Ongoing Debate – Girl in A Pit

April 15, 2008

The best way to christen a blog is to pose a question for people to answer. I will provide guidance. I love film subgenres. I was trying to think about how many movies have a scene or scenes where there is a girl trapped by some pyscho whether it be in a cage, in a pit, in a box or a booby trapped room. Probably the most obvious is Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs. Another is Kiss the Girls with Cary “Wesley” Elwes as the crazy.  

I would say some ground rules are it can’t be a kidnapping in nice digs. A girl trapped in a palace doesn’t count. A girl held hostage in a car doesn’t count. Princess Leia was basically held hostage in a hotel room on the Death Star so that doesn’t count. The more dirt on her face the better. The grimier the surroundings the better.  Being sprayed with a hose is also good. Usually the motivations are a combination of sex, power, and money.


Who’s Harry Crumb? – The Prettier Older Sister  


Black Snake Moan – Slutty White Girl


Kill Bill – ex girlfriend in a coffin. Technically its not kidnapping since they thought she was dead but she was still trapped and its too cool of a scene to leave out.


Turistas – hot granola chicks


Wrong Turn


Fargo cabin in the woods






Variations on a Theme


Joe Dirt – Silence parody




Saw II – Kid in the safe


Goonies – Sloth


Pulp Fiction – The Gimp


Reservoir Dogs  The Warehouse


Swimming With Sharks – The Boss , Scott Rudin


Blue Velvet



Basic torture scenes don’t make the cut which precludes Lethal Weapon, Casino Royale and the Long Kiss Goodnight since they are not really being held hostage but rather being tortured for their own sake.


I’ll be sure to append this list as movies pop into my head. Feel free to send me any that you think of.


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