"The poor man's Bates"

Films: Unhinged (1982)

Alias: Marion, Mrs. Penrose, Carl

Type: Natural

Location: Haunted home/Forest

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Oh joy, another bout of homicidal loons living alone in the woods. At no point could ANY of this go wrong! Oh, wait...

History: Mrs. Penrose had an intense hatred of men after her husband walked out on her. So she disowned her mentally challenged son, Carl, and made sure that her other son would live as a girl named Marion. They live a tense life, and any unfortunate guests are treated to Marion's pent up psychosis. In other words, they die.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Poor Carl is blamed for the deaths, and gets shot in the head. Marion soon reveals his true identity, and kills the last survivor before things go back to business as usual for him-I mean, her.

Powers/Abilities: A good old scythe does get used a lot.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-There’s nothing all that unique about this screwed-up family. However, that’s no excuse to not be wary of getting a scythe or an axe or whatnot to the head when Marion's around.

Trivia: -Many claim that this is a stealthy remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". If so, what a lousy remake it is.

-Almost all of the cast and crew are from around Portland, Oregon.

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