Okay, so most of you won’t be able to make room for this on a Tuesday night, but hopefully you’ll keep it in your pocket for a stormy Sunday!
Suggested by Daviel McKaye, here’s Don’t Go To Sleep, a made-for-TV movie from 1982. I live for creepy old TV movies. Even the ones that aren’t super hot are just such great background noise during the season.
Daviel adds: “There’s something about TV movies from the ’70s and ’80s that really interests me. Their relative obscurity imbues them with a certain mystique, as so many people find themselves trying to remember their favorite late night movies decades later that may have only aired once or twice during their childhood years. There’s a certain endearing quality to them as they often tread the line between cheesy and charming very delicately, or sometimes not at all.
“In this TV movie, Dennis Weaver and Valerie Harper star as the parents who move their family to a new house to get a fresh start after the tragic death of their oldest daughter. Soon after they arrive, the youngest daughter starts seeing eerie visions of her dead sister urging her to take revenge on the family she feels wronged her in life. As the body count starts to pile up, the movie keeps you guessing whether the ghost is real or simply a manifestation of the young girl’s fractured psyche… right up until the memorably creepy twist ending.
“I think what draws me in the most is the warm, dreamlike quality of the ghost scenes which often comes across as being strangely at odds with the sinister nature of the apparent apparition.”
Sounds solid to me! Enjoy, now or later!