TRAUMAFESSION :: Reader James on CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Posted on October 25, 2007 by aunt john — 2 Comments ↓ Â Â The Child Catcher from CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG… he was my personal childhood nightmare. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)MoreClick to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related
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I have been doing some therapy and think I know why this one strikes a chord with some people.
The idea of the scene is being spoilt with toys and affection, to satisfy some underlying need which is not being properly addressed.
The need in me was missing a caregiver who had looked after me between the ages of 0 and 3, but who left.
I believe I missed her a lot, but rather than being told that people have to leave, I was spoilt with affection and toys, until one day, my mother had had enough and hit me.
From there on in, the child catcher threw fear into me like nothing else.
Hope this helps others!
This was one of those movies they played on TV every year and I’d think “oh how I LOVE this movie!” THEN The Child Catcher would show up and I’d be like “Oh crap! I forgot about him!”
I felt the same way about the Oompah Loompahs in WILLY WONKA. They scared the crap out of me!