A while back I posted a status on Facebook about movies that scared the beejezus out of me when I was younger. Many of these were movies you didn’t think would be scary, mainly because they were aired as ABC family specials or on the Disney Channel. I’d like to dedicate the next few posts discussing them. Let’s take a walk down memory lane shall we? We’ll start off with Alice in Wonderland & Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Also known as “That Damn Jabberwocky Movie: Making Children Everywhere Piss Their Pants. As I’m sure many of you were, I was tricked into thinking this would be like the Disney animated Alice in Wonderland movie. Ohhh no, this movie was all sorts of F-ed up and is what nightmares are made of. No matter how many times I watched this movie as a kid that stupid wannabe dragon continually scared the crap out of me.
Another part that freaked me out: Carol Channing as the White Queen. Anyone remember the part where Alice meets the White Queen in the woods? The White Queen is going through what I can only imagine as some sort of psychological meltdown. Carol’s manic hair, crazy eyes, and smoker’s voice that swings into an alarming high-pitched-baby-singing voice all add to the creep factor. The part that I found most disturbing is when the White Queen pricks her finger on her pin. Sweet Alice asks if she’s okay and the White Queen finally loses it and goes all schizo mumbling “Betteerr muchhhh betttteerrrrr”. Oh yea, and then her face morphs into a sheep. Umm…W.T.F.
Last year my sister and I found the DVD on Redbox and after watching it we came to the conclusion that Carol Channing is much scarier than the Jabberwocky.
Here is the scene, watch at your own risk:
Check back tomorrow for my number 2 pick…The Return to Oz.