Movies That Remind Me of My Parents (now including TV)by Pantstrovich | created - 12 Sep 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
I'm painting you a pictire. It's not exactly sentimental.
If you or someone you know has been in similar situations, I'd like to recommend some resources:
01. The book "Toxic Parents" by Susan Forward 02. The book "The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD 03. [link]https://www.healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.com/[/link] 04. [link]https://www.psychopathfree.com/articles/[/link] 05. [link]https://www.facebook.com/emergingfrombroken/[/link] 06. [link]https://www.rainn.org/[/link] 07. [link]https://di.org.au/about-dissociation/[/link] 08. [link]http://thoughtcatalog.com/shahida-arabi/2016/05/the-real-reason-why-we-love-bad-boys-toxic-partners-and-emotionally-unavailable-men/[/link]
Thank you for your kind comments (love and best wishes to you). I don't want to answer from my Facebook account because my parents still stalk me sometimes, online and through harassing my friends and their families. Apparently they didn't like their property getting away.
I disowned them and moved to the farthest country that I could get away from them. Being away from them is obviously better, but I will probably always have severe PTSD no matter how much therapy I have. I also cannot have contact with my younger siblings (who I love dearly), because of all the brainwashing.
There have been a lot of positive changes however.
Gonna delete this one too, IMDb?
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1. Carrie (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Votes: 158,507 | Gross: $33.80M
Too bad I didn't have telekenisis.
2. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Votes: 829,791 | Gross: $44.02M
Hey, let's take the dad from The Shining gone kookoo and pair him up with Carries mom, only make it real life and way worse. Also the kids get no powers to defend themselves with. Great idea, universe!
3. The People Under the Stairs (1991)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.
Votes: 29,457 | Gross: $24.20M
Well, my parents aren't related as far as I know, but they did come from a small town, so who knows. Probably they only hid the one extra brother from me. Hopefully there is not a basement full of flesh-eating feral boys somewhere. There are a few more adults out there with PTSD though! Nice going, human garbage!
4. The Woman (I) (2011)
R | 101 min | Horror
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
Both parents, although the mother still had more of a maternal instinct than my own. Mine never even tried to leave or act like he didn't have every right to treat us like that, aside from a few instances of, "Stop it! Stop it!" May they both rot.
Edit: I think she may have tried to leave once and he threatened to comit suicide to manipulate her into staying. I was disappointed that he didn't do it.
5. The Amityville Horror (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror
Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.
Votes: 33,417 | Gross: $86.43M
The step-father, of course. Reminded me very much of my own father's behaviour.
6. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Votes: 268,198 | Gross: $25.59M
Mrs. Carmody, of course.
7. It (1990)
TV-PG | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
Alvin Marsh - the abusive father of Beverly Marsh - book version even more
8. Sanitarium (2013)
Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
"Sanitarium" is an original series that consists of segments based on particular patients of a mental institution and what drove them to madness.
The little boy's father.
9. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 198,856 | Gross: $0.50M
10. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
Votes: 200,811 | Gross: $46.35M
When Fulgencio Capulet is flipping out at Juliet because she doesn't want to marry Count Paris.
11. Freddy's Dead (1991)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror
Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.
Votes: 39,084 | Gross: $34.87M
Tracy's father; not Freddy. Freddy's a better parent than mine any day. Too bad this whole movie was stupid. It was a stupid concept, poorly executed.
12. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 967,312 | Gross: $19.50M
Mathilda's parents (mostly the father, I think). Sadly, I never made it past the beginning of this movie. Too close to home.
13. Tales from the Hood (1995)
R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Votes: 6,281 | Gross: $11.80M
Little boy's step father.
14. Flowers in the Attic (1987)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother.
Votes: 8,854 | Gross: $15.15M
It's been a long while, but both the grandmother and mother, to some degree. Mostly the grandmother. I was actually given this book as a young teen by a great aunt. I think she was trying to encourage me to run away with my younger siblings. While I appreciate the sentiment, it might have been nice if the adults who knew would have actually done something...
15. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
PG-13 | 91 min | Horror
The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.
Votes: 23,545 | Gross: $41.00M
When the dad gets possessed. Not to mention the alcoholism and cult. And the vomiting scene, which was reminiscent of a particularly scary incident in which he ruined my little sister's birthday.
16. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Votes: 168,633 | Gross: $8.55M
Dennis Hopper's character.
Like combine his character, the dad from The Shining when he's at peak crazy and the dad from The Amnityville Horror when he's peak crazy, and you might have an idea of what mine is like.
Not sure if there is a character to compare him to when he's pretending not to be a crazy psychopath, but he wasn't terribly good at it anyway. Probably why he hung out in a small town in Texas so long. Psycho is a way of life there.
17. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.
(Including Fire Walk With Me.)
Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Dance of the Dead
TV-MA | 59 min | Horror
In a post-apocalypse society, 17-year-old Peggy lives with her over-protective mother and works in her restaurant. She misses her sister Anna, who died some time ago. When two couples of ... See full summary »
The way the mother treated the older sister.
19. Excision (2008)
18 min | Short, Horror
A neglected teen takes refuge in the dreams that used to haunt her and orchestrates a shocking plan to prove her worth to her disapproving parents.
The way her mother treated her.
20. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
R | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
TV-MA | 57 min | Horror
Determined to "rescue" his pregnant daughter from an abortion clinic, a religious fanatic and his sons plan a violent firearm assault just as the doctors suspect her pregnancy might not be of this world.
22. ABCs of Death 2 (2014)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Horror
Another 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.
Directors: Rodney Ascher, Julian Barratt, Robert Boocheck, Alejandro Brugués, Kristina Buozyte, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, Jim Hosking, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Marvin Kren, Juan Martínez Moreno, Erik Matti, Wolfgang Matzl, Julien Maury, Robert Morgan, Chris Nash, Vincenzo Natali, Hajime Ohata, Navot Papushado, Bill Plympton, Dennison Ramalho, Todd Rohal, Jerome Sable, Bruno Samper, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Sôichi Umezawa | Stars: Eric Jacobus, Andy Nyman, Simon Barrett, Teela LaRoux
Votes: 7,598 | Gross: $0.01M
23. The Brain (1988)
R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.
I was committed at 14, as punishment for daring to defend myself. I even tried to tell various staff that I was being abused at home, and all they did was look at me as if they'd been told that I would say that, and that it was a lie, and then they'd walk away. Wouldn't even acknowledge that I said that with anything other than that stupid look. They 100% refused to speak to me like a human being. They only ever gave scripted instructions. It was a maddening prison.
24. A Cure for Wellness (2016)
R | 146 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.
Votes: 75,784 | Gross: $8.11M
For the gaslighting, trapped in a cult sort of thing.
25. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Music
Ramones fanatic and delinquent Riff Randell battle it out with the strict new principle of Vince Lombardi High School, Miss Togar, with help from the Ramones.
Just for the record burning.
26. The Voices (2014)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.
I think I must have added this for the squalor I (and my younger siblings and animal companions) had to live in.
27. Mark of the Devil (1970)
R | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror
In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.
28. Faust (2000)
R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A man sells his soul to the devil in order to gain superpowers and avenge the brutal death of his girlfriend. When he realizes that the price is the soul of his new love interest, he turns on the devil.
29. Hereditary (2018)
R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.
Votes: 190,858 | Gross: $44.07M
This one I meant as more the underlying theme of what you can't control of what your parents set you up with.
30. The Witch (2015)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
Votes: 172,953 | Gross: $25.14M
The way the eldest is fairly innocent and works hard, acting as a second mother, and despite that, is still treated like scum and accused of being a witch. It will never be enough for some people, no mater what you do.
31. Ganja & Hess (1973)
R | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor's assistant finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood.
Votes: 1,205 | Gross: $0.02M
Ganja's story about how her mother treated her.
32. Gerald's Game (2017)
TV-MA | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A couple tries to spice up their marriage in a remote lake house; after the husband dies unexpectedly, the wife is left handcuffed to their bed frame and must fight to survive and break free.
I think you get the picture...