#60 PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (1985)
LARGE MARGE SENT
wouldn't think you'd find anything too terrifying in a movie like Pee
Wee's Big Adventure, but it contains one of the best cheap out of
nowhere scares because you don't figure it'd be there. Pee Wee is
hitchhiking at night, and accepts a ride from a grizzled old trucker
lady, who tells him the following spooky tale:
"On this very
night, ten years ago, along this very stretch of road in a dense fog
just like this. I saw the worst accident I ever seen. There was this
sound, like a garbage truck dropped off the Empire State
Building...And when they pulled the driver's body from the twisted,
burning wreck. It looked like this..."
when we did our Top 100
Monsters list, Large Marge got a surprising amount of requests
for inclusion. Here's some of the comments:
retroCRUSH Fan Mark Wesler writes, "When I first saw Pee Wee's Big
Adventure and saw the scene with Large Marge, I nearly pissed myself!
Laughing! She's scary enough as it is, with her manlike posture and
flannel shirt. But once she goes nuts and makes her eyes pop out and
shit...you know you're dealing with the real thing."
retroCRUSH Fan Daniel Held says, "As a child, there was one monster
that haunted me in my sleep. Probably the most overlooked monster of
the 1980's, she made her first (and only) appearance in that lovable
flick "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure". That's right ... Large Marge! This
claymation creature was by far the most frightening thing I saw in my
entire childhood (not counting the sequels of TMNT). Even now, every
time I watch this movie, I have to cover my eyes in fear.