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7 Reasons Why The Wizard of Oz is Creepy

Updated on October 28, 2015
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Argument 1

Glinda the Good Witch or the Undercover Sadist?

She came around at the beginning of the whole story. She was happy, bouncy, and pretty, but what of her?

One has to ask them self, where was she during the entire story? Was she hovering in the clouds enjoying all this? Was she watching Dorothy the whole time go through all the terrible things she was going through inside, in order to get back home? Where did she go, to the council of witches to talk about the situation in the North? The questions don’t cease. And the ruby slippers, she just stole them from someone else to give to another person.

And most of all, if all the power that Dorothy ever needed was in the ruby slippers she was given, then why all the drama? She could have told her. How much did she need to want to get home in order for it to be granted to her?

Therefore, Glinda the Good Witch's actions appear questionable, and she had officially made the movie creepy for me.


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Argument 2

The Wicked Witch of the West’s Sister’s Death

Where the sister of the Wicked Witch of the West slithered to under the house is still a mystery to me. Her feet rolled up and she slithered under the house.

We assume we know that water kills the wicked witches. The good witches obviously just hang out somewhere. This death leads us to wonder what a wicked witch turns into after their squashed like a bug.

Do they morph into something like a snake, a big worm, or some creepy crawly creature that slithers to where all the evil things go, hell possibly? And if she did slither to hell, what's she doing and saying? Will she just relax there, or will she try to make a deal and come back? Will she take on the sinister role of the demon and come back to earth to influence the ideas and emotions of people?

Her death and disappearance is weird and appears questionable, therefore it had officially made the movie creepy for me.


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Argument 3

A Scarecrow That Wants Some Brains

I don’t know if a talking and walking scarecrow bothers anyone, but if it doesn’t, try taking a long drive down an old country road.Take this ride when the sun is going down, where you can see tons of crops. I guarantee you'll see a very dark male figure seemingly gazing over the massive rows of vegetation. It, a creepy looking shadow of a man towering over the seemingly endless rows. Now imagine it coming down from the pole, and walking through the crops stops on the side of the road. It then proceeds to wave you down to ask you to drive it to the hospital; it would like to get a brain. It would like some brains so it can gain one alternatively.

Seriously?!? This is the creepiest thing I've ever heard of in my entire life. He wants to be given some brains! Zombies want people’s brains now a scarecrow!

The scarecrow's actions and desires appear freaky, gross, and questionable, therefore it had officially made the movie creepy for me.


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Argument 4

The So-Called Cowardly Lion

This character just looks sneaky. I love cats, they’re the best ever, but no one can deny they are not sneaky creatures. They are sneaky. And if they have to give any illusion that they will not hurt you because their too tired or don't want to be bothered, in order to hurt you, they will.

His motives were questioned from the entire moment that he, the only lion in this particular area, made his presence known. He didn't just happen upon Dorothy; I think he was stalking her. Stalkers are creepy anyway, and a stalking flesh eating lion is even creepier for me.

The Cowardly Lion is a stalker, sneaky because he is a feline, and a lion in general, therefore, his actions appear questionable and he had officially made the movie creepy for me.


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Argument 5

Those Monkey-Looking Creature Things

Those ugly absolutely hideous things that were flying around with the Wicked Witch of the West are just the worst. And how they scooped down and ripped apart the scarecrow, kind of felt a glimpse of happiness at that, but it was terrible.

I just need to point out that they themselves were the worst and most horrifying creations ever. I had the fearful idea that they were just hanging around the trees after they had attacked the scarecrow.

They swarmed, and they looked like a cross between giant bugs mixed with monkeys. They themselves are just horrid, and therefore had made the movie creepy for me.


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Argument 6

The Freaking Hour-Glass

We all remember the scene in which the Wicked Witch of the West turns over the hour-glass and says that when the final grain of sand had fallen Dorothy was going to die. And my little mind was going over 100 million miles per hour, looking for how this person was going to die.

What's going to happen to Dorothy? Is her heart going to stop? Will the witch appear and strangle her? Or, will those freaky horrible flying monkey-creatures swarm into the room and rip her to pieces.

The hourglass leaves all possibilities open in regards to her death, the way she was going to die appeared torturous for me and questionable, therefore it had made the movie creepy for me.


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Argument 7

The Way the Wicked Witch of the West Really Died

This is creepy because it is still a mystery to me. Water, really? As if she never drank water. If water was what would kill her, why would she have it around? Her whole death looks like a freaking set-up by none other than Glinda the Good Witch.

It's as if somehow, Glinda slipped in and put something in that water. She probably made a deal with one of those creatures and got it to place that water in the room.

The Wicked Witch of the West's death was too easily handled by Dorothy. As a witch with supernatural powers, how can you not know that water will kill you and that it's in the room right now. Overall, I think her death was a set-up by Glinda. I think her death was a mafia hit, and she died by the sadistic and sinister mind of Glinda the Good Witch.

The Wicked Witch of the West died in a grotesque and questionable way, and it had officially made the movie just overly creepy.


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Last Note

Having said all this, The Wizard Of Oz is a Scary Movie. It has too much creepiness to be a fun-loving fantasy.

And to reiterate, absolutely enchanting, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," by Judy Garland from The Wizard Of Oz, courtesy of Movie Clips on YouTube.

Enjoy

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Movie Clips - Youtube

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      Toni Northern 2 years ago from Williamston NC

      @Adept Rouge I never thought of that. You're right, all she did want was her sister's shoes and they murdered her. That shows signs of hatred and discrimination too. I should of thought of that. Great point, and thanks for reading.

      Toni (SonQ)

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      Adept Rouge 2 years ago

      What I don't get is the conspiracy to kill the wicked witch. All she wanted were her sisters shoes. Also the happy face on Glinda as she tells her to kill the wicked witch freaks me out. Last two bits are, why the munchkins didn't shoot her since her sister died from being crushed by house and the mass celebration of both witches deaths.

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      Toni Northern 2 years ago from Williamston NC

      @kevin, no, that MOVIE is creepy, and it's a family movie, and you can't be high and write like me.

      But TFR anyway.

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      kevin 2 years ago

      You people are creepy!! It's a kids movie. Are you high?

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      Toni Northern 3 years ago from Williamston NC

      Thank you Mike Robbers, glad you liked it. Thanks for reading.

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      Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

      Very clever and funny hub!! I like the way you are thinking, a different view on this classic film.

      Voted up of course!

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      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

      TFR suziecat7. I'm glad it made you smile, I wrote it specifically for that. I hope you enjoy many more. Thanks for stopping by.

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      suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

      This Hub made me smile. You gave me a different way of thinking about the movie. I always thought fairy tales were creepy but never considered The Wizard of Oz. Thanks for the fun read.

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      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

      TFR @billybuc. Yeah, it just raised those questions and concerrns with me. Thanks for reading.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Interesting and I agree. I watched this when I was a kid and I've never watched it since then. For whatever reason I have always found this movie disturbing. Nice job on this!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      SonQuioey10,

      I didn't take it as an attack, I took it as a different perspective. Maybe that was one of the things that drew me to the movie as a kid, it had magic and eerie all at the same time, it was almost daring. Like I said, I very much enjoyed it and you're very much welcome!

      Cat

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      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

      TFR @Cantuhearmescream. I'm glad you enjoyed it. No, this isn't an attack on a classic, something that would encourage people not to watch it. With respect, it is a great movie but it does have chilling and mysterious moments that I delighted in pointing out. Thanks again, and for the V-up.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      SonQuioeyo10,

      I only stopped over here because the mention of The Wizard of Oz totally hooked me. I will let you know that this was my all-time favorite movie as a child. I know have my daughter as in love with it as well. I literally watched this movie, several days a week for decades! I fell in love with the movie because as a kid in the 80's, there was nothing like it. You have to admit, for the time this movie was made, they broke some serious freakin' ground. By the way, I have a Wizard of Oz collection... as an adult and it could fill a Gym! Okay, now that I got that off my chest, I really enjoyed this. I didn't actually feel that you were making fun of the movie, just pointing out some funny, awkward or interesting parts, and most of them I agreed with you. I thought it was just a cute perspective on a movie I love and quite frankly, I don't think it was offensive to a Wizard of Oz lover. Very nicely done and I voted it up and funny!

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      Sinclair Miller III 4 years ago from Florida

      Looking at them, they ugly (Mainly the witch and the monkeys). I will never understand why others would love this movie.

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      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

      TFR @m.I, You have a point. Good idea. I would think that would stop the death that was supposed to happen too. Reverse the time glass and then her death hopefully. Yeah, an explosion or poison gas in the room, I didn't think of those deaths, but that could've killed Dorothy. Thanks for the input, and again for reading.

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      m.l 4 years ago

      why did dorathy not just turn the glass over i'm sorry but i'm her age and i figgured it out the first time i watched the movie..... i also think the way she was going to die was eaither A realese a poisenous gas or B explode in the room

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      I missed the revolver, that's interesting. See that's what I mean, creepy and disturbing. I can never really watch it even now, I just get creeped out. It's like a type of hypocrisy for me. I'm looking around at my cousins and aunts saying, when it comes on, "hey this is freaky stuff, and you guys don't think so, what." The only thing enchanting about it is that song. Thanks for reading it though, I had fun writing it.

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      parentsreview 5 years ago from Lansdowne, PA

      I couldn't agree more. Whenever the wicked witch turned the hour glass over, I'd get scared as a kid. One other thing I noticed as an adult. When the group is clutching each other and heading towards the witches tower-thing, they each have a weapon, and the scarecrow has a revolver. I never noticed it before, but a couple of years ago I saw it, and was totally shocked.

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      Thanks

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      Phillip Drayer Duncan 5 years ago from The Ozarks

      Hilarious! Awesome Hub!

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      Thanks, glad it was a great read for you.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      I have never liked this movie. As a child I was deathly afraid of the witch. I still don't get what the big deal is about this movie and why people like it so much. I totally agree with you! Great points.

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      Thanks, its good to see someone agrees with me. My family is dead-set against my claims :)

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      Adrian Lavelle 5 years ago from Galway, Ireland

      Really cool hub, 100% agree about the flying monkeys, they scared the absolute bejesus out of me when I was a little kid, great to read hubs that are out of the ordinary, good job!