Hello, first of all let me say that your website is a cracker! I love it! Made me remember so many good ol’ scares.
I have one myself but I cannot, for the life of me, remember the title, nor I can find it with generic searches on Google. It was a sci-fi B-movie, early ‘90s with an alien or some sort of bio-mechanic monster that looked like a vacuum cleaner with a trunk which could suck a bird out of its cage (a scene which was in the film) or a person’s internal organs via his mouth. I know it sounds like a mad plot, but it was one of those crappy titles that can only scare you as a very young child.
If you could help remind me of which film it could have been, I’ll be extremely glad, and I’ll be able to write a new entry for your website. All I remember is that this monster was going around a house, while a geeky kid and his family were hiding from it in a closet. The monster in the meantime ate (or “sucked”) stuff out of the fridge, the bird from its cage and I believe someone who entered the house at the wrong moment.
AUNT JOHN SEZ: NAME THAT TRAUMA SOLVED! After initially writing in, Errico followed up with the answer:
OH MY GOD I FOUND IT!!!
It’s actually not a film, but from a T.V. series.
TALES OF THE DARK SIDE, the episode is called “Hush!” It would be great to be able to watch it again. No idea how I could find it.
This is the description (I wonder if it would be still scary to watch nowadays):
Season 4, Ep 18: “Hush”
A babysitter is called in to take care of a sick boy. As a game, the two make up a pretend creature out of household parts, one that eats sounds. The creature comes to life, sucking the sound and the life out of everything in the house. The two try to evade it, but the boy’s uncontrollable coughing gives him away. The creature then becomes sensitive enough to the girl’s heartbeat to find and kill her too, then goes out into the world for more “food.”