First off, please continue to vote in our 5th Irregularly-Scheduled Readers’ Choice Poll to add three selected movies on the List of the 366 Best Weird Movies of all Time. The results of these polls typically surprise us; this year is no exception. In Group A, there is a tight race between two films on complete opposites of the quality spectrum, with ‘s psychological horror classic Hour of the Wolf narrowly holding off the child-scarring Christmas nightmare Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny. In Group B, Punch-Drunk Love is running away from the field (we at 366 have shamefully neglected Adam Sandler’s large fanbase so far). Group C, which includes the most recent movies, is less of a shock, with Scarlett Johansson‘s Under the Skin taking the lead. What is surprising, however, is the margin: more than twice as many votes as its nearest competitor (A Field in England). Keep the votes coming, you have until October 29!
Next week is one of those weeks when we still don’t know for sure what reviews we will have for you. One thing is certain: we’ll bring you the Malaysian interpretation of Norse epics, Vikingdom. For the rest, expect to see some combination of Exorcist II: The Heretic, Exorcist III, From Dusk ‘Till Dawn, Madeinusa, Targets, or perhaps even the upcoming Rhymes for Young Ghouls. You’ll just have to check in Tuesday to see for sure.
Usually in this space we complain about there not being enough weird search terms to field a decent “Weirdest Search Term of the Week” contest. Not this week, however; even though we had connectivity issues last week and a serious decrease in overall traffic, we still encountered a good number of very strange search terms. For example, we were confused by “movie about man who keeps old lady in freezer for 6 years why not sooner” (how long does the searcher think is an appropriate amount of time to keep an old lady in the freezer?) Also bizarre was “sweet intercourse films” (who watches “intercourse films”? Sex-ed teachers?) Our weirdest search terms of the week coupled unusual subject matter and unique sentence structures: “a. zombie. kidnapped a. lady. and. suck. her. porn” (why does each word need to be its own sentence?) Pretty odd, but we preferred this beauty from a guy with a broken space key on his keyboard: “womaninbeautifulwhitefuroathidesmanmovie.” That rambling query starts out reasonably enough, then loses its way about halfway through on its way to earning its place as our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long and ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: The Real McCoy; Themroc; Candy (1968); The Fox Family; Angelus; Britannia Hospital; This Filthy Earth; Conspirators of Pleasure; Piano Tuner of Earthquakes; Bubba Continue reading