Sunday, June 21, 2009

"Hot Creepers!"

I was just watching Psycho again today for the first time in many years and while most of it was as familiar to me as the back of my hand, one bit jumped out as though I was hearing it for the first time. When Marion Crane is driving to her new life and is imagining the various reactions that her theft of $40,000 dollars belonging to raffish oil man Tom Cassidy will cause, the phrase that she imagines Cassidy blurting out is "Hot Creepers!" How I ever forgot this, I have no idea because 'Hot Creepers' is perhaps the funniest shit ever. This very blogspot would probably be named 'Hot Creepers', in fact, had I properly earmarked those words. Although I've never heard it spoken elsewhere, I find it funny that in my many viewings of Psycho over the years that this is the first time that it struck me as being a nutty expression. While she was on her way to finding out what crazy was all about, it's clear that Marion was already a little bent herself.