The premise of the film is that a group of "Wilderness Girls" from Beverly Hills are trying to earn badges and be the best "Wilderness Girls" they can be. Now if you take the outdoorsy out of "Wilderness" then they were awesome. For example, to earn their camping badges they rented out a room at a swanky hotel and sat around in a circle on pillows in the dark with flashlights and told scary stories. I believe that the most frightening story ended up with a woman with a bad perm or something. The girls were terrified and rightly so if you ask me. The humiliation of a bad perm or dye job can be devastating. Not that I'm speaking from experience...
OK so if you consider what the "Wilderness Girls" did camping then Mallory and I totally went camping the other night. We huddled around the fake fireplace that my in-laws have and she told me the most terrifying story that a five year old could come up with and it went a little something like this (The parts in italics are my own personal thoughts on the story and in no way reflect the thoughts and/or opinions of the original storyteller.):
The Ghost and the Scary Woods
Once upon a time there was a ghost and he walked and walked until he got to a place called the scary woods, scratch that, just The Scary. (that's much more intimidating isn't it?)
He walked to a castle and there were a prince and a princess, but there isn't a happy ending.
And then, (it helps if you read "and then" with dramatic flair) the bad guy came and made the prince and princess his bad slaves. (I'm not sure what "bad slaves" entails, but I'm pretty sure it meant that the bad guy made them make their own beds and finish all their veggies at dinner.)
And then (still with dramatic flair please) a wolf and bear came. (They don't really play a major role in this story. Pretty sure she just threw them in there for dramatic effect. Well played, Mallory, well played)
And then, back at the big castle (it is imperative at this point in the story that you lift both hands over your head and wiggle your fingers to properly demonstrate the magnitude of the castle) the bad man captures the rest of the people. It's a lot of people, more then is in the whole world. He captures them by throwing a blanket over them. (I actually got a demonstration of this process during this point in the story)
Now I don't know about you but I am terrified and really would like this story to end so that I can get the proper counseling that I will clearly need after this story. I gently encourage her to finish her story by saying, "Wrap it up, kid. This story is taking forever."
And now the conclusion of The Ghost and the Scary Woods:
Then there was a king and a queen. See it had a happy ending.