Feature Films That Involve Direct/Implied Use of Wood Chipper?
May 9, 2014 8:39 PM Subscribe
Please list for me feature films that involve wood chippers (or similar motorized mangling device like industrial meat grinders, salvage yard shredders, etc), whether directly shown or implied use of them for any reason including the ordinary.
posted by Quarter Pincher to Media & Arts (31 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I was really little once, I walked in on my dad watching a TV show about a meat processing plant that had a kind of spinning mangling device (like an industrial motor-driven version of the common butcher's hand-crank meatgrinder that meat is fed into and comes out stringy). It seemed like a documentary by my recollection of how the scenes were cut, but I'm not sure. Anyway.
In one scene, one of the plant workers stood behind the vertical opening of the machine so that the shot only captured the top part of the man obscured by the level-edge of the opening, and the man did the classic walking-down-stairs routine except lowered himself behind the opening as if being churned up by the machine, at which my dad laughed.
I ran to my room screaming in horror and cried for days on end at the thought that such a thing might be used by mean people to torture people like that, and then was compounded by the idea that my dad could be tortured in such a way, also compounded that my dad thought it was funny is if my dad could be someone who would do that and be entertained by such things.
Anyway, I have had a very intense aversion toward anything of that nature like wood chippers and the scrap yard shredder thing in Superman 3, assuming such a device is real. Could you list movies that contain these elements or even implied use of them, even when used for ordinary purposes, so that I may at least not get caught off guard, if not avoid them entirely?
For example of implied use, there was a martial arts film (Jackie Chan, I think) that involved some gang/club members arriving with heavy-laden trash bags, claiming that some bully put their friend through a wood chipper and made them take the remains in bags back to the shown location as a warning. I have heard that Fargo uses one, and I have never seen it specifically for that reason.
Just the title/year should suffice, and not limited to American films or wide-release per se.. I have not witnessed much trolling on AskMefi so I would ply that someone would have the heart not to describe the context in which they are used, although I realize that is a prime trolling opportunity =P
I suppose the list could be used in reverse for someone who likes these kinds of horror films to find new material to watch, and no disrespect to those who like this kind of thing. Use your knowledge of torture films for good toward me -__-