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Name That Trauma:: R.H. on a One-Eyed Baby in a Box

March 4th, 2014 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

Hi Kindertrauma!

I have been looking for this one for years and could use your expert help.

One day, in the early 90s, I turned on my black and white TV to the only channel it got, which was a UHF PBS channel in Washington State, and there was a very strange film being shown. (I believe it was British, like most things on the channel.) What I saw began with two people in a car diving up to a forested hill in the country and getting out. (My memories are super rusty…) I think they may have been cops. They walked into the forest and explored until they came upon an old house/shack. They went inside and found an old box…. they opened the box and… there was a baby with one eye inside the box – alive. Just then, they saw someone running off in the woods and one of the men chased after them. I don’t know why, but it gave my child mind the creep chills and I shut it off.

I vaguely remember looking it up in a TV guide later and finding something called “The boy in the box”, but again, my memories are likely rotten and I’m getting it mixed up with the classic Corey Hart song.

Any ideas would be appreciated – thanks!

Tags: Name That Trauma!

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BuddoNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I’m having visions of “Mike” from MONSTERS, INC. — I think a more vivid description of the baby in question would help; was it a Cyclopian baby? Was there one good eye, and one missing eye? Was the singular eye large, or small? Was it a newborn baby, or an older infant? Was it a toddler in a diaper? The possibilities are endless. However, it doesn’t really sound familiar, but I think it could be tracked down far more easily with a little more information…

    BUD (aka “Buddo” for registration purposes)

  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Mar 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    This NTT taught me a valuable lesson: never google “one eyed baby”.

  • 3 R.H.No Gravatar // Mar 5, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Good questions BUD! From what I remember it was cyclopian, A single eye of normal size in the center of where our two eyes normally are. It was either a newborn or an infant, it definitely seemed much to young to be a toddler. I don’t remember if it had a diaper or not.

    I hope that helps – thanks for reading and the followup question!

  • 4 RedDevilNo Gravatar // Mar 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I think i found the movie. just google image search a short film from 97 called cyclops baby and you also see in the images two cops.
    imdb link –

  • 5 RedDevilNo Gravatar // Mar 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    ohh, just so you don’t get the same “shocking results” that Unk got, i used the search phrase cyclops baby movie 1997

  • 6 R.H.No Gravatar // Mar 8, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Thanks RedDevil! I’m going to have to track down a copy of that. Man, Unk was right, I accidentally searched with just cyclops baby and now I have more trauma. The cops look a bit different than I remembered. Now that I think about it, my memory seems to believe that they were dressed in darker clothes, with a full overcoat. However, this film could totally be it and I just need to see it in context. This film was also released about 4 years later than when I thought I saw the film, but again, memory is often hazy. Thanks again for the research! KT rules! Now, to track down a copy….

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