As I sit here in quarantine, I think to myself….what could possibly make this worse. Running out of toilet paper? Running out of oily rags that I could use as mock toilet paper? Or how about being quarantined with the kid from The Babadook!!?? Oh god, no! Anything but that! Well, I will tell you – as much flack as that kid gets (and rightfully so) for being an annoying obnoxious little shit, he’s got nothing on my boy Bob from the 1981 Italian ridiculousness called The House By The Cemetery.
Now, if you’ve seen the movie – then you know all about Bob. A little boy with an uncanny high-pitched (almost middle-aged woman’s) voice that will surely have you looking for cotton to stuff into your abused earholes. It wasn’t all Bob’s fault, mind you – the main culprit was terrible English dubbing (as was the case in a lot of Italian horror movies from the 70’s and 80’s). Now, I must warn you. The clip below is not for the squeamish. I don’t mean because it’s gory, but…..well…..you’ll see (or should I say hear). Take it away, Bob!
Oh you know the Mom wanted to keep his shrill-voice having ass locked in that basement. I ain’t saying that I want a kid to die in a horror movie, but…….I would understand. God bless whoever strung together those clips of dear old Bob for all of us to enjoy on Youtube! Btw – Bob really hit that high note with that scream when he saw the decapitated head, didn’t he??
Well, this post was just to show you that the kid from The Babadook isn’t the only kid in a horror movie that deserves to die a slow agonizing death. I mean that in the kindest, gentlest way possible of course. But go check out The House By The Cemetery on Shudder if you haven’t seen it. Oh, who am I kidding – I just scared everyone away with the 3 1/2 minute Bob-A-Thon.