four sided triangle tales from the crypt
Of the three episodes that Tom Holland directed, I like this one the most. I didn't give a damn about any of these people, let alone our supposed "heorine" Mary Jo. Tales from the Crypt: Four-Sided Triangle is set on 'Yates Farm' where George (Chelcie Ross) & Luisa Yates (Susan Blommaert) treat their help the young & attractive Mary Jo (Patricia Arquette) like dirt, they beat her, abuse her & George has the hots for her. Luisa’s husband farmer George, working on the truck, watches her go into the barn. Luisa hears a commotion in the barn, so George whacks Mary Jo in the head with a bottle to shut her up. Good tale from the crypt. The first time I saw this I was very annoyed and disappointed that it never happens, because as a great fan of all things monsters, I really needed the dang scarecrow to be alive! X. Ross was good too as a thoroughly unpleasant, gross-looking letch of a redneck. She wasn't backward, just a little "teched". Use the HTML below. Luisa catches Mary Jo making out with the scarecrow, who has returned to his pole. That, and the strong performances of Arquette and Blommaert. Sound's strange, doesn't it? I really wish they had gone for a supernatural twist and had the scarecrow really come to life, that sure would have been a lot more fun. What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. Ross was good too as a thoroughly unpleasant, gross-looking letch of a redneck. But after suffering a blow to the head, the girl begins to fantasize about the field's scarecrow coming to life. This is James Tugend’s only writing credit. Being cracked brutally over the head with a bottle will do that to a gal.. He had some producing credits 25 years before. It's kind of a strange, tense, and eerily disturbing tale, and quite a violently nasty in one scene. Also, the whole "Is she crazy or isn't she?" Mystery Novels and Short Stories Magazine. User Ratings It's so odd... Technically, this episode isn't that bad, but it's just inexplicably moronic. Another memorable little episode, mainly due the excellent performance given by Patricia Arquette and the nice finale. The thing I most enjoy is the mystery regarding the triangle of Mary Jo, George and Louisa. Patricia Arquette's character is annoying and idiotic. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. | Indeed, her lot is so wretched that the poor girl appears to be losing her mind. Was this review helpful to you? A young woman forced to work for Mary Jo was a young pickpocket. | So what was he doing for the time in between. It's too bad it falls apart in the end, where it counts. I like the few episodes that feature cruel hillbilly's. It may not have the great, insane gore of "Lover come Hack to Me", or whatever the hell "King of the Road" was supposed to be about, but this darkly weird little thriller scores points for sheer weird edginess. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Mary Jo appears to have gone crazy when she begins claiming that the scarecrow in the field is alive. I can get why George was intimidating, but Luisa? Director/co-writer Tom Holland does a capable job of creating a strong and oppressively grim rural atmosphere and keeps the viewing guessing right to the end whether Mary Jo is truly nuts or just faking it. From being beaten physically the problems begin to get worse when the man of the farm shows interest in the young girl in sexual terms. I thought Susan Blommaert and Chelsie Ross were both good in their small roles, she was effective and pretty scary as a violent and threatening tyrant to poor little Mary Jo. Farmer George is attracted to Mary Jo, the nubile young woman who helps out with the chores. Search for "Four-Sided Triangle" on Amazon.com, Title: Add the first question. The viewer sees how the clever farm girl has outsmarted the country couple as the episode ends with a shocking twist that frees her at last! thing with the scarecrow got on my nerves quickly. I love the funny note on which the story ends in the final scene where a joyous Mary Jo sings "chicken pot-pie, and I don't care" and skipping merrily away into the creepy rotting rows of corn. The scarecrow? I love the cleverly ambiguous twist that is the core of the story, It serves to make the episode just about a good one. George senses an opportunity to get what he wants but things turned complicated as two's company but four is definitely a crowd... Lovely young Mary Jo (a fine and sympathetic performance by Patricia Arquette) is held captive on a farm by the lecherous George Yates (a pleasingly sleazy portrayal by Chelcie Ross) and his vicious shrew wife Luisa (a perfectly nasty turn by Susan J. Blommaert). With Patricia Arquette, Chelcie Ross, Susan Blommaert, John Kassir. This one almost buys the farm, buy not quite. It's not all that great of a tale, but it's very enjoyable and I appreciate the off-beat tone and slight surreality quality it has that went along well the dingy and desolate setting of the isolated farm. I love the funny note on which the story ends in the final scene where a joyous Mary Jo sings "chicken pot-pie, and I don't care" and skipping merrily away into the creepy rotting rows of corn. They are assisted on this humble estate sixty miles from nowhere by a nubile young thing whose life is clearly a misery if not outright slavery. X. I thought Susan Blommaert and Chelsie Ross were both good in their small roles, she was effective and pretty scary as a violent and threatening tyrant to poor little Mary Jo. Metacritic Reviews. That night she goes to the scarecrow again. FAQ George is together with Luisa, but feels no attraction to her anymore, considering she has issues with one of her legs. The possible machinations of Mary Jo? George wants to have sex with her but Mary Jo isn't interested as she says she already has a man who is going to make love to her, George is curious & follows her late one night only to discover that her man happens to be the scarecrow in the middle of the corn field. I really wish they had gone for a supernatural twist and had the scarecrow really come to life, that sure would have been a lot more fun. The problem is... she's in love with a scarecrow. Luisa whacks her with her cane and chases her out to get the eggs. Luisa’s husband farmer George, working on the truck, watches her go into the barn. As a sweet extra plus, the delectable Ms. Arquette spends a majority of her screen time wearing a clingy'n'dingy white shirt with no bra underneath. This crypt episode is done in a clever and smart way that proves and shows it's always good to outsmart people to break away from their power and abuse. She is coquettishly played by 22-year old Patricia Arquette, 3 years before her breakout in True Romance (back when she was Rosanna’s sister, not the other way around). Luisa whacks her with her cane and chases her out to get the eggs. She collapses in front of a scarecrow with a clown mask and hallucinates him reaching down for her. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. It's an interesting plot point, whether or not an apparently helpless little farm slave is manipulating a horrible man into being killed by his horrible wife, or if it's just plain luck. The thing I most enjoy is the mystery regarding the triangle of Mary Jo, George and Louisa. View production, box office, & company info. . External Reviews George is a farmer, although it is his disabled wife who wears the trousers. Fugitive Patricia Arquette is stuck on a farm, blackmailed into working by the grumpy, perverted farmer and his wife. Tales from the Crypt: Four-Sided Triangle is set on 'Yates Farm' where George (Chelcie Ross) & Luisa Yates (Susan Blommaert) treat their help the young & attractive Mary Jo (Patricia Arquette) like dirt, they beat her, abuse her & George has the hots for her. no, I can’t even finish it. Then she is surprised to see real blood pouring out of her own chest as Mary Jo impales her on the pitchfork. It's kind of a strange, tense, and eerily disturbing tale, and quite a violently nasty in one scene. Mary Jo manages to escape into the cornfield, but leaves a trail of blood. The problem is... she's in love with a scarecrow. The haggard Luisa Yates comes down looking for her coffee and finds servant girl Mary Jo still in bed. Mary Jo is the main character of the episode "Four-Sided Triangle". It would have been interesting if that was an act to lure George & Luisa to their deaths, but there is no sign of that as she skips into the cornfield still acting like a 9 year old girl. One day, caught by a man whom she tried to steal from, she was rescued and welcomed by the farmer George Yates and his wife, Luisa. When George begins awkwardly hitting on her, she tosses a bucket of milk at him. The haggard Luisa Yates comes down looking for her coffee and finds servant girl Mary Jo still in bed. A farm fantasy and imaginary friend free a farm girl from a mean country couple. 2 of 7 people found this review helpful. Tales from the Crypt – Four-Sided Triangle (S2E9) Posted on September 14, 2014 by don. This is one of the worst Tales from the Crypt episodes as far as i'm concerned. That night, George dreams of her, wakes up to hear her laughing and dancing outside.

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