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Trauma

Starring: Lynn Bari & John Conte Director: Robert M. Young
A woman is shocked into a catatonic state after witnessing a gruesome murder.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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In the darkness of the night, a murderous hand of an unseen killer violently forces a woman under cold, black waters, sending the victim to a ghastly death. Emmaline, the beautiful niece of the murdered woman, witnesses the killing and experiences a brutal emotional trauma that causes total memory loss. Years later, Emmaline tries to put the unsolved murder behind her and returns to the family mansion with her conniving new husband, his nephew Craig and caretaker Luther. Sinister events begin to unfold as Emmaline fights to reclaim her memory. Craig begins investigating and discovers a link between Emmaline and the vast fortune that may be a motive for the murder. It becomes clear that Emmaline must recover her suppressed memories... before the killer makes her his next victim.

An eerie suspense thriller, Trauma was released in the post-Psycho era and possesses the same haunting qualities of other thrillers from the '60s like Dementia 13 and Homicidal. Director Robert M. Young is best known for his television films (Ghost Of Flight 401) and as a TV writer ("Kojak" and "It Takes a Thief"). Young also wrote the story for the 1963 low-budget thriller, The Crawling Hand. Lynn Bari, a busy performer throughout the '30s and '40s, appears as victim Helen Garrison, one of her final film appearances. Actor John Conte was featured in Man With The Golden Arm and was the host for many years on the NBC Matinee Theater.

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A woman loses her memory when she witnesses a murder in a swimming pool. She returns to the mansion where it happened to conquer her fear.

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Killer | Murder | Theatrical Release

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Rating 4.5 creepy and atmospheric in the Dementia 13 mode Movie Lover: from somewhere out there -- May, 12, 2006

A teenager named Emmaline witnesses the murder of her aunt, who's pushed out of a wheelchair and drowned in a pool. The shock traumatizes her so badly that it causes total memory loss. An unscruplously-enterprising creep who'd been trying to marry Emmaline's aunt for her money marries Emmaline six years later in hopes of getting his hands on the estate she's inherited. He's not too helpful in her efforts to recover her memory, but she pokes around in a sealed-off wing of the family house, trying to investigate the past. Meanwhile, her architect boyfriend discovers that something has been added on their stables for some reason. These hidden secrets turn out to be pretty sinister, as you might have guessed. Interesting little horror film that was part of the post-Psycho wave. Has some good atmosphere and good twists and turns. This film slipped through the cracks and became forgotten, but is worthy of re-discovery.


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