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Name That Trauma:: Pete G. on a Backseat Psycho Premonition

May 24th, 2014 by unkle lancifer · 5 Comments

This has stuck with me for so long that it’s almost impossible to believe it ever existed! A short film I saw as part of a double feature in Scotland at the local cinema (maybe with When a Stranger Calls?) -late ’70s/early ’80s. The parts that stick most is that it is British, short and it’s about a woman who repeatedly “sees” or remembers a murder being committed, no one believes her and she is hospitalized. In the very end of the film it turns out to be a premonition of the murder of her own family by a psycho hiding in the back of the car. The film ends with her seeing a hand with a knife come up from the back seat as she stands horrified… Help me remember what this film was!

Thanks!

Tags: Name That Trauma!




5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 24, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I’m sorry, Pete! I’m no help. I can’t think about backseat psychos without my head getting stalled by URBAN LEGENDS and that darn BONNIE TYLER song. It’s like some horrible psychological problem. Now that tune is going to be stuck in my head all day. I hope somebody knows the answer to this!

    Meanwhile I feel like I need to do an entire post focusing on this music video.

    I’m convinced that Blake from THE FOG is the father of all these glowing-eyed students…

  • 2 lottie_of_millhavenNo Gravatar // May 24, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Could it possibly be the anthology film Screamtime?

    The second story sounds similar to what the poster was looking for.

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Lottie,

    You are brilliant! That would make sense too because all of the segments of Screamtime existed as shorts first.

    Here is our old review…

    https://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=19924

    And here is the full movie….

    The second segment “Dreamhouse” starts around 25 minutes in…

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I should add that on Facebook- Chris Moore, Shane Bitterling & Damian Harris all agree it’s SCREAMTIME. Thanks for all the help guys!

  • 5 M KitkaNo Gravatar // May 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    PLEASE do a complete post just on the video for Total Eclipse of the Heart. I’d never seen it before and can only begin to plumb the depths of the strangeness… but something tells me you’ll be full of wisdom on this topic. 🙂

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