Ernest Scared Stupid is undeniably the Greatest Movie EVER.
It’s funny. And it’s frightening, too.
O Minutes, 45 Seconds In:
Eartha Kitt is frightening. She looks like Dahlia from Silent Hill.
1 Minute, 30 Seconds In:
I don’t care what Hollywood says, this troll is both scary and frightening.
2 Minutes, 56 Seconds In:
See? Even Ernest is frightening.
3 Minutes, 48 Seconds In:
These are the frightening bullies. They’re frightening.
Okay, they’re not really frightening, but one’s got a mullet and the other’s carrying an invisible shot-gun. Would you really want to mess with them?
12 Minutes, 1 Second In:
When Trantor the Troll goes all Super-Shredder on us, he’s not just frightening. He’s terrifying.
And speaking of terrifying…
That’s right, Dave Riley. I went there…
Just a note on the Ernest character, he did get his start in commercials, most notably (but not exclusively) for Purity dairy products. He didn’t really get his start in the movies until some 7 years later.
I actually watched a VHS tape of his greatest commercials.
And there actually is a such thing as MIAK — it’s an acronym for Methyl Isoamyl Ketone. In other words, paint thinner. What, if anything, this has to do with Ernest Scared Stupid is up for debate.
As much as I liked Ernest films as a kid, I didn’t really know what to think of Scared Stupid. It was a pretty intense movie for kids, as you guys said, and it was in some uncomfortable category between “scary” and “funny.”
It scared the poop out of me as a kid, specifically those scenes brought up in the podcast (hill / bed). Maybe that’s why I still enjoy it so much.