over the world, used either CG or claymation that was very eerie.

Thanks for your work!

Thanks for your kind words, Kelly! Aunt John, our resident BETTER OFF DEAD-fanatic, is emphatically certain that you are talking about SAVAGE STEVE HOLLAND‘s kooky off-kilter classic BETTER OFF DEAD (1985) and I’m inclined to agree. As much as I wish we lived in a world with many a possessed hamburger movie to choose from, I’m sad to say we probably don’t. Check out the scene below and let us know!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Drew BluddNo Gravatar // Feb 5, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Can someone PLEASE tell me what the hamburger/David Lee Roth says at 1:55?

    Been wondering for 30 years.

  • 2 bdwilcoxNo Gravatar // Feb 6, 2017 at 2:54 am

    “Baby, how ’bout you?” – He’s mouthing the lyrics of the song.

  • 3 Drew BluddNo Gravatar // Feb 6, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Well, that’s definitely not it.

  • 4 Drew BluddNo Gravatar // Feb 6, 2017 at 11:07 am

    A Google search says it’s “I seen a Lotta people out lookin for a moonbeam”

  • 5 bdwilcoxNo Gravatar // Feb 6, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    “Well I seen a lotta people
    take a ride on a moonbeam.”
    -taken from David Lee Roth’s own hand-written lyrics sheet here:

  • 6 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Mar 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I just got this confirmation from Kelly via email:

    Hey – sorry it’s been quite a while, but I just wanted to say that, yup, that’s the movie. Thanks, this has been bothering for, well, 7 or 8 years like I said.


    Which led me to read this fantastic interview with BETTER OFF DEAD’s director Savage Steve Holland…check it out….

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