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« on: November 23, 2021, 11:13:55 PM »

My memories of this film are hazy at best. Many of them might be wrong, or a miss mash of other films. But this is what I think I remember about the movie after all this time:

It was around 1986 or later, but not much later. I saw it on VHS. I rented it with another movie called 'Mountaintop Motel Massacre'. May have been a double feature. Or a different day all together.

Plot details: It was a horror film. It was either a slasher, or an alien creature as the killer. I can't remember exactly. I do recall one kill towards the end, someone crawling through a ceiling door to an attic, but the door slams on their neck, leaving them almost decapitated, with their body dangling from the ceiling below, and their bloody head in the attic, still sort of alive.
Another important detail was at some point in the movie, a character tells the story of an urban legend of the 'licked hand', where a girl is home alone with her dog that sleeps under her bed. The dog licks her hand and she feels secure. But a dripping sound from the shower stall near by makes her get up and check on the sound, and it's her dog, killed, and hanging from the shower head, it's blood making the dripping sound. And the killer was licking her hand the whole time.
This story freaked me out.

I don't really think the movie was any good, but I'm going insane trying to find it. It's really obscure and I'm starting to think I made it up in my head. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 01:05:43 AM »

The Slayer (1982) features death by attic trap door.

(Try searching youtube for "the slayer 1982 all deaths" to see a clip.)

I don't know whether it includes the "licked hand" urban legend; seems unlikely but not impossible. There's a wikipedia page for the urban legend, and the "background" section includes some movies where it's shown up -- probably not comprehensive, but maybe something there will ring a bell.

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 11:14:00 AM »

Big thanks for the response. I found the full movie of 'The Slayer' on YouTube and watched it. Honestly, I didn't feel anything while watching, nothing seemed familiar at all. The attic trap door scene was the only thing that was similar to what I remember, but I don't think it's the movie. And the 'licked hand' part being absent is proving that. But damn good guess!

I think this movie is a bit older than what I saw. I feel like what I saw was more late 80's. And 'The Slayer' seemed early 80s.

Again, thanks for your help.
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