I remember when
Misery first came out in theatres, it seemed like everybody
was talking about it. Sure, Kathy Bates did an amazingly good job as a
completely twisted psychopath, but there was much more than her acting
that had people talking about the movie based Stephen King's
Paul Sheldon (played by
James Caan) is a best selling novelist on his way back to New York
from a wintry getaway when he gets caught in a blizzard and his car
flips over. Annie Wilkes (Bates) rescues him from certain death and
nurses him back to health. And wouldn't you know it, she's also his
number one fan!
Annie is a simple woman,
who lives by herself on a remote farm. She enjoys sitting down and
reading Sheldon's novels over and over again. She tends to say
innocent things such as "dirty birdy," "oh poo," "well isn't that an
oogy mess," and "mister man". She also now believes that god wants her
to help Sheldon write his next book as she basically holds him
Problem is, she has a
bit of a temper problem as you can see. Paul realizes this pretty
quickly as she gets crazier and crazier with each passing day, so he
tries to find a way to escape. Now if you're gonna try to escape, the
one thing you gotta do is make sure you don't get caught...
Annie explains that in
the old days that they would punish native workers who stole diamonds.
They would punish them by making sure they could never run away again
with an operation known as "hobbling". She puts a wooden block between
his ankles, picks up a sledge hammer and says, "Trust me... it's for
OW OW OW OW OW OW OW
OW OW OW OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
The entire world winced
in unison upon seeing this scene. Hell, I think I hobbled out
of the theatres just from watching it. You'd expect them to cut away
from that scene since it was a major theatrical release, but they
didn't. Definitely one of the most memorable horror movie moments
you'll ever encounter. If you haven't seen Misery yet, do yourself a
favor and check it out... you dirty birdy!
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