Name That Trauma:: Mindy J. on a Treehouse & Children Sucked Into Walls

Hi! I have a question. I saw a movie when I was younger and to this day can not figure out what it is. I saw it on TV so I don’t know if it was a TV movie or an actual film. But this is what I remember:

-it’s most likely from the late 80s

-the children in it had some sort of tree house

-the monsters or spirits in it sucked the kids into the walls or ceiling.

I know that’s not a lot to go on. But I thought you may have a clue since you all seem to know so much and I very rarely watch horror films.

Thank you so much for your time!

UNK SEZ: I have only a guess for this one based on the time period, the presence of a treehouse and folks getting stuck in walls. Could it possibly be 1987s THE GATE? Check out the trailer below Mindy and if anyone has another theory please let us know in the comments!

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Ben S
Ben S
10 years ago

This is sort of a long shot. However, there are some resonances between the movie you’re describing and William Friedkin’s THE GUARDIAN from 1990. It’s about a nanny who sacrifices the kids that she babysits to trees. There was at least one shot of a tree with a bunch of kids’ faces embedded in it. It was sort of a traumatizer for me, but I watched it when I was older and found it disappointingly terrible.

10 years ago

Was it the Twilight Zone episode “Something in the Walls” from the 80’s revival? It scared the heck out of me when I saw it.