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The Electric Grandmother (1982)

Who remembers this trippy early 1980s made-for-TV gem? It scared the shit out of me as a kid.

Rewatching now ... what memories.

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by Anonymousreply 4Last Saturday at 11:34 AM

A remake of a Twilight Zone episode written by Ray Bradbury. Josephine Hutchinson played the grandmother, and one of the kids was Veronica Cartwright.

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by Anonymousreply 1Last Friday at 2:04 PM

I realize now why I thought it was scary. I thought that the electric grandmother was a nefarious presence and only the daughter knew it. I remember turning it off after the scene where the girl "unplugs" the grandmother because I thought it would only get scarier.

Yes MARY!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2Last Saturday at 8:37 AM

I randomly remembered this movie a week ago. All I could retell was the Grandma getting hit by a car and the little girl crying and then Grandma gets up and says "No, not like mommy." I didn't know where to begin searching for it. That was one of those weird movie memories you have as a child.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Saturday at 11:16 AM

Yeah, r3, this movie definitely stayed with me. Well, certain moments. I remembered, for example, the father brushing the soot off the building number, and also how the grandmother's voice is a conglomeration of the father and kids.

But I completely forgot other parts, like the milk being poured out of her finger and the grandmother being airlifted in (which both seem ... memorable.)

Memory is a funny thing.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Saturday at 11:34 AM
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