The Nutter and the Hag

on Sunday, June 14, 2009

This post is entitled "The Nutter and the Hag" but it could also have been called "the Humor and the Horror". Essentially, it is an up-date of two posts which i did earlier this month.

In the post "Read Before Sunset", I commented on the horror movie genre and the recent ascendancy of Asian horror movies and the relative dearth of really scary movies of late from Hollywood. However, I stand corrected. I just watched Sam Raimi's new movie and return to the horror genre in the form of "Drag Me to Hell". The plot was not the best but shall we say that it was sufficient of a platform to allow Mr. Raimi to showcase his directorial skills at filming an extremely creepy and scary movie.

It contains at least three of the five horror techniques which I described in the last post. It had levitation (which was very well done), it did a variation of the image in the back view mirror of the car and it had the old hag (see below).

Scary? And she's just an old woman......we aren't even talking about the evil spirits yet! I am a horror movie buff so it takes quite a lot to actually make me want to cover my eyes during certain times during the movie. In fact, half way through the movie, I felt I had already received more than my ticket's worth of scares.

I think "The Exorcist" is still safely installed as the top honcho of horror movies but "Drag Me to Hell" is surely to become a horror classic with perhaps a placing in the top 5.

Want to see a horror classic in the making? Then go see this movie but be warned, it is not for the faint of heart nor for those already suffering insomnia. The Squirrel has spoken!

In the post "Nuts even Squirrels Can't Love", I posted a picture of a "Swamp-Thing"-type nutter sitting on the subway next to a clearly bemused woman. I then invited blog readers to make fun of the picture by suggesting the possible dialogue between the "Thing" and the woman.

The squirrel has only one thing to say to all of you who participated.........."FLEE!" "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!"

The Thing has relatives and they were not amused!


the watercats said...

will look out for the movie, that's a classic looking hag if ever there was one! As for the mossman army!... I will look at the hedgerows in a new suspicious way from now on... that fella on the right seems familier....

Jo said...

Where did you get a picture of me, when I first get up in the morning. *heh*

geewits said...

Drag Me to Hell is the type of movie I would watch on cable on a Saturday afternoon, so it will probably be a while. I don't know why, but supernatural forces are not as scary to me as more realistic plain old evil people like in the movie Se7en or Silence of The Lambs.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Be suspicious of every piece of green that you see. Could be a little difficult in your part of the world which is rich in greenery.

But I thought you were blonde.

For movies, I like supernatural but nothing beats real life evil humans.

Molly said...

Squirrel, this puts me way out of my comfort zone. I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than watch a horror movie! But to each his own. A squirrel's gotta watch what a squirrel's gotta watch.....Don't hold your breath, either, for the wearing of the purple!

Dr.John said...

I don't go to horror movies any more as life is scary enough.

Owen said...

Now I know why I had a creepy feeling while out walking in the woods this afternoon, there was a big patch of moss on a tree trunk, and it was watching me...

One scary movie I recall from childhood but have never seen or heard of again was "Tales From The Crypt"... does that ring a bell ?

People can be scarier than pure fiction, Gary Heidnik in Philadelphia, for example was one scary dude. In movies, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was more disturbing than most...

However, for the squirrel world, I guess Prince Charles is still about the scariest guy out there these days.... with mass murder on the mind...

Lorac said...

OMG I think I saw some in the corn field. Thought they were stalks until they moved! That hag looks like my next door neighbor. Good thing she doesn't blog!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Don't worry. If you are not a hardened horror junkie like me, I would strictly advise you NOT to watch this movie. I don't want to be responsible for sleepless nights.
As for purple, what's wrong with that. Purple used to be very much in demand. The bible speaks of Lydia the dealer of purple goods. I'm sure you will look lovely in purple!

Dr. John,
True evil is in the heart of man. That is the scariest. you are so right.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I remember Tales from the Crypt. Wasn't it based on a collection of tales done in a comic book format?

In the meantime, watch out for Mossman and his brothers....or sisters (damn hard to tell).

Lot's of horror stories set in cabins by the lake. Good thing indeed that your neighbour does not blog.

the walking man said...

I just never had an affinity for that genre of movie...but the hairy creatures...where did you get a picture of my families reunion?

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

That's one tough family. Did you notice they were all carrying automatic weapons? Remind me never to say bad things on your blog.

Marja said...

Only that picture already gives me the shivers I don't wanna see nomoreThere you go I told you you shouldn't talk to that thing Now
you got real troubles

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

don't worry. I only blog about these nasty things once in a blue moon. see, the next post has a cute puppy in it.

india said...

how on earth did you get hold of that early-morning photo of me? is this helltell room bugged?

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

welcome. We have squirrel spies all over the world!

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