First off just wanted to compliment you on a fantastic site. For someone like myself who grew up during the 80’s slasher heyday this site has been invaluable in sourcing out those titles from memories that are 20+ years old.
However, I have a few here that I am still having trouble with.
1) This is from the mid to late ’70s I believe, possibly a TV movie. Maybe not so much a horror film, but something that has stuck in my psyche for years. A boy and a girl are on a beach with a small turtle and carve something onto it’s back. Years later, the boy lives under the water or something and we see the turtle (now huge, I think) swimming by with the carved initials??? On it’s shell!
2) This one was possibly part of a trilogy type story from the ’80s or maybe from a TV show like RAY BRADBURY THEATRE, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, etc. but not sure. It involves groups of people who come out to the scenes of auto accidents. Don’t remember much other than these groups of people all showing up when there is an accident…turns out they are all accident victims and are already dead????
3) And finally this one WAS part of a trilogy or quartet of horror stories popular back in the ’80s VHS days. All I remember of this one was a guy who was performing a “Punch and Judy” type show on a beach or waterfront somewhere. I don’t remember if the Punch and Judy theme was the connecting story or one of the stories itself.
Sorry to be so vague but it’s all I have. Hopefully it will spark someone’s memory and I can finally re-watch these and “put them to bed.”
UNK SEZ: O.K. Sonny I know at least two of these three. The first one is certainly THE BERMUDA DEPTHS, a made-for-television movie from 1978. There may be more than one giant turtle movie, but only one has the initial carving scene you mentioned. The third one I’m pretty sure, is a British anthology film from 1983 called SCREAMTIME, which indeed sports a segment involving Punch and Judy puppets. The second one sounds a lot like CARNIVAL OF SOULS from 1962, but since you didn’t mention it being in black and white I have my doubts. Anybody out there think they’ve got a clearer handle on the second one? If so leave a comment or contact us at Kindertrauma@gmail.com!! In any case Sonny, in the words of MEAT LOAF two out of three ain’t bad!
NOTE: Currently you can watch THE BERMUDA DEPTHS on Youtube! The first part is below, double click the screen to get to the rest. Best to do so now, it could disappear at any time!