October 15, 2014

31 Days of Creepy Scenes, #17: Hush, Little Baby

They've given us nightmares, given us chills, made us cringe, made us laugh, made us gag, and made us stare at the screen in awe: these are the scenes that pop into our minds when we think of great Horror Films, and we love them all.

*We recommend that if you've never seen these scenes before, that you experience them for the first time unspoiled in the movies that they come from, if you can. With that in mind, we'll try to be as spoiler-free as possible while discussing them; try, being the key word here.

The Hills Run Red is an above-average, B-grade Slasher flick that came out in 2009 which boasted a creepy-looking killer named Babyface; a bunch of great kill scenes; and Sophie Monk's fantastic, naked body. It was a really fun flick, but it was nothing ground-breaking, you know?

Well, towards the end there's this sequence where the "Final Girl" of the movie is captured and tied up, and then promptly raped by Babyface. She's terrified (obviously), traumatized, and just breaking down in general, when she begins to sing; I guess she figures that singing "Hush, Little Baby" will somehow soothe the savage killer/rapist inside of Babyface, and keep her alive?

So as she's sobbing and singing, he stops and crouches down in front of her face, and listens intently. It's working! She tries to keep singing, but as terrified as she is, she can't really remember the whole song, and she tells him she's sorry... which is when he leans in and says, in a completely normal, calm voice, "You can keep singing, if it makes you feel better."

That little moment was so impactful to us because not only was it creepy as hell, like extremely creepy, but it also just crept up out of nowhere, and threw us for a loop; Babyface doesn't say a word throughout the entire movie, except for that line, and it's absolutely chilling.

There are plenty of other movies that you should probably go out of your way to see this Halloween Season, but if you're in the mood for a solid, different kind of "new age" slasher flick, then this one will should do you just fine.

*We couldn't find video of this scene, sorry.

Read our full review of The Hills Run Red here.


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