Traumafessions :: Andrew D. on Out of This World, The Serpent and the Rainbow & The Gate

Hi! I just discovered the website today and after checking it out for a bit, it is great. one specific creepy point from my youth involves the show Out of This World. I specifically remember one horrible episode involving some kind of person-sized puppet or doll. it was just really creepy looking, along with the way it moved. It is such a vague memory at this point. I have no idea how I could track down a clip of it or find a picture

While I was writing this I remembered two films that messed me up as a kid that I did not see already mentioned on the site that much.

First was Serpent and the Rainbow. I was probably like 7 or 8 when I first watched it at my grandmother’s house. so many amazing scenes. So incredibly creepy to me.

Second was The Gate. I think I was around the same age when I saw this one on TV. I could not remember the name of it until just recently. I only remembered specific scenes; one was a red phone melting. I have no idea why that stuck with me so, but it did. Also, there was a scene in either this or Serpent involving a person being dragged down through a tunnel filled with arms, continually pulling them down. I tried to find pictures of the scene to pinpoint which film, but I could not find them. I rewatched this one recently and loved seeing it again, having those faint memories be revitalized. I also love the whole playing the metal record backward satanic stuff in it that I did not remember from before. Well that is all for now.


Andrew D.

P.S. Sh*t, I just realized the tunnel of arms was Labyrinth. I could have sworn though that one of those two had a similar scene…

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9 years ago

The Serpent & the Rainbow does have a sequence featuring arms: very very loooong arms reaching through prison bars towards Bill Pullman.
It’s the nail through the penis scene that gets me though – *OUCH!!*

Meep Parker
9 years ago

Out Of This World!

It’s been ages since I’ve thought of this show. Now I really need to track down some episodes.

Love The Gate… I think it’s going to be screening here in NYC next Month. Must go.

Hail Ants
Hail Ants
9 years ago

Oooh! To have been one of those arms clutching a 15-year-old Jennifer Connelly!