Friday, October 29, 2010
Colleenie Ghoulie #5 - Trilogy of Terror
Hello my ghouls! I saved the best for last. Nothing scares Colleenie Ghoulie more than the Trilogy of Terror’s Zuni Fetish doll. When I was just a little ghoulie, this was a made for TV movie of the week. I remember it like it was last week. My big sister and I climbed into my Mom’s bed so we could watch it together. It was 1975 and I was eight years old. Horror films were big in my house, but I was a wimp. Everything scared me. I just didn’t have the stomach for it. I kept trying though. This particular film was actually three vignettes all starring Karen Black. The first two sucked, I was in the clear, this was not going to scare me. Then the third and final story came on. When I saw the little doll encapsulating all my fears in this tiny, knife wielding demon…I frickin’ lost it! I was literally frozen in fear. The commercial came on and my mom and sister told me I needed to leave. This was going to involve putting my feet on the floor. NO WAY! I remember muttering, “ I can’t I can’t.” My mom told my sister to escort me back to the living room. My sister, who was thirteen at the time, was like, “Are you kidding me?” The living room was literally about ten feet away. If you opened my parents’ bedroom door, you could see my dad sitting on the living room sofa watching some sporting event. But yes, big sister had to take me out of that room and deposit me safely with dad. So I never saw the whole thing the first time around. Why would I be stupid enough to watch this again? Well, I had quite a vivid imagination. The Zuni Fetish doll in my mind was ripping off heads and eating brains. I had to watch it again to see that it wasn’t as bad as I could imagine. Really, it’s actually funny. I can get some good laughs at Ms. Black swinging that doll around and especially all the dumb decisions she makes. Couldn’t you swing the suitcase out the window? All in all though, I still don’t like this doll and I didn’t enjoy watching these YouTube clips. They have a life size version of this doll in a collectible shop in San Francisco. Everyone in my family is under oath that it would not be funny to ever buy me a Zuni Fetish doll. It would be grounds for me to completely disown them. That wraps up my month of what scares Colleenie Ghoulie. I hope you’ve enjoyed my cornucopia of horror. Happy Halloween!
Posted by Colleen at 8:00 AM