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Name That Trauma :: Reader Mason on a Bathroom Hag

November 12th, 2011 by aunt john · 3 Comments

Thanks so much for your help with my last name that trauma, but I’ve got another one for you.

When I was younger I remember seeing something on the television that’s haunted me for many years.

My memories are a little fuzzy but I’ll try to explain it as best as I can:

A little boy is in the bathroom and there’s this old woman (in my memories, she’s a ‘hag’ but I’m not sure if that’s just what I think of her as or if they referred to her as that) in the bathroom of a house. She’s sitting, possibly naked, in the bath and this little boy walks in.

I think he screams and tries to tell his parents, who are downstairs, but they don’t believe him. He goes back into the bathroom and she scratches him all over. The scene sticking most in my mind was of the little boy standing over a railing looking down at his parents in a living room, I believe there may be stairs at one side of the room leading from where he is to where they are. I think he’s bleeding and looks pretty bad.

As I said, my memories are fuzzy so I’m not sure about this one, but I definitely know it’s not something I dreamed this time.

I hope somebody can help.


UNK SEZ: Thanks Mason! I’m guessing what you’re looking for may be the television adaptation of STEPHEN KING‘s THE SHINING (1997). In that version little Danny comes face to face with a hag-ghoul in the bathroom. The confrontation takes place in the book but was only implied in the KUBRICK (1980) version. Hopefully the clip below will look familiar!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 micksterNo Gravatar // Nov 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I love the Kubrick version of The Shining, but I also enjoyed this one since it so closely followed the novel.

  • 2 dasklyterNo Gravatar // Nov 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Being a fan of the book, I really enjoyed the 1997 version of “The Shining”. It is one of my favorite Stephen King adaptations – if not the best.
    I was impressed with Stephen Weber, I didn’t think he had it in him. Another guy from “Wings”, Tim Daly – was great in “The Storm of the Century”, another Stephen King mini-series.

  • 3 micksterNo Gravatar // Nov 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I agree about Weber and Daly. They were both great. For the most part, I have always enjoyed the TV adaptations of Stephen King books, with The Stand being my favorite.

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