Love this site, one of my favorites ever since I discovered you guys through a Google search about the still-terrifying made-for-TV flick DON’T GO TO SLEEP. My question is about another made-for-TV movie, since I know they’re a specialty of yours.
Around 1982 or ’83, I remember a movie airing that followed a group of soap opera stars as they were being bumped off one by one. I don’t remember much about it other than the fact that there were a lot of shots from the murderer’s POV, which were usually accompanied by his weird, tuneless humming. The only other thing I remember was that one of the soap’s male stars was pushed out the window of an apartment building; the cops in the next scene described how he “splattered” when he hit the pavement, which seemed absolutely crazy to me! I was just glad at the time that they only talked about it, and thankfully didn’t show the result.
The movie itself was pretty lame, even to a pretty easily scared kid like myself, but the murderer’s disaffected humming totally creeped me out. I think the whole thing turned out to be a hoax–there may have been some sort of movie-within-a-movie twist or something, but I can’t really remember.
— Eddie Quist
UPDATE: NAME THAT TRAUMA SOLVED! Special thanks to kinder-sweetheart AMANDA BY NIGHT for flexing her SUZANNE PLESHETTE prowess and solving it with FANTASIES (1982).