Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Childhood Nightmares: Now in Traumavision!

Some idiot babysitter let me watch this movie as a kid and the thing that happens 1 minute and 13 seconds into this promo clip haunted me for years.



I wouldn't look through binoculars for the longest time. I remember staying up late at night in bed running the sequence over in my mind, trying to comfort myself that maybe it wouldn't be so bad learning to live with NO FUCKING EYES. I kept revisiting it, hoping if I faced it head on it wouldn't scare me so badly. I never knew what the movie was called because after seeing that part I hid under a blanket. I only just hunted it down recently. Turns out, from people's comments, that generations of other kids were totally fucked up by it too. We should form a support network. Guaranteed, group activities for our community would not include birdwatching.

3 comments:

Duffmano said...

I'll have you know that Michael Gough also starred in the worst movie on earth. Konga.
Also...MY EYES!!!!!!
Did you ever see Johnny Got His Gun that horrible Timothy Bottoms movie where he is trapped in his limbless faceless body after being injured in the war?
That one terrorized me as well.

dufmanno said...

I'll have you know that Michael Gough also starred in the worst movie on earth. Konga.
Also...MY EYES!!!!!!
Did you ever see Johnny Got His Gun that horrible Timothy Bottoms movie where he is trapped in his limbless faceless body after being injured in the war?
That one terrorized me as well.

dufmanno said...

Oh hi, it's me and clearly I'm totally unable to figure out if I should use my google or wordpress account!
I need more practice at life.