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Traumafessions :: Kris of Coal Black Filly on “Where the Woodbine Twineth”

April 6th, 2010 by aunt john · 4 Comments

Obsessed with Kindertrauma – thank you for cataloging so many memories. Once upon a time I was starting to think I actually imagined that poltergeist episode of THE WALTONS!

Anyway, thought you might enjoy this one if you haven’t posted about it already:

“Where the Woodbine Twineth” by Davis Grubb is one of my favorite stories of all time (originally titled “You Never Believe Me”). The HITCHCOCK episode haunted me for years since childhood and I could never locate a copy, until I eventually found a bootleg… but now it can be easily watched in full here.

Classic creepy doll story, complete with imaginary friends living like Mr. Peppercorn who live under the davenport.


P.S.: I originally posted about this on my blog a while back, along with the text to the short story HERE.

UNK SEZ:: Kris, I have to thank you so much for bringing this episode of THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR to my attention, I watched it last night and was floored by it. It’s really very creepy and the ending is a real haunting jaw-dropper. Thanks too for mentioning the DAVIS GRUBB short story “You Never Believe Me” on which it is based. It makes perfect sense to me that this tale came from the same mind who brought us the excellent THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. I recommend that every one who has the time take a gander at “Where The Woodbine Twineth” on HULU below, as for me I got some reading to catch up on!

Tags: Traumafessions

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lottie_of_millhavenNo Gravatar // Apr 6, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Wow.  Thank you so much for that.  It has everything I look for in a movie (creepy dolls, ill adjusted children fantasy vs reality).  That made my day.

  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 6, 2010 at 11:47 am

    The ending is shot in such a creepy, subtle way. I love how you can barely make out what you’re seeing through the branches. It kind of reminds me of “The Innocents”

  • 3 Brother BillNo Gravatar // Apr 6, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Never heard of this one before, but just watched the whole episode. Good stuff! And all through it I was thinking how great the music was, and naturally it turns out to be Bernard Herrmann…

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 7, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Brother Bill, I was thinking that too…and of course…the master!

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