Every predominant character in “Pearl” has an equal from “The Wizard of Oz,” along with Dorothy’s well-known companions. Pearl has a wierd encounter with an exact scarecrow. He wouldn’t come to life, nonetheless she does have intercourse with him. Ti West frames her preliminary view of the scarecrow in a big shot as he looms over the large cornfield beneath a sunny blue sky, an image that nearly matches “The Wizard of Oz.” The sequence the place Pearl twirls spherical with the scarecrow has the an identical pleasing, gangly energy as a result of the song-and-dance amount “If I Only Had a Brain.” Pearl’s amorous interaction with this mannequin is ironic because of, in accordance with the Oz Museum, there was a decrease romance between Dorothy and the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz.”
Pearl’s unwell father is the Tin Man. Motionless in his wheelchair, her father appears as if he has no coronary coronary heart because of he can’t categorical himself in any strategy nonetheless the faintest shifting of his eyes; they usually flicker with fear and the recognition that Pearl is deeply deranged. Like the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz,” he usually needs help when making an attempt to go wherever or do one thing (in “The Wizard of Oz,” the Tin Man persistently needs oil to maneuver).
Howard’s transient look on the end of the film brings to ideas the Cowardly Lion. He is frozen in fear on the sight of Pearl’s repulsive family dinner. What happens between “Pearl” and “X” after Howard observes this revolting tableau is unclear, nonetheless we’re capable of surmise that Howard under no circumstances gained the braveness to face as a lot as Pearl’s bloodthirsty nature and eventually succumbed to it, turning into her accomplice.