My entire life, I have recoiled with horror when Mr. Mister’s “Take These Broken Wings” is played. This is because I associate it with a murder that I witnessed as a little girl.
It was a murder on television, but still. It scared me so much I ran out of the living room & into my bedroom, where the song was playing on my radio. I can’t hear it to this day without becoming miserable.
This is how I remembered the murder. Matt Dillon ran into a room where Natalie Wood was fighting with an albino who was cutting her with a straight razor. Then the albino was stabbed with a knitting needle.
It is now over 30 years later, & I still have nightmares about this scene, so in an effort to purge myself of this trauma, I crowd sourced Twitter. Useless. So I googled.
You want to know what horror film traumatized a nine-year-old girl so badly that she has nightmares about it at 43 years of age?
Foul Play. Starring Goldie Hawn & Chevy Chase. I’m told there’s even a Burgess Meredith karate fight.
Just kill me now.
But seriously how is this horrific sight funny??!
Children are impressionable! Be careful what they’re watching!
Knowing my mum she was passed out on the settee. Or cooking. Or my brother was feeding Doritos to the cat.