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Traumafession:: Amanda M. on Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

June 5th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 2 Comments

Hi! It’s me again.  I’m currently watching “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town”.  It’s a movie about the murder of Jonbenet Ramsey.  I wanted to watch it again…well to be truthful, I wanted to watch the whole movie for the first time.  The first time I attempted to watch it was in 2008.  The scene where John Ramsey, her father, finds Jonbenet dead in the basement, he picks her up.  Her arms, which are tied over her head, do not move.  This was the first movie I’d ever seen where they actually depicted rigor mortis the right way, because the dead body was stiff as a board.  I mean, I knew intellectually at the time I saw the scene for the first time, that they used a dummy.  Still, though, it really disturbed me.  I’m pretty good at suspending my disbelief, so of course, I was pretending that it was really Jonbenet and I was watching the discovery of her body. 

I didn’t turn the movie off right away.  It wasn’t until they had a morgue scene where the body was displayed from toe up to the head.  Again, I knew it was a dummy, but it still disturbed me to see a little girl’s “body” on the slab.  I turned it off then and didn’t watch it again until just now. I used to live in Colorado, but it wasn’t Boulder.  It was Colorado Springs. 

Ironically 1996 was the year my family moved from Colorado back to Ohio, where I’d spent most of my life.  We moved back to Ohio just weeks before Jonbenet was murdered.  I was 14 and the news blew me away. 

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for the traumafession Amanda! This case has always freaked me out too. It’s so horrible.

    If anyone is interested Perfect Murder, Perfect Town is on Youtube…

  • 2 Matt SunshineNo Gravatar // Jun 6, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I know what you mean Lance.

    I only wish there would be made another film about the Jonbenet case, from 1996 to present, detailing the non-stop lies and backdoor dealings that have led to the unsatisfying status of this crime.

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