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Name That Trauma :: Reader Nicholas on Gender Morphing Mug

December 6th, 2010 by aunt john · 7 Comments


Can you help me name a movie?

This is the movie that I thought was SLEEPAWAY CAMP, so I rewatched S.C., to find out that I was wrong. The movies are similar, but the difference is in the end. While the S.C. has the very clever “girl with a penis” ending (loved that craziness b.t.w.), the movie I’m thinking about is different.

It must have been perhaps 15 years since I saw it. It’s an ‘80s movie and in the end they are chased by the killer in the deep woods (looks like a jungle) with a knife. I think the killer is one of them, and that it’s a guy. But the guy’s face literally morphs into a girl’s face or is it the other way around?

It’s really weird. And that is the big twist. I remember it scared the living crap out of me.

I would love to see it again!!



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10 years ago


10 years ago

This sounds a lot like the first Phantasm (1979) where the Tall Man transforms himself into the Lady in Lavender.

unkle lancifer
10 years ago


You guessed right on those images…that’s Witchboard and Tanya Kitaen does crossdress in that movie!


Phantasm makes mucho sense! I forgot that the tall man liked to switch it up as the lady in Lavender-that could very well be it!

10 years ago

Oh, man that was Tawney Kitaen in her ultra-smokin’ pre-drug White Snake writhing on the hood of a card and Bachelor Party years. Now she looks like Ernest Borgnine.

10 years ago

i love that we all love Witchboard so much!

10 years ago

I too love me some Witchboard. I used to think she was sooooooooooooo pretty!!

10 years ago

I love WITCHBOARD. Its worth the price of rental just for the Totally 80s fashions and Tawnys faboo hair!

PHANTASM is so under-rated. It really should be higher up with stuff like HALLOWEEN and ELM STREET. The Tall Man is every bit as scary as Michael Meyers and Freddy Krueger,