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Doesa anyone recognize this 80s horror short scenario?
October 9, 2009 1:03 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know of a horror short film/ ad/ preview from the 80s wherein a fisherman at the edge of a lake bites into an apple he finds on the ground, realizes there is a line coming out of the apple...

... grabs his throat which starts squirting blood, realizes there is a hook attached to the line that is sticking out of his neck, and then gets dragged, gurgling, into the lake?

Know it sounds silly, but I saw this as a very little kid and for years I've had this image of the fisherman being dragged into a lake in my head. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with a horror movie I was shown as a little kid (damn multiple older brothers.) Maybe it was a preview on an old VHS of Friday the 13th, maybe it was a screwy PETA ad, who knows. I can't say. Just curious if that scenario rings a bell for anyone.
posted by joechip to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Not '80s, but here's a short starring Ewan McGregor that has that basic plot. It's called DESSERTS.
posted by paperzach at 1:20 AM on October 9, 2009


Creepshow?
posted by runcibleshaw at 2:29 AM on October 9, 2009


I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Blood Hook
posted by Venadium at 3:40 AM on October 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Or maybe Escapes, which featured a short called 'Something's Fishy' with the exact same plot.
posted by Venadium at 3:48 AM on October 9, 2009


You're not crazy. I remember seeing this myself. And I also unfortunately share your amnesia toward the source.
posted by Atreides at 5:22 AM on October 9, 2009


Some more ideas here, including another mention of Escapes, which apparently specifically had an apple as the bait.
posted by tomcooke at 5:49 AM on October 9, 2009


Yet another mention of Escapes, I think that's probably your movie.
posted by tomcooke at 5:53 AM on October 9, 2009


I remember a similar scene, but the human was hooked by a piece of cheese. If I recall correctly, it was a (very disturbing) commercial for cheese.
posted by Sheppagus at 8:22 AM on October 9, 2009


Escapes sounds like a winner. Thanks!
posted by joechip at 9:22 AM on October 9, 2009


I have strong memories of this being an ad on the Sci-Fi channel, like around 10 years ago.
posted by cadge at 9:39 AM on October 9, 2009


(I mean one of their self-promo bumpers, not an ad for some specific movie)
posted by cadge at 9:40 AM on October 9, 2009


I also remember seeing this as a kid, and it has likewise been in my head ever since. I always thought it was from Creepshow, but looks like it was from Escapes.
posted by charlesv at 9:59 AM on October 9, 2009


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