by Erin Napier
I know there’s a movie — one you saw when you were little that you still think of every now and then that deeply affected you. Tonight we were at Blockbuster looking for a movie (we went with Prairie Home Companion) and we started talking about those things we remember from bizarre movies from childhood and we could NOT think of the names of them. Then, like magic, those Blockbuster employees saved the day and cleared up the mystery. For Ben, he remembered a movie where:
Ben screams “LADY IN WHITE! THAT’S IT!!!” He’s been trying to put the pieces together about this since I’ve known him. It was a great moment of revelation.
Then I ask Blockbuster Jeremy if he knows about a movie where:
1. This famous actor guy gets in an accident or something and gets mutilated and goes to work in a freak show. There’s all kinds of freak show people. Like a dog man? And Mr. T maybe? And one of the freaks eats macaroons all the time. Those chocolate coconut cookie things?
He says “Yep. It’s called Freaked. It was on AMC the other day. You got satellite?”
It’s so… sooooooooo… WEIRD. I just watched the trailer and am now realizing that HBO played a whole lot of cuh-razy mess in the 90s that I over-absorbed on summer break while Kelsa or Danielle heated up my KidCuisine. Point in case: Stay Tuned and Mr. Boogedy. You remember either of those? Wow. I miss the scary traumatizing kid movies of the 80s and 90s.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!