August 01, 2003
Mommy & Daddy
If there's a universe where Leatherface actually exists, then these two are most definitely related to him. Mommy and Daddy, sometimes referred to as the "Man" and "Woman" of The People Under the Stairs, have been living in a big ol' house in the middle of a ghetto for years. They actually control most of it, serving as the merciless landlords for many of the slums in the town.
Local rumor has it that the couple are sitting on a goldmine though, and they mean it literally. In an attempt to get inside their house, two local thugs drag along a young boy named Fool (Brandon Adams) to help with the operation. With Fool inside, disguised as a boy scout, he'll be able to let the other guys in to check out the basement. Things don't go according to plan, however, as both thugs end up dead and Fool finds himself trapped inside, hiding in the walls where he can hear strange moans, and with the couple's young girl, who has been verbally and physically abused for years.
Mommy and Daddy are relentless in their search for Fool and the other troublemaking kids running around inside the walls, sending dogs into the fray and firing shotguns at anything that moves. Fool discovers that these kids were discarded by the couple when they couldn't abide by their radical rules. Fool eventually finds his way to the basement and discovers the treasure: piles of real gold, all gathering dust while the rest of the neighborhood collapses upon itself. In the end, the local townspeople show up and expose the insane couple for who they really are: brother and sister! The kids from Under the Stairs escape and attack the couple, and before he escapes, Fool plants a dynamite surprise in the basement to level the house once and for all. The destruction of the couple's house may add another eyesore to the street, but Fool's bravery ends up saving the neighborhood.
INTELLIGENCE - 4: Not the brightest bulbs on the tree, but they did what they could to keep everyone out.
POWER - 5: This duo isn't all that physically gifted.
VILENESS - 8: Between cutting off kids' tongues and locking them in the basement, they certainly aren't afraid to get their hands (or anything else) dirty.
SWAY - 4: People skills are not a finer point of their "relationship."
PURITY - 7: Paranoid and greedy, these two went over the top to practice evil.
PHYSICAL - 7: If there's one thing this couple did well, it's LOOK crazy. Dig that gimp outfit on Daddy!
Posted by Destro at August 1, 2003 09:16 AM