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Name That Trauma :: Reader Dan P. on Falling Females & Bad Birthdays

May 9th, 2009 by aunt john · 5 Comments

I have two, actually. Not sure if they’re from the same movie or not. The first one involves a woman standing on a ladder which is in the hallway on the second floor, by the balcony. Someone (perhaps a child) pushes her off the ladder and she goes flying over the railing and hits the ground and dies. I thought that perhaps it was the scene in THE OMEN but it isn’t. This is from a different movie.

The second trauma I have involves a birthday cake. I don’t remember if it was a woman or a child, but just before or right after they blow the candles out, some sort of creature pops up from the cake and lets out some sort of ghastly scream. For a long time I was leery of birthday cakes because of this scene. Hope you can help!

UPDATE: The “Bad Birthday” trauma stems from the 1983 PETER WELLER classic OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN. Special thanks to reader jaakko, and check the comments for a clip.

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Andyboy
Andyboy
11 years ago

It’s a longshot on the second one, but there was a scene like that in “Young Doctors in Love”.

Amanda By Night
11 years ago

I haven’t seen the whole movie, but might it be Cathy’s Curse?

It’s a total guess….

jaakko
jaakko
11 years ago

I think the second trauma might be from the 1983 film Of Unknown Origin. The movie is about a big rat harassing Peter Weller, and in one dream sequence the rat bursts out of his kid’s birthday cake.

jellokatt
jellokatt
11 years ago

did the movie with the woman falling off a ladder involve an iguana as well?  i vaguely remember a movie about an iguana killing people.