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Traumafessions :: Reader Alex B. on Little Monsters

February 5th, 2009 by unkle lancifer · 3 Comments

I’m pretty sure the 1989 FRED SAVAGE film LITTLE MONSTERS hasn’t been brought up on Kindertrauma yet. I honestly can’t remember much about the plot anymore. Maybe I was too scared of the monstrous HOWIE MANDEL as a four year old to even watch the entire movie. I remember it was supposed to be a film for kids, but what were they thinking?

From what I recall, the climax of the film takes place in this perverted children’s playroom (always creepy), where the heroes are confronted by a child-like monster. Then they shoot something at his face, and it rips off, exposing a horribly disfigured face underneath. I think the idea was that the monster was just wearing a “human mask,” but to a four year old such as myself, it was as freaky as the end of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

Who greenlights projects like this, anyway?

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11 years ago

My nephew and niece loved this movie! I rented it so many times for them I should have bought it. I remember they found it scary at times too. Other movies I rented numerous times were The Monster Squad and Ernest Scared Stupid. I asked the video clerk for a scary movie I could show to little kids. I must have raised those kids right because they still love scary movies.

11 years ago

Best part of the movie? Daniel Stern played Fred Savage’s dad. Any good TV fan knows that Daniel narrated the show “The Wonder Years”, which starred Fred. 🙂

I haven’t seen this movie in years, but wasn’t that baddie simply named “Boy”?  Which is pretty sinister if you think about it…

11 years ago

Oh my god–that commercial is Terrible.  Is that Mike D and MCA I hear?   😉