A little bit of a slow week coming up here due to “real life” commitments. Hopefully you, the reader, won’t notice anything awry, as we’ll still be bringing you daily content.
First up this week, Alfred Eaker will start a new episode guide series on the 1950s “Adventures of Superman” TV series. Following shortly, Shane Wilson will take one out of the reader-suggested queue with his review of The Brave Little Toaster, while G. Smalley goes the new-release route to tell you about the alcoholic kaiju allegory Colossal.
After that, we’re going to start a discussion thread seeking input on the two final movies you, the collective reader, will select to go on the List of 366. Rather than posting a poll with titles we select, as we have in all of our other reader votes, we’re going to let you make the nominees as well as deciding the final vote. So this is your chance to make your case for whatever you think we’ve overlooked. Even stuff we previously rejected is eligible. We don’t know how many nominees we’ll get, or how fast they’ll come in, but we tentatively anticipate leaving the discussion open for at least two weeks before creating the final poll. So be sure to think about your “must have” movies and check in on Thursday with your choices and arguments ready.
Our weekly survey of the weirdest search terms that brought visitors to the site (i.e. “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week”) once again has a sleazy porn movie focus. Surprise, surprise. Setting the theme was the search for “prono>strange” (which we read as “misspelled porno is greater than strange,” a sentiment with which we happen to disagree). But speaking of strange porno, how about “hg saxxy handy story full saxxy”? That’s twice as saxxy as it is handy, which seems odd. For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, we’ll go with “nuclear blast trying to survive by sucking boobs movies.” Sounds like a fun post-apocalyptic pastime, considering it should be hard to get a good wi-fi signal after the bomb falls, but we don’t think it will actually help you survive a nuclear blast.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue now stands: The Brave Little Toaster (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Vermilion Souls (depending on availability); Gahjini; One Eyed Monster; Save the Green Planet; Crimewave (d. Sam Raimi); Murder Party; The Annunciation (1984); Funeral Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Only 68 more titles left to Certify Weird!
Alfred Eaker has been working so hard we’re giving him Labor Day off—look for a repeat column on Monday. Not so Pete Trbovich, who chooses to take another title out of the reader-suggested queue with a look at the intersecting-narrative 2003 indie 11:44. G. Smalley is also punching the clock, with a compare and contrast of Lucile Hadzihalilovic‘s yin-yang gender features Evolution (about boys on an island) and Innocence (about girls at a boarding school).
Now it’s time for us to once again survey the weirdest search terms that brought users to the site, a feature that goes by the title “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” First up: “old lady man worm,” a couple we’d like to see out on the dance floor. Next up is a search that would probably be dirty, if only it were full-bokep instead of just semi: “film semi bokep farmers family.” We picked our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week just because it’s a movie we would like to watch: “old movie with tranny witch cooked in oven and goatman.” Keep those weird searches coming, guys and gals!
Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: 11:14 (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Vermilion Souls (depending on availability); Gahjini; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Only 69 more titles left to Certify Weird!
Next week 366 Weird Movies gets musical, as Alfred Eaker sings the praises of the avant-garde opera anthology Aria (with some of Ken Russell‘s best work); then, we invite a pair of experts to discuss a topic we’ve been meaning to address for some time: weird movie soundtracks. G. Smalley breaks the rhythm with a look at The Evil Within, the odd 2017 horror film bankrolled, written and directed by trust fund baby/methamphetamine addict Andrew Getty (it does have a soundtrack, naturally, but it won’t stretch to fit the theme). Rafael Moreira tries to bring things back on point with coverage of Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon‘s 1997 anime that at least centers on a former Japanese pop idol. Be sure to play something strange in the background next week as you browse these curious recommendations.
It’s once again time for us to survey the weirdest search terms that brought users to the site last week. First up, one for the “I think your keyboard might be drunk” file: “vintag sesso maturefilm prno gold.” Next we have the questionably coherent “shaven movie songs” (if it turns out there’s a movie musical out there called Shaven!, we’ll retract our assessment). But our official winner of this installment of the Weirdest Search Term of the Week was also one of our longest entries: “movie semi asia one guy took his girlfriend to a lot of ladies island and there was a sex show and it turns out the man was sleeping with her mother.” So much to unpack there: we’ll simply leave it wondering what a “semi-Asia” movie is.
Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Perfect Blue (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Vermilion Souls (depending on availability); Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Only 70 more titles left to Certify Weird!
366 Weird Movies brings you more odd odds-and-ends next week: Alfred Eaker takes us back to a 1966 drive-in double feature of Nightmare Castle (starring cult fave Barbara Steele) and The Diabolical Dr. Z (directed by the divisive Jess Franco); Shane Wilson looks at the UK low-budget horror Malady, recently arrived on these shores and available on VOD; G. Smalley fills a gap in our Federico Fellini criticism with a look at the maestro’s late offering, Ginger and Fred (1986); and Bryan Pike takes on another one from the reader-suggested queue with coverage of Peter Jackson‘s shockingly bad taste 1989 puppet show Meet the Feebles.
We’re sure you’re tired of hearing about how the increased use of privacy settings on search engines is negatively impacting our hunt for the Weirdest Search Terms of the Week, so we’ll just launch straight into our meager finds this week, while you keep in mind that the strangest searches were probably hidden under layers of encryption. therefore, we have to spotlight things like “movie where man has a mole that falls” and the hard-to-picture “movie scenes where spy goes from toilet pipeline but there was ladder beside,” before settling on “journey inside vabina nd sperms” as our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week. Yeah, we know, first world weird problems.
Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Meet the Feebles (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Vermilion Souls (depending on availability); Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Here’s what we’ve got lined up for next week: Alfred Eaker continues his drive-in mini-series with a 1963 double feature of The Ghost and Dead Eyes of London; Giles Edwards gets in his final Fantasia Festival review with a peek at UFO-cult mindbender The Endless; and we finally get around to discussing Stan Brakhage, as Stan blows G. Smalley ‘s mind with the autopsy short “The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes” and the experimental epic Dog Star Man.
Increased use of Google privacy settings among selfish web surfers means that the days of 366 mocking the Weirdest Search Terms of the Week may be gradually coming to an end. But we promise we’ll continue bringing you the strange searches we see every week until our server logs dry up and blow away. First off this week is “hedo hedonism genie costume bikini models 1999,” which scores an extra “weird” point for stuttering. Next up is the hard-to-picture search for “movie man hanging on rope horse sky.” (Rope horse sky?) The “spelling matters even for perverts” category this week brings us “hot ant sax mom ant sun xxx movie.com” (somehow, I doubt the searcher really wants to see an ant colony orgy in the hot sun). For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week we’ll take “potus zex”—mainly because we currently come in at #1 for that search term on Google! Think 366 Weird Movies for all your POTUS zex needs.
Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: “The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes” (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Vermilion Souls Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Only 73 more titles left to Certify Weird!
Next week we’ll give our Blu-ray players a rest and head out to the theaters for some summer flicks. Alfred Eaker kicks things off by fulfilling his 2017 Summer Blockbuster obligation with coverage of Dunkirk. What a trooper! Then, Shane Wilson tackles the movie readers probably should have sent Alfred to see— Luc Besson‘s eye-candy sic-fi opus, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. G. Smalley resists the blockbuster trend with a trip to see Casey Affleck’s ghost-in-a-sheet indie A Ghost Story; and by that time, the Blu-ray player should be well-rested enough to handle Titus, Julie Taymor‘s psychedelic adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s most cannibal-friendly play. Plus, Giles Edwards will be pitching in throughout the week with his Fantasia Festival 2017 coverage, including his find-of-the-fest (so far) and an interview with its makers. We’ll keep you up to date!
The combination of low seasonal traffic (summer always means decrease of readers) and ever-increasing use of privacy filters makes our logs a little bit thin this week as we search for the Weirdest Search Terms of the Week, but as always, we’ll bring you a peek at what we found. This week’s results are mostly strangely-phrased queries about movies that probably really exist (and which we’d probably want to check out): “flying killer hand that turns people to stone,” “alien movie with mud in the living room,” and “animated movie about pigs boiling other people for tea.” And what about the official Weirdest Search Term of all? We’ll go with “that’s pretty much all i remember,” which is a strange search because it’s pretty much guaranteed to bring up zero useful results about whatever it is the searcher is trying to remember!
Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Vermilion Souls (depending on availability); No Smoking (2007); Gahjini; One Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Only 77 more titles left to Certify Weird!
It’s a long Independence Day weekend here in the USA (USA! USA!), and what could be more American than the drive-in, which is where Alfred Eaker will be (in spirit) on Monday for a 1944 drive-in double feature (featuring that great naturalized American, Bela Lugosi!) The only thing more quintessentially Americany than that would be a 1970s proto-slasher film about teenagers whose car breaks down in a rural area where they are tormented by the local weirdo, as Pete Trbovich relates in his review of Tourist Trap. But by July 5 we’re done with all of that Americana crap, as G. Smalley takes us to Japan for Seijun Suzuki‘s 1966 pop-art yakuza masterpiece Tokyo Drifter, then off to Spain for Skins, Eduardo Casanova’s 2017 debut feature film about the love lives of the deformed (among other grotesque and unpatriotic topics).
Speaking of grotesque topics, it’s time for our weekly survey of weird search terms that brought people to the site. In case you’re new to this feature, these searches usually involve people looking for a “naked movie explanation,” or maybe looking to connect with “rubber lover loving people.” More on-theme for our site is the quest for “love-366 streaming”—we’ve been considering streaming our love, though current technology isn’t quite up to the task. We’ll award a runner-up weird search medal to “brother wear string satan sexy porno videos.com,” which would have been a fairly typical search term around these parts, until they decided to throw string Satan in there for no good reason. For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, we’ll go with “a movie where flying vagina things land on heads”—because we think this movie probably exists (and it’s probably Japanese), and we want to see it, too.
Here’s how our ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Tourist Trap (next week!): Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Black Devil Doll; Vermilion Souls Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
79 more titles to Certify Weird!
Next week, Alfred Eaker takes a break from summer blockbusters to indulge in exploitation nostalgia, as he starts his survey of the 1979 scene with an article featuring Return of the Bionic Boy. Then we’ll look at a couple of recent reissues: Giles Edwards tackles the 1969 Euro-thriller Obsessions (out on Blu-ray for the first time ever) and G. Smalley unpacks Arrow’s recent 3-disc release of Takashi Miike‘s Dead or Alive trilogy. Finally, we’ll knock another one out of the reader-suggested queue with a review of the underground nastiness of 2002’s Reflections of Evil.
On to our weekly review of the weirdest search terms used to locate the site this week. A word of explanation is here: in older times, we used to see lots and lots of weird search terms every week, but due to the increasing use of privacy controls, we are privy to less data every week. For example, 7,056 of the 7,537 search terms that brought us hits this week are hidden from our prying eyes. That leaves us with few queries to consider, most of them coming from developing countries where masking Google porn searches isn’t at the top of the list of social priorities. We’ll continue to report what we see (when it’s publishable—you wouldn’t believe some of the truly sick perversions some of these people are looking for), but most weeks you should expect this column to be full of mostly weird, often misspelled kinky searches. That explains why “putting milk on boobs of curly hair women old movie scene” makes this list the week. The search for “gay@366” may or may not be part of this trend; we actually have no idea what was in the searchers mind. And “alaskan bed in why him movie” appears to buck the trend discussed above. Fortunately, our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, “www.free man sleep with goat porn movies.com,” confirms our thesis. (A note to entrepreneurs out there: if you want to register the domain “www.freemansleepwithgoatpornmovies.com,” it’s currently available, and you’ll have at least one customer guaranteed).
Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Reflections of Evil (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Black Devil Doll; Vermilion Souls (depending on Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
80 more titles to Certify Weird!
Next week, Alfred Eaker keeps his summer blockbuster commitment with a report on Wonder Woman (man, you guys took it easy on him—you could have voted to send him to The Mummy!) Then we’ll look at a couple of items in the reader-suggested queue, as Pete Trbovich handles Peter Fonda‘s pantsless-hippie time-travel oddity Idaho Transfer, and G. Smalley watches teens have sex and kill convenience store clerks in Gregg Araki‘s predictably grim The
Dim Doom Generation. G. comes back later in the week for a second look at 1924’s Futurist experiment L’Inhumaine.
Speaking of the inhuman, it’s time once again for our survey of the weirdest search terms that brought traffic to the site this week. First, what’s up with the movies they’re choosing to dub into Hindi these days? We saw searches for both “star steak beyong hd movie hindi dubbing” and “horror sexy nude duck movie hindi dubbed” (the idea that Hindi speakers find nude ducks sexy is indeed horrifying). The person searching for “film classec dungeon girly saxexxx usa,” on the other hand, didn’t require Hindi translation (although an English translator might have helped). For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week we’ll go the random-string-of-nouns route: “movie dad was monkey boy rock star girl princess mom beard.” If there is a movie where a princess’ dad is a money boy rock star and her mom has a beard, we want to find it.
Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Idaho Transfer (next week!); The Doom Generation (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Black Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
First off, just in case you’re one of those visitors who never checks anything beyond the top post, you should know that we announced the long-delayed release of the 366 Weird Movies 2016 Yearbook today. Check it out, won’t you?
Next week we put the past behind us and focus on the present as Alfred Eaker delivers the first of his contracted Summer Blockbuster series with a look at Alien: Covenant (which he concludes “contains some of Scott’s most assured filmmaking, along with his roughest”). Immediately after that one drops, we’ll forget about the present and focus on the past as Giles Edwards considers 1999’s bleak incest drama The War Zone, and G. Smalley looks at the early K-horror Suddenly in the Dark (a offering that did at least debut on home video in North America for the first time this year) and Takashi Miike‘s startling 1999 J-horror Audition. 2016 may be technically over, but we’ll always soldier on through all eras of weirdness in search of the strangest that cinema has to offer.
This week’s suite of featured searches in our Weirdest Search Term of the Week series all have little stories to tell. Of course, their all told by perverts. We’ll start with “1990’s old comedy movie where a black man is given fat women to sleep with instead of the small beautiful ones”: a clear case of racial discrimination if we’ve ever seen one. Next up is “johnny has been a bad boy so he ended up in prison, a prison were the warden is a woman, and movies.com,”; a sort of mixed blessing for Johnny, we assume, and for movies.com. But our favorite bizarre vignette of the week was undoubtedly “seeing a old sex horse art museum she stopped in nude movie.” Read it as “seeing an old sex-horse art museum, she stopped in, nude” to get the full weird impact.
Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: The War Zone (next week!); Audition (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; The Doom Generation; Black Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE