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Mon
Oct 25 2010 8:36am

The Blog that Turns People Inside Out

Screamers movie posterConfession: I suffered from a childhood fear that my body would turn inside out. Either some external force would evert me like a used sock puppet or my body would just up and reverse itself. Either way, my unease was palpable, and it all traces back to the 1979 film Screamers.

I mean just look at that VHS cover! I was 8 years old when I first saw that on the shelf of the local video store. And since my family didn’t rent horror, it was decades before I found out that ABSOLUTELY NO ONE turns inside out in this film.*

*Worse still, it seems that the distributers actually filmed a gruesome man-turns-inside-out scene for the U.S. trailer but didn’t add it to the film itself. Audiences went ballistic. BadMovies.org has lots of great info on this film right here.

But ever up to the challenge, my 8-year-old brain cooked up its own terrifying visions of blood-spurting inside-out men. I imagined doctors powerless to reverse the condition. A few years passed before I actually stopped to ask if total body eversion were even possible—or why the inside-out man from Screamers has blue jeans on.

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