Name That Trauma :: Reader Heidi on Popped Out Peepers

Dear Kindertrauma,

This is a movie that keeps coming to my mind from time to time and I hope someone will recognize it. I saw it on T.V. sometime in the early-mid ’90s, but I really can’t remember if it was old or new movie at the time.

There’s only one scene I can remember and I think it was the ending of the movie: A man is lying in bed scooping his own eyes out with a spoon. I think there was a dead woman lying next to him and he had killed her before. I don’t know if I remember correctly but I think it was his eyes that somehow made him kill her. I keep running into a movie called THE HEADLESS EYES (1971) but judging by the scenes I’ve seen, I don’t think it’s the one I’m thinking of.

Maybe someone could name another movie with some eye scooping in it?

Thanks!

Heidi

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Dylan Donnie-Duke
Dylan Donnie-Duke
10 years ago

I don’t know the answer, but the phrase “scooping his own eyes out with a spoon” will be haunting me for the rest of the day.

acareerinrascality
acareerinrascality
10 years ago

Sounds like it could be the final segment of 1993’s “Body Bags,” where Mark Hamill loses his eye in a car crash and receives the eye of a serial killer during an operation. The killer eye makes him see visions of murdered women, and he eventually cuts it out — though I’m not sure he uses a spoon.

Marc Hendriks
10 years ago

@Dylan: Same here. πŸ™

acareerinrascality
acareerinrascality
10 years ago

Here’s a clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhQx6OedJUo
There’s no spoon or bed, but there is a man, a woman, and an evil eye being cut out.

stevil1981
stevil1981
10 years ago
bdwilcox
bdwilcox
10 years ago

Maybe he used a peeper-scooper?

Wcp Tvsa
10 years ago

“Anguish?” I know Michael Lerner played a creepy dude who took eyes in that one. Even stranger it’s apparently a movie/within a movie/within a movie.

Grokenstein
Grokenstein
10 years ago

: No, definitely not “Mansion of the Doomed.” Less spoons, more thumbs; less self-mutilation, more revenge.