"Is there anybody in this room who loves me?"
March 4, 2011 4:27 AM   Subscribe

Help me find the title of a 1970s-era movie I saw on Sci-Fi Channel in the late 90s/early 2000s. It was several short stories strung together, all very strange but not quite "horror" or "sci-fi".

I saw, twice, a British movie on the Sci-Fi channel in the late 90s. It seemed to be from the 70s, based on color & fashions. There were approximately four separate stories, each encapsulated as a different 20 minute episode, but maybe they went back & forth between plotlines. I don't recall if there was a narrator that brought them together. The title was along the lines of "Tales of the Strange" or "Stories of the Strange", I'm pretty sure.

One story is about a married guy who kicked out his wife after falling in love with a tree/stump, which he either found outside or was already growing in his living room. He sleeps with the trunk. At several points, he shouts "Is there anybody in this room who loves me?" Another story involves human sacrifice in a Polynesian/Hawaiian luau setting, and maybe a hotel.

The movie feels like a mix of Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected, but I don't think it's any of the latter's episodes. No, it was not Four Rooms.
posted by knile to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Dr Terror's House of Horrors?
posted by biffa at 4:44 AM on March 4, 2011

Response by poster: Based on this trailer, I'm pretty sure that's not it. The plant is almost definitely not a vine, but a tree.

Thanks for reminding me, though, that the Polynesian luau setting could also be Caribbean/voodoo. I'm just pretty sure I remember a barbecue pit, like for a pig, and cannibalism.
posted by knile at 5:40 AM on March 4, 2011

Best answer: Tales That Witness Madness
posted by kimota at 5:42 AM on March 4, 2011 [4 favorites]

It's on Netflix Instant too. As a fan of the portmanteau who hadn't seen this: thanks!
posted by galaksit at 9:11 PM on March 4, 2011

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