Name That Trauma :: Reader Nicholas on Gender Morphing Mug


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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Godless667 (@godless667)
10 years ago


TiniNormi (@tininormi)
10 years ago

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

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unkle lancifer (@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!

bdwilcox (@bdwilcox)
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.

jeffreygmm (@jeffreygmm)
10 years ago

i love that we all love Witchboard so much!

Zombette (@zombette)
10 years ago

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

mamamiasweetpeaches (@mamamiasweetpeaches)
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,