2. The Sawyer Family in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974)
The Sawyer Family consists of Leatherface, Drayton, Nubbins, Grandpa, and Grandma. The names sound a little strange, but don’t let that fool you: it gets stranger. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is easily one of the most disturbing films of all time, and it’s all due to the infamous “dinner table” scene near the end. A young girl, Sally, who’s friends have all been slaughtered, is bound and gagged at the Sawyer dinner table and is forced to watch as Leatherface, now dressed like a woman, serves dinner to a full table of complete freakshows. The film belongs to a small collection of films that are a lot better than their genre requires its films to be and provides some of the weirdest and disturbing content that film has to offer.
1. The Mystery Man in “Lost Highway” (portrayed by Robert Blake)
David Lynch is one of the few elite directors who can incorporate totally bizarre and unneeded characters into his films, and make them seem important, which sometimes they turn out to actually be so. The Mystery Man is perhaps the best example of this. Fred is the main character of Lost Highway, and The Mystery Man is a personification of his jealousy and anger. In one of the more eerie scenes of film history, The Mystery Man reveals himself to be in Fred’s house, while still standing in front of Fred at a party far away from his house. It’s creepy and strange and bizarre and scary and everything in between.
Author Bio: Tyler Harris is a film critic and analyst from Louisville, Kentucky. His passionate love for cinema and television keeps him in tune with his writing.