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Old 04-06-11, 05:04 PM
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Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

Saw Winter's Bone and another documentary some here recommended called The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia... just terrifying stuff. I think Winter's Bone did a disservice to anyone in foreign countries wanting to visit America. However, it can't be all that bad, right?

I recently watched Anthony Bourdain in the Ozarks... which kinda surprised me that he would even go there. It was a little less scary than the movies made it out to be but still not cool.

Anyone from there and can verify that it isn't just full of white trash meth addicts?
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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

I had a professor who visited West Virginia back when they made the original documentary on Jesco White (called The Dancing Outlaw) and met the Whites. He said there were areas just like you see in that documentary but also there were a lot areas which were very nice and pleasant.

The key here is both those films are just that, films. It's a lot easier to make money showing something exciting and nasty than something pleasant and mundane.
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oh for fuck's sake.....
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As long as you don't make a Wrong Turn everything is cool.
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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

I'm from there........and I can verify that is is about 99% white trash, with about 50% of those being meth addicts.
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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

I canceled my trip to Europe and burned my passport after watching Hostel. I assume a fictional movie wouldn't depict an area a certain way unless it was 100% true.
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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

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I canceled my trip to Europe and burned my passport after watching Hostel. I assume a fictional movie wouldn't depict an area a certain way unless it was 100% true.
Well the movie was based on a book, written by an author who lives in the Ozarks. I don't mean to get into a debate about movies depicting locations I'm more interested in the Ozarks.
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Well then... it's important that you know - if you want to get to heaven, you have to raise a little hell.
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Southwest missouri is bad. Meth, Marijuana, you name it and there is ALOT of kiddy diddling in the area too. I live in southeast kansas which is more or less an extension of SWMO and it sucks here too
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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

Don't go to Georgia either. Mountain men will rape you in the behind.
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And don't be pissin' off Cajun folk by stealin' their pirogues.
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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

When I saw Winter's Bone in an Upper West Side theater in Manhattan, these old ladies said that there's no way any part of America was really like that.

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I find them at Wal-Mart.
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After watching "The Last Confession of Alexander Pierce", "Van Diemen's Land" and the mediocre horror film "Dying Breed", I'm never going to Tasmania.
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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

Originally Posted by Charlie Goose View Post
Don't go to Georgia either. Mountain men will rape you in the behind.
As opposed to raping you from the front?
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose View Post
Don't go to Georgia either. Mountain men will rape you in the behind.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
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Don't know about the Ozarks, but apparently they play a mean banjo and make delicious possum chili in Atlanta!

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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

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When I saw Winter's Bone in an Upper West Side theater in Manhattan, these old ladies said that there's no way any part of America was really like that.

Lincoln Center AMC?
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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

I was going to take a road trip across the southwest until I saw this terrifying movie:

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Pete he knows, Mister. Ask Pete.
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Re: Are the Ozarks as scary as Winter's Bone made them out to be?

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I had a professor who visited West Virginia back when they made the original documentary on Jesco White (called The Dancing Outlaw) and met the Whites. He said there were areas just like you see in that documentary but also there were a lot areas which were very nice and pleasant.
Keep in mind, the easternmost portion of the state is now part of the DC suburbs.



There's even a lawmaker who's suggested the area rejoin Virginia so the residents don't have to subsidize the rednecks in the rest of the state.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Saw Winter's Bone and another documentary some here recommended called The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia... just terrifying stuff.
What does West Virginia have to do with the Ozarks?
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Don't go to Georgia either. Mountain men will rape you in the behind.
As long as they have the goddamn common courtesy to give you a reach-around, it won't be so bad. In fact, good.

Fuck Libya, fuck Iraq, fuck foreign affairs. Our Government really needs to make the United States "united," and make every state somewhat similar to California and New York. Funny how America is like a sandwich: two normal, similar-minded states on either end, and a sloppy mess in between.
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Oh fuck! California is the normal one?!

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