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WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

Reminder: our Death Laid an Egg DVD/Blu-ray giveaway contest ends next Tuesday, so if you want to enter the contest go here. As far as new material goes: in honor of the President’s “fake news awards,” Alfred Eaker will spotlight at a movie that’s been sitting in the reader-suggested queue for a while, ‘ meta-documentary (and final film) F for Fake. We’ll also bring you a reader recommendation for 1993 ‘s aspiring camp classic Super Mario Bros.; then it’s back to the reader-suggested queue as Simon Hyslop tackles the underrated/overlooked sci-fi of One Point O [AKA Paranoia 1.0] and G. Smalley brings us another mad film with the middle installment of Guy’s unofficial autobiographical trilogy, Brand Upon the Brain!

We should also point out that with 314 of the eventual 366 movies now Certified for the list, that means, if we keep up the rate of certifying  one movie per week, this project (which first debuted in 2008!) has exactly one year to go… and exciting, humbling, and somewhat frightening milestone.

We asked all the weird perverts out there to step up their Google game for our Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest, and they responded. First off, “poping sit in mouth porositute porn videos” is totally disgusting—or probably would be, if the searcher knew English. As phrased, it’s just delightfully incoherent. We also would like to point out to the guy looking for “homemade interracial p*** homemade interracial motels sucking p***” that putting wildcards in your search is neither necessary nor helpful: it could bring up results for “homemade interracial pies homemade interracial motels sucking paws,” which is probably not what you’re looking for. We’re not sure what this week’s runner-up, “spanish boy was string but he had a gun movie,” was going for, but taken literally, it sure is strange. It was a close call, but we’ll go with “movie girl and blue creature tides bike eats paper” as our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week—nothing like a stream-of-consciousness string of nouns and verbs at the end of your Google query to perplex casual viewers.

Here’s how the ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue now stands: F for Fake (next week!); One Point O (next week!); Brand Upon the Brain! (next week!); One Eyed Monster; Save the Green Planet;The Annunciation (1984); Bad Taste; Visitor of a Museum [Posetitel muzeya]; Darc Arc; Genius Party; The Idiots; The Shout; “Premium” Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 1/12/2018

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

IN DEVELOPMENT (Post-production):

Slice (2018): Not much to go on besides the intriguing IMDB synopsis: “When a pizza delivery driver is murdered on the job, the city searches for someone to blame: ghosts? drug dealers? a disgraced werewolf?” Starring Chance the Rapper. The fact that pro-weird A24 (Enemy, The Lobster, Swiss Army Man, Under the Skin) picked it up for distribution is also promising. Here’s a short article at Popsugar.

Two Plains & a Fancy (2017): Described as “satirical, experimental ‘Spa Western,'” this low-budget indie was partially funded with $36,000 raised on Kickstarter. Three travelers in 1893 have surreal encounters (including one with “ghost whores”) while on a journey to find the perfect spa in the Old West. We like the maker’s attitude: “the way we make films is unpredictable, idiosyncratic, weird,” says co-director Lev Kalman in the Kickstarter pitch. Now listed as “completed,” but when or where it will appear is anyone’s guess right now. Two Plains and a Fancy Kickstarter page. Also see Filmmaker’s list of most anticipated movies of 2018.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

68 Kill (2017): Read Giles Edwards’ festival capsule. Giles described it as as “Troma does Wild at Heart,” while still recommending you pass on it; you can decide for yourself about this trashy black comedy. On DVD, Blu-ray or VOD. Buy 68 Kill.

Across the Universe (2007): Read our review. ‘s hallucinatory Beatles musical gets the 4K HD treatment, packaged together with a Blu-ray. Buy Across the Universe.

Emmanuelle and the Deadly Black Cobra [AKA Black Cobra Woman] (1976): A wealthy playboy hires a stripper to take care of his menagerie of snakes. This rarely seen sort-of entry in the “Black Emmanuelle” series may be worth taking a flier on because of the odd casting of Jack Palance as a serpent-obsessed tycoon named Judas. Code Red puts it on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Buy Emmanuelle and the Deadly Black Cobra.

The Witches [Le Streghe] (1967): An anthology film, with five directors (including , whose segment is reportedly the most surreal) producing stories featuring then-popular Silvana Mangano (who would star in Pasolini’s Teorema the following year). has a small role in this obscure oddity appearing on Blu-ray courtesy of Arrow Academy. Buy The Witches.

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

CONTEST: WIN A “DEATH LAID AN EGG” BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO

Thank you! The contest is closed and a winner has been randomly selected. If you’d like to keep commenting you may, but the prize has been awarded.

366 Weird Movies brings you a new giveaway contest! The idea here is simple. Among the items we’ve considered adding to the official Certified Weird entries is an IF YOU LIKE THIS, YOU MAY ALSO LIKE… category. So your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to pick any movie from the Certified Weird list and pick two recommended movies to go along with it. For example, a contest entry might read “if you liked Death Laid an Egg, you might also like Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot! and Amer.” Note that your “you may also likes” do not have to be Certified Weird themselves. For extra fun, you can explain the reasoning behind your choices.

To enter, simply post your thoughts in the comments to this post. We are going to select the winner randomly using random.org, so you don’t have to provide the best suggestion to enter. In fact, although we want to hear your thoughts, you don’t even have to have a suggestion to enter: you can simply mention in the comments that you love the site and you’d like to enter the contest.

The usual eligibility rules apply: to receive the DVD/Blu-ray, you must supply us with a mailing address in the United States. (Don’t publish your address in your comment! We’ll contact you through email). 366 contributors are not eligible for the prize. If you don’t meet those qualifications you can still comment for fun, but let us know you’re not in it for the swag. We’ll stop accepting entries Tuesday, January 16, at midnight EST. If the winner does not respond to our request for a mailing address within 24 hours we’ll email a runner-up, and so forth, until the prize is given away.

Our prize this time is supplied by Cult Epics: a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of the recently released, underseen, Certified Weird chicken giallo, Death Laid an Egg. From our official entry on the film:

Cover for Death Laid an Egg Blu-ray“A juicy slice of breaded with a coating of and seasoned with a sprinkling of , Death Laid an Egg was the world’s first (and so far, only) deep-fried, chicken-centric Surrealist giallo… Marco, the protagonist, strides through the movie in a state of suppressed hysteria. Plots and conspiracies are everywhere: by the chicken consortium against the public, by Marco and Anna and Gabri and Mondaini against each other, and (it’s hinted) by the fired poultry workers against the factory. And, probably, by the universe against everyone. The caged chickens are always bawking and clucking in alarm, as if they know of an approaching danger we don’t. Maybe they do. Maybe the yolk’s on us.”

WHAT’S IN THE PIPLELINE

Alfred Eaker starts off next week (and 2018) by finishing off his unofficial miniseries on ‘s with the crowning jewel of the genre: If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? We also plan to throw in another contest giveaway to get the year off to a fan-friendly start (it’s a DVD/Blu-ray combo of the Surrealist chicken giallo Death Laid an Egg, if you must know). But if there were a theme to next week’s slate at 366 Weird Movies, it would definitely be “Giles Edwards 1985 Crime Wave,” since Mr. Edwards will be diving into the reader-suggested queue for looks at Crimewave (1985), Sam Raimi‘s post Evil Dead attempt at reviving slapstick, and Crime Wave (1985), the totally unrelated retro-camp fantasia from Winnipeg’s John Paizs.

Here’s the first set of 2018 entries in our regularly scheduled Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest. We saw fewer bizarre porn searches and more vague movie memory searches, a trend we hope keeps up (you wouldn’t believe some of the stuff we pass on telling you about: there are some real sickos out there). We’ll start with the least weird one as an appetizer, “movie where tall deformed girl grows up in the walls.” Next up is “was there a movie where someones electric underwear shorted out,” a question we’d like to answer “yes.” We also chuckled at “bed boy bubby seax full movi”: we assume Bad Boy Bubby would be too obscure to merit its own porn parody, but if it had one, Bed Boy Bubby would be just perfect. For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, we’ll take “what is that creature attached to a mans back when he was swimming in the ocean?“, just because it comes from out of nowhere with absolutely no context. Overall, it’s not a promising start to 2018. You weirdos out there really need to step up your Googling game.

Here’s how the ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue now stands: Crimewave (d. Sam Raimi) (next week!); Crime Wave [AKA The Big Crime Wave] (next week!); One Eyed Monster; Save the Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPLELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 1/5/2017

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot-off-the-server VODs), and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Psychopaths (2017):  brings us a “psychedelic fever dream” of four maniacs possessed by the spirit of a serial killer, let loose on a one-night rampage. Reviews were generally of the “we’re glad they tried something different, but…” variety. DVD & VOD. Buy Psychopaths.

The World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts (2017): ‘s sequel to his Oscar-nominated original short is again based on the ramblings of his (now-five-year-old) niece. “When all the weird mismatched audio puzzle pieces finally found ways to fit i was astonished at the picture that formed,” says the director. Available exclusively on Vimeo.

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

First off, happy New Year… which means, naturally, that we’ll be releasing our official Top 10 Weird Movies of 2017 list later today. We promise it before midnight. Further out next week, you can look forward to Alfred Eaker tackling more s with a double feature of The Grim Reaper and The Believer’s Heaven. We’ll follow that with some 2017 leftovers in a pair of indie horrors, American Fable and Rupture, before dipping back into the long-neglected reader-suggested review queue for a look at the koo-koo 1986 Soviet sci-fi satire Kin Dza-Dza.

The perverts were out in full force at the end of 2017, as can be seen by this week’s installment of Weirdest Search Terms of the Week. (Keep in mind, these are just the publishable entries—we saw more depraved searches too nauseating to share). We’ll start with the least offensive search, “woolb sxa moive” (which actually sounds like it may be a drunken attempt to find this). Next up is the fairly reasonable quest for a “f grosse penis film russe meyer.” Then there’s “old. hose. wife. sex. porn. full. hd,” which scores points both for including a hose and for its baffling punctuation. The search for “unusual beast sex movie” (what would be a commonplace beast sex movie?) is perhaps answered by our winner of the Weirdest Search Term of the Week, “tamil lactating breastfeeding dog movies com.” Other than “movie,” almost every word in that search is somehow wrong.

Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-still-growing reader-suggested review queue now stands: Kin-Dza-Dza (next week!); One Eyed Monster; Save the Green Planet; Crimewave (d. Sam Raimi); The Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

This Christmas week, Alfred Eaker puts more coal in your stocking with an Xmas surprise. Then, with the holidays over, we get back to finishing up our 2017 coverage with reviews of the surreal Sufi film Mimosas, the first-time-on-video exploitation feature Bag Boy Lover Boy, and another go at ‘s Mother! Enjoy your day off, if you have one, by catching up on you 366 Weird Movies reading.

Thanks to Google’s obnoxious respect for your privacy, 2017 won’t go down as the greatest year for weird search terms, but still we soldier on each week to bring you what we find for our Weirdest Search Terms of the Week. Lately, it seems like all we’re getting is porn searches from developing countries too poor to afford privacy filters. For example, this week brought us the unthinkable “boy stabs mature movie porn” (yuck, we think), and the mildly amusing search for “2016 ranchious incest movies.” For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, we’ll settle on “white chicken bestiality movie,” which just goes to show that even people interested in sex with poultry can be racist.

Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue (which we’ll be getting back to tackling soon now that the year-end coverage is coming to an end) now stands: One Eyed Monster; Save the Green Planet; Crimewave (d. Sam Raimi); The Annunciation (1984); Bad Taste; Visitor of a Museum Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 12/22/2017

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

NEW ON DVD:

Mother! (2017): Read our review. Audacious comes up with a brutally bloody allegory, and gets it into U.S. theaters. Buy Mother!.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Mother! (2017): See description in DVD above. No extras on the DVD, Blu-ray or even the 4K release. Buy Mother! [Blu-ray].

“A Town Called Panic: The Collection”: Crazy, smart kiddie animation from Belgium, featuring the surreal adventures of Cowboy, Indian and Horse. Please note: the feature film is not included in this 2+ hour collection of shorts, but it does have the specials “Christmas Panic” and “Back to School Panic.” Buy “A Town Called Panic: The Collection” [Blu-ray].

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

Next week, Alfred Eaker starts a (very short) miniseries titled “Stocking Coal,” debuting with Kirk Cameron’s atrocious Saving Christmas and the unconventional holiday choice, Ron Ormond’s Burning Hell. To some extent, that could describe the theme of the entire week, since we’ll also be bringing you grimy coverage of Carl Andersen’s (deliberately) amateurish and hard-to-watch efforts Vampiros Sexos and Mondo Weirdo, the highly uncomfortable 2017 black comedy Lemon, and, to cap it all off, the bizarre and nightmare-inducing 1959 Mexican reinvention of Santa Claus. If you’re cinephilia runs to the masochistic side, 366 Weird Movies will give you what you need this season.

How will the repeal of net neutrality effect our once-thriving feature, “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week”? If this week’s entries are any indication, badly. Perhaps people are scaling back, anticipating that Google will soon be charging more for completely insane searches? At any rate, here’s what we caught in our logs. “www.neket movi.com” is just kind of pathetic (at least search for “nekkid movie,” guy). Somewhat weirder and more ambitious is the search for a “manuscript ninja sex video” (manuscript ninjas, or course, are known to be the sexiest ninjas). For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, we’ll take “366 squirrel war movies.” We’ve seen a large number of squirrel war movies and, frankly, we think their going to have trouble coming up with more than 150 titles; but we’re happy that we’ve inspired others to come up with (extremely specific) lists of 366 movies.

Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue now stands: Santa Claus (1959) (next week!); One Eyed Monster; Save the Green Planet; Crimewave (d. Sam Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 12/15/2017

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015): Read our festival capsule. We’re thrilled that this sad and surreal Spanish animated allegory about drug-abusing animal kids on an economically devastated island got a U.S. release. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children official U.S. site.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Donnie Darko (2001): Read the Certified Weird entry! A new collectible release of the bizzaro teen time-travel classic. We believe all the extras are recycled and the only draw is the collectible steelbook format and new artwork; at any rate, it’s limited to 2,000 copies. Buy Donnie Darko [Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray].

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.