12/22/09

Grande Dame Guignol: Gremlins






Name: Ruby Deagle

Location: Kingston Falls (somewhere in New England, or maybe the mid-west).


Modus Operandi: Mean spirited harpy ... skin flint... probably the love child of Mr. Potter and Miss Gulch as she's wealthy and greedy, as well as prone to threatening to kill dogs...though Scrooge-like in her relationship with Christmas, she does own an "imported Bavarian Snowman"... enjoys taunting the less fortunate and mocking their requests for a little more time to pay the rent or mortgage...something of a drama queen when confronted, she claims she has a "weak heart" and will feign chest pains or fainting...probably owns most of  downtown  Kingston Falls...only seems to like money and cats (both of which she seemingly has a lot of)...smells like mothballs and expensive perfume.


Camp Factor:
Delighfully wicked! A combination of several on-screen villains rolled into one nasty old hag, Mrs. Deagle was the kind of woman you loved to hate.  And when she's done in by a group of Christmas caroler gremlins by way of a jet propelled stair lift, it was pure over-the-top-camp-heaven!



mrs deagle about to meet her reward...

...thanks to these guys...

...we've got lift off!

Played by: Polly Holiday

4 comments:

Ninja Dixon said...

I love her. My favorite character from Gremlins. I can see a whole franchise only with her. A pity her character died - I guess?

Pax Romano said...

ND,

That would terrific! Gremlin's III - Mrs. Deagle's Revenge!

Carl (ILHM) said...

That bitch tied my dog up with Christmas lights last Christmas..

Matt-suzaka said...

Nice! I had Stripe as a holiday monster pick a few weeks back and I so wish I had thought of using Mrs. Deagle instead! Kudos, to you Sir Paxington.