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just saw it for the first time since i was 5


I saw this movie when i was about 5 years old, and i was traumatized. I thought i was the only person who sw it in my whole town When i was in school the other day, i wanted to see if i was the only person who saw it in my class. Turned out, there was one other person, who owned the movie. I borrowed it from her, and i have no idea how i was scared by it. It is a great movie for little kids, but not to kiddie for adults. Its very hard to find, but if you do see it, try to get it, its an enjoyable movie.

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No idea how you could have been scared by it???!?!? Come on, we should have never been exposed to this movie. I'm scarred for life.

FIRST of all, it's so obscure that for years I thought it was a dream I had or something. Then i realized that my sister remembered it too. So it was real!

But HOW? I was five when I saw this, and I distinctly remembered an asian kid smearing peanut butter on his genitals and growing uncontrollable pubic hair. Surely this couldn't have been in the movie. It must be one of those fake repressed memories like I saw on 20/20...

But it wasn't! It was in there! and this kid was in suspended animation so an artist could harvest his hair!

Further disturbing to my 5 year old brain was the fact that it's canadian, quebecois no less, so everything is kind of like a normal american town but just a little bit off. all I knew was that it had that strange, approximated american feeling I had only ever experienced by watching You Can't Do That On Television.

And then there's Celine Dion on the soundtrack! is this what the kanucks find suitable for children?

We should start a support group for adult children of the peanut butter solution.

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yea, the more i think about it the more i realize how i felt when i saw it. I think since i was so young , i didnt really know what to be scared by. i had no previous experience of fright before i saw this movie. when i saw him get scared, i really didnt know what to think. i dont even remember the asian kid from the first time i saw it, just the scene in which he fakes out the signnor and his crazy, crazy trip wire set up. the feel of the movie is very very odd, being that it is canadian. its got that strange awkwardness about ti that ive only found in canadian movies. I also think that it is so weird, that nobody was scared or worried about what was happening. the dad thinks its cool how the hair is growing, not noticing how this was not supposed to happen. also, when the children got kidnapped, nobody worried about it. the dad was just like, oh no! we have to find him. you hear nothing from any of the other childrens parents, or anything like that. just a shot of newspapers. i thnk that we should start a new post just to help each other get through the childhood shock and trauma that is......... the peanut butter solution

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I also thought this was a nightmare I had had as a child until a friend had brought it up. I am still looking for a copy to watch it. I'm sure I would think it is silly today but I found it utterly terrifying as a child. Does anyone have a clue where I could get a copy?

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EBAY of course. Thats where i got mine

"It's my industrial strength hairdryer, and i can't LIVE without it!"

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I saw it when I was five, too and it scared the crap out of me and I think I'm still traumatized now at 20

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Yup, it's also one of the scariest movies of my childhood, on par with IT and Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Wow.

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