If you had to kill someone, how would you do it? I know – that’s a heavy question for a Thursday. But if your answer includes corn on the cob, then you’re either a hardcore vegetarian or you’ve been daydreaming about 1992’s killer human cat movie, Sleepwalkers.
I’ve spoken about this particular scene before, but it’s so random and so strange that it needs to be spoken about again. Sleepwalkers I suppose, would be the definition of a ‘guilty pleasure’. It has a preposterous plot, some cheesy morphing effects, and an eyebrow-raising incestuous relationship between mother and son (Mary and Charles Brady). Only one thing could upstage incest though, and that’s a death scene that involves a delicious ear of corn.
As far as snappy one-liners go, it doesn’t get much better than “No vegetables, no dessert!“. What the hell is up with the music though? A bit too orchestral for a horror movie if you ask me, but then again we’re talking about a movie here where vegetables are being used as killing tools. Pushing all of the bad shit aside from Sleepwalkers (and trust me there is plenty), this corn cob scene forgives most of it and almost single-handedly pushes the movie into cult horror status. Not only that, but it reminds me of when I would eat corn on the cob as a child and act like I was a typewriter, munching back and forth and even making the appropriate sound effects. Please disregard that last sentence.