Ahoy! I’m a big fan of the site. I’ve got a Name That Trauma to pose to you, but it’s pretty obscure.
I remember watching T.V. when I was off sick from school, early- to mid-‘90s. Here in the U.K., BBC2 and Channel 4 used to show a block of children’s educational programmes on weekday mornings, when the majority of kids were at school, so catching these shows on transmission was a bit of a rarity.
One of these shows featured images which have haunted me in their vague nightmarishness ever since.
It seemed to be your basic E.T. plot – a group of ragtag kids rallying round an otherworldly character to keep it secret from adults. The being in question was a child-sized figure dressed in a ragged, patchwork robe of some kind. It didn’t have a face. No eyes, ears, nose, mouth – just a smooth beige head with mannequin-like indentations. As such, it couldn’t speak. Despite its inability to see, I remember it moving its head slowly from left to right, as if checking that the coast was clear, before moving slowly down a hallway accompanied by its young companions. I believe the kids also had some sort of treehouse or clubhouse where this horrifying creature was kept.
Although it was shown in the U.K., I think it was made in the U.S. or Canada. I’m guessing it was made in the early ‘90s; the tone and production values were somewhat reminiscent of GHOSTWRITER. No idea of the title.
Any ideas, guys?