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Name That Trauma:: Reader X on a Dead Soldier’s Kept Promise

November 11th, 2014 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

You were recommended to me by Sound on Sight.

First, there’s no kids in this movie I’m looking for.

I believe it was the movie of the week on ABC during the mid-70s.

It’s about this woman who’s about to be remarried. Her first husband died in Vietnam. She starts getting phone calls apparently from her first husband. All he says is, “Remember the promise.” She thinks it’s the promise she made to always be faithful to him. There are a couple attempts on her life. A buddy of the dead husband has been around during this time. And the climax is at a lake and the buddy is trying to kill her. Somehow he gets in the water. When he tries to climb out, something grabs his leg. Michael? I believe that was the dead husband’s name. The buddy gets dragged back into the water and drowned. After it’s over, there’s a flashback where the first husband is reminding the woman that he’ll always protect her.

For some reason I thought the name of the movie was, “When Michael Calls.” But, my research has shown that is another movie.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Tags: Name That Trauma!

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 crabbymoonNo Gravatar // Nov 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Hi reader X,
    Your thinking of an episode of GHOST STORY (a.k.a. CIRCLE OF FEAR) hosted by Sebastian Cabot. It’s called “Bad Connection” and stars Karen Black as the tormented widow.

  • 2 crabbymoonNo Gravatar // Nov 12, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    “you’re thinking” – sorry, I’m sleep deprived

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm


    Thanks so much for your help. I’m so glad you knew this one!

    Considering the plot, I thought it was weird that I could not find it.The weird thing is I even googled “circle of fear Vietnam” because I had a feeling it might be an episode of a series rather than a movie and I got nothing.

    Meanwhile it’s got Karen Black in it so I have to see it. It’s too bad this show is no longer on YouTube. For Christmas I’m just going to have to ask for the set. I actually ordered it once but it was missing a disc and I had to send it back.

    Anyway, thanks again. I ‘m really glad that this one was solved.

    And here is the Imdb page for reader X….

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Good News! “bad Connection” is on Youtube!

    In fact some kind soul put up all the episodes of GHOST STORY/ FULL CIRCLE

    I’d watch them quick before they Vanish

    Here’s where to find them….

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