Freaky, the Scary Snowman

I love this guy. Found his videos for the first time last winter. It’s just scary enough to be funny, but not so scary that it’s mean (like this Brazilian TV spoof making people think they’re seeing a ghost in an elevator (which I have to admit I also found funny, but they’re lucky no one punched the ghost or had a heart attack)).

This, on the other hand, is much lighter-hearted. Cracks me up every time.

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7 Responses to “Freaky, the Scary Snowman”

  1. hollywoodstein says:

    if the elevator was an FX mock up then no problem. If it was a real elevator then she was at risk.

  2. andymac3 says:

    About that elevator clip, the only thing that moved with the elevator was the slide door for the girl to get in and out, and the main doors. The elevator wasn’t moving, just the numbers changing so the people thought they were travelling in a proper elevator. The woman on reception was listening outside to their screams.

  3. BeccaM says:

    Concur. I agree there’s this line between “funny scary” and “mean, borderline dangerous scary.”

  4. hollywoodstein says:

    The difference with the elevator ghost girl is interesting.
    Even with the frowny face Freaky the Snowman relies more on a startle effect from the shock of a presumed inanimate object moving. People almost instantly recovered processing that there must be a mechanism or guy in there. The one dog was probably flummoxed by the human smell in a bizarre form factor.
    The ghost girl people were not just startled, but remained truly scared because their enculturation from scary movies and perhaps superstitious religious belief system gave them the belief that ghosts are real and she was what they look like. They prolly used a girl not just for the trapdoor size, but also because an adult man suddenly appearing in a confined space would have been physically as well as metaphysically threatening.
    The elevator stunt concerned me not for the heart attack factor, but for the fact that if the elevator moved for any reason when the young girl was moving through the panel she would have been maimed or killed.
    Still I laughed at both. We’re all too human.

  5. Yeah the dog thing was fascinating.

  6. Quilla says:

    Love the reactions from the dogs!

  7. Naja pallida says:

    Seeing these things makes me glad I have more constructive hobbies.

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