Imagine your best friend disappeared then came back one foggy night, scratching outside your bedroom after getting chomped on by a Nosferatu lookalike…
I was never the same after this morbid scene from the t.v. miniseries adaptation of ‘Salem’s Lot. The Exorcist was lurking in wait around the corner for me. I reiterate; I was never the same. In fact, I wanted more. Lots more.
–Ray Van Horn, Jr.
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I recall being horrified by The Hand around that time. I don’t even recall the premise, just that a disembodied hand kept coming after some guy. Struck off in a trucking accident or something…
It was that or the glowing doll eyes in a hidden room filled with laughter. Can’t even begin to tell you which movie that was, but I loved how it made me feel.
Of course, I was watching the Universal monsters by the time I was five, so…
(I had “Famous Monsters Speak” on vinyl at around the same age.)
Yes! That scene creeped me out so much. It still sticks in my head.
Ah, man I love horror movies! I never have seen “Salem’s Lot” though.
Lulu: “Our Dada says he was annoyed that they dropped the character Jimmy Cody from that miniseries! Although he’s probably just biased to like Jimmy Cody on account of his own name …”
It’s so super creepy that I couldn’t look at it more than twice. Well, unless I want that child to show up in my nightmares. 😁