KINDERTRAUMA™ is about the movies, books, and toys that scared you when you were a kid. It’s also about kids in scary movies, both as heroes and villains. And everything else that’s traumatic to a tyke!
I’ve solved all of my childhood mystery movie memories — save one — and it’s perplexed me for years! Here is what I can recall:
The scene takes place in a bar/restaurant. Some people are sitting around a table, and there may be some sort of aquariums (?) in the background. A man or men walk up to their table and it’s a little tense. What really scared me, though, is what was on the table. There was some sort of centerpiece that frightened my young eyes. I’m not sure it was meant to be scary, but it was to me and has remained the centerpiece of this movie mystery memory for over 45 years. I’m not sure if it was a movie or TV show, but I know I saw it on TV, not in a theater.
I would’ve see this sometime between 1969 and 1971, when I was 4-6 years old. Thank you for any help you can give me! It’s been a looong, frustrating trip trying to solve this one.
P.S. There is an early 70’s anthology that has vampires in a restaurant, but that’s not it.
One of my early traumas comes from a snippet of a movie I don’t know the name of. My cousin was watching this movie one day and I walked in and caught a scene that’s stayed with me ever since (I was in my single digits I think). There was a man surrounded by a lot of tubes or pipes or something. He screamed, then the movie cut to a scene in a sterile white prison cafeteria. All of a sudden a bunch of blood and guts comes falling through the ceiling. That’s when I noped out of the room, so I never caught what the movie was. Can you help me? I’d really appreciate it.
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