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Name That Trauma :: Steve Q. on a Witch Mom’s Elemental Revenge

May 27th, 2014 by unkle lancifer · 10 Comments

Hello Kindertrauma! I was inspired by Pete G‘s recent Backseat Psycho post to reach out to you with my own hazy, ’70s memory of a movie I saw when I was a kid. Here’s all I remember:

A teenage girl is taunted (and possibly killed?) by three older teenage/college boys. To get back at them her mother (who happens to be a witch) goes to a pit in the woods and curses each one of the men to die by way of a natural element (air, fire,and ?). I only remember one of the deaths–one of the men dies when he jumps out of an airplane and his parachute doesn’t open (death by air?!?).

Does this ring any bells Kindertrauma?

Thanks so much!

Steve Q.

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Brother Bill
6 years ago

I think I know this one–it sounds like Encounter With the Unknown, the Rod Serling narrated anthology film showing 3 allegedly true stories of the unexplained. You’ve covered this on Kindertrauma before which is how I learned of it. At the funeral, the mother recites the curse to the boys she holds responsible “Listen you well to my word! One by land, two by sky!” and each boy dies in various “accidents”, including one while skydiving and another in a plane crash.

Brother Bill
6 years ago

…forgot to mention, the “pit in the woods” mentioned is an aspect of another story in the same film… a spooky, misty pit in which a man is lowered on ropes to investigate and returns a raving wide eyed lunatic.

knobgobbler
knobgobbler
6 years ago

Yeah, I was thinking Encounter With The Unknown as well.
The ‘pit’ episode is the star of that movie, really. It still creeps me out.
The Handsome Family sortakinda has a song, Bottomless Hole, which stems from the same legend/folktale.

Tomb
Tomb
6 years ago

I remember something similar, but this was a guy who was pranked by his supposed buddies to knock on a random door in the hopes of getting a date? A suspicious woman comes to the door with a gun and says oh this is for protection and WOOPS goes off killing the poor fool.

Then at the funeral the Witch mom curses the pranksters in echoey slow motion.

Brother Bill
6 years ago

That plot description by Tomb is also from Encounters With the Unknown….!

thenewbigwig
thenewbigwig
6 years ago

Someone solved this for me a while back, and earned my eternal gratitude. I can remember the hot July night we watched this with the front screen door wide open like it was yesterday…
https://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=11186