Sunday, November 8, 2009

Question For The Horror Fans

This has absolutely nothing to do with baseball, but a question has been bothering me for a number of years. Many who frequent this site happen to be horror movie aficionados, so I thought I'd ask.

Sometime in the mid to late eighties, I caught a movie on one of the movie cable networks. It was most likely Cinemax, when they used to run a bevy of horror movies.

All I remember of a particular movie is one scene that has stood out in my mind. It featured the killer, in a yellow raincoat walking up the stairs. Along the way, his hand is stuck in gum left on the banister. He grumbles about it and continues back up the stairs.

And that's all I got. That one part of one scene. It's been driving me batty for years! With my luck, it's probably part of the stupidest movie on Earth, but I need to know.

I've had some suggestions over the years as to what it may be. I've heard "Student Bodies", but I have never seen this scene in that movie. I've heard "April Fool's Day". I didn't see it in there either. I've heard "Communion" (AKA "Alice, Sweet Alice" or "Holy Terror"). The only connection to that movie is the raincoat and that was worn by a twelve year old girl in "Communion", so that is definitely not it.

My feeling is that it came from a low budget horror/comedy from the early to mid eighties, but I just don't know. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it!


dayf said...

I saw the raincoat, immediately thought of the Donald Sutherland flick "Don't Look Now", and was overcome with the horrible, horrible, awful terrible shittiness of that film. Dear God, that film caused me pain.

Some quick googling found Milo, which is probably too recent and a Hammer Horror tv episode, which probably isn't right either. Good luck finding the movie...


Steve Gierman said...

Thanks for the help. Milo is definitely too recent. The Hammer Horror tv episode looks really interesting. It's in the right time frame and had the yellow mack, but I'm guessing that it's not what I am looking for. I will have to watch the episode at some point.

Anonymous said...

The first thing that came to mind was "April Fool's Day," but I don't remember the killer getting his hand stuck in gum. I will try to rewatch the movie sometime this week though; you've got me intrigued.

If you don't find an answer in the next couple of weeks, I will ask around at the Horror Hound convention for you. I'll probably be going on Saturday, November 21.

Steve Gierman said...

Much appreciated! Thanks JT!

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