You say potato. I say murder.
Because not since the Great Irish Potato Famine of the 19th century has that versatile starch caused as much horror as it does in this new trailer for Peeled: The Potato Resurrection, wherein those brown tubers are the very root of evil itself.
We came across this unconventional tale of vegetable terror over at The Daily Dot, and it is the work Katrina Naficy and her boyfriend Nick Massey. Besides perfectly playing the woman being tortured by the ever-growing presence of unexplained potatoes (that’s a pretty perfect horror movie “Run!” at the end), Naficy also wrote the piece, with Massey serving as director and editor.
This parody trailer is full of scary movies tropes. After ignoring the warning of a Ouija board (classic mistake), our heroine falls in love far too quickly with a handsome stranger (never do that in a horror movie), and soon finds herself being haunted by potatoes showing up everywhere she goes (LESS OF A TROPE).
From there her nightmares and reality start to blend in to one horrible existence. Did that potato full of blood really burst in her face? Did she actually give birth to a potato? Is that handsome man just a potato come to life?
This is just a trailer for now, but we’d watch this. Beyond the fun silliness of the premise, that scene of her naked, peeling potatoes in an abandoned house, is actually unsettling. I mean, if you wanted to make a horror film about an evil vegetable, potatoes do make perfect sense. They have all those eyes.
The potatoes are watching us. The potatoes are always watching us.
What was your favorite horror movie gag they included here? Tell us in the comments below.
Images: Katrina Naficy