Have you ever seen a movie that haunted you for years? I have. And I thought I was crazy. I described the horrible movie to my mother, my brother, friends...no one had seen it, heard of it, or believed such a horrible children's film existed.
But it does. And I saw it. At the tender age of seven. I think my daycare teacher hated me.
The story is about a boy who loses his hair, becomes haunted by ghosts who give him a recipe to regrow his hair. He uses the recipe (dead flies, kitty litter and peanut butter) but then his hair grows nonstop. He and fifty other children are kidnapped to work in a paintbrush making concentration camp where they manufacture magical paintbrushes from this child's hair. The Does it sound mild? It isn't. This movie scars for life.
So the other day at work, I was discussing horrifying things I remember from my childhood. At this point, after 20 years, no one else remembers this movie or the plot. I feel crazy that I may have made it up. So today, after another nightmare, I googled to main points "kidnap boy hairbrush movie". And I am not crazy....there really was an 80's CHILDREN'S movie called "The Peanut Butter Solution." Celine Dion even did the soundtrack. And pretty much every other reviewer agrees, this movie should not be watched by children and it scarred us for life. If you don't believe me, simple search "The Peanut Butter Solution" on amazon.com. The amazing part is that out of 85 reviewers, most people believed they had imagined this storyline in their nightmares. I think I can agree with them that it is a relief to know it is real.
I know, this post is boring, and off topic. It isn't really about Mr. Darling or myself, more of an "OMGosh I have to tell SOMEONE I am not hallucinating evil movie plotlines!!!!"
So....have you seen this movie? Are you, like me, scarred for life? Have you been able to banish the nightmares of having your hair made into magic, evil paintbrushes?
Any advice on the subject would be appreciated!
4 weeks ago