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This movie scared the hell out of movie!!




I'm sorry but out of all the horror movies I've seen, this is one of the movies that stayed in my mind, bringing a chill down my spine. I first saw this when I was about seven and being a young kid who had already seen movies like the Exorcist and An American Werewolf In London, this one freaked me out the most.

It's not that easy to explain this but do you know those movies that weren't meant to be scary but are creepy because of the the lowbudget, odd acting and creepy French Canadian syle of these mid 80 childrens films.

At this point, my memories are foggy but I remember this crazy,round,God like figure named Slimo( I think ) who pukes gold dust out at the people And this elf/leprechaun or whatever the hell he is guy who can either fly just enough so that he misses his rainbow or levitates until burping. There's also this half man, half dog who likes to eat flying, glowing,balls. And I remember that once you reach the land a lot of the people were f***ed up. I remember these face painted clowns who were just emmotionless, juggling. Why I remember these things?-I don't know. Will you get scared watching? I doubt it. Why am I even talking about this movie that almost know one has seen? I don't know. Had to get it of my chest I guess.

Ok.......I'm going to bed.

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Omg, I thought exactly the same thing, this movie is still stuck in my head and it freaked me out the most. I had seen many horror movies before this as like a 7 year old and this one remains stuck.

Im going to bed now too

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I saw this when I was 20 and it still freaked me out! The midget guy alone more than anything and the gold tramp guy...just so surreal. Nightmarish.

"Follow that sum bitch."

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I saw this when I was about 6... that big slime ball where the people jumped into it and turned into butterflies... that scared me!

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I thought it was really freaky too. The scene that most stuck with me was when the kids found out they couldn't go home and were going to be thrown into that slime God's mouth and turned into butterflies or whatever. The whole mood of that place was so surreal and hazy, like some sort of mushroom high. Just creepy *shudder*

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I didn't see the movie until I was a teenager, so I didn't get scared by it.

I think the "Land of Small" was so faky and cheesy...it was my least favorite part of the movie.

In my opinion. I think the characters saved the movie.
I like Fritz, even though he was kind of whiny.
The kids are ok, even if their acting was a bit plastic.
The bad guy was a little less than believable, but that's ok.

I think my favorite character was Mimmick, the Indian dude with the bicycle.
We don't really know if he's a bit crazy, or if he just knows more than anyone else in the movie.

I think he's cool :).

I wonder if this movie is available to order anywhere...

-Amanda

"She will remember your heart when men are fairy tales in storybooks written by rabbits"

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OMG!!! I had nightmares about this movie up until a year ago! All I got were flashes of the people getting turned into the big rotating spheres or the little fairy things. It wasn't until I confronted my childhood fears and realized my fiance had this film watched it up until the point that occured in my dreams and turned it off because as an adult it disturbed me even more!! I would not let my child watch this movie for fear it would scar them for life!

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Wow! It's crazy that people are still replying to my post. I guess I'm not alone. And now right at the end of Halloween I guess it's safe to say that if you want a truly terrifying film, give it to the French Canadian Family Picture Companies.

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YES!

this movie scared the hell out of me... the last time i saw it i think i was five, and i could never watch it again

i recognized michael j anderson on an episode of xfiles, and the memory came back to haunt me! :)
i had to look it up, and knew it right away

what the heck was it about the 80s kids movies... they were all so messed up
some were good (e.g. neverending story, labyrinth) but seriously, they were creepy.

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for the longest time my father and i have been trying to figure out where we remember this one scene from. we knew it was in a movie that we had watched when i was young, but for the life of us couldnt remember which one. when describing the scene to my younger brother and mother, both of which had no recollection of it at all, we were told they believed we were on drugs because it was so bizarre. the scene we remembered was when this slime god (and if anyone knows the name for sure PLEASE repost because that too is driving us crazy) was floating and all these children were chanting his name or something. let me just say that it is nice to finally have closure because this has been driving us mad. thanks to all of you who were also scarred as children by this film and carry these scars to this day just as i do.

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Thx for remembering me. I played the half man / half dog ... MUNCH. My favorite acting role. Played Flannigan too, but that wasn't as much fun. My IMDb resume says that I was born In NYC, in 1901, 1910 or something. They CANNOT get it right! I'm from Houston, and born in 1939, and I am NOT the father of Tony Roberts, nor Nicole Roberts, but MOST of the credits are real. What can y' do? ~Ken Roberts

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Its quite funny that people find this film scary, since it was made for a very popular French canadian children's film serie. I don't remember it being that scary, but I haven't seen it for a while though...

"what’s the definition of a neoconservative? A liberal who’s just been mugged"-Stanley Kubrick

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I just found this and i remember how scared i used to be of this movie! i saw it too when i was very young and the dwarf guy scared the *beep* out of me, along with everthing else. the main thing i remember was some earthquake scene.

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"I played the half man / half dog ... MUNCH. My favorite acting role. Played Flannigan too, but that wasn't as much fun."

Wow, I didn't know Munch and Flannigan were played by the same guy!

Cool!

-Amanda

"She will remember your heart when men are fairy tales in storybooks written by rabbits"

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Slimo scared the crap out of me too. Something about him eating people and turning them into gold dust or "beautiful butterflies". That's just too creepy for a kid's movie in the 80's. I bought this on ebay a couple years ago, and this movie is definitely as weird as I remember. Thank god for the 80's and their cracked out movies! If you liked this one, check out the Peanut Butter Solution!

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FINALLY found this godforsaken weird movie after months of google searching. The only people who remembered the blob thing that eats people were my brother and I (im 25 and hes 23), and if it werent for him having a vague recolection I wouldnt of even persued this because I would think that I was crazy. Who rates this G and scares the crap out of innocent kids? (me lol). Anyway I'll have to watch it again now to freak myself out^^



AHHH, now where was I boy? EHHHH Hockity Pockity?

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OMG!!! the first nightmare i ever remember having came from slimo and the puke! i think about that dream all the time STILL. i remember all of it too, i must have been at least 5...in the dream i get swallowed up and go down his 'mouth tube' and end up in a jail cell with the kids ...thanks alot for scaring me all over again with this message board! haha

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i thought that i was the only person to have ever watched that movie. my mom used to always buy really cheap kids movies from like kmart and ames. i would get stuck watching all kinds of weird movies. but this movie was really scary. i could only watch the first 30 min of it and i would always turn it off. i just ordered a copy of it on vhs...now i gotta find a vcr to watch it on. im gonna get a group of people to watch it with me.

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Where did you order a copy from?I can't find it anywhere and I heard that it's hard to find in english, it's mostly in France they say. I used to have the VHS but lost it years ago. I'd love to find it.

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sorry i havent been on in a while. i found a copy on ebay. its really weird watching it now

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