Ok, so I stumbled across this 411 case a few days ago and there are several videos on youtube about it, but I'll post one of the shorter versions.
To break it down, a 3 year old boy went missing in the wilderness near to Mount Shasta and was found 5 hours later. He claimed a replica version of
his grandma, who looked like his real grandma but was actually a "robot"; took him to a cave, where there were "other robots" who were not moving?
(possible corpses?) were there along with purses and guns covered in dust (trophies?).
There are an unlimited number of bizarre possibilities and most of those I can't even comprehend but IMO the first few that come to mind are
1. The kid experienced something extremely traumatic and his mind converted that experience into something else.
2. Bigfoot has mental powers that can produce hypnotic effects on people, perhaps children are able to recover much of the memories although
distorted. The few adults who go missing in national parks and turn up again alive are confused and can't remember where they went. There was another
child who was found within the last couple of weeks who said a "bear" took him and sheltered him www.youtube.com...
3. Abducted and drugs were used, leaving a distorted memory.
However something even stranger has emerged, although I do not understand what exactly the links are here BUT there certainly seems to be a
Now if you read the comments many of them state that they were exposed to this movie in school, which seems ODD to say the least
"I remember watching this in elementary. And I thought it was weird back then I think it's weird now lol I remember the grandmother was like a robot
and she didn't sleep but she had to plug yourself in at night to charged up, then the little girl went downstairs seeing the grandmother in Rocking
Chair went up to her whispering her ear saying you're not my real grandmother, then the robot grandmother play a recording of the little girl saying
that over and over..."
Many of the comments on the IMDB site are in agreement
"Creepy, but I want to see it again
OmegaWolf74719 June 2005
I remember seeing this movie back in the 80s when they showed it to us in grade school. I remember it being rather creepy, like when the grandmother
plugged herself into the wall and rocked back and forth. It made this loud noise that bugged the hell out of me.
However with the passing of time and me being an adult now, I'd like to give this movie a second look and see how I'd like it now. I hated some movies
as a little kid that I think I might like now and loved some as a kid that I don't like anymore. Strange how time does that. I'm pretty sure I'd like
this movie a lot now because I dig sci-fi. The movie did have some very touching moments in it."
Creepy, yes. Especially to impressionable children.
jmeln29 March 2006
I can't give this movie a horrible rating, since there's so much to it that I can't recall. I can't give it a fantastic rating for the same reason.
However, it has stuck with me since I saw it (at a very young age). The most enduring part of the movie is the image of the Grandmother, plugged into
the wall, rocking in her chair. I remember having nightmares that I would find out my Gramma wasn't real, just because of this movie. Twenty plus
years later, I stumbled upon the short story by Ray Bradbury. A few paragraphs in, I began to feel an eerie sense of deja vu. Here again was that
image I'd been trying to block from my mind for years. The short story carries the sense of menace much better than the movie. There, it seemed
Not for small children
mugbeton20 June 2005
Although we didn't know each other at the time, me and my wife were in Kindergarten when this movie came out. Somehow this movie got in to our
classrooms and freaked us out. We both went home thinking our Grandmothers were going to be turned into robots after they die. Then delivered back to
us in a coffin by helicopter so that they could take care of us for the rest of our lives.
It wouldn't have been so bad if our teachers offered any sort of explanation after the film.
All in all the movie isn't bad. I recommend it to anyone that is into sci-fi Twilight Zone type of stuff.
This movie was scary.
veggie30004 December 2004
I remember watching this movie at school when I was in junior kindergarten. It gave me nightmares for weeks and I was afraid to go to sleep at night.
I don't think this is a good family movie for young children. I still get a feeling of dread when I remember how much this movie scared me, even
though I remember very little of the actual movie. I think there was a part where the girl was choosing eyes, that were moving along a conveyor belt
or something. The eyes would only come by once, and if they weren't selected, there would never be another chance to select them. There was also a
part where the electric grandmother dispensed orange juice out of her finger.
yesvirginia19 May 2006
"great family film"??!!??!! are you kidding me? the whole concept is creepy, and there are some scenes -- that factory where they build the
grandmother, and especially the grandmother plugged-in in the attic (or basement?) -- that I can't erase from my brain. I'll admit I was kind of a
'fraidy cat as a kid, but I had nightmares about this movie. Seriously, the whole electric grandmother thing has creeped me out for years. But no one
understood because no one I know remembers seeing this movie! Anyone else haunted by this movie? It's probably not so scary now, but then again (and
maybe it's just me) the whole human- looking-android-as-replacement-for-a-loved-one concept is pretty creepy in and of itself -- see also Haley Joel
(& Jude) in A.I. (or don't, it's not so good). I'll take R2D2 and C3PO any day, thanks.
What was I thinking?
alanmora26 November 2007
I recently came across a copy of this at a convention and seemed to recall, as a child, watching this movie several times and enjoying it. What was I
thinking? This might help to explain my depraved sense of film enjoyment as an adult. I have an even better question...what was Maureen Stapleton
thinking when she agreed to make this atrocity? What was Ray Bradberry thinking (or smoking) when he wrote it? A robot is sent in to take care of
three poor kids who just lost their mother. What sort of message does this send to kids? "If you're mother dies, don't worry about it because she can
easily be replaced by a robot who squirts milk and orange juice from her fingers and can recite to you every word you have ever uttered your entire
life" Now don't get me wrong I have a great deal of respect for Ray Bradberry and his work as well as the work of Maureen Stapleton but who told her
that she could sing? They should be ashamed of themselves! In this movie she sounds more like someone who gargled with razor blades! There is a reason
why films like this one are lost, they should remain that way! Do NOT show this movie to your kids or they will try to plug grandma into the wall at
night when she goes to sleep!
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