Sunday, January 31, 2010

Creepiest Scene In The Movies

Running Scared (2006) is about a gun used in a murder. The cops are after it, the mob is after it, but it falls into the hands of a 10-year-old boy named Oleg. He ditches the gun, but now everyone is after him. Out of the frying pan and into the fire he goes, picked up by a truly twisted couple and taken back to their apartment. Remember "Pulp Fiction"? Well, these two make Maynard and Zed look like Ozzie and Harriet. Oleg is trapped, but he manages to steal a cellphone and call his best friend's mother...

The sickos are played by Bruce Altman and Elizabeth Mitchell, and the avenging angel is Vera Farmiga. Brave actors! Notice that nothing untoward happens in the scene, and notice also that the adult actors never so much as touch the child actors. But it just creeps me out.

Mostly filmed in Prague, although the second-unit footage makes it look like it was shot on location in Hoboken.

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