Hook vs. Hooker

Scream Bloody Murder

Scream Bloody Murder (aka, Claw of Terror/1973) is about Matthew, a disturbed young farm boy who lost his hand in wheat/life crushing machine. (He used said machine to kill his dad, so payback). Both events contributed further to Matthew’s inability to cope with anything with more than five functioning fingers.

Scream Bloody Murder

The kid, now a teenager with a hook for nose pickers, is being let out of the insane asylum. He comes home in time to find out mom just married a guy who has legal feeling-up privileges. Matthew, sexually repressed and carrying around a mother complex, hacks them up with a life/wood cutting axe. Needless to say, I think someone needs to be sent to their room.

Scream Bloody Murder

Running away doesn’t keep horrific visions of rotted mom from clouding his judgment. Matthew eventually meets a red-headed hooker and is projects his mother on her. That she lets other guys touch her private parts for cash doesn’t make Matthew happy, and chops up the hooker’s repeat business.

Scream Bloody Murder

Matthew keeps her tied up, hoping that’ll convince her to like him. (All he had to do was pay her, geez.) It may have unintentional, but the best scene happens when the hooker, with hands and feet tied, tries calling the phone operator for help, using only her tongue to dial. Funny, yet oddly erotic.

Scream Bloody Murder

Matthew is a nice psycho, even if he doesn’t like bare boobies and all the female accessories. Then again, with a hook for a hand, it’s not like he can appreciate a hooker’s warm touch, or even that of an inflatable doll. Better to become ambidextrous and get a grip on reality.

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