Name That Trauma :: Reader Austin M. on the Afterlife, a Balloon Baby, Pirate Phantoms and a Busted Bulb

Three films & one T.V. show. I was born in 1973 and saw these between 1977 and 1980:

  • First one was a second part of a double feature drive-in that was a documentary about the afterlife.
  • The second was a possible made-for-TV movie… had a feeling of like the JOAN COLLINS’ DEVIL WITHIN HER… all I remember was a dream like sequence when a mother comes out the doors of a mansion (her POV)… there is a baby carriage with balloons… I believe the idea or feeling is that the baby is dead…???
  • One other film… also I think made-for-TV…perhaps based on a book…in the early ’80s had footprints in the sand at night… a boy and perhaps pirate ghosts…NOT THE FOG.
  • The TV show might have been the CHARLIE’S ANGELS in a haunted house… I remember a bulb breaking while the girls were walking up a staircase…???

Any help would be so greatly appreciated!

Love the Site!

Sincerely,

Austin M.

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unkle lancifer
Admin
10 years ago

I think the second one could be “Night Cries” (1978) with Susan Saint James.

There are a lot of weird dream sequences in that one…

unkle lancifer
Admin
10 years ago

There is a baby carriage at the 9:40 mark here….

and some balloons at the 3:20 mark here…

cmcmcmcm
cmcmcmcm
10 years ago

Rhoda!

That wasn’t an answer – I just got all excited there for a minute.

lottie_of_millhaven
lottie_of_millhaven
10 years ago

This is a long shot, but the third one just might be Bloody New Year.

unkle lancifer
Admin
10 years ago

Aunt John was thinking maybe the first one was “Beyond And Back”?

https://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=6373

Ben Sher
10 years ago

#4 sounds like it could be the CHARLIE’S ANGELS episode “Of Ghosts and Angels” from 1980, starring the great thespian Shelley Hack. I haven’t seen it in ages, but it was one of my favorite episodes. You can watch it online here:

Grokenstein
Grokenstein
10 years ago

Sunn Classics’ “Beyond and Back” (1978) was followed up by “Beyond Death’s Door” (1979). I don’t know if they were ever released as a double feature, but then didn’t drive-ins usually make up their own double and triple features?

Amanda By Night
10 years ago

I think the one that is not The Fog, might be Cry for the Strangers with Patrick Duffy…