Monday, 20 October 2008

Child Catcher

The topic for this months Mass Apeel blog is things that give you the "Heebie Jeebies". Well the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang certainly qualifies for that in my book. The dude seriously gave me nightmares for a long time and finding him again on youtube still gave me a chill.

This scene where he lures out the kids from the basement is, possibly, one of the most terrifying moments captured on film. See for yourself. I love the part where Treacle Tarts seals the deal (must try one of those). Hope you enjoy Kiddie Winkies!


  1. Great choice of subject, nicely done. I agree, there is a whole generation of kids (with more joining every day) who have been emotionally scarred for life by that individual! Given Ian Fleming wrote the original Chitty Chitty BB book I suppose the child catcher is in some way a bond villian of sorts...?! His candy ways v's Daniel Craig... don't think it would be much of a contest there! Please do dig out that Blackadder Goes Forth cast illustration, I'd love to see it! Did you do general Melchet...MMMMMMMEEEEEHHHH!

  2. never seen "chitty..." in my childhood, after this clip I´ll give it a try.


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