Name That Trauma:: Michael C. on a Tiny Sister Who Gets Squashed

Hi Kindertrauma,

Thanks for the recent columns on Trilogy of Terror, Don’ Be Afraid of the Dark, and Salem’s Lot…all three scarred me for life when I was 10. I remember Horror Week on Channel 7’s 4:00 Movie in Washington DC featuring the first two.

Anyway, I hope that someone can help me find this terror. I don’t know if I’m making it up, or misremembering, or conflating multiple movies, or what. It may have been a TV movie.

I seem to remember a story involving sisters and painting. In the story, one of the sisters somehow gets shrunk to a tiny size, like smaller than a thumb. I think she had long blonde hair. Eventually the other girl squishes her under her shoe and uses the resulting red goo as paint on a canvas. This scene sticks with me. Was it a movie, or a horrible dream?

Thanks!

Michael C.

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Giallolover
Giallolover
4 months ago

Hi, First time posting after lurking for years. This sounds like it could be a misremembering of one of the stories in The Uncanny (1977).

LunchBagArt
LunchBagArt
4 months ago

Here’s a scene from the Uncanny, it sounds similar

vastcyclopeanvistas
vastcyclopeanvistas
4 months ago

THAT IS IT!!! You guys are amazing. I hazily remembered that it was an anthology film, but I had totally blanked on the Evil Cat connection.