Here’s another Name That Trauma for the gang; Frankenstein fanatics shouldn’t have much trouble with it.
I remember catching part of a Frankenstein movie on T.V. as a child (many, many moons ago) in which the Monster and one of Frankenstein’s friends/assistants were bouncing a ball back and forth between them. The Monster becomes overwhelmed with joy, and hugs his new friend–unfortunately crushing him to death. It takes the Monster a few minutes, but he eventually realizes he has done A Bad Thing, and he decides to cover up his grave error by opening up a furnace and pushing the body inside.
It was a scary and depressing reminder that the “innocence of childhood”–and the Monster is very childlike and innocent at first–masks a cold-blooded instinct for self-preservation that does not mourn friends.
Hope someone can help me relive that moment!
Thanks in advance,