Hello! I only found your site a few days ago, but have already trawled through pages and pages of NTT. I am incredibly impressed with the answers you guys pull from obscurity and tiny clues, and so hope you can help me with a movie that I still remember giving me the utter creeps as a kid.
This would have been sometime in the early ’80s on TV, in my memory of the movie it feels like late ’70s production/design etc., but this was 30 years ago so I could be wrong on that. It involved a ship/yacht/boat that ended up being lost and having something evil show up, kill people one by one and pretend to be them. It ended with the last survivor(s) escaping, only then we go back to the empty boat and we see the body of one of the people who just escaped (I want to say it was hanging upside-down from the rigging, but that might have been an earlier death–that’s the big image that sticks with me though).
For years I thought the name was ‘The Devil’s Triangle‘, but that doesn’t seem to be a movie that actually exists, and searching for variations on that has proven to be not a fruitful source of inquiry.
Is there any chance you guys can help me? I really enjoyed the spooky movie, it wasn’t til later when I tried to go to sleep that the creeps got me, but I’d at least really like to know what the movie was.
Thanks, and keep up the good work!
—Kaina in NC
UNK SEZ: I’m so glad you found us Kaina! The movie you are searching for must be 1975’s SATAN’S TRIANGLE! I spent years looking for that one myself. It scared the crap out of me as a kid and the very first thing I did once I had access to the Internet was track that darn thing down! It had such a profound effect on me that I was actually scared to watch it again. In fact, wondering if others had similar experiences is what led to KINDERTRAUMA being born! I’m happy to tell you that currently SATAN’S TRIANGLE is available to watch on YouTube. Be careful though, it’s still as creepy as it ever was!