BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Aubrey Plaza attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF20/WireImage)
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The Terrifying Aubrey Plaza Scene That Still Gives Us Nightmares
Known by most for her memorable deadpan comedic delivery and sardonic attitude, comedian and actor Aubrey Plaza has a truly fascinating filmography. Mostly known as April Ludgate from “Parks and Recreation”, Plaza has a long list of comedy credits and is now branching out to other genres.
Debuting at Sundance in 2020, Plaza starred in Lawrence Michael Levine's disquieting domestic thriller, "Black Bear." Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the film was released with a wisp of a marketing campaign, and many viewers missed out on Aubrey Plaza's most nightmarish film yet.
“Black Bear” casts Plaza as Allison a filmmaker who seeks solace at a rural lake house in the hopes that it can revive her current creative slump only to find that the woods summon her inner demons. Plaza delivers a fantastic performance, but one scene, in particular, is still giving us nightmares.
The scene takes place during an explosive argument that culminates with Allison having an unhinged, emotional breakdown. The tension is palpable and the film that started out so calmly has progressed into an erratic nightmare. The ferocity of Plaza's delivery transforms this moment into a psychological hellscape and ensures the film will stay with you long after watching.