Hey everyone! I have a new poll, and it’s much simpler than last time. I’d like to know what you all think is the scariest So Weird episode. If none of the episodes scare you now, answer with what you thought was scariest/creepiest as a kid. All three seasons are included, and you just have to pick one answer.
This time I really will make a gifset or series of gifsets on my Tumblr blog in October based off the results of this poll, as long as they aren’t too close together. Results will probably also be announced on the podcast at some point. I’d love to get at least 20 responses to this but will keep the poll open until September 30 if that doesn’t happen.
"Strange Geometry" is the one that scares me the most. Sure, you have the freaky stretchy faces in the walls, but what really seals it for me is the more subtle stuff, such as the abandoned, plastic-sheet-and-plaster atmosphere of the house, the sense of impending discovery as Fi travels further and further upstairs, the dark, foreboding keystrokes heard in the score on the reveal of the nautilus dome, the unsettling visual effect of Fi speaking to this strange old man, with a thin veil-like membrane between them, and concourses of aimless souls, their faces indistinct, wandering around in the background.
I voted for Memory, but Listen and Roswell would have worked, too. There's something about the unfinished story arc that makes it scary to me. When I was younger, however, it was Changeling (that doll was creepy af).
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2016 11:07:04 GMT by jannie101
Seems like a lot of these episodes have struck a spooky nerve with people! Almost every vote has been for a different episode.
On the podcast, I said that "Angel" was the scariest episode to me as a kid. That angel is majorly eerie and kept me up at night in my youth.
But today, I would probably say that the most disturbing concept on the show is possession. The thought of a loved one completely changing personalities and mannerisms is awful, and something I have personally witnessed in my grandmother, who did and said some shockingly hurtful things in the last year of her life. No, she was not possessed, but very ill. Even when I was little, seeing Molly possessed by Bricriu made me think of my own mother changing like that.
Difficult for me to choose - I was in my late teens when the show originally aired, so too old to actually find it scary. I enjoyed it, but I wasn't scared during most of the X-Files when it originally aired, and I was a lot younger then. With my eyes today, I guess "Transplant" is scariest. Because this friend, this personal Fi cares about is losing his mind. And he's not a regular so we can't be as sure he'll be okay. In fact, he isn't okay in the end. While, he regains his sense of self, a life-saving operation has stolen his joy and purpose. Actually, I consider both this ep and "James Garr" to ethically irresponsible fear-mongering about medical treatments (but typical of fiction, so no huge thing). Also inconsistent within the show, since Gabe's bone marrow transplant didn't cause the same. I don't watch them much because of that, but do find "Transplant" very unsettling in that regard - perhaps because I find losing your sanity scarier than losing your life.
Post by homestarrunnertron on Sept 29, 2016 3:16:18 GMT
Gosh, everyone's reasoning is TIGHT here-- lovin' it. : D I'm gonna have to personally go with Tulpa, merely because out of all the episodes, that one struck the closest to home. A mental monster is something that I could personally relate to-- I've been inside my own head an AWFUL lot throughout my life, and I was, in-fact, a kid with an imaginary friend! I think a lot of the best horror films that have come out have been rooted in something mental/emotional (The Bababook, most recently!) -- and Tulpa really hits that spot for me. Seriously, though, Strange Geometry's visuals are total genius and some of the best in the show.
Post by chinesetakeout on Sept 29, 2016 3:37:40 GMT
Some of the episodes mention in the other posts were some of the ones that kind of scared or creeped me out. I think I would say that the episode "Vampire" had me on edge a little when I was younger. Near the last part of the episode when Fi tried to use garlic on the guy who was the head of OSSN, who just sniffed it and casually threw it among the other piles of crosses and garlic. Showing that those are not their weaknesses. It then goes to Jack trying to escape them and finding the exit with Molly and Fi. They didn't exactly try to fight them or somehow destroy them. That would mean they are still out there somewhere....
What I learned most from all this is that So Weird fans have vastly varying opinions, and so many of the So Weird episodes had something different to offer to the show's audience. Thanks to everyone for participating! If you weren't able to vote, I'd still love to hear what episode you consider scariest.
Werewolf always stuck out in my mind as THE scariest ep because of the chase scenes. Watching it now I appreciate it a lot more and consider it one of my Season 2 faves. But for a long time I didn't even rewatch it because I remember it freaking me out. Vampire earns honorary mention - same thing, I didn't rewatch it much either. I'm still not a huge fan because I never liked vampire stories, but I give the episode credit for a creepy concept and great Phillips family moments.
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