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Name That Trauma :: Reader John G. on a Dead Doctor in a Bed

November 3rd, 2010 by aunt john · 3 Comments

Way back around 1980 my family first received the holy grail of cable T.V. We paid for only HBO but if you fiddled with the dial on the side of the box you could tune in Showtime and Skinemax. The movie channels were much more nicely lowbrow back then, especially Showtime and Cinemax which turned into virtual drive-ins after 11pm lovingly polluting my adolescent mind with EMMANUELLE, TINTORERA, WITHOUT WARNING and so on.

Anyways one of the best features of the early days of these movie channels was that instead of the boring promo drivel that they show today between films they would show music videos and short films. One short film still has an impression to this day. Please forgive my hazy recollection of the plot.

A female med student/nurse/intern? and her fiancé/boyfriend work at a hospital where years before an evil doctor did something terrible. I think that this evil doctor’s remains were also stored in jars somewhere in the hospital and that is all I remember of the plot. It was the end that remember most vividly. The woman wakes up in her darkened bedroom and tells her boyfriend that he left the shower on and she then turns around to see that THE REANIMATED CORPSE OF THE EVIL DOCTOR IS IN BED WITH HER!!! She screams and screams and then the scene switches to the interior of the shower where the boyfriend is slumped over with a slit throat as her screams continue in the background.

Any ideas?

Tags: Name That Trauma!

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TVSANo Gravatar // Nov 5, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I’m sorry I can’t be of any help, but I think there needs to be a K.T. featurette on the phenomenon. Two of my greatest traumas were those short films: one I’ve already posted about is the short where a man is chased around an office by sentient reel of audio tape and the other is a film of the urban legend of the woman who gives a ride to a kindly old lady, then sees her thick hairy wrists and finds a way to get “her” out of the vehicle. She dashes home and discovers the old woman’s purse still in her car. She opens it and finds a knife, or a cleaver, I forget which.

  • 2 gunfighter6No Gravatar // Nov 5, 2010 at 12:31 am

    That reanimated killer corpse story is from a TV show called TerrorVision (not the 1986 movie). Check this site for more info:

  • 3 camerooNo Gravatar // Nov 5, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I don’t know if you’ve ever been able to find it before, but the short with the man eating audio tape is called “Recorded Live”. You can find it on youtube here:

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