Uneasy Childhood Memory Of The Week – 1986’s ‘Babes in Toyland’

We’ve all got them…those childhood-obsessions-of-the-fantastic from another time, long, long ago. And most of the time when we go back and revisit them, they totally scare the shit out of us. I mean, all of us early-30-somethings can remember as children being terrified of that little prick toddler, Gage, from ‘Pet Sematary’, but when we go back and look at it today it just makes us a) chuckle, at best and b) realize that Herman Munster was the same guy in ‘My Cousin Vinny’. But the REALLY terrifying WTF material, that haunts our dreams today as adults, always seem to be the things from our childhood that we adored most. This brings me to today’s first installment of a Son Of Stan segment I call “Uneasy Childhood Memory Of The Week”.

In keeping with the festive time of year, I give you scenes from 1986’s Made for NBC vehicle “Babes in Toyland”, starring an adolescent and possibly drug-addled Drew Barrymore (looking babe as ever), the ever-confused hunk Keanu Reeves (looking confused as ever), and personal favorite Hollywood Hall-of-Famer, Richard Mulligan, who no doubt shot this on the Universal backlot during breaks from his busy ‘Empty Nest’ shooting schedule. I LOVED THIS MOVIE when I was 7 years old. Pretty sure I wore out the VHS. This shit is rull scary, yall. Straight Maniacal. Try to sleep normal after watching this.

*Take special Peep of Barnaby’s (Mulligan) hinchmen. Honorable mention goes out to Barrymore’s sick sled moves…And Oh yea, Pat Morita is there to give wise Asian sage-like advice. Imagine That!