Name That Trauma :: Reader Shannon X. on a Amuse-Bouche Baby

Hey guys!

I have a question regarding a horror film from at least 25 years ago. My mother has described a single scene from a movie and all she can remember is a trail of blood being dragged behind a high chair, its occupant having fallen victim to something big and hungry. She thinks it’s RETURN OF THE ALIENS: THE DEADLY SPAWN, but I don’t think so. It’s been a long time since I saw that movie, but I don’t remember a scene like the one she described in it. She also suggested CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, but I know for sure that isn’t it.

I figure it might be FOOD OF THE GODS, but again, it’s been too long since I saw it, I can’t find a copy in my area and can’t be sure.

I don’t suppose you might be familiar with the film with the munchable baby? It’d be great to finally know what she’s talking about. To be honest, I’m a little appalled at myself for being one horror movie behind my mom.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


UNK SEZ: Shannon, I suspect I’ve got this one! I’m thinking you are thinking of 1982’s DEADLY EYES aka RATS (which is based on a novel by JAMES HERBERT) ! Check out the video below and the action right around 15:22. We’ve got giant rats which would explain your FOOD OF THE GODS hunch, a baby in a high chair and finally, a long streak of blood on the kitchen floor! Tell me I am correct! It’s the only happiness I know!

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unkle lancifer
10 years ago

Speaking of DEADLY EYES…there is a recent interview with star Lisa Langlois over at the incredible TERROR TRAP…

I had to edit out my joke about the movie using dachshunds in rat costumes when I found out one of the poor doggies died.

PLUS LL reveals that she remembers filming her characters axe death scene for HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME which does not appear in the film

That means I can now always fantasize about seeing it one day.

Lisa was also in Class of 1984, Phobia & Blood Relatives. It’s a great Interview & horror fans really should check it out!

10 years ago

I love this one! Isn’t this the one with dachshunds wearing rat suits?

10 years ago

yeah and I believe Lesleh Donaldson -also from HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME- was in it. I’ve never seen the whole thing, just parts of it. Would love for it to come out on DVD so I can finally see the whole thing beginning to end.

10 years ago

Wow, I had never heard of this flick before! Looks like one I should watch. From that scene it looks like I’ll like it. I love “Of Unknown Origin” and this looked like it sort of had that vibe with a foot in the ridiculous.

10 years ago

Holy crap – that’s it!! You are, as always, awesome – and CORRECT!

Thank you so much.

Man, those are some big-ass rats…