Matthey McGrory passed away at the age of 32, and, according to Wikipedia, he was 7'6" tall, and had studied law at Widener University. He is featured in the movies "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects", both of which were written and directed by Rob Zombie.
His character's name is "Tiny".
At the opening of "The Devil's Rejects", Tiny is dragging a naked woman through the woods. There's one particular shot where you can really tell the disparity in their heights, and Zombie notes the she was "really short".
On the advice of Rob Zombie himself, from the audio commentary, I have photoshopped the stuntwoman into a vertical position, so that we can compare her size to McGrory.
I'm going to put this behind a cut, since there's the tiniest amount of nudity (she's completely naked, but even so it's almost SFW). I've punched up the light levels so that McGrory's figure is more clearly seen.( Collapse )
While "House of 1000 Corpses" is hard to watch, (aside from getting great joy out of watching terrible things happen to Dwight Schrute) it really sets up the sequel, which is actually pretty good. There's a part of me that wants to edit these two movies together into a really solid three-hour movie.
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