Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Why Won't You Die...Mrs. Carmody?

A brand new segment here in the Batcave! A while back I had an idea for a "death of the week" post where I would pick a favorite death scene every week and post about it. Well, the week I had planned to roll out the first post, J. Astro of Screen Grab! fame began his wonderful "People Who Died" posts, and thinking it might be a bit too similar and look like I was stepping on the proverbial toes of Mr. Astro, I decided not to go through with it.

It's been a while now, and I've had another idea, in the same vein but with more of a purpose. Instead of posting a random death scene, I'm removing the "random" part and posting about a character that I hated so much that I couldn't wait for them to get theirs. Note that I don't wish any harm to come upon the actors/actresses who played these characters, just the characters themselves. The point was to make me hate these people, and I give full credit to the actors and actresses who were skilled enough to make that happen. Being that I don't want to do any major spoiling, I'll be sticking with slightly older stuff as much as possible. This should be fun, and I hate lots of people, so I have plenty of ammunition to work with.

Boy nothing gets me all riled up and hate filled like a bunch of Jesus freaks. These "holier than though" Jesus juice drinkers get under my skin with a quickness. Their incessant preaching, misinterpreted spewing of scripture, and constant threats of God almighty himself bringing the pain "Old Testament" style down upon the heads of all the other sinners, unless of course they join their cause, is like nails on a chalkboard for me. Enter Mrs. Carmody from The Mist.

The survivors end up having way more to fear from Mrs. Carmody than they ever would anything else in the mist. At first she seems like just any other religious kook, and while she annoyed me she didn't really bother me much. Eventually she becomes more and more of a nuisance with all her talk of the Lord and his wrathful vengeance and such, and begins to convert the other survivors over to her side. This is when she began to get under my skin. When her lunacy led to her group throwing private Jessup outside to the creatures in the mist, this bitch had to go. Thankfully when she's attempting to have David's son and Amanda used as human sacrifices to God, Mrs. Carmody finally gets what's been coming to her from the business end of Ollie's pistol. Truly the shot heard around my house as I cheer out loud every time I watch this scene. Sure, I would rather one of the creatures outside gotten her, but dead is dead I guess. Burn in Hell, Mrs. Carmody!


Brandon Cackowski-Schnell said...

Amen to that!

See what I did there? ;)

Lissa Lycan said...

I'm glad you went ahead with this post, I really love the image you used! I think it's much better than the tombstone. :)

Mrs. Carmody was definitely one of those characters you just wanted to jump through the screen and punch. I don't even think Jesus freaks would argue with that.

Also, this post makes me want to watch The Mist again. It's been forever since I've seen it.

Spooky Sean said...

Fuck yeah, never been so happy to see someone get shot in the damn head!

J. Astro said...

Mrs. Carmody is the WORST, ugh.