I have another one…..sigh.
I was totally traumatized by two ‘70s movies. Well, two OF the hundreds of ‘70s flicks that scared the pants off us…but anyway, these two are DON’T LOOK NOW (I think that’s the title, with DONALD SUTHERLAND dealing with the death of his daughter) and BURNT OFFERINGS (the chauffeur). The thing that scared me in the first one was the little lady in the red cape that turned around unexpectedly. My God, I almost died. She was so ugly and it was so unexpected for me. BURNT OFFERINGS, it’s obvious, that damn chauffer with the big grin was making me think of Mr. S. the whole time. Ugh. But that movie was so creepy in a lot of ways – I remember I was upset that the father tried to drown the kid – we had a pool. That kid was rather annoying though.
Oh wait, one more in the annals of my brain, DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT? Wait, let me check. No, it wasn’t that one, it was DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK. OH my. I was so scared of this because at Grammie’s house, they had those same little “doors” in the room that the little critters/gnomes were trying to drag the main character into. Total Trauma. As for DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT, I’ve never seen it, also tagged as THE FORGOTTEN of 1973, and I am adding it my Netflix queue now. Thanks for this site….so much fun!
UNK SEZ: Good traumafessions all Smidget! Thanks for bringing up DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. I’m not sure if has been mentioned here yet. I remember that movie playing on late night television as a kid and everything about it from the rural setting to the amateur acting used to unnerve the hell out of me. I did a little poking around and found that you can watch the whole movie (with a surprisingly good quality picture, considering) on Youtube HERE!