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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Thin white duke, Mar 25, 2020.
I think I was about 14 when I watched this movie on tv, and I remember I enjoyed it quite much. Then I read the book, which I enjoyed more.
I personally have two "trauma" movies:
- Alien 2, because I watched it at 8 (!!!) when my irresponsible older cousin had rented it on vhs and decided I was old enough while I was sleeping over at his parent's. I still hear the sound of my teeth chattering the whole night after that.
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: for this one I was 13, and I watched it thinking it was another funny gore movie, with so much hemoglobin that it's not scary anymore. Oh boy how was I wrong... I still hear the scream of that girl when she gets hung on the butcher's hook.
IMO, this one falls into the same category than Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes: fortunately, I was a young adult when I watched this one.
As a result, now that I'm 40, I cannot stand any kind of torture in a movie.
As one who saw it in High School with a bunch of friends IN DAY TIME we were all scared $h!tless. Can't imagine how scared we'd have been if it were a nighttime showing. I can remember vividly one friend repeating the scene when Linda Blair tossed her Green Pea soup and us giving him the business but secretly, anyone of us could have done the same thing. Still one of the scariest movies I've seen because of the religious and psychological impact. Did I say we saw it in Georgetown, not far from the famous stairs?
Yup! Oh well, can’t really unpack this here. Wahhhh
Well, it is damn scary.
True story here, in 1973 I was 3 years old, my mom and friends wanted to see it. I'm guessing they saw it when tickets were cheaper, because my mom was dirt poor. So let's say she saw it in 1974. Long story short, SHE TOOK ME to the movie!
I can honestly tell you that I was traumatized because I still remember being scared and hearing the movie dialogue. I remember crying, and hearing my mom say "Don't look".
It's a messed up movie. I don't recommend it.
Oh man it must have been a real trauma for a 3 years old baby.....
You know what Mr. Duke, I'm gonna lay it off on the lockdown, but truth be known, sometimes I'm just scatter brained, it ain't cause I'm old it's because I've always been that way. I got the Exorcist, and Rosemary's baby crossed up in my head. My comments were directed at Rosemary's baby which might make more sense to you, then again, maybe not. As to the exorcist when I finally got switched over to that thing in my head, I really couldn't take any of that serious, and as my esteemed companion of the web the dandy who hails from Detroit nonother than Mr. Mike Eskimo, I thought it was some sort of black comedy to tells ya the truth.
Also the 2 movies that you said can be really traumatic for a young kid.
There's hardly any dialogue in that scene, nothing really out of the ordinary happening, but it's somehow presented in such a creepy manner that it really sets the tone for the rest of the film.
Not true, they used the ouija board and thus invited it
Them ouiga boards are bad mojo no doubt about it!
Aye,gotta tread careful.
We're talking about a film.
This stuff does happen, most people don't talk about it (or only to people they trust). But your last sentence sums it up. I know people who have foolishly opened doors they should have left alone. I suspect this thread will be locked within 24 hours, because we all know where it's going.
But they weren't church steps
Of course we are. But talking about a film without talking about its subject matter is kind of limiting.
Ok Toto'sDad no problem...
I only wanted to say how scary that movie is for me and see if it is for somebody else...i'm sorry if it hurted someone....
I was raised in a different faith,best I go no further in this thread.
No - we all know where it’s been.
IF you went to parochial school.
The evil the devil dispenses is dwarfed by the centuries of enablers and under-the-rug sweepers.
The worst doors to foolishly open remain the big fancy carved ones at the front of the building ...
we're discussing a movie, not a faith
well, some of us, anyway