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Name That Trauma :: Reader Amy K. on a Bad Bear

January 22nd, 2011 by aunt john · 13 Comments

kim richards

I remember seeing a movie when I was a kid, possibly from the early-to-mid ’80s, and there’s only one scene I remember. In it, a man finds his childhood teddy bear. He decides to do what any normal person would do, and takes a nap with said bear. While he is sleeping, the bear grows either claws or fangs (it’s been a long time so I’m not sure which) and kills him.

It had quite the effect on me, even to this day. I’ve been trying for quite some time now to figure out what this movie is and I’m not having any luck.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!!


kim richards

Tags: Name That Trauma!

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Philip MertzNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I was just thinking about an amazing movie called, “The Pit”. In it a teenager’s teddy bear tells him to lure people to a hole that has creatures in it that feed on whoever falls down into it. I don’t think the bear ends up killing the kid though.

  • 2 jimbo65No Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

    The movie Dolls has a fantasy sequence with a little girls teddy bear that grows large and slaughters her awful father and wicked stepmother.

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Correct or not, You guys just mentioned two of my favorite movies. That fantasy sequence at the beginning of “Dolls” is the best thing ever. There is a great commentary on the “Dolls” DVD by the way, very funny.

    For some reason I had a hunch that this traumafession might be from a TV show but all I could find was this….which CAN’T be it…. but is pretty awesome all the same….

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Here is the Teddy Bear scene from “Dolls”…

  • 5 craigNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Just a couple nights ago I watched BLOODBATH AT THE HOUSE OF DEATH, and it has s scene very much like this; a man lies down with a teddy bear, it’s eyes move, then it jumps him.

  • 6 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks Craig!

    I think “Bloodbath at the house of Death” just jumped to the top of my must see list…

  • 7 Brother BillNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Not an exact match, but could it be Tales from the Dark Side episode “Ursa Minor”… about a teddy bear that comes to life and attacks? The episode is on YouTube…

  • 8 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks Bro Bill! Here is Ursa Minor…

  • 9 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I found TWO other people looking for the same movie over at “Best Horror” while searching for this film!

    From “Best Horror”…….

    “I’ve been discussing horror movies with friend and we came across a film we couldn’t remember the title of where people come from outer space to take over the inhabitants of a house.

    In one scene a teddy bear lying on the bed next to a man or woman rises with two knives protruding from its paws, and kills them.

    Everyone in the movie is basically copied and killed in a strange fashion.

    Any help with this old movie query is appreciated.”

    and then another person…

    “I saw this movie when I was a kid, back in the 80’s… it could be from the late 70’s as well. I can remember certain parts, I remember two people ending up at this house or hotel with some big Asian butler or chef, they find a cake or pie looking thing and set it on the table then they leave the room and it starts glowing and breathing.

    Another scene is where a guy is laying on the bed with a teddy bear and then a spike or knife pops out of the teddy bears paw and stabs the guy. Also it seemed everyone that was taken over had a pentagram on the palm of their hand!!”

  • 10 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I thought of Dolls when I read this, but it’s not quite right… and then I thought of the Pit, cuz I love to think of the Pit. I wonder what movie it is?

    Since we’re on the subject of awesome killer bears, it’s not supernatural, but Girls Nite Out is the best Teddy Bear Slasher ever!

  • 11 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I have another Teddy Bear movie to ad to the list. The very Strange “Bloody Wednesday” from 1987 has got a crazy psycho in it whose Teddy bear talks to him.

    It’s kinda violent….

  • 12 chopmeupNo Gravatar // Jan 22, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Here’s another killer teddy bear scene:

    From Night Terror (1989).

  • 13 Amy Keaveny FriederichNo Gravatar // Jan 23, 2011 at 3:28 am

    thanks so much everybody! You’ve definitely helped me get closer to my answer. It helps to know I’m not the only one who remembers this. I’ll be checking out your suggestions soon!

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